Adventure Essentials for your Favorite Exploring Pal

September 19, 2018

Adventure Essentials for your Favorite Exploring Pal

We don’t need to tell you who’s your go-to adventure buddy. We already know who it is -- the one who’s always up for exploring no matter the conditions, who’s excited about everything and anything. It is your best friend, it is your doggy. 

What we do need to tell you is that your dog deserves some awesome gear for the many trips you take together. From hiking to camping to biking and more, we’ve pulled together a few ideas for presents, beyond the doggy biscuits, you should treat your pup to on your next adventure.


Foldable Water Bowl

Why:

Water is the #1 most important thing to take on an adventure of any kind, human and dog alike! Foldable, collapsible bowls are the right way to go -- lightweight and compact, easy to fit in your pack, and durable for any terrain you and your pup find yourselves on.

Top 3 we recommend:
  1. Comsun Collapsible Dog Bowl
  2. Outward Hound Port-A-Bowl
  3. Alfie Pet by Petoga Couture


Dog Pack

Why:

Even if your dog isn’t Cujo, they’re pretty strong animals. Unbeknownst to many, your furry friend can actually carry 25% of their weight comfortably, and sometimes more -- but be sure to research the specific breed. If you’re out on a hike or longer backpacking excursion, let your pupper carry some of their own weight, like that foldable water bowl.

Top 3 we recommend:
  1. Ruffwear Palisades
  2. Pettom Saddle Bag
  3. Kurgo Backpack

Dog booties

Why:

As silly as they may look and seem, dog booties are extremely important to help lessen the wear and tear of miles of tough terrain on your best friend’s feet. Make sure your doggo is used to wearing them around before attempting to put them on for the first time at the trail, otherwise you will certainly have some entertaining footage on hand. Size, fit, and comfort are the most important factors here.

Top 3 we recommend:
  1. Ruffwear Grip Trex
  2. Qumy Dog Boots
  3. Pet Labs Dog Boots

BONUS: Dog Goggles

Why:

You’re already picturing your dog wearing some right now. Maybe you even see yourself riding a motorcycle with your pup by your side. ‘Nuff said.

Top 3 we recommend:
  1. Qumy Dog Goggles
  2. Doggles Goggles
  3. Petleso Dog Goggles


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Size Chart

Kids (Ages 7+)

Please note, Selk'bag Kids models are intended for children ages 7 years and older.

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer and for ensuring the safety of your child.  A bag that is too large for your child can represent a tripping risk when your child attempts to walk in the bag. 

Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for children of average weight as sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a child of below average weight with a taller frame, similar to a child of average weight and a shorter frame. Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


Kids Medium:
Minimum Height: 4'0"  / 122 cm
Maximum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm

Kids Large: *
Minimum Height: 4'6"    / 137 cm
Maximum Height: 4'11" / 150 cm

* Please note, Kids size Large is significantly less wide than the Adult size Small.  An adult that measures between 4'6" and 4'11" should use the Adult Small over Kids Large.

 

Adult

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer.  Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for people of average weight and sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a person of below average weight with a taller frame that exceeds the guidelines.  Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


In-between sizes?  Please first consider the weight recommendations in the previous paragraph.  Second, please understand that a looser fit is better for more comfortable sleeping, while a tighter fit is better for mobility - but may restrict sleeping comfort if booties are left on.

We always recommend to size up if you are not completely sure. It's better to have a little bit more room while using your Selk'bag!

 

Size Small
Fits up to 4’11’’ / 150 cm Tall
It can fit up to 5'4'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Medium
Fits up to 5’5’’ / 165 cm Tall
If you are between 4'11'' and 5'5'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'9'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Large
Fits up to 5’11’’ / 180 cm Tall

If you are between 5'5'' and 5'11'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'1'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large
Fits up to 6’4’’ / 193 cm Tall
If you are between 5'11'' and 6'4'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'5'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large Wide
Same as X-Large, but for heavier body types (approx +2'' in girth throughout the torso vs X-Large)

Realtree Line only

 

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