Adventure Essentials for your Favorite Exploring Pal

Adventure Essentials for your Favorite Exploring Pal

September 14, 2020

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.

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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

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer. All Selk'bag models are unisex, meaning that is suitable for men and women.

The size you need will depend on the activity you'll use it for the most : to sleep, be active, both, or any other thing you may think of. To help you choose we’ve put together a Fitting Guide with comprehensive information.

In case you still unsure which size to choose, please contact us anytime and we'll be glad to help!

  

Size Small
Fits up to 4’11’’ / 150 cm Tall
if you are between 4’5” and 4’9” this is your size.
It can fit up to 4'11'' if you intend to use it while active, without booties.

 

Size Medium
Fits up to 5’5’’ / 165 cm Tall
If you are between 4'9'' and 5'3'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'5'' if you intend to use it while active, without booties.

 

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

If you are between 5'3'' and 5'9'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'11'' if you intend to use it while active, without booties.

 

Size X-Large
Fits up to 6’4’’ / 193 cm Tall
If you are between 5'9'' and 6'2'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'4'' if you intend to use it while active, 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 models only

 

* Please keep in mind that our Original 6G model, due to a higher insulation loft (contains more padding insulation than the Lite 6G) makes it more snug, so we recommend to size up if you are 1'' to 3'' below the in between size range (i.e if you are getting the Original 6G and you are 5'9'' we recommend getting an XL)

 

In-between sizes? 
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 in between sizes or not completely sure. It's better to have a little bit more room while using your Selk'bag!