Hurtta Expedition Parka vs Extreme Warmer

I said in the 2019 Gift Guide that the Expedition Parka is my new favorite coat for Robin and got a couple of shocked responses from those who know I previously LOVED the Extreme Warmer! So here’s a not-so-quick comparison of the two.

2019 Gift Guide

Our favorites from this summer and fall! Every item on here is something we own (or the newest version of something we own) and use all the time. Note – prices are for US Amazon! Please note: When you choose to purchase from any of the Amazon links in this post, Amazon gives me a…

Traveling with a Pup – Part 2 (Hotels)

Traveling with a dog takes on a whole new level of difficulty when you don’t have another human handy to help out. Robin and I took our first solo trip in January of 2017, back when I thought he couldn’t be left alone (memories of him howling and trying to run away from my parents’ house, and of eating the doorframe of our apartment still fresh).

Traveling with a Pup – Part 1 (Flying)

Robin and I have been flying together for almost four years now. Here’s how we squish him under the airplane seat, fine tune his pee schedule, and handle other fun aspects of air travel. There are no sponsored links, products, or opinions in this article.  Flying: Robin flies in a Large Sturdibag. At 14.5″ tall,…

2018 Gift Guide

No affiliate links. Just awesome stuff we’ve been using constantly this fall. Would love to hear what you think if you get something!   $15 and under: Kurgo Palm Water Bottle – $10 The ONLY water solution that’s ever jived with our needs. (This was actually the product that made me think of writing this…

Canine Equipment Ultimate Trail Dog Boots

Above all else, these boots are ridiculously flexible. This is a great thing, because boots are a weird thing for dogs to wear and the more flexible the sole and uppers, the more naturally they are able to move while wearing them.

Dog Sleeping Bag Comparison

We’ve gotten a few questions about the different dog sleeping bags we’ve tried – so here’s a quick comparison of specs between three bags: Alcott Explorer Sleeping Bag, Whyld River Doggy Bag, and the Hurtta Outback Dreamer.

MOD: Cuff Snaps on the Hurtta Body Warmer

There are no affiliate links in this article. I provide links to materials just to help you find what you need.  Our Body Warmers were sent to us by Hurtta America. Need help with fitting? Here’s a post I wrote about that. The Body Warmer is Hurtta’s baselayer coat – a thin knit with a…

Hurtta Eco Rain Blocker Raincoat

Unlike Hurtta’s other sleeved coats (the Body Warmer and Slush Combat Suit), the Rain Blocker comes in only one size per back length, which makes it much easier to choose a size…

Ruffwear Polar Trex Winter Dog Boots

Ruffwear’s $100 Polar Trex dog boots are the highest tech option I’ve seen so far, and feature an innovative new zipper cuff with good potential for keeping out snow. Read the review to find out how they stack up.

Hurtta Chill Stopper

The Chill Stopper is a lightweight softshell with wind and water resistance – the perfect shoulder season layer, in a sleek design that fits into a city environment as easily as a more rugged one.