Layering for Dogs
We regularly get inquiries about layering our products. Just as you would layer your personal fleece and an insulated jacket, our dog gear is designed to do the same – work together as one system in order to extend your adventures whether the conditions outside are warm, cold, wet or snowy.
Here are just a few suggestions for layering options with Ruffwear gear based on the conditions you are heading out in.
Activities in Cold to Frigid conditions – Climate Changer + Quinzee
The Climate Changer serves as an excellent go-to fleece base layer for cold days. As the sun starts to set or the clouds roll in and the temperature plummets, slip the Quinzee insulated puffy jacket over the Climate Changer for added retention of core body heat. This is the perfect ski-touring or snowshoe set up for your dog. Keep the Climate Changer on while on the go and when stopped for any extended period of time, for a snack or rest, put the Quinzee on to fight off the chill from being inactive
Active pursuits in Cold Weather – Cloud Chaser™ + Web Master™ Harness
Sometimes you need a coat, sometimes you need a harness, and sometimes you need both. Fortunately, the athletic profile of the Cloud Chaser technical soft shell jacket allows the Web Master to fit perfectly over top. When you need a handle to assist your dog over obstacles in the snow, the Web Master provides the grip needed.
Frigid temperatures when durability is a must – Climate Changer + K-9 Overcoat
You just can’t keep some dogs from bounding through bitterbrush, manzanita, rhododendron or good old NZ bush. If this sounds like your dog and you want to keep him or her warm, the K-9 Overcoat is the outer layer for you. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the layers they’re wearing can stand up to all the things they are crashing through. Layered on top of the Climate Changer fleece, even the shortest haired dogs will enjoy playing outside when it’s cold out.
For Extended Winter Outings – Cloud Chaser + Approach Pack
For some, the wintertime is the best time to head out for overnight and multi-day adventures. Because our packs use the Web Master Harness as the base of each pack, they also fit perfectly over the Cloud Chaser soft shell jacket. If you are expecting really cold nights, toss the Quinzee puffy jacket and the Highlands™ Bed in the pack and you have a complete backcountry bedding system for your dog.