When taking your dog hiking, you want to be sure you’ve got the right dog hiking gear to keep them safely by your side. You’ll enjoy getting out in nature with your dog more if you know you’re prepared. Luckily, packing the best hiking gear for dogs can be easy if you know what to look for. From the must-have essentials like dog first aid kits to the fun add-ons like a backpack for dogs, this is the best dog hiking gear based on Chewy customer sales, ratings and reviews.
Best Dog Hiking Harness
Chai's Choice Premium Outdoor Adventure 3M Polyester Reflective Front Clip
$30 at Chewy.com
This dog hiking harness comes in 5 different sizes to fit extra small dogs to extra large dogs, and has padded chest and belly straps that are easily adjustable so you can get that just-right fit for comfortable hiking. Plus, with nine colors to choose from and a reflective strip for visibility after dark, your dog will look like a pro adventurer on the trails.
Really nice harness
By Sandra on Nov 29, 2023
Bought it because I have the matching collar which still looks new after 2 years. This is easy to put on and use.
By Natalie on Oct 16, 2023
It's a pull over the head harness.
It fits securely on my dog and there's no way she can pull out of it.
It is sturdy and well made. The reflectors are an added bonus along with the handle on the top part of the harness.
My puppy outgrew it and I'm getting her the same one in the next size.
Perfect! Exactly what I anted.
By KATHRYN on Oct 15, 2023
My husband and I use this harness on our 8 lb Yorkie. The craftmanship is excellent and the size is better now that I washed the harness. We bought a size small. We will buy this harness again in another color.
Made with durable, weather-resistant rope, this dog leash for hiking has two comfortable webbed handles with extra padding. The double handle design helps you keep your furry hiker close when you want them by your side or gives them some freedom to sniff around for on-leash hikes.
Great for my puller
By christine on Nov 30, 2023
I have a new to me 8 year old Australian Shepard mystery mix, 45 lbs. He loves walking, but didn't get them before and so never learned walking manners. His pulling has improved, but he is still very reactive to other dogs we meet. I was using a leash I had for my old 22 lb cockapoo - a flat nylon web. It would have been fine if he didn't lunge with such force. When necessary I wrapped it around my hand to shorten it, and it actually hurt.
We used this new leash for the first time today, and it is certainly an improvement. It is much more appropriate for his size, and more comfortable for me. I did use the short leash once on our walk, and...
Recommended for Strong Pullers
By MIDogs on Aug 14, 2023
My dog is a large (~95 lbs) German Shepherd mix. I use this leash with a no-pull harness and attach a waist leash to a martingale collar. I purchased this because I wanted something more comfortable to hold in my hand when he's pulling hard. His flat leashes tend to dig in. This works well. It seems very well-constructed to me, at least as well-constructed as more expensive options I've purchased in the past. I like that it has two handles for better control.
A must have for dog pullers
By Dogmother2 on Jun 22, 2023
I have bought multiple leashes and none seem to work for my lab who loves to pull. With this leash he can explore but I’m able to have a good grip on him as he gets excited with new smells and so on. A must have for anyone with a large dog. A five rating
Personalize this cute collar with your dog’s name and your contact info just in case you and your pup get separated on the hike. Plus, the reflective strip on this dog hiking collar helps your pup be seen in low-light conditions if you happen to hit the trails at dawn or dusk.
By Deb on Sep 5, 2023
We’ve ordered these colors several times. They look great, they are reflective. They are sturdy. These are our go to colors or our pets.
Love this collar
By JGtheBoston on Aug 18, 2023
This is my 2nd personalized collar I bought for my dog. The only reason I bought a 2nd one is to have a backup, just in case. The first one is still holding up well after almost two years. I originally got it for its reflective features and the bonus is being able to personalize it.
Love This Collar
By DJ on Jul 10, 2023
Great Collar and very reflective and easy to read! I also like that there is no clanging from a hanging metal tag!
Dogs who love to be helpful can carry their own gear in the two spacious saddlebags of this dog hiking backpack. The padded spine support helps evenly distribute the pack weight (up to 3.75 liters or 7.5 liters, depending on the pack’s size) for a comfy fit. And the large handle and leash hook make it easy for you to keep your four-legged hiker leashed or give them a helping hand when needed.
Nice bag, sturdy and attractive
By Graciesmom on Dec 21, 2022
This bag fits my 50lb boxer great! It fits a water bottle on each side plus poop bags and my keys and phone. Easy to put on and I had no problem adjusting it.
