Kirby the Trail Dog’s “Adventure Dog Gear Guide” (+Giveaway Nov 5-26)

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Welcome to Kirby the Trail Dog’s 7th Birthday Celebrations!

An Adventure Dog Gear Guide & Giveaway

Kirby the Trail Dog has been with us through many an adventure (and many an ordeal as well, lol) and today is his 7th birthday! To some, a pet is a pet, but to us, our trail dog is just as much a member of our family as any human could be. We refer to him as our “other son”, my sister refers to him as her furry nephew, and my dad pays more attention to him than he does to me. Oh, and the one time we didn’t bring him to Sudbury for a visit, my in-laws were heartbroken. All that to say, we ADORE our dog. As a member of our little trail family, Kirby joins us on almost all of our adventures, and that is due in part to some great adventure dog gear, which is what we’re going to address today!

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Maybe you’re not into celebrating your dog’s birthday like we are, but if your pup comes on adventures with you, you will need to buy him a “gift” or two in his lifetime. But what does a hiking, camping or paddling dog need? I definitely don’t have all of the answers, but below you’ll find some great adventure dog gear recommendations to get you started. Oh, and a sweet little giveaway, too!

If you’re looking for further ideas, check out the “Canine Corner” of the blog, or last year’s dog-friendly birthday giveaway.

For your adventurous four-legged friends, I present…

Kirby the Trail Dog’s “Adventure Dog Gear Guide”

Each of these products has either been trail-tested by Kirby himself or comes highly recommended by someone near and dear to us. Whether you’ve got a big old dog who stays close to home or a fiery little pup who climbs mountains with you, I’m sure you’ll find something to love in the list below. Read on for product details, discounts, and a giveaway for a furry friend in your life.

Underbody Dog Coat from Muddy Mutts

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Imagine returning from a walk and being able to leave the mud and dirt at the door, instead of having it dragged through your home. Protect your floors and carpet from the grit and sand which naturally attaches itself to your dog’s legs. Have you ever taken your dog to a field to run around and then spent the rest of your day picking burs out of their fur? What about returning from a wet hike to your clean and cosy tent?

The Muddy Mutts underbody dog coats are designed to keep your dog clean and dry when out for family walks or far off adventures. The water-resistant material and unique design save you time from cleaning your dog by keeping out mud, dirt, burrs, and snow.The Muddy Mutts underbody dog coats are available in 6 different sizes and 2 colours. Enjoy the outdoors with your muddy mutt!

Maman on the Trail’s Exclusive Discount Code: use MAMAN to save 10% on your purchase from Muddy Mutts (expires January 31, 2018).

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BarkerBag Sleeping Bag Extension from BarkerGear

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Do you have a furry friend who loves to camp but drives you crazy in the tent? Do you and your pup love to snuggle?

The BarkerBag is a dog sleeping bag that zips to the side of a (human) mummy bag, or in between two mummy bags that already zip together. This keeps your dog warm and your feet warm, and the cinchable collar keeps your dog secure all night long. No more cold feet! No more whiney pup! No more late night shenanigans chasing racoons! The BarkerBag is available in 3 sizes and a variety of zipper configurations to fit your dog and your bag. Sleep tight with your four-legged adventure pal!

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Palisades Pack from Ruffwear

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Love going on multi-day backpacking trips with Fido? Don’t have room in your pack for all of his adventure gear? Have him carry his own food, water and equipment!

The Ruffwear Palisades Pack* enhances multi-day backcountry adventures with features like removable saddlebags, two collapsible hydration bladders, and a cross-load compression system. Four points of attachment securely connect the saddlebags to the modified Web Master Harness frame, ensuring load stability and comfortable weight distribution. The Ruffwear Palisades Pack* is available in 3 sizes to accommodate your tail-wagging hiker friend. Happy tails!

Read my review of Ruffwear’s Palisades Pack.

