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Ratings & Reviews
- stuff bag
Great for Backpacking
It's light and packs down small. Allowed my boys to rest easy on our backpacking trip.
Great quality, easy to dust off, great with moisture. Highly recommend.
Great quality. I also have the insert. Love the versatility of it. My dog is a working certified crisis canine. The bed allows me to give her a clean dry place to settle wherever we go.
Nice, portable, moderately-insulated mat
This is my second Highlands bed (I managed to “donate” one to a hotel this summer— I suppose it’s a testament to how light-weight and compact it is that I failed to notice it wasn’t in my bag when I left!) I’d classify it more as a mat or pad than a “bed”, but it was exactly what I expected when ordering it. It’s great for what I need:a medium-sized, moderately-insulated, highly-portable mat for my German Shepherd Seeing Eye dog. I use it as a pad for her to lie/sleep on at our destinations when traveling, but also to protect her from chilly floors of planes and buses. The thin insulating layer quilted between the two sides of the mat seems to do an excellent job of protecting my dog from chilly (if not freezing-cold) surfaces. It’s large enough for my 55-pound dog to lie on comfortably, but small enough to fit within my foot space on most airplanes without having to fold it or tuck the edges under, etc. At first, I thought the material (similar to the outside of a sleeping-bag), might be too slippery, but it doesn’t seem to bother her, either underfoot or when she’s relaxing on it, and it doesn’t slide around very much. What it does do is brush, shake or wipe off quickly and easily, which is a big plus when using it on plane and bus floors. It fits neatly as a crate-pad in the bottom of her pop-up crate, too. When rolled up, it’s a surprisingly small, feather-weight, cylindrical bundle which goes in and out of the included stuff-sack quickly and easily. I’ve found that even if I don’t have time to roll it up neatly, it will stuff into its bag without difficulty. The stuff sack has both a drawstring,and, at the opposite end, a wide grab-strap made out of the same material as the sack, itself. I use that grab-strap to attach it, via carabiner, to the top handle of my daily-use backpack. In fact, I leave the stuff sack attached to my pack and find it quick and easy to take the mat in and out of it through the drawstring end without detaching the sack from my pack. So there’s nothing to secure when I go to pack it up, other than tightening the drawstring once the mat is in its sack. I don’t think this would be my first choice for camping— it might be a bit thin if put directly on the ground or the un-padded tent floor. I’ve never tried using it with the insulating pad which fits inside it, (ordered separatly), though. (For camping, I’ve used the Highlands sleeping bag, instead— that one is just a bit bulky for daily use), The protected slit-opening on the bottom of the bed (where you slide in the optional insert does make for a quick reference when it comes to always placing it with the same side down, thereby keeping one side clean(er) for the dog to lie on.
Looks "Built-Tough" like all Ruffwear products I've bought. Waiting for inner pad before using because I think it needs to have more insulation. I'll report back with pictures.