Category Backpacking

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April Showers Bring… Wet Adventures

“April showers bring May flowers,” right? But that doesn’t mean that we have to sit inside while it’s raining the whole month of April. The weather in the spring can be unpredictable and that’s why us humans typically pack a rain shell, just in case. The Sun Shower™ waterproof rain jacket allows your dog to […]

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Hike Your (Dog’s) Own Hike :: What It Really Means To Plan A Thru Hike With Your Dog

The Appalachian Trail runs 2,180 miles, from Springer Mountain, GA to Katahdin, ME. Each year, up to 2,000 people attempt to “thru-hike” the entire length of the AT (hike the entire trail in one, continuous outing) – a trek that on average takes five to seven months. This year, one of those attempting to thru-hike […]

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Top Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Time To Be Outdoors

e·qui·nox noun: equinox; plural noun: equinoxes the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). another term for equinoctial point.       Today marks the Autumnal Equinox. We could get scientific and explain exactly what is […]

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Kimberly and Oliver Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail Update

We just received a note from Kimberly Donoghue and her Irish Wolfhound mix, Oliver. Together, they have been thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail all summer. Kimberly took a moment while in Caratunk, ME to send us an update and her favorite memory so far. We hope you enjoy! AT 2014: Animal friends Chirping, whistling, and singing … […]

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New Fall/Winter 2014 Products Are Here!

A few days ago Dan Markovitz, author of A Factory of One, visited Ruffwear to research a new book that he is writing on lean practices based around Outdoor businesses. As Dan posed his questions about the lean approach that Ruffwear takes, we were challenged to put into words something that comes fairly naturally to […]

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New Products Explored – The Hi & Dry™ Saddlebag Rain Cover

It can’t rain all the time… right? But when it does, make sure you have the gear to stay dry. In the mountains, some say that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad equipment. Being prepared is the difference between just getting by and enjoying the experience. One brand new accessory that […]

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Summer Solstice Brings Summer Adventure For Dogs

This Saturday, June 21st, is the Summer Solstice – a day that marks the first day of summer for us in the northern hemisphere and brings on the longest day of the year. The Summer Solstice marks yet another period of change. Changes in the season, changes in the earth’s orientation with the sun and […]

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