After adventuring for hundreds of miles with our dogs, we know that having the right gear can make or break a memorable hike or overlanding trip. Not all journeys can be planned out perfectly, so make sure everyone stays comfortable and safe by having versatile dog gear readily available for when adventures call. Stash a go-bag just for your pup, and when the opportunity arises you can easily grab it to head out for some bonding time. Keep a small collapsible dog bowl, environmentally friendly poop bags, yummy dog treats, and other items from our list below.
Journeying outdoors doesn’t stop just because it’s raining or snowing. The High Sierra Dog Leash works well in all types of weather that you and your dog might encounter. Made of high-quality mountain climbing rope, this leash is water-resistant and perfect for hiking or running in the rain and snow. It is built to last and includes a heavy-duty carabiner for easy and secure locking. With a 6-foot lead, this leash gives your dog enough room while hiking the outdoors.
Let's be real, sometimes our dogs' instincts take over and they want to bolt at the scurrying rabbit. This retractable dog leash is great for larger breed dog owners since it is made of a strong, heavy-duty nylon webbing and has a handle to absorb shock and prevent pulling. Plus, the metal swivel clasp makes for easy dog clipping. With three color options, this leash should be a part of your dog's adventure supplies!
Perfect for a run on the pavement or the trail – this leash can be waist-worn or hand-held, or even winded around a tree or post if needed. This retractable leash made of heavy-duty nylon webbing allows your dog to roam but prevents pulling. Enjoy easy dog clipping with the metal swivel clasp and a side handle for greater control while running or hiking with your dog. This leash will allow you and your pup to enjoy all that hiking in the woods has to offer, with hands-free hiking you can truly take in your surroundings using all 5 senses.
This tactical dog collar will make sure you and your dog are ready for whatever nature has in store on your camping, hiking, or Overlanding adventures. Plus, it comes in four (4) different colors and three (3) different sizes, so you are sure to find the right fit. Since your dog’s collar comfort is just as important as its’ function, this collar was made with that idea in mind. The padded nylon material and solid metal buckle will make for a happy pup and owner since it offers quick release and easy adjustments. There’s also a sturdy handle on the side to help restrict pulling and a V-ring in the front for quick leash fastening.
Dogs enjoy adventuring outdoors as much as we do – sometimes a little too much and we need to keep the pulling at a minimum. The Bravo tactical dog harness has a V-ring reinforced on the center of the chest, which means you have optimal control of your pup at all times. In addition, it’s lined with Velcro so your dog can carry additional packs for small things like a first aid kit or extra poop bags. Or maybe you just want to add some flair with fun patches. It also comes with a retractable dog leash that can absorb shock, which makes this tactical dog harness perfect for eager pups while camping, hiking, and overlanding. And when it’s time for some off-leash fun, the solid metal and plastic buckles allow for quick release of the harness. Offered in 4 sizes and colors to suit your dog’s needs, this combo will quickly become your favorite piece of dog gear!
Comfortable yet tough, this dog harness is made of high-quality oxford, water-resistant fabric, making this the perfect dog harness for all-season use. There is a sturdy handle positioned at the top to help restrict pulling, plus the solid plastic buckle makes it easy when you need to quickly release the harness. Frustration-free customization is possible with this harness, thanks to the Velcro lining for easy placement of patches or additional packs. Offered in three (3) colors and five (5) sizes, this harness will work well for all the dogs in your pack.
This harness will quickly become yours, and your dog’s, favorite thanks to its’ comfort and convenience. Offering four (4) points of adjustment, soft padded, high-quality, AND water-resistant material, means this harness can handle any adventure thrown its’ way. Plus, the option to clip the leash at the chest or back means this harness is the ultimate in ease of use. Enjoy sunrise hikes? Not to worry, this harness has a reflective coating on the webbing. This harness has it all, plus it pairs perfectly with the Truelove Trail dog leash.
When you’re heading out for an extra-long journey, the Spirit Saddle dog pack can help to lighten your load and help boost your dog’s mental health. Dog backpacks have many proven benefits so even if you’re not heading out for an extended adventure, this saddle pack can turn a short walk into a mentally and physically challenging workout for your pup. Organize your dog gear with two saddle packs that feature convenient pockets, just be sure to distribute the weight evenly. As always, safety first, so ease into the use of this product if your dog is not accustomed and ask your vet if you have any concerns.
Aside from it being ridiculously funny to see your dog wearing boots, these Saguaro Dog Boots provide much-needed protection to your best bud's paws. Whether you're hiking, camping, or overlanding you'll want these in your dog go-bag since unexpected extreme temperatures and abrasive surfaces come along with the adventure lifestyle. These boots contain 3M Scotchlite™ reflective material for better visibility in low light and they have a waterproof outsole that blocks moisture and debris from irritating your dogs' paws. Much like humans, dogs need to break in their new shoes to ensure a good fit and prevent irritation on long outings. So, take some short hikes before embarking on that weekend-long overlanding trip!
Offer the comforts of home to your favorite friend with this super light and compact dog bed on your next camping or overlanding trip. It's portable, rugged, and can handle all types of weather. The plush and breathable nylon material is also waterproof, which means it can handle rain, mud, and snow. Plus, the non-slip rubber bottom is suitable for outdoor and indoor use. The heavy-duty plastic buckles make for compact storage when space is tight on those backpacking trips.
A warm, puffy jacket on chilly camping or overlanding trip is probably one of the best pieces of gear you can pack for yourself…and your dog. Keep him warm in a fleece-lined, stylish jacket that can handle all your outdoor excursions. In addition to being warm, he will be easy to spot if you choose the bright yellow or an orange option. Bright colors not your thing? No worries, there are 6 color options and over 10 sizes ranging from XS to 6XL so we have something for everybody, or every dog. The best part is, it won’t be a pain to get on your pup, the snap buttons on the bottom make it easy to secure and ensure it stays put.
There is probably no better way to refill your cup, than with a day (or two) spent in nature with your faithful companion. Ensure both of you have a great experience by planning ahead and packing the right gear, from the basics to the more thorough items required for those extra special and strenuous adventures.
by Adriana Phillips
by Adriana Phillips
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