Although the days are getting shorter and cooler, the season of road trips, camping, and backcountry adventures with our furry friends is still going strong. In the spirit of continuing to get outside and explore, sleep under the stars, and hit the road toward new destinations, we’ve compiled a list of essential travel gear for our four-legged adventure companions.

A place to rest

Having a cozy place to sleep is part of what makes camping so fun. Ruffwear’s Highlands Bed, Highlands Sleeping Bag, and Mt. Bachelor Pad are great options for camping and travel. The Highlands Bed is made with durable polyester fabric that’s resistant to “nesting” and synthetic insulation for added warmth. It’s a great size for a wide range of dogs, and it compresses into a stuff sack for easy transport in a backpack or our PalisadesPack. The Highlands Sleeping Bag is similar, but the zip-close design offers added protection from the elements by containing your dog’s body heat. It can also unzip to lie flat for dogs who enjoy sprawling out on their bed.


The Highlands Pad is compatible with both the Highlands Bed and the Highlands Sleeping Bag. It fits inside a sleeve on the back of these beds for added cushion and and insulation, but it can also be used alone as a basic, comfortable and lightweight sleeping surface.


The Mt. Bachelor Pad is a portable bed that rolls into a compact bedroll with an integrated strap. It’s made with soft, durable microsuede on top and waterproof polyester fabric underneath. Inside, recycled polyfill provides added warmth and comfort without bulk or weight. The Mt. Bachelor Pad comes in two sizes, perfect for even our largest furry friends.


Well fed

Whether you’re camping, backpacking, or road-tripping, space is a valuable commodity and keeping things simple is the best way to stay organized. That’s why Ruffwear offers a line of bowl options that are transportable and collapsible. Our Quencher waterproof and collapsible bowl is the original packable dog bowl – and where Ruffwear got its start 22 years ago! Simple and lightweight, this fabric bowl comes in three sizes and works great for food or water. The Quencher Cinch Top has an integrated drawstring closure to keep kibble contained during transport. The Bivy Bowl is our ultralight collapsible food and water bowl. Weighing just 84 grams, this single-wall waterproof bowl collapses flat and features a loop on the back for easy clipping to a pack.


For car camping and road tripping, the travel-friendly Kibble Kaddie™ holds up to 10 lbs of kibble in a compact bag with a pouring spout and top-loading, roll-down closure that doubles as a handle. The Kibble Kaddie is made with food grade, grease-resistant fabric and has an external stash pocket for collapsible bowls, poop bags, or other essentials.


Keep all of your furry adventure pal’s gear organized in the Ruffwear Haul Bag, an easy-to-carry bag with organizer pockets and a wide gatemouth opening for quick access to leashes, collars, bowls, toys, and (most importantly) treats. Perfect for road trips and weekend getaways, the Haul Bag keeps all your dog’s gear on hand and easy to find.


Safety first

Keep your precious cargo safe with the Ruffwear Load Up Harness, an automotive canine transport harness designed for transporting your furry companion on safety and comfort from one adventure to the next. This strength-rated harness attaches to seatbelts for a universal fit in different types of vehicle and keeps dogs secure so drivers can focus. The Load Up Harness can be worn comfortably all day in the car and during rest stops and bathroom breaks.


If your adventures include dirt, mud, sand, and water (and we hope they do!), there’s no need to bring the remnants of your escapades home in the car. Ruffwear’s Dirtbag Seat Cover keeps the contents of your best adventures contained within a durable, waterproof cover. The seat cover attaches securely to you car’s seat in a traditional style or hammock configuration and its no-slip fabric keeps your furry pal secure during the ride. Shake it out or toss it in the washing machine, and it will be ready for whatever’s next.


Have we missed anything? Let us know your about pup’s favorite travel gear in the comments below or by tagging us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

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