The weather’s getting cooler and wetter, but there’s no reason you need to suffer with the smell of wet dog in your tent this fall. Check out some of our favorite pieces of gear for keeping your furry friends warm and dry while you adventure together.
Hurtta Torrent Coat: $79.99
Hurtta’s Torrent Shell is made with a waterproof exterior and fleece underside to keep your pooch warm and dry when the weather gets nasty. During test runs and hikes, it kept Sauvie (our intern/test retriever) comfortable and dry, and, more importantly, protected our car from “wet dog” smell on our way home from our treks. The simple application (just slip it over your dog’s head and clip the chest strap) saves you from a wrestling match every time you want to go out.
Burley Tail Wagon: $399
Burley’s Tail Wagon attaches to your bike so you can take your pooch on those downtown adventures. The wagon travels smooth on pavement and can even handle gravel roads. Our retriever intern was a bit large to fit comfortably in the wagon so we recommend this for small-medium sized breeds.
Bonus: Traveling in the car first? The Tail Wagon folds down to travel size by just unclipping the two bars on top.
Major Dog Swimming Eddy: $21.99
Major Dog’s Swimming Eddy is a unique toy built to fetch, float, and tug. The natural rubber outside withstood the onslaught of our champion chewer test dog, protecting the floatation device in the center. The attached rope handle means hours of easy tossing, without throwing out the shoulder.
Bonus: With several knobs on the outside of the ball, this toy is highly visible in water and grass while doubling as a mouth massager for your pooch.
EzyDog Summit Backpack: $57
EzyDog’s Summit pack has two carrying compartments so your trail dog can share the load. The breathable material the pack is built on kept our test dog cool and comfortable while the reinforced chest plate kept him under control. The pack can be unbuckled quickly from the sides and slipped off to give your pup a much-deserved rest while you break on the trail.
Bonus: The compartments are watertight so there’s no reason to stop adventuring when it rains.