“At the end of the day, we believe it is the amazing connection with our dogs, and their ability to motivate us to get out and explore that makes all the hard work worth the effort. Dogs encourage us to follow our nose just to see where the experience takes us,” said Patrick Kruse, Ruff Wear Owner and Founder.
This “lead with the nose” mentality was the inspiration behind the April launch of Ruff Wear’s product line which includes: The new Top Rope™ Collar, improved Bark’n Boots™ Grip Trex™ Dog Boots, improved Flat Out™ Leash, improved Hoopie™ Collar, and improved Roamer™ Leash.
Improved Bark’n Boots Grip Trex Dog Boots – Whether you are hiking, backpacking, climbing or running on steep, rough, or rocky terrain, these boots will keep dog paws protected from surface elements. Based on measurements from hundreds of dogs, and field-testing of 43 dogs, the redesigned Grip Trex boots combine the best features of the Grip Trex boot with an enhanced fit and look, including:
- Ventilating mesh upper for breathability and moisture wicking
- Improved Vibram® outsole for flexibility, stability, and traction on slick and uneven surfaces
- Expansion gusset and Sure Cinch closure for easy on/off
- Non-marking sole
- Single-piece mud guard for enhanced fit and long-term durability
- Reflective toe box
New Collar / Leash Patterns – This Spring, Ruff Wear is offering several new options in leashes and collars. Inspired by the Central Oregon lifestyle and landscape, Ruff Wear will offer both the Hoopie Collar and Flat Out Leash in four new patterns: The Cascades (green), Klickitat (orange), Topo (blue), and Lotus (pink/grey).
New Talon Clip™ – At Ruff Wear, product details have a purpose. Ruff Wear has a knack for taking something elemental and turning it into something conveniently useful. This Spring, both the Roamer and Flat Out Leashes will feature the all-metal, ergonomically-designed Talon Clip, developed and crafted by Ruff Wear product designers.
New Top Rope Collar – Inspired by those quick, on-the-go adventures, Ruff Wear’s new Top Rope Collar is ideal for dog lovers who like the convenience of always having the leash attachment point at the top of the dog’s neck for easy clip-in. The weighted, all-metal buckle provides ballast for the V-ring leash attachment, so it is always on “top”. A new silicone tag silencer (also available on the Hoopie Collar) is included to keep dog tags quiet.