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Trends & Products: Outdoor Gear

Glenn Polyn//August 2, 2020//

Trends & Products: Outdoor Gear

Glenn Polyn //August 2, 2020//

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No longer is the summer the only time of year when pets are spending time in the great outdoors. Pet travel is a year round affair, with companion pets joining their owners on the road for a variety of adventures. It’s become a bonding opportunity between pet and parent—and there’s nothing that compares to that feeling of being at a scenic location with your best friend.

This creates the need for a wide range of accessories for the entertainment or health-related needs that are expected when a pet is outside of its home. Poop bags are an everyday essential, but there are useful products when a pet is in transit, at a travel destination or even just roaming in its own yard.

What are consumers seeking in their outdoor accessories? Durability tops the list of what determines a quality product that fits into the category of outdoor accessories. It has to be able to endure the rugged terrain or wear and tear that a pet puts the product through for hours or even days on end.

It all adds up to the pet industry providing consumers with access to carriers, heating or cooling vests, paw protectors, GPS collars, tie out systems and even playground equipment.


Jackson Galaxy Convertible Cat BackpackJackson Galaxy Convertible CatBackpack

The Jackson Galaxy Convertible Cat Backpack is an upgraded version of the original “The Fat Cat” backpack design, adding new features to the already incredibly popular carrier among pet parents. The product can be used as a backpack or a traditional carrier with a detachable shoulder strap, and it includes a removable comfortable mat that fits when used either way.




WAUDOG Harness

WAUDOG Harness

WAUDOG harness by COLLAR Company is a perfect choice for small dog breeds. It is made of soft but durable materials, ensuring the comfort of the pet, uniform load and easy cleaning. The unique Velcro fastener doesn’t cling to the fur. The harness has reflective elements and features a Smart ID tag with QR code.




G7 Jogger StrollerGen7 Pathfinder Jogger

Take your pet anywhere with you in the G7 Jogger Pet Stroller. Great for an active family that’s always on the go, the G7 Jogger Pet Stroller holds up to 75 pounds, which makes it perfect for a large dog or a couple of small dogs.





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Headlight Harness

For anyone who loves outdoor adventures, the Headlight Harness is the best way to keep your dog safe. The Harness has a bright LED light, is lightweight, comfortable and reflective. It has two leash attachment points and a no-choke/no-pull design. The Headlight Harness keeps your pet safe and secure in any vehicle-perfect for all your outdoor trips.








Link_Plus Classic Collar HAS RUN

Link Plus

Link Plus is a pet wearable that allows you to connect with your dog 24/7/365 via a mobile app. More than just a GPS tracker, Link Plus offers activity monitoring and recommendations to help make sure your dog is getting enough movement and exercise as well as remote turn-on features, such as light and sound to help with training and safety.



Coastal Bergan2Bergan by Coastal

Coastal’s Bergan travel products include crash test-rated auto harnesses in sizes small through extra-large, covering dogs up to 100 pounds; protective liners for a vehicle’s cargo areas, bucket and bench seats (extra wide options for the bench cover and hammock are ideal for larger vehicles); a hanging booster seat; booster and backpack-style carriers; and airline-compatible comfort carriers in small or large.




Orvis Quilted JacketQuilted Waxed Cotton Dog Jacket

This classic waxed cotton coat has long been an Orvis favorite for men and women, and this quilted, waxed cotton jacket for dogs has the same handsome looks and wind/water-resistant functionality. Lined with microfleece for added warmth. Secures with hook-and-loop closure on belly band. For sizing, measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.




K9Compass- 2784x1856K9Compass

K9Compass is a tangle-free two dog tie out system that is completely portable and does not require any tools to install. This two dog tie out features a 14-inch spiral stake and a slanted head for an easy, tool-less install. The K9Compass will keep one or two dogs secure and tangle-free; and it is perfect for camping, traveling or hanging at the park with pets. The K9Compass is proudly manufactured in the USA and comes with a 2-year replacement warranty.



Drive HarnessDrive Harness

Keep your dog safe on every car ride with the EzyDog Drive Harness. Fit the harness to your dog just once and from then on, it is quick and easy to take on and off because of the Mag-Lok Instant Fit closure system. The crash tested, passed and certified Drive Harness has double D-rings for leash attachment and has a molded chest plate for your dog’s comfort.





Catexplorer_Pioneer (2)The Pioneer

New cat explorers will love the Pioneer Cat Backpack with its multiple entrances for your cat. The side and front openings make is purrfect for sharing a morning coffee (and cattachino) with your cat at a café. The Pioneer also comes with an exclusive training for your kitty.



FI Collar YellowFi Collar

Fi is the smart collar that tracks your dog’s every step and exact location to put your mind at ease whether you’re with or away from your pet. Designed for the outdoors, Fi is waterproof, dirt-proof and adventure-proof. The Fi Collar LED even allows you to keep an eye on your dog at night—made even easier by being controlled remotely from the Fi App.


Calm CarrierCalm Carrier
The Van Ness Calm Carrier with a patented “easy-load drawer” is a new innovation for cat travel. Designed so you and your cat can say goodbye to the fear, anxiety and stress associated with getting your cat in and out of a carrier. The patented sliding drawer makes all the difference.






Salt SoxSaltSox

Winter in urban environments presents its own challenges when it comes to keeping your pet happy. Salted sidewalks, freezing temperatures, frostbite and paw tracked floors are just the start of it. Saltsox are uniquely designed to answer all that and more through their anatomically engineered fit, waterproof/breathable laminated fabric, polar fleece lining, durable thin sole and stretch Velcro closure system.



Stay Warm Apparel Heated Dog Vest 2Rechargeable Waterproof Heated Dog Vest

The heated dog vest from Stay Warm Apparel gives short-haired and long-haired dogs that cold-weather comfort and protection during outdoor adventures. The water-resistant outer shell provides safe warmth in all weather. The vest, which can be set to three temperatures, has a long-lasting rechargeable batter.




Ellie Bear Play Agility Bench GymsForDogsEllie Bear’s Play & Agility Bench

The Play & Agility Bench serves as a play and agility product for dogs as well as comfortable seating for pet owners. The bench has a very unique Gyms For Dogs Polar Antique color finished that blends in naturally with the outdoor elements. It is designed to be playful for the dogs and a nice comfy seat area for people to sit. Great for any park or back yard play area. The product comes in two sizes and can be placed in the middle of any play or agility area.


PLAY Scout & About Outdoor Tent VanillaOutdoor Tent and Chill Pad

P.L.A.Y.’s Scout & About Outdoor Tent turns rugged adventures with your dog into a breeze with its compact and collapsible design for easy travel. Mesh sides provide ample ventilation and visibility while providing shelter from the elements, including a water-resistant roof to keep your dog dry. The Outdoor Chill Pad rolls up compactly and features a convenient carrying handle for easy travel while giving your dog a cozy and comfortable place to rest in style in the great outdoors.


Aluminum Travel Cage-219Aluminim Travel Cage

King’s Cages aluminum cages are anodized so they are scratch and chip resistant. Patented front door lock with hidden magnets ensure the door does not rattle during transit. The prestige of stainless steel but more than half the cost. Sleek and elegant, easy to set up and easy to clean. Aluminum travel bird cages are designed and manufactured exclusively by King’s Cages International, LLC.