Category Backpacking

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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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What’s In A Name – The Approach Pack

In the outdoor world, the approach is just the start of something grand. It is a necessary piece of any adventure puzzle. Whether tackling a peak, paddling a river or skiing a new couloir, you must start with the approach. The word conjures up images of a trail leading the way to a peak in […]

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10 Tips For Backpacking With Your Dog – By Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

Since June is National Trail Month and many of us are turning our attention from winter sports to camping, we asked one of our friends for some advice. Ruffwear Ambassador and president of the American Long Distance Hiking Association – West,  Whitney LaRuffa (who also goes by the trail name of “Allgood”) was happy to […]

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WHAT’S IN A NAME: THE BIVY BOWL SERIES DOG BOWLS

Bivy (biv·ou·ac /ˈbivo͞oˌak,ˈbivwak/) – a temporary camp without tents or cover, used especially by soldiers or mountaineers. When thinking about our Bivy series of collapsible bowls, you may ask yourself, what does the word bivy have to do with a dog bowl? Well… there are two types of bivouacs – planned and unplanned bivys. When […]

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