Chances are if you have a dog, you want to take them out into the wild with you. A dog is man’s (and woman’s) best friend, and an inseparable companion, so it’s only natural they’ll be your trusty trail buddy on all kinds of adventures. If you are taking your dog camping, however, you need to be prepared with everything they need too – including a sleeping bag to keep them warm when the temperatures drop. Enter the Doggybag, from Whyld River, which just launched on Kickstarter for as little as $89.
The Doggybag is a “modular, lightweight and compressible” sleeping bag system designed specifically for trail-hungry dogs. They say sleep “system” as it’s technically not a sleeping bag; it consists of two parts, a lightweight sleeping pad and an insulated quilt. The pup lays on the sleeping pad, and you throw the quilt over them. If your dog likes something cozier and more put together, you simply snap the two pieces together with the sewn-in snap buttons. It’s that simple; there’s even a sleeve for sliding in an extra pad for insulation against the cold ground.
Made from a lightweight 40-denier ripstop nylon, it’s durable enough to use with dogs’ claws, but also soft and comfortable for the dog. Blown-in insulation and a box baffle construction ensure it’s super warm and allow it to compress down super small. A draft sleeve helps keep winds and chill out, and finally, there’s reflective logos so you can pack it up by flashlight.
You can use the Doggybag for virtually any kind of trip with your canine best friend, and it’s quite easy to pack and wash. The hardest part will probably be getting your dog to climb in and stay in, if he’s the restless type. The Doggybag will be out this November, and we think everybody with a dog should have in their backpacking kit.