The Swamp Cooler™ is a lightweight, low profile dog jacket that uses evaporative cooling to help keep the core temperature of your dog lower during warm weather exercise. Just saturate the jacket with water, wring out the excess and put it on Fido! Three-Layer construction maximizes cooling effects: • Top air-mesh layer generates evaporation, releasing heat • Middle layer absorbs and stores the cooling water • Bottom layer cools the dog. Light color reflects sunlight and ultraviolet rays for added sun protection. For more information: ruffwear.comThe functional difference that truly sets the Wiggy’s Bag apart from the rest is its insulation! Lamilite possesses an extraordinary quality that helps contain the flow of heat that your own body generates. The key to Lamilite is its ability to allow the body’s own thermostat to function efficiently. Lamilite is lofty insulation. The more loft surrounding your body, the more difficult it is for your body heat to escape. Lamilite is lightweight. The lighter the weight of the insulation the lighter the weight of the finished product be it a sleeping bag or garment. I believe the Antarctic model is the only -60 degree bag made in the world. The loft averages 10 inches, and the weight for a regular length, wide body model is 6.5 pounds. The long wide body weighs 7 pounds. Adding the Flexible Temperature Range Sleep System (FTRSS) brings the temperature range down to -80. For information: wiggys.comWith the purchase of the pink dog bootie, 5 cents will be donated to the American Cancer Society to benefit breast cancer. ACS has invested more in breast cancer research grants over time than any other voluntary public health organization – $352 million since 1972! And, it was the American Cancer Society that established mammography as the gold standard for the early detection of breast cancer. Thanks for giving the gift of life! With the purchase of the purple dog bootie, 5 cents will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life. This event honors our canine caregivers while raising money to “take a bite out of cancer.” Thanks for giving the gift of life! We have 9 different colors of 330 denier Cordura booties, black, royal blue, brown/tan, blaze orange, green, pink, purple, red, and yellow. For more information and other sled dog gear visit: dogbooties.com Editor’s note: We made a mistake and ran the wrong bootie photo in the last issue, so we are running this piece again with the correct dogbooties.com booties shown.Ever imagined how cool it would be if your Grandpa could enjoy mushing in temperatures well below zero? Well remove the stroke-inducing danger from him by wearing the Grandpa Edition of Beard Head and allowing him to live vicariously through you! Just snap a couple pics with this on and tell him this is how he would look, but cooler! 30% Wool, 70% Acrylic- One-size fits all- Machine washable.All Beard Head caps come with a “Classic” moustache attached with buttons, and can be removed or interchanged with new moustache styles. If you want to change your Beard Head look, our new easily-interchangeable Add-on Moustaches can be purchased, such as these Fu-Manchu styles picutured.
Racing in the ACE Race with Tonya Helm On this episode of the Mushing podcast,