Warm gear is essential for humans and dogs alike to stay comfortable during the cold weather months. With daylight hours slipping away, planning winter outings with your four legged friends can take a bit more finesse than usual. From winter camping in the backcountry to day trips through your local trail system, dogs need to keep warm too, including the times when they’re sporting packs or harnesses.
A great way to continue our pursuit of the adventures we love, even in the face of intimidating weather forecasts, is to embrace the concept of layering. We can still follow our passions outside regardless of the season. Starting with the basics of the right gear and the right attitude, you can fuel your fire one element at a time.
When it comes to layering under your dog’s Ruff Wear pack or harness, our Climate Changer™ Fleece and Cloud Chaser™ Soft Shell Jackets serve as great options for a low-profile layer. These two jackets have zipper closures, as opposed to buckle closures, providing a streamlined layer. That said, all Ruff Wear gear can be used in a layering application. As with any dog gear, be sure to check your canine periodically as you hike to ensure that all gear is in place and fitting correctly with the extra layer. It’s our job to make sure that we’re giving our pups the best experience possible by intermittently checking their gear just like we do with our own gear.
With smart planning, your trail is endless! Ruff Wear makes gear to get you outside and to spark the adventure within you and your dog. With creative layering, anything is possible, no matter the weather.