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KEEP YOUR DOG COOL WITH THE SWAMP COOLER™ COOLING DOG VEST

Summer is officially here, and with it, the warm temperatures. Your dog still wants to play but is panting and not quite as enthusiastic halfway through your normal daily walk, run or ride and seeks shade like a magnet. The challenge for dogs is that they do not have the ability to really sweat across […]

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Pet Travel Expert Tips: Packing for Your Dog in Ruffwear’s Haul Bag

At Ruffwear we’re always striving to ensure our products exceed your expectations, and a great way to do that is to have them tested under extreme conditions. Amy Burkert runs the pet travel website and blog, GoPetFriendly.com, and travels full time with her husband and their two dogs. For testing travel gear, what could be […]

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Denali – A film about friendship, loss and the beautiful fight for life

Denali is the story of the relationship between photographer Ben Moon and his beloved dog, Denali. This short film is about friendship, loss and the beautiful fight for life. When Denali came into Moon’s life in November 1999, Moon was 24 years old and had just moved west to Portland, Oregon. His partner had convinced […]

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Which Dog Pack Is Right For My Dog?

With three models of dog packs, a couple of questions we frequently get are, what pack should I get for my dog? And, what are the differences between your packs? The question that we ask in return to aid in the decision making process is, “what activities will you be using this pack for with […]

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5 Tips For Getting Your Dog Ready For Bike Season

5 tips from Ross Downard of Mtn Ranks and Lily on how to get back in to biking shape. It’s that time of year. The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and it’s time to dust off that mountain bike and hit the trails. There is no better way to go ride […]

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Remembering Dean Potter

A remembrance is the type of post that you hope to never have to write. Yet, as a member of the outdoor community, you know all too well, that accidents happen in the mountains. Last Saturday, May 16th, Ruffwear lost a friend and Ambassador – Dean Potter. Dean and his flying partner that day, Graham […]

Ruffwear lifestyle shoot at Elk Lake in Central Oregon
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Conscious Capitalism – A Note From Ruffwear President, Will Blount

A note from Ruffwear President, Will Blount, on the greater impact that Ruffwear is able to make, through growth as a company. Most of us desire to be a part of something greater than ourselves. At Ruffwear this desire is reflected in our mission statement: “To build performance product to enhance and inspire outdoor adventures […]

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