Since I own both the Slurpin Bowl and the Grrrub Bowl, I'd like to add
a few comments to Kelly's.
First, the plasticy smell went away for me with some dish soap and
airdrying. Argus has no trouble accepting food and water from these
Kelly says that the bowls likely won't collapse when full. My
experience is that the water bowl remains quite flimsy. Nearly every
time I've used it, I've lost some water to collapsing sides--not
collapsing of their own accord, but by the dog's nose or paw. And,
once the side is crumpled, it will remain crumpled until straightened
by human hands--no springback. But, because the bowls are so
wonderfully lightweight, I keep it on my gear list.
I've had trouble with the drawstring on the Grrrub Bowl. It seems to
stick everytime. But, with a little manipulation, I can get it to
close each time.
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., Asyndeton Canaan Dogs <asyndeton@e...>
> Granite Gear Ruff Rider Dog Pack
> Slurpin Bowl and Grrrub Bowl
> Report 1 & 2 combined
> Feb 28, 2002
> The bowls are both a size small and seem quite sturdy, I think they
> made of the same 500 denier nylon exterior. The bowls are lined with
> lightweight nylon lining. The Grrrub bowl has an additional attached
> lining that will pull up and out with a drawstring closure. The
> both have a very "plasticy" that will have to air out before I would
> the dogs to use them. I am wondering if they even will use them, as
> smell is quite strong, I guess it will depend on how well they air
> I really hope they do, as these bowls seem quite sturdy and when
> are filled, they hold shape very well, without tending to collapse.