Ready for walkies! Eight must-have outdoor accessories for your dog

From hiking boots and raincoat to GPS trackers, Go Pro harness and collapsible bowl, these essentials make walkies easier and more comfortable for you and your pet

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 September, 2015, 11:21am
UPDATED : Friday, 18 September, 2015, 2:14pm

 

Ruffwear Summit Trex dog boots  

Protect your pet’s paws from rough terrain on long hikes with these dog boots (HK$465), which have optional stretch gaiters to keep legs free from dirt and debris. A reflective trim ensures visibility at dusk. Available at rei.com

 

Tractive GPS pet tracker  

Keep track of your dog in realtime using a smartphone app with this GPS locator (HK$1,099) that also uses the cellular mobile network for an additional HK$365 per year. Also includes a remotely activated light and bleeper. Sold by petproject.hk  

Rogz Utility step-In harness    

If your dog pulls, make the hike easier on them and on you with this easy to fit harness (from HK$120). As well as being more comfortable, it’s also safer, with reflective yarn woven into the webbing for night visibility. Available at petproject.hk  

Hurtta Torrent coat  

An aptly-named Houndtex waterproof layer makes this all-seasons coat (HK$620) great for shielding your dog during a downpour, while a breathable mesh lining stays comfortable in various temperatures. Sold by amazon.com

Mountainsmith K9 pack  

Your dog can take some of the strain with these panniers (HK$505), which come complete with an adjustable back harness and a D-ring for a leash. Available at rei.com

Ruffwear Quencher collapsible dog bowl  

Great for when you’re in a remote place and away from streams, this collapsible dog bowl (HK$252) folds up easily into a pocket. Available at prubuy.hk  

Garmin Astro 320  

If you have several dogs, this GPS/Glonass transmitter (HK$4,655) is essential kit. It’s modular, and lets you keep track of up to 10 dogs up to  14.5 kilometres away. Find it at garmin.com   

Kurgo Tru-Fit harness  

This harness (HK$25) has a camera mount built into the chest to which a GoPro action cam can be attached for hilarious videos. Find it at kurgo.com