IR Ruff Wear Bark'n Boots Grip Trex Jo Ann Moffi
- Hi Heather,
Here is my IR for the Bark'n Boots. Sorry, all you're getting is
Morgan's sexy legs in the picture!
Thanks for the edits!
RUFF WEAR BARK'N BOOTS GRIP TREX
Initial Report April 24, 2008
RuffWear Bark'n Boots Grip Trex Photo
Manufacturer: Ruff Wear, Inc
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Manufacturer URL: http://www.ruffwear.com/
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $59.95
Colour: Red Currant (also available in Obsidian Black)
Size: Large (Also available in XXS, XS, S, M, XL, XL, and XXL))
Listed Weight: N/A
Actual Weight: 57 g (2 oz) for one boot
Size Paw Width
XXS 51 mm (2 in)
XS 57 mm (2.25 in)
S 64 mm (2.5 in)
M 70 mm (2.75 in)
L 76 mm (3 in)
XL 83 mm (3.25 in)
XXL 95 mm (3.75 in)
Warranty: Guaranteed to be free of defects in materials and
workmanship. An authorized dealer or the manufacturer will either
repair or replace the product at their discretion.
Name Jo Ann Moffi
Height 168 cm (5ft 6 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lbs)
Email Address jomoffi AT gmail DOT com
City, State, Country Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
I was introduced to backpacking about 16 years ago when I met my
husband. We have been backpacking, canoe camping, car camping, hiking,
and participating in all sorts of outdoor activities together ever
since. We live in a border town (US & Canada), so we spend lots of
time in both countries for our outdoor excursions. When making a
decision on gear, I like to go lightweight and practical. I pack as
light as possible without denying myself little luxuries.
Name: Morgan Moffi
Breed: Golden Retriever
Height: 58 cm (23 in)
Weight: 25 kg (55 lbs)
Length: 58 cm (23 in)
Girth: 76 cm (30 in)
Foot Size: 76 mm (3 in) long, 57 mm (2.25 in) wide
April 24, 2008
Received April 19, 2008
The Ruff Wear Bark'n Boots Grip Trex is a dog boot designed after
human foot wear with Vibram sole.
There are many features of the boots; here are a few specifically
mentioned by the manufacturer:
Built on an anatomical mold like a human shoe - For consistent sizing an fit.
Air mesh upper - This allows for breathability and drainage.
Expansion gusset - This makes the boot easier to get on and allows
more flexibility in the way the boot fits around the dog's leg.
Reflective trim - For visibility.
Sure Cinch closure - A strap and lash tab to make sure the boot stays
on the dog's foot.
Seamless Construction - To reduce friction on the dog's foot and leg.
Grip Cuff - A rubbery coating around the top edge of the boot that
helps to grip the dog's fur.
Vibram sole and Omnidirectional X lug - For traction.
Non-marking sole - for use indoors and outdoors.
Extradurable - For a long lasting dog boot.
Ruff Wear Bark'n Boots On Paws Photo
The boots are described as 'all-condition, all-terrain, all-season'.
They fit over the dogs paw up the leg to the carpal pad which is the
last pad found part way up a dog's leg on the front legs, an
evolutionary remnant equivalent to the human thumb. They bend about
1/3 of the way up the boot, right about at the point where the 'Ruff
Wear' logo is on all four boots.
My first thought after taking the boots out of the box was 'wow, these
are stiff!'. I wasn't sure how Morgan was going to take to the boots
as her usual footwear is a lot more flexible. In the past, her boots
have usually been made out of a fleece material with a thicker
rubberized fabric sewn to the bottom.
The bottoms of the boots have lots of grip. Normally I have avoided
putting the boots on until we were at the trail head and ready to head
out as Morgan's current boots could be quite slippery on tile or other
smooth surfaces. Morgan tried the boots on in the house and she didn't
have any problems using them on the linoleum in our kitchen. The Sure
Cinch closure is easy to use, although all the hook and loop fasteners
attach counter clockwise. This means there is no difference to the
boots in terms of right and left side of the dog. Other boots we have
used have two boots that do up counter clockwise for the left side of
the dog and clockwise for the right side of the dog. I believe this is
to prevent the hook and loop fasteners from catching on the inside of
the opposite leg. It will be interesting to see if this is an issue
with these boots.
Over the next four months, Morgan will be using the Ruff Wear Bark'n
Boots Grip Trex for any day hikes or backpacking trips she accompanies
us on. I look forward to reporting on the results she experiences
while backpacking this season! This concludes my Initial Report.
Please check back in approximately two months for the addition of the
Field Report. Thank you to BackpackGearTest and to Ruff Wear, Inc. for
the opportunity to test the Ruff Wear Bark'n Boots Grip Trex.
- Hi Jo Ann,
Tell your dog she nice legs. :)
Html looks good, just a tiny edit below.
>Built on an anatomical mold like a human shoe - For consistent sizingEDIT- `and'
Also, under manufacturer specs do we need to put the country of
currency in the price? Not clear on that but I always added US or
whatever. No big deal, someone let me know what the word on that
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