When you are packing to go camping, don’t forget about man’s best friend.
Consider all the comforts and accommodation you have for yourself and think about if your pet would like some of the very same things.
In addition to food and water, he or she will need some protection from the elements and the weather. This means that unless they sleep in the tent with you they will need their own blanket or special bed.
These dog sleeping bags or bed come in different sizes and varieties and are made with an array of materials. Great for when you are camping or visiting friends and the pooch comes along for the ride. Some are furry and warm, while others are made of fabric that is waterproof and easy to clean. These products are also designed for different purposes; some are for extra padding and others offer a covering for the dog to maintain body heat.
No matter what type you are looking for, there are a list of things to consider, including the amount of support it offers, what size of dog it is for, and what material it’s made of. It is also important to note if the item can be used for other purposes as well. For instance, some of these bags are great for indoors or in the car. Let’s look at a few options.
Chuckit! Travel Dog Bed
This bed is shaped like an oval and looks just like a miniature version of a sleeping bag. It is designed to be put down in a crate or tent for a dog to sit on, or used in conjunction with other dog beds.
It can also be used as a blanket if a dog gets cold overnight. The product is made of a microfiber top and a nylon bottom, which is resistant to rips, even by a dog’s claws.
Nice soft Poly microfiber top makes this extra cosy
Bottom nylon ripstop cover makes this bod bed super durable
Easy to clean – just chuck it in the washing machine and away you go
Double quited so it wont gather or clump after washing
AT 30×39 inches this bed suits both small and large dogs
Comes complete with a handy nylon stuff sack for easy transport
Lightweight – just strap it to your pack and off you go
Suitable for both home and travel use
There has been a lot of great reviews on the Chuckit travel dog bed. Everybody says how comfortable and happy their dogs look on them – both big and small. One of the advantages of this bed is that you can machine wash it when it gets smelly. Our dogs love to get messy when they are out and about so having the ability to wash and dry it quickly is a huge advantage.
Suitable for dogs of all sizes and you could search online for quite a while before you find a dog bed of the same quality for the price.
Great quality, great price and the dogs love it. READ MORE
RUFFWEAR HIGHLANDS BED
This dog bed is another great option if you are looking for a camp bed for you dog when you hit the trails or campsite.
It is very lightweight and packs into a neat stuff-sack so easy enough to carry into the woods or pack it into the car and just unload when you get there.
Handy loops built in so you can pin this to the ground to stop pooch running off with it…
Insulates dog from the ground with high-loft Thermore insulation
Water resistant shell
Quick drying and durable
Compresses down into supplied stuff sack
Secure bed with the included stake-out loops
Fits in all sizes of the Palisades Pack
The best thing about this dog bed is the weight and size when packed. You can really compress this down into the stuff sack and if you are a fan of travelling light then this is the bed for you. Because of the weight, as many reviewers have stated you can even get you dog to carry this bed himself.
A couple of people have noted that the bed may be a bit on the small size if you have a big dog so check out the size first hereto make sure its suitable for your pooch.
A quality product from Ruffwear so check it out before you head off on your next trip. Your dog will love you for it… READ MORE
Kurgo Wander Bed
The Kurgo Wander Bed is just as the name implies. You can use this bed from the house to the car to the campsite. It features a soft fleece top and a rubber bottom, which helps it not slide around, especially in the car.
It can be vacuumed off, offers a bit of support to dogs of all sizes, and rolls up just like a sleeping bag. The product is available in medium or large
Has a rubber bottom so will not absorb moisture from the ground
Roll it up like a sleeping bag during travel or storage
Polygo fleece top for super comfort and padding
36 x 48 x 1.5 inches opened
17.5 x 8 inches rolled
The Kurgo Wander Bed is ideal when you travel with your dog. Stick it on the back seat on the way and use it at the campsite when you get there. The Rufftex bottom will stop it soaking up moisture from the ground at camp and if it gets dirty just throw it into the washing machine.
It has a nice thick fleece top that will make sure your dog is comfy when away from home. They even have a zipper pocket so you can pack a favorite toy for when you get there.
You can roll it up and store it in seconds when you head out walking or bring it inside when the weather turns bad and pooch ends up in the tent with you… READ MORE
Our dogs take pride of place at home and yes they do get spoilt a lot…
When we started our research for a suitable camping dog bed we sort of hit a wall. There are a lot of options available and it took a while to narrow it down to the ones we picked.
There were a couple of key things we looked for in the reviews we found online. Quality is hugely important as we don’t want them to fall apart after a few trips.
This is where the Chuckit! Travel Dog Bed came out on top. It is the easiest on the wallet and also the cutest. If your dog doesn’t need a huge amount of padding or protection from the ground or likes to hide under covers, this is a great pick for them. Besides that, from what we have read it is very durable so your dog would have it chewed into a million pieces in under ten seconds, which is something that is rare in any type of dog product.
When you are searching for the right sleeping bag for your dog, there are very few things that set them apart from each other. All the products listed above are machine washable, roll up or have a carrying case, and can be used with other items.
The Ruffwear Highlands Bed may be your thing if you are looking for the greenest solution of the bunch. Some of the positives are that it dries quickly and is lightweight. The use of recycled materials and the fact that it can be secured just like a real tent may be one of the reasons why this product costs more than the others but all the reviews seem positive and many will compliment Ruffwear on their quality products so may be worth the additional cost.
These are our thoughts on the best dog sleeping bags available but please do your homework and research yourself if you have the time. If not then for value for money go for the Chuckit Bed.
If there is a camping dog bed, sleeping bag, or dog travel bed that you use we would love to hear about it in the comments below and if you enjoyed the information feel free to hit one of the share buttons to help us spread the word.
Everybody deserves a good nights sleep – even your dog – no matter where you are.