This week’s gear highlight is the Polar Trex Boots. The Polar Trex are our fully featured winter dog boots designed specifically for cold weather adventures like skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities. We worked directly with our sole manufacturing partner Vibram® to develop an ice-specific sole for superb winter traction. These boots rise higher on the dog’s leg to provide increased insulation, coverage for deep snow, and protection from sharp objects – especially ski edges.
In this video, Ruffwear Greg explains all of the features of our winter dog boots, including some fitting tips:
Here are a few more tips for the Polar Trex Boots that will ensure you can extend your winter adventures knowing that your four-legged companion is comfortable and protected:
- Make sure you have the correct size for your dog’s paws. Do the boots fit the paws snugly? Is there excess loose fabric bunching? If so, you may need to size down.
- Make sure the middle-webbing strap is pulled tight, and the tail of the webbing is tucked back into the elastic keeper (important). This will keep the tail from flopping around and possibly loosening the boot when the dog is on the go.
- Secure the elastic cord at the top of the gaiter. This should be snug, but doesn’t have to be super tight. The elastic cord does not keep the boots on, the middle-webbing strap does. Tightening the cord does prevent snow from entering the boot.
- Once the boots are on and secure, give the boots a tug at the end of the paws to see if you can pull them off easily. If so, the middle straps may need to be tighter, or you need to size down.
- Finally, after about 10 minutes of use, re-adjust the middle-strap. You will find you can pull it tighter, and the boots will be snug for the remainder of your activity.
Have more questions? Contact Ruffwear Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-783-3932 (M-F, 8:00am – 4:30pm Pacific Time). Get out there and enjoy winter!