By barktastic on Jun 27, 2022
I have a 4 month old Boxer / Basenji Mix so not sure his future body size. He weighs 40 pounds so we figured to go with the big baxter so he can grow into it. Pack arrived. Made from strong material and looks good. Took me about 8 minutes to put straps all the way in for my small dog. Already works great & as he grows the pack will grow with him. Thank you
By Sally on Jun 2, 2022
My mom just took me on a 125 mile backpack trip. I carried my own bowl, my food for the day, and a couple of other things. I am 60 pounds and tall and leggy (and very cute if I say so myself) and I was not sore at all!! She got me this pack because it had some back support. The straps didn’t rub me at all since they are back out of my armpits. And once when a huge elk ran right in front of us, so grabbed the handle and kept me from running like I thought I might like to. We did try a harness under it the first day so she could keep me on the leash, and it worked Ok, but that rubbed my arm pits so she just had to use a collar for the rest...
Not every dog has the endurance (or leg length) for big hikes—but you don’t have to leave them at home. Plan a gentle hike with your small dog along in this dog backpack. They’ll love taking in the smells. You’ll love the padded shoulder straps and ventilated back that make it a breeze to tote less active dogs around.
By Rozalinda on Dec 2, 2023
I order this backpack cat carrier for to take my cat on hikes as he is walking on leash. It happened that Happy got a photoshoot in NY and we needed a good, sturdy and safe way to take him there. It was a great choice, Happy is a 14 lbs cat and was able to fit into this bag comfortably. He was able to lay both ways bc the bag can be placed on the longer side to give the cat more room to lay down. I love about this carrier that it has extra buckles over the chest for the person to carry easier a heavier cargo (cat). The only one thing i would mention that where the zippers buckle there is no option for to close the buckles so i had to use...
10/10 recommend this backpack!!
By Itzel on Nov 7, 2023
I have tried several soft-sides carriers and backpacks for my kitty and the downside they all have in common is lack of comfortability. During walks, he was always getting up and moving around the carrier trying to find positions to get comfortable. Instead of looking through the windows/peepholes, he preferred to shy away and hide his face in a corner. I ended up with many red marks on my shoulders carrying him long distances in the city. My kitty and I are IN LOVE with this backpack. He is so happy and confident in it! While he used to move every couple of minutes, he now stays put the entire time, laying down comfortably and enjoying the...
Great for City Pets!
By Laura on Nov 2, 2023
I live in a big city and don’t have a car, so I have to carry my cat to the vet and anywhere else I need to take her. A 12 lb cat in a regular carrier is fine, but even a short walk can be difficult and for that reason alone this backpack was a GAME CHANGER. The 8 min walk to the vet took double the time with a regular carrier but i could almost walk at a normal pace with the backpack. My cat hates any kind of carrier, so if she hates it all the same I will pick this backpack (which is way easier for me) any day over a regular carrier!
Keep things tidy on the trail when your dog needs a drink or snack with these collapsible dog bowls. Plus, once collapsed, the compact zippered pouch won’t take up much space in your backpack. Or use the carabiner to clip it on the outside of your pack for easy access for thirsty pups.
Perfect for the road
By Linda on Nov 28, 2023
We have a three week road trip coming up and this bowl set is perfect for my little Maggie. We’ll have a lot to pack and carry so it will really help when I pack her bag. Absolute convenience!
Perfect travel set
By Jessica on Nov 26, 2023
This is the perfect bowl set for staying in my jeep seat back. It collapses and stores perfectly. It’s a good sturdy product and I would definitely recommend this for any owner who takes their pets on the road with them.
Perfect travel size
By Patricia on Nov 23, 2023
This is a perfect size to carry around or clip to your belt. It says it's dishwasher safe on top rack.
Hydration is key when hiking with dogs. Don’t worry about wasting water with this dog water bottle. The squeeze-bottle design and water bowl top make it super easy to give your dog a drink on the go—and save any water that they don’t drink. Simply squeeze, slurp, save and repeat.
Perfect for travel!
By SMoor on Sep 17, 2023
We love this water bottle! It's perfect for travel or a trip to the park! This is our second one. We recently went on a trip and forgot our blue one. I immediately ordered one in gray and had it shipped to our destination. It's so convenient! It's so easy to give your dog a drink any place!
By rick on Jun 21, 2023
This water bottle is great. I do not have to open, twist or connect a water device. A simple squeeze and Truffles can get a drink. This can occur when is sitting in the passenger seat or after a walk. She can have a drink. What she does not finish goes back into the bottle. I don't have to throw out the unused water. The are not many steps needed to open and add water. This is very simple, This water bottle is great.
One of the best things I ever bought at Chewy
By Bruno on May 29, 2023
I've had this bottle for about 2 years and it's awesome! My dog and all dogs at the park love it, plus it's super practical
When you need to protect your dog’s paws from on-trail hazards, these dog hiking boots are up for the challenge. The dual fasteners ensure a snug fit, and the soles are durable for use in wet, dry, hot, cold and rocky conditions. Go ahead and give those paw pads an extra layer of protection.
