Dog Sleep Systems.
Jan 25, 2023 at 1:50 pm #3771409Paul DBPL Member
Title says it all. I have an AmStaff mix, smooth and short hair so you can see skin) After fiddling around with different systems due to weight and compressibility, this is what I have tried. I know Ryan had posted a discussion on this topic a few years back, is it relevant still?.
I have used with a foam mat (R2) with the following:
1- Chukit, with a blanket 30 oz. and not very compressible
2- Wilderdog Sleeping bag 28oz and Ruffwear Stumptown Jacket About 40 oz. total and not compressible enough. My Dog loves the bag though. It really is a well made bag.
3- Latest permutation is the Whyld River Sleeping bag ( https://whyld-river.com/collections/sleeping-bags/products/whyld-rivers-ul-sleeping-bag-liner ) and Hurtta body warmer suit ( https://www.hurtta247.com/product-page/body-warmer ). It come in at about 17 ounces total. It also compresses nicely and takes up about half of a 8L dry bag. He carries all of his stuff.
If it gets super chilly Dan Timmerman is manufacturing a 36×30 Climashield blanket (Spec’d for 8 oz or less) to use.
What do you have to say? I would love to hear ideas.
BTW, Mods stated that they will open up a pet forum provided they get more participation. I haven’t seen one on here so I emailed them.Jan 25, 2023 at 7:12 pm #3771444nunatakBPL Member
Less than ten ounces including pad. Baffled 900 goose down with waterproof inside fabric.
The dog pictured has slept warm down to 0°F with removable Apex winter cover, and he has a total of 30 nights probably. He gets cold at home below 70°F so this comes along even in summerJan 25, 2023 at 8:12 pm #3771446No Limu, just DougBPL Member
@sleepingLocale: The Cascades
What a great video, and a great expression on your pup’s face!Jan 26, 2023 at 7:25 am #3771459Tom MBPL Member
Pepper is using the Nunatak sleep system with great success. During a 100+ mile snowshoe trip across the bob last year I had to throw a hot water bottle in with her to dry her out one night. She is also using a cut to fit z lite pad that doubles as a lunchtime sit pad for me.Jan 26, 2023 at 10:16 am #3771466matthew kModerator
These are some happy and warm looking dogs.Jan 26, 2023 at 11:44 am #3771473Paul DBPL Member
I went the body warmer/ bag route so he has something to wear when it’s cold and he is out and about.Jan 27, 2023 at 8:42 am #3771561nunatakBPL Member
Tom m: Wow! What month was that? No resupply? What was the snow like? Big pack?
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