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.

Kurgo Core Cooling Vest

This post is part of our Summer Cooling Gear series! Exceptttt.. we never got through all the writeups while it was still warm, so here it is as an early reference for next year. See¬†here¬†for our previous¬†Ruffwear Swamp Cooler (old model) review, and also check out the reviews of the Chilly Dogs Soaker Robe¬†and¬†Ruffwear Jet…

Hurtta Casual Padded Harness

We previously tried older-style Hurtta Padded and Padded Y harnesses and reviewed them here. We found them a little stiff, so we passed them on, but we recently received the brand new Casual Padded harness from Hurtta North America and it’s become our go-to harness. They’ve made some very important improvements to¬† Price:¬†$30.00 Sizing and…

Fitting the Hurtta Body Warmer

Below is hopefully enough information for you to size your dog for a Hurtta Body Warmer, and probably too much about the 14″ sizes in particular. If it’s more than you need to get the right fit, I’ll be happy!

Mod: Adding Butt Flap Snaps to a Hurtta Coat

While the older-style Hurtta Ultimate Warmer came with snaps to fold back and secure the butt flaps for potty time or when not needed, the newer¬†Torrent and Extreme Warmer coats don’t. Here’s how to add them yourself.

Ruffwear Float Coat

There’s a lot to like about the Float Coat. In several ways, it’s better than our reigning champion, the Hurtta Life Savior.

Ruffwear Grip Trex

They’re well designed, durable, grippy boots that don’t fall off even with crazy activity (a victory previously only achieved with his stretch-closure

Pawtagonia Sleeveless Dog Sweater

Well, it WAS made just for him, so of course it fits! But that’s easy to say, and much harder to do. I’ve tried to make clothes for several dogs while they were present for fittings, and they’ve come out mediocre to terrible.

Ruffwear Jet Stream

The fit of the Jet Stream really helps its effectiveness on slimmer dogs like Robin – the Swamp Cooler doesn’t actually touch his belly, because it’s so big (and due to its stiffness, he would have been chafed if it did).