For each of us, the relationships we have with our dogs are unique – shaped by the adventures we share. They are our trail mates. Our biking buddies. Our constant companions. How would you sum up the meaning of your canine companion in a word or phrase? What does you dog mean to you? […]


What inspires you? Our designers ask themselves this question every time they sit down to work on a new product or pattern. Recently, Ruffwear introduced a fresh new line of Hoopie™ collars and Flat Out™ leashes, made using our Tubelok™ webbing and boasting all new patterns. We asked the designer of these new patterns what […]


As the summer approaches, so does outdoor festival season. In every community there are numerous outdoor festivals and events that take place all summer long. Locally here in Bend, Oregon we look forward to the upcoming Pickin’ and Paddlin’ series of concerts as well as countless of other outdoor concerts in town and along the […]

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Continuing our exploration of product names (see “What’s in a name? – The Singletrak Pack” for the previous exploration), an occasional source of naming inspiration for us is a symbolic destination or location. Places that we daydream about while we are working, or where we can be frequently found when we are not in the […]


Ruffwear introduces a new line of natural wooden stick toys and is asking for your help! We have been working for years to perfect the dog toy. Our designs focus on toys that are interactive, highly durable and constructed from natural and or recycled materials. At times, we feel like we have nailed it, only […]

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We love to receive stories from people who are using our gear to enhance their adventures year-round. Here is a story from Jason Kline in Santa Barbara, CA about a recent quest to find some swimming holes in the mountains just outside of Santa Barbara. We hope you enjoy this story and share your own […]


When one of our Product Developers, Debbie, set out for a week-long vacation in Turks & Caicos with her husband Russ, they did not intend on returning with a rescued puppy. But, as you can probably already guess, they did. Turks & Caicos are islands that are around six hundred miles southeast of Florida. They […]


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