Visibility Vests are Comfortable Enough
for a Whole Day Hike
With the peak of Fall colors coming soon, many of you may be contemplating a hike to view the explosion of Mother Nature in the trees and forests near you. Please be sure you're hiking in areas that are not open to hunters, and as an added safety measure, we recommend use of a safety vest to give your dog a standout look that no one will mistake for a wild animal.
We like the Gold Paw Series that includes a great selection of eco-friendly (made from recycled poly knit with low-impact dyes) sports coats for dogs. For hiking, we chose the Visibility Vest shown in these photos. You won't need lights since the glow in the dark trim needs no light source to glow. These USA-made vests are dayglow yellow and include an emergency information card to add your pet's important facts--health facts, name, contact info.
If you'll be hiking on a chilly day, you may wish to consider a stretch fleece under the vest to keep your dog warm. All Gold Paw wearables are machine washable in the gentle cycle. The Visibility Vest may also be rinsed off and hung to dry. Easy peasy!
Enjoying a Break
Clear pockets make room for storage of a few waste bags and a whistle is attached with a lanyard for the owner, just in case you risk an off-leash session in a safely guarded area. To be sure, this is not something I would recommend while hiking in the woods, but an enclosed area could appear in an abandoned farm, so it's a nice touch that could be useful.
While the Visibility Vest comes in 5 sizes to assure the perfect fit for your hiking buddy, we love the adjustable elastic, no-clip front to keep the vest snug again Fido's chest so as not to catch on underbrush. A good fit is important to keep your pup from getting snagged.