As a blogger, I get a dozen or so emails a week wanting me to check out this product or mention that company.
I received an enthusiastic email the other day from a guy who lives in Seattle who invented a dog sleeping bag called the BarkerBag.
UPDATED: January 12, 2023
I liked this guy’s attitude so I thought I would check it out.
If those of you who have been reading my blog for a while haven’t guessed already, I will admit it. I am a gear snob!
I’ve worked over 10 years in the outdoor industry so I know a well made, quality piece of gear when I see it. This sleeping bag, my friends, is genius!
My dogs are small so I can fit them inside my mummy sleeping bag when we camp but its a real tight fit.
Not too get too technical on you but when the sides of the sleeping bag are stretched to capacity, the stuffing get’s flattened out.
It’s the air pockets within the stuffing that provide the insulation needed to stay warm.
Flattened sleeping bag insulation means that it doesn’t keep you as warm as it should.
The Barker Bag is like a sleeping bag appendage.
It zips into the existing zipper of your sleeping bag and creates an extra sleeping compartment to accommodate your dog.
The BarkerBag works with most standard mummy-style sleeping bags that zip up one side (meaning, the sleeping bag’s zipper does not go around the bottom of the foot)
These aren’t just for small dogs either.
The Barker Bag comes in different sizes to accommodate medium and large dogs.
My Dachshunds are more than happy to crawl deep in my sleeping bag and stay there but this dog sleeping bag is made with a hole for your dog to poke it’s head out.
I could see my dogs wanting to stick their head out if they wanted to be warm in the bag but still keep an eye on what I’m doing around camp.
Bonus: When we are all inside the bag, I can stick my foot out of the hole when it gets too hot too!
Features of the Barker Bag include:
- A collar with a buckle to help keep your dog from escaping through the head hole.
- Zippers on both sides of the dog sleeping bag so it can be used on either side of a mummy bag, or be zipped in between.
You can buy one of these unique dog sleeping bags HERE.
There are a lot of dog sleeping bags on there but nothing like the Barker Bag.
With others, your dog has to sleep outside of your sleeping bag.
When you zip the Barker Bag into your mummy sleeping bag, it creates a new space inside specifically for your dog.
It even works for large dogs, who would never fit inside your sleeping bag with you without it.
I think it’s a really cool invention.
About the Author
Hi, I’m Jessica. I’ve been studying the Dachshund breed since 2007, owned 3 of my own, and shared in the lives of thousands of others through their owner’s stories. When I’m not sharing what I know on this blog, you can find me hiking, camping, and traveling with my adventurous wiener dogs.