Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Sale and Coupon


It's that time of year for Fall colors and Fall savings at Backcountry K-9!

Now through 11/3/14 save on great gear from EzyDog, OllyDog, Hurtta and more. If it's not on sale, make your own save with the the 20% Off One Full-Priced Item coupon!

Details: 

Code: 20FALL14
Save 20% on a single full-priced item in your cart (applies to the highest priced item). Excludes sale priced items, Open Box items and Gift Certificates. Expires 11/3/2014.

Shop the sale and use the coupon now

Saturday, October 4, 2014

New at Backcountry K-9 - Petflect Reflective Safety Vest

New at Backcountry K-9 check out the Petflect Reflective Safety Vest. It's easy to fit, lightweight and very bright.

The blaze orange color is easy to see during the day and the reflective details light up bright at night when reflecting light.

At only $16.95, you won't find a better value in a quality reflective vest.

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Our Take: New and Updated Ruffwear Leashes


As part of Ruffwear's late Summer product launch we were introduced to two new and one updated leash.

Ruffwear Ridgeline Leash
The all new Ruffwear Ridgeline Leash (pictured above) is great for anyone who likes a minimalist leash. With 15mm Wavelength webbing that stretches to 4.25', the Ridgeline is a comfortable leash that you can carry in your pocket or dog's pack, without bulk. It weighs just 2 ounces.

The new low-profile Crux clip is as cool as it is strong.

I keep one in the car for those unexpected times you need a leash.

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Ruffwear Double Track Coupler

Do you walk more than one dog? If so, the new Double Track Coupler is for you! With Wavelength webbing on each side, the 12" coupler stretches up to 19" to dappen pulls.

The Crux clips and anodized aluminum V-ring provide secure attachment points.

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Ruffwear Quick Draw Dog Leash
The Ruffwear Quick Draw is a great accessory for any adventure where you might need quick access to a leash. It simply attaches to and then wraps around your dog's collar. When you need a leash, grab and pull the red tab; you instantly have control.

We use the Quick Draw when camping to obey leash laws around camp and at the beach. You might like it at the park or on the trail for quick control when you need it.

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Our Take: Ruffwear Beacon Safety Light

As part of Ruffwear's late Summer product launch this year, the Ruffwear Beacon safety light was updated. Here's our take -

Bright and easy to use. With two clips to attach to coats and collars, the Beacon is a breeze to use. The shielded button is slightly recessed so it won't turn off as your dog moves around but isn't difficult for you to use. The light dispersing lens makes it so bright you won't believe it is one LED.

Tough and waterproof. That about sums it up. It can take whatever your dog dishes out.

Easy to change batteries. The Beacon uses two 2032 coin cell batteries that can be replaced without tools. No more hunting for your micro screw driver to change the batteries.

What we dig - it just works. With two black labs, the Beacon is a must in our camping kit to keep them visible at night. If you're a nighttime or early morning walker or runner you'll like the flashing modes to keep your dog visible to cars.

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Our Take: Ruffwear Urban Sprawl Dog Bed

With Ruffwear's late Summer product launch this year, they brought back and improved upon an old favorite product of ours, the Urban Sprawl Dog Bed. Here's what we dig about this bed -

It's luxurious. In two sizes, this bed is big and comfortable for your dog. It has a full 6" of loft.

Two firmness settings. One of the cool improvements is the ability to flip the mattress from a soft side to a firm side. Use the firm side in warmer weather or for older dogs that might have a harder time getting out of bed they've sunk down in to. My 10 yr old lab loves this side.

Use the softer setting in cool weather or for dog's that prefer to "nest" in their bed.

Easy to clean. Of course the cover comes off and the each piece can be washed. But, for day to day cleaning, the microfiber top just wipes off and looks great. Hair doesn't easily stick to it and can be swept off.

Looks great anywhere. In two colors, the bed looks great whether it's in your tent or living room. And, it works great anywhere with a waterproof, recycled polyester fabric base.

Wears well. I have an original (~ 6 years old) Urban Sprawl in my office that is used daily, sometimes by both dogs at the same time. It won't try to tell you it looks new but it looks better than any bed I've owned. It still has plenty of loft and doesn't feel "lumpy" like many beds do over time.

Notice from the picture above that the microfiber top now stretches across the entire bed, edge-to-edge.


Our Take: Ruffwear K-9 Overcoat

As part of their product launch late this Summer, Ruffwear introduced an updated K-9 Overcoat. Let's take a look at some of the features of this updated coat -

This coat is a workhorse. The Ruffwear K-9 Overcoat has been called the "Carhartt coat for dogs" for good reason. The strong, durable recycled polyester outer can take all the abrasion abuse your dog throws at it. The chest panel provides more warmth and protection.

Weather resistant and warm. Wind- and water-resistant outer and a recycled fleece inner keeps your dog warm and dry on cold and damp days.

Easy on and Off. A one time adjustment is all that is needed for the fit. To get on and off, release the two recessed side buckles, slip it over your dog's head and buckle it back up. Your ready for a day on the trail!

We dig the simple style (available in three colors) and ruggedness of this utility jacket.

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Our Take: Ruffwear Hi & Dry Saddlebag Cover

Late this Summer, Ruffwear introduced a solid set of new gear including the Hi & Dry Saddlebag Cover to fit Approach and Palisades backpacks. Let's break down the key features -

Keeping your dog's gear dry. In wet conditions, the Hi & Dry Saddlebag Cover will keep your dog's gear dry in their pack - count on it. Weatherproof fabric and taped seams keep the water out.

Keeps pack handles and attachment points accessible. The cover allows access to the packs rear leash attachment and the pleated top allows you to grab the top handle of the pack.

Small size and a convenient attached storage pouch. The Hi & Dry cover folds out of it's own attached pouch, has a loop to hang it from a pack if needed and even the largest size fits in your hand easily.


A note about fit
The Hi & Dry Saddlebag Cover comes in three sizes to fit all Approach and Palisades backpacks.

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