Whether you are walking your dog on beach, forest, field or hill, choosing your dog walking kit should take into consideration your comfort, warmth, safe footing and should protect you against the unpredictable British weather.
What might start as wet, windy and cold can soon turn brighter and warmer and can equally happen the other way round!
Safe Footwear for Walking the Dog
Choose some good sturdy footwear with excellent tread to avoid slipping. Tough, durable and waterproof wellington boots are great for the beach and field. A quality pair of wellingtons should have a multi-directional tread that will ensure constant traction underfoot. A pair like the Hoggs of Fife Field Sport make a great allround boot for dog walking, however we stock a wide range of men’s wellingtons and women’s wellingtons which have a variety of features and uses.
Hoggs of Fife Field Sport 365 Wellington Boots
Breathable cotton lining
Vibram soles for shock absorption and grip
Also available in a neoprene version
In warmer weather, a lighter, sturdy all-round Blundstone boot is a good choice for spring when you don’t want legs to get too hot but you still want your feet to stay comfortable and dry. A wide range of Blundstone boots are available, all made with breathable and lightweight, premium durable leather with a shock absorbing sole unit and a super grip cleated sole – these are incredibly popular not only for dog walking but also as work boots and general country use.
Blundstone 500 Classic Boot
Shock protection system
Fully removable shaped comfort footbed
Lighweight and durable
Dog Walking Jackets and Gilets
A fabulous range of blouson-style jackets are available from ArdMoor. Ideally suited to dog walking as they offer lightweight, warm, windproof and waterproof protection in a bulk free, neat design that is perfect for just pulling on as you leave the house. They are also incredibly versatile for year-round use as they allow you to layer up underneath as required. Have a look at the Musto Women’s Snug Blouson with it’s cosy fleece liner, sturdy zip and showerproof outer layer to keep out wind, cold and wet. Available for men, women and children.
Musto Women’s Snug Blouson Jacket
Lining is 100% fleece
Showerproof and breathable
High collar for wind protection
In warmer months, the Baleno Harvey Gilet is a great alternative to a jacket, keeping your core warm and wind protected should the weather be a little on the cooler side, but will still allow you to be fully active without overheating.
Baleno Harvey Fleece Gilet
Made from anti-pilling Sherpa fleece
Warm and breathable
Available in a range of great colours
Warm Accessories for Walking the Dog
Remember to look after your head and hands by taking a cap and some gloves. Ideally take something that will slip into a pocket when not needed but keeping the sun or rain out of youy eyes and making sure you can still feel the dog’s lead on a cooler morning walk all help to make sure it is the enjoyable experience you planned for.
Baleno Ashford Cap
Made in a faux suede material
Breathable and hardwearing
Available in Navy, Burgundy and Light Khaki
Sealskinz gloves are a huge favourite with our customers and team alike. The Sealskinz All Season Gloves are lightweight to wear yet are 100% waterproof, perfect for holding onto a wet, slippery lead and keeping fingers warm as you walk.
Sealskinz Ultra Grip Glove
Stretchdry technical fabric
Fully waterproof and windproof
Silicon Chevron Printed palms for extra grip
And Don’t Forget the DOG!
Whether you are needing a lead, collar or water bowl look at the great range from Decoy that will keep your dog protected, safe and thirst free, especially after a salty dip in the sea.
If you have any questions about the above products or would like to know more about the available items please contact us at ArdMoor where we will be delighted to help.