Good for travel & camping
This bed keeps my greyhound-pit warm & comfy sleeping in a tent - which is saying a lot because he gets cold easily and is definitely a greyhound in his need for soft, cozy spots to sleep.
It doesn't pack down quite as small as I'd hoped, but maybe a little compression sack will help that. And it's totally adequate for most uses - car camping, general travel, around the house - and I think it'll work fine for short backpacking trips with the dog (although we haven't tried that yet).
It is also not a huge bed - my dog is about 50 lbs and he can lay out on his side fine on it, but I imagine some of the bigger labs or other sporting dogs might find it a bit tight, especially if they like to stretch out.
If we're going on a car trip out of town, I always throw this on the back seat, so he's got "his spot" to relax. It's on the dining room floor right now where the sun shines in and he often chooses it over his favorite spot on the couch.
Best bed around.
My 2 y/o Chocolate lab McKenzie loves her bed. She sleeps on it every night at home, then we pack it up in a Sea to Summit compression sack and away we go. It packs down as small 7"x12", the same size as my Kelty Light Year down bag. Both fit in the sleeping bag compartment on my Bora 80 pack. She goes on every backpacking and camping trip and so does her bed.
The top is soft almost like microfiber, and shows now signs of wear despite plenty of dirt, slobber, pawing, ash, sap, constant wet dog soakings, all other doggie activities and multiple washings.
The bottom is blue rip-stop material. It feels just like a sleeping bag and is somewhat water resistant. The bed sheds dirt with ease. Just a quick shake before bed and the tent stays clean.
She knows to stay on her bed so no toe nail punctures in the bottom of the tent yet. fingers crossed.
This bed rocks, you won't be disappointed.
Another satisfied Greyhound
I bought this because of the reviews from other Greyhound owners, and have to agree with them. This is a wonderful bed our new Grey. I was a little worried when it first arrived and I pulled it out since she started scratching and biting at it playfully when I put it down in front of her, but it withstood the punishment. She quickly laid down on it and looked to be quite comfortable. Later that evening she even when to this bed when one of her larger beds was right next to it. The compact size when packed up makes it convenient for taking it along to Greyhound meet and greets that we attend, and I'm sure it will be invaluable when we travel with our dog.
great LONG LASTING bed
I have owned 2 of these beds for about 8 years now and they are still my "go to" travel bed for my pooches (husky, petite great dane, boston terrier). They travel with me to work, friends houses, camping, canoeing and for car travel. I even use them around the house. Easy to wash and after 8 + years of frequent use I will need to do a small seam repair on one soon. They are not super thick or plush but all my dogs love them. Like another reviewer I wish they packed down smaller but for the padding I think the only way to go less bulky would be an inflatable bed...
Great Travel Bed!
Our Vizsla loves this bed. I originally got it to line his kennel when shipping him overseas. We kept it in there as he sleeps in the kennel at night, but we also take it with us on trips from camping to overnights at our parents' homes. Wherever you put it, he will sleep on it. It's also nice to line the car seats while travelling. Super easy to clean, just throw it in the washer. We have had it over 3 years now with daily use and it still looks great. It's nice in the summer also when a fleecy bed would be too hot.
Best Doggy Backpacking Bed
This bed is literally the best out there. we were concerned about how comfortable any backpacking bed would be for out shepherd/greyhound mix who loves soft surfaces. After trying out a couple, this one was the best around. we put it in an REI compression sack to help it fit well into our packs. the bed is awesome, within 20 seconds of unpacking it, our pup was rolling around on its plush surface and within 1 minute, was fast asleep. it is now a must-have on all vacations, be it backpacking trips, or hotel vacations. she loves it.
Greyhounds have no built-in padding. As a result they are connoisseurs of comfy lounging spots. These beds are nearly universally adored by retired Greyhounds everywhere. If one dog stands up another one steals the bed. Even have a pick of two Greys sleeping ying & yang style on one bed. They are light, packable, portable, comfortable, durable, easy to wash & dry, sized for large dogs, & even great as crate mats. The only con is that the bottom is slick nylon so they slide easily on slick floors. That bothers me, but not the dogs.
Pleased with Product
I purchased this with the intent on using it for car travel and backpacking. The overall quality seems good, but it is definitely not something my dog would use for a nightly bed at home. It's very thin compared to his regular dog bed. It's great for the back of the car and also fits an extra large crate well. I haven't taken it in the backcountry yet, but it will definitely require a compression bag. Also wish it came in something other than blue, but not a big deal.
I really like this bed, and the dogs (and cats) do too. It folds and rolls up nicely, thought it would be nice if the stuff sack was a little smaller. It is thicker and softer than I thought it would be. There is rarely not an animal on it. It does slip when a dog jumps on or off, but I put it in a corner area and it doesn't move around too much. Fits great in the back of my Impreza Outback.
Functional and easy to use
Our regular camping spot drops to about 28F overnight. My Rhodesian Ridgeback uses this for warmth just as much as cushioning. Fold once and it rolls up quickly, then cram it into the stuff sack. The handy and sturdy carabiner-clippable handle allows for quickly adding to my backpack before the hike out. It's just as easy to extract from the sack and it doesn't blow around in the wind, either. Doubles as a comforter when other cushioning is available.