The Best Snow Gear for Dogs

The Best Snow Gear for DogsWhen the weather brings cold temperatures and snow, you don't have to leave your dog at home. A new layer of powder brings out the puppy in many dogs, and a run through snow tires them out quickly. While most dogs can venture safely into the cold without special gear, it's important that your dog is outfitted properly for a long outing or an overnight camping trip.

Ruffwear Cloud Chaser

Use the Ruffwear Cloud Chaser to keep your dog dry and warm in snowy weather. With a waterproof exterior, this jacket keeps the elements off your dog's back and underside, keeping you from spending extra time drying your dog's coat when you return home. Fleece lining keeps dogs warm even when activity stops.

Ruffwear Climate Changer Fleece

Zip your dog into the Ruffwear Climate Changer Fleece during down time at camp. While your pup may stay warm while romping in snow, after he cools down and settles in at camp, he needs something to keep him warm. The Climate Changer is made from quality Polartec Fleece. A side zipper makes getting into and out of this jacket easy and fast.

REI Adventure Dog Dream Bed

When snow camping, it's important to have a sleeping pad that provides enough insulation from the ice and snow to keep you warm and dry at night. REI's Adventure Dog Dream Bed Provides that insulation for your dog. This self-inflating pad comes with a puncture-resistant cover to keep ground debris and dog nails from creating a hole in the pad. A soft top layer gives your dog extra warmth and comfort. When deflated, the Dream Bed will roll and pack small enough to fit in your pack.


Coleman Hibernation Sleeping Bag for Dogs

Keep your dog warm at night with Coleman's Hibernation Sleeping Bag for Dogs. This sleeping bag is sized for dogs, taking up less cargo space in your car. The insulated bag zips closed for dogs that enjoy being wrapped up but can also zip open to create a warm blanket for your dog to sleep on and to use at home as an everyday bed. The Hibernation Bag is machine washable for easy post-trip cleaning.

Ruffwear Bark'n Boots Grip Trex

The Best Snow Gear for Dogs

Watch sled dogs at work and you'll see they keep their feet protected with dog boots. Ruffwear's Bark'n Boots Grip Trex keep your dog's feet covered and help prevent injuries caused by cold and rough surfaces. Boots will also prevent snow from building up between your dog's paw pads. A Vibram sole gives your canine extra traction on slippery surfaces. Even around town, these dog boots will protect your dog's pads from salted roads.

Article Written By Kathrine Cole

Kathrine Cole is a professional outdoor educator. She teaches rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, and bike maintenance classes. She is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Wilderness First Responder, and a Leave No Trace Trainer.

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