By SAM on Aug 16, 2023
I purchased the booties to keep the sticker from getting in between my dogs paws. Both babies were great about wearing them. The booties collected stickers, as I knew they would, but did not go through booties to between paws. The only problem I had was they like to kick their feet and the booties would slid a little. Just pull up and continue our playing.
Best dog booties on the market
By Momoftwodogs on Jul 20, 2023
I have an older schnauzer that was having problems with traction on our tile and hardwoods I purchased dog socks and other booties. This was my last purchase before laying down runners in my house. THEY ARE THE BEST!!! My dog could not take them off or fell off, They are easy to put one. My dog walked easily in them. I would HIGHLY recommend these boots.
By Stuart on Jan 1, 2023
My dogs paws get cracked in the cold and her paws get cold quickly. These boots keep her paws warm and help prevent the pads from cracking.
A must-have for any pup parent hiking with their dog, this kit contains the gear you need in case of an emergency—or a minor boo-boo. From bandages and tick remover forceps to an extra leash, this kit will give you peace of mind should the unexpected happen on the trail. It also includes some human first-aid essentials, too.
Great emergency kit
By Helpful on Apr 3, 2022
We have a safety stash in the basement for inclement weather and this is the perfect addition. I purchased separately an antibacterial ointment I like to add, but it’s a nice item to have in case the full first aid stash cannot be reached!
Safe & Sound
By Julie on Feb 11, 2022
We go camping all the time. This kit will come in handy while camping in the event Carter or Hank (or even me) get hurt. It's stocked full of all kinds or essential first aid items. I feel much better to have it with us.
By MagsNYC on Sep 4, 2021
A compact, well thought out assortment of products...
The enclosed booklet is informative and very helpful. When it's time to restock the kit, you'll know exactly what to buy.
Keep your dog cool on warm days with this doggy cooling vest. Easy to use, simply get it wet, wring it out and strap it on. The light color and reflective material help deflect the sun’s heat, while the evaporative cooling keeps your dog’s core cool.
works on my black dog
By cb on Jul 21, 2023
I have a corgi--white neck/black back. I can feel the temp difference between the fur colors with my hand. In sun, or heat, she just lies down, rolls over, won't walk. But wearing her vest she trots off for afternoon exercise. Hiking in mountains, 85 degrees, she jumped in streams, rewet herself, walked several miles. I took off my teeshirt, and wet it in cold water--both of us comfortable.
Perfect for TEXAS heat
By BantuBailey on Jun 12, 2023
I’m so glad I found a vest to keep my pup cool in this three digit heat. Safety wise I feel better about keeping up with our daily walks. He’s all black and a large boy so any relief I can get for him means a lot. The sizing runs on the larger side but the adjustable straps made fitting so easy. I’m buying one for his doggie cousin since this product works so well.
By Gryphon on Aug 6, 2022
Cooling vest works well to cool of my dogs. Having to crate dogs in my car at events in the Florida heat is difficult and the vest with a fan on them works well.
No matter where you’re hiking, picking up pet waste is a must. Leave no trace by tossing a roll of these poop bags into your backpack to be ready any time that nature calls. The unscented bags are even compostable in a home composter.
By Peter on Nov 7, 2023
These bags work fine for cats or dogs. We still toss in the trash so have not watched them decompose.
By Maureen on Oct 4, 2023
Light little rolls, great size for scooping, perfect amount of durability. Bonus: not to hard to open at the top.
Easy to carry
By jameswiller on Oct 4, 2023
I love these Compostable Poop Bags because they are lightweight and compact, making them easy to carry around. They can handle even the heaviest loads and feature a secure tie closure, preventing unpleasant odours or spills. With these waste bags, I can easily keep my surroundings clean and hygienic without any hassle.
Keep your dog’s energy up with these drool-worthy bars. Recommended for their high protein content, they are individually wrapped for a fresh taste which also makes them a convenient treat for hiking. Now you’ll both be ready for that final push to the summit.
By patty on May 17, 2023
My 2 absolutely 💯 love these. I gave them the trail bites and I got the look. Same thing but smaller I told them just wait til they come back in.
My girls loved this treat!!
By Fiercelaedi on Mar 16, 2023
I'm so happy that my 2 girls love the taste of this treat!! I was looking for a treat with cranberries and viola!!!
By JR60 on Sep 30, 2022
Both of my elderly dogs enjoy these bars. Full of healthy ingredients and easy to chew but not crumbly. They're a win win!