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Roamer Leash from Ruffwear

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Need your hands free for scrambling on rough terrain? Have a pup that loves to pull this way and that for every chipmunk on the trail? Or perhaps you love running with your dog? Well then, I’ve got the perfect leash for you!

The Ruffwear Roamer Leash* is an adjustable stretch-webbing leash that can be hand-held or worn around the waist for a dynamic hands-free leash experience. Wavelength™ stretch webbing keeps humans and canines connected while allowing an extended range for roaming and exploring. The user-friendly side release buckle, reinforced with an aluminum Uniloop, provides exceptional strength, while Ruffwear’s unique Talon Clip™ offers a strong and secure leash-to-collar attachment. The Ruffwear Roamer Leash* is available in 4 colours and 2 lengths to serve you and your adventure dog. Have fun chasing waterfalls, or squirrels, or whatever it is that you’re after!

Read my review of Ruffwear’s Roamer Leash.

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Knot-a-Leash from Ruffwear

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Looking for a solid everyday leash for big and small adventures with your trail dog? Something that dries quickly, is comfortable to hold, weighs almost nothing and keeps you (& your pooch) safe and visible in low-light conditions? Look no further!

The Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash* is a rugged, climbing-inspired leash. Our classic design uses strong, supple kernmantle rope and a secure locking carabiner. Reflective rope keeps people and dogs visible in low-light conditions.The Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash* is available in 2 rope/carabiner sizes (standard or packable) and 4 colours. Now go take a hike!

Read my review of Ruffwear’s Knot-a-Leash.

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Which product would you most like to have for your adventure dog?

Alright, before we get to the fun part, I want to strongly suggest that you A) take advantage of the discount code mentioned above and B) shop through my affiliate link where applicable – both of these actions support me and my blog and make it possible for me to put together great guides (& giveaways) like this that promote brands that we love and help YOU get outside with your dog. But what’s a birthday without a goodie bag? There’s a sweet giveaway below that you should also totally try your luck at…

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One lucky reader (and their pooch) will receive an amazing prize pack from some of the guide’s sponsors. Enter below for your chance to win:

  • One (1) underbody coat of your choice from Muddy Mutts
  • One (1) BarkerBag sleeping bag extension from BarkerGear

This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the USA, aged 18+, and closes at midnight EST on Sunday, November 26th.

Good luck and happy birthday (to Kirby, and to your trail dog whenever his or her birthday happens to be)!

Terms & Conditions: Open to USA & Canada. Legal residents 18+ are eligible to enter. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to e-mail and if no response is given a new winner will be drawn. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor(s). This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any other social media channel by which it will be promoted. For questions or to see your product featured on Maman on the Trail blog contact Monica at 

Disclosure: The products presented in this guide have either been tested by yours truly or someone close to me and I stand behind the products and the brands. Some of the brands and retailers were charged a small fee to appear in this post.


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11 thoughts on “Kirby the Trail Dog’s “Adventure Dog Gear Guide” (+Giveaway Nov 5-26)

  1. Viv Sluys

    I think the sleeping bag extension would be amazing for my sister and her dog. They go on lots of adventures together!

  2. Diane Richards

    The Muddy Mutts underbody dog coats would be perfect for this time of year. Me and my fur baby would get the most use from Ruffwear Roamer Leash*

    Thank you for the reviews and Good Luck Everyone!

  3. Kate H

    I love having a backpack for my dog! It was also great when he was a puppy and it helped burn off some more energy! I would love a new, more rugged leash!

  4. wendy browne

    I really like the Barker Bag though I doubt my Boston Terrier would go along with being swaddled. He does prefer to sleep under the blankets with us so who knows.

  5. lori galbraith

    You don’t know how badly I would love the Underbody Dog Coat from Muddy Mutts. Our spring and summer drive me nuts with cleaning up after our muddy pup who can not stay out of the puddles.

  6. Janet M

    I think he would like a new Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash as one of his leashes recently came apart from all his tugging.


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