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    Your loyal companion hiked just as hard as you did today, so why not reward him when it's time to lay down for the night? The Ruffwear Highlands Pad is a lightweight and packable way to help your dog get a good night's sleep the next time you go camping. Closed cell foam insulates Fido from the cold ground and it won't absorb water and get soaked. You can also pair the Highlands Pad with Ruffwear's Highlands Bed and/or Sleeping Bag to create a complete sleeping system that your pup will love.

    • Brushed polyester shell fabric
    • Closed cell foam insulation
    • Packable accordion-fold design
    • Item #RUF001E

    Tech Specs

    [shell] brushed polyester, [insulation] closed cell foam
    [thickness] 0.4 in
    Claimed Weight
    7.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Pups Prefer Pampering

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Ok, I have to admit, I love my dogs. Well, who doesn’t? I wanted them to be comfy on a backpacking trip so I got these foldable Ruffwear pads. They are super nice and not too heavy. They are supposed to fit into the Ruffwear Palisades pack (according to Ruffwear’s website) and I do think they will also fit into their Approach pack (after looking at the pack in the store – they are huge!). I like the idea that my dog can carry his own pad and some water. These pads also work with the Highlands Sleeping bag (that one has a sleeve for the pad to fit in) – one thing I am still debating about getting for the pups. I love all the Ruffwear stuff so far and I would definitely recommend these pads!

    Perfect Travel Pad

      This is a great pad when you and your fur-child are on the go. Take it to your friends house or on a backpacking and everywhere in between. It's lightweight, foldable and has enough padding to keep your pup comfy. Ruff Wear quality means long lasting as well.

      Sleeping in comfort

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Of our two dogs, one sleeps in the human sleeping bag with me and the other usually sleeps on the ground. We usually pack along a couple blankets for him, but this got bulky and didn't ever look that comfortable. Enter the Highlands sleeping pad. Just thick enough to provide a barrier between the cold, hard ground but not too thick that it can't be easily packed. Pair with the Highlands bed for colder nights or a dog that likes to burrow. Scout gives it 5 stars!

      Unsatisfied Crag Dog

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      We bought this for the crag and backpacking and it does an adequate job, but is a little on the thin side. It is light weight and folds up nicely for backpacking, but I'm not sure I would recommend it. A blanket could probably serve a similar purpose.

      Good product, weird dog

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I got this hoping to give my pup a little added comfort at the crag while she's waiting for me to get back down from a climb, but she could care less. She would rather dig a bed out of the dirt and spread out there. She will sit on it for maybe 5 minutes or rest just her head on the pad. So it's a great idea for dogs that will use it, pretty light and durable. But not all dogs care. That's a husky for you though. I keep packing it along though in case she changes her mind or we run into rocky ground.

      Dog Approved

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Purchased this to go with the Highlands Sleeping Bag, (which it works great with), but it also works great by itself. I use this pad for one dog and the sleeping bag for the other dog. It definitely helps create a barrier from the cold ground for our pups. Judging by no movement at night in the tent, I'd say the dogs approve.

      Highlands Pad Rocks!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      My 50lb medium-sized dog loves this pad, and so do I. It is surprisingly lightweight and the firm pads offer sufficient cushioning for my healer's bony joints.

      The versatility of this pad is hard to beat. In addition to using it around the house, I can bring it to work, in the car, or anywhere else I bring the pup. Although it doesn't pack down super small, it still beats schlepping along a blanket or bulky dog bed. It also fits perfectly in the vestibule of our tent and can very quickly be taken out and folded back up when taking a lunch break on the trail.

      Overall, Ruffwear doesn't disappoint with this pad and has given Tess a great alternative to doormats and pine needle beds.

      Wish it packed up a touch smaller.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I bought this for my little sister and an upcoming trip we're taking. This is what she had to say:

      This bed is great for camping and backpacking. It is light weight but does take up space when you are backpacking. I didn't mind hiking it all the way in for my pup but it does take up major room in your pack. The pad for the bed doesn't compact very well but the cover compacts down in a stuff sack. She stayed on her bed most of the night instead of trying to steal my therma-rest. She did move off of it and on to mine part way through the night. She loves sleeping on it while we are out of the tent too. This bed was great for us and I would recommend it to anyone with a pampered pooch.

      Does the trick

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      My dog, likes this pad only when the ground is really rocky or really cold. Sometimes I put it down only find her laying next to it with only her head resting on it. That being said, it does serve its purpose very well. Its fairly light, incredibly durable and packs pretty small. It gives her something to lay on while I set up camp, or cook dinner. Also works well inside the tent at night, keeps her nails off the tent floor, and provides ground insulation. Definitely a must have if you have a dog that goes camping/hiking/roading tripping with you.

      Does the trick

      Initial Impressions

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Haven’t really used yet, but excited to use with the Highlands bed and sleeping bed to give some additional padding, comfort and protection from the cold ground when camping. It is light weight but folds up accordion style so may be difficult to pack in the puppy pack (ruffwear palisades pack) or in my backpacking pack. This might have to be reserved for car camping if space is an issue.

      Bulky, but great!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've used this pad for overnight winter backpacking trips with my dog a few times now, and it's great! It seems pretty durable. I have a very energetic, large Vizsla who loves to jump on it, and it hasn't shown any signs of wear. I also have a ruffwear highlands sleeping bag, and it fits perfectly into the bottom of it. It folds down nicely, but is still too large to fit into a ruffwear approach pack. Overall, I think it's a great way to keep my dog warm and comfortable in the backcountry, and I would definitely recommend it!

      Unanswered Question

      Trying to decipher if this would be good for float trip camping... would it work at the bottom of the canoe so he can rest on long trips? Would it dry fast enough to use in the tent after we set up camp?