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Hit the Trails: Hiking Gear for You and Your Dog

Have no fear, spring is here and it’s time to gear up for the great outdoors. To get you started, we’ve dug up some of our favorite hiking gear for a fun and safe adventure when you hit the trails with Fido!


Note: All products are independently curated by our CityDog editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Rest-assured, we never recommend or promote anything we wouldn’t use or enjoy ourselves.

4Knines Car Seat Covers

Price: $89.99

Before you even hit the road for your favorite trail, protect your car seats with 4Knine’s seat covers. The multi-function split rear seat cover is equipped with a hammock to keep both you and your pet safe while driving and to keep you car seats clean and looking brand new.

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Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack

Price: $79.95

Combined with lightweight materials and a streamlined design, the Approach Backpack by our friends at Ruffwear is comfortable and allows dogs to carry trail necessities on day hikes and light overnight adventures with their humans.

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Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash

Price: $34.95

The Knot-a-Leash by Ruffwear takes design and durability cues from the crag to create a strong, secure connection with your canine. With supple, reflective kernmantle rope, a comfortable tubular webbing handle, and a locking carabiner, it’s a classic climbing-inspired leash that’ll go the distance from the epic to the everyday.

Complete the kit with the matching Knot-a-Collar.

Ruffwear Bivy Bowl

Price: $19.95

Fuel your adventures with the ultralight, durable, and collapsible Bivy Dog Bowl from Ruffwear. Welded, single-wall construction keeps the bowl simple and clean. Engineered collapsibility makes it portable and ready to hit the trail.

Kurgo First Aid Kit

Price: $33.99

Be ready with the RSG First Aid Kit, a MOLLE-compatible must-have designed to go with Kurgo’s County Harness (see below). It includes 49 pieces, from gauze to tweezers to a cold pack, so you’ll be ready for whatever the unexpected throws your way.

Kurgo County Harness

Price: $64.99-69.99

The County Harness from our friends at Kurgo is designed for comfort without sacrificing functionality. Featuring expanded padding in the back plate, and a broad, padded chest area, it evenly distributes weight and reduces strain on your dog. Meanwhile, the MOLLE-compatible system means you can load up your pup with the RSG First Aid Kit and more (see above).

Never Drink Alone Water Bottle

Price: $21.99

Stay hydrated with this stainless-steel water bottle from Dog is Good. It features two openings: a small one on top with a ball-bearing to control water flow when you hold the bottle upside-down for your dog to drink (think hamster water bottle and you’re on the right track). The second opening allows for filling and cleaning. You can also un-screw the whole top of the bottle, flip it over and it’s a cup! BPA-free and comes with a handy carabiner for easy carrying.

Dog is Good Never Hike Alone Tee
Short-Sleeve Never Hike Alone Tee

Price: $25.99

Hiking in the company of your canine brings the experience to a whole new level, so why not celebrate the experience with this awesome, Never Hike Alone, short-sleeve tee shirt from Dog is Good. Made with 50% cotton and 50% polyester, the super soft jersey knit tee features standard unisex sizing for a boxier, roomier fit.

Never Hike Alone Long-Sleeve Tee

Price: $31.99

Essentially all of the above awesomeness of the Never Hike Alone tee, but with long sleeves!

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Blue Ridge Fade Puffy Blanket

Price: $99

Inspired by North America’s oldest mountain range, this trail-tested Blue Ridge Fade Original Puffy Blanket will keep you and Fido warm as you watch the shadows crawl their way up the blue-toned summits on the horizon (we miss you, John Denver)! Best of all, this blanket comes with its own stuff sack, making it easy to carry on hikes.

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about the author

Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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