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Stephen and I have way too much gear. We know this to be true, as we recently organized our basement (aka, The Gear Room) and discovered that not only did we have multiples of several things (tents, sleeping bags) but there were several things we hadn’t used in years, especially since we got the camper.
Bridger, on the other hand, is a different story. While organizing The Gear Room, I set aside a bin for “Bridger’s Stuff” and started to lay out all of the things that he needs for a successful road trip. His hiking pack, booties (for emergencies only, in case he tears a pad and we need to bandage it), his first aid kid, his sleeping pad, his water bottles, outdoor toys, bones for by the campfire, light-up collar… and then I noticed how many bowls we have. It seemed like Bridger had fallen into the same routine we had of over-buying gear, but for different reasons: We have multiples for seasons and trip-types, Bridger has multiples because we couldn’t find one that worked for him.
Enter the Stunt Puppy Nano Bowl. Here’s what I’m loving so far:
The bowl folds up into a tiny little square, and has an elastic band to either wrap around itself or wrap around the leash for safe-keeping. (HACK: I always have a carabiner handy and found myself clipping it to things like my work bag – I know, having Bridger at work is awesome – for easy-transport.) It holds 3.5 cups of water, and held Bridger’s 2 cups of dog food easily.
This sucker isn’t going to tip. While the material is soft and packable, Bridger wasn’t able to bulldoze it over while eating out of it, and it never seemed to slump or sag. The Nanopore Waterproof Membrane (non-toxic, chemical-free) also didn’t hold any of the oils from Bridger’s dog food (salmon and sweet potato) which is a GAME. CHANGER. Salmon makes his coat nice and shiny (and it seems to be the protein that he digests the best) but normally any bowl with a cloth bottom would absorb the oils from his food and trap them until it came in contact with another surface. I had an awful experience one with an old bowl being near my leather wallet in the same bag. (HACK: Baby powder solves this problem.) I was pleasantly surprised that the Nano Bowl didn’t do this, and even tested it out. No oil seepage!
My only quip is that I wish it came in more colors! I do love the gray though and am always a big fan of gender neutral product colors (yes, even for dogs). I absolutely love the look and feel of the product – especially the elastic strap – and am really happy that I’ve found something that folds up small enough to not be a nuisance in his pack.
I’ve even noticed how this bowl has helped me reduce waste at work! I normally would bring his dog food in a plastic baggie and empty it onto a paper plate when I got to work. I would never think of doing this while camping, so why was I doing it at work? Instead, I brought his food in a reusable baggie and brought the Nano Bowl along with me. It motivates me to enjoy meals with him outside when the weather is nice!
While Bridger’s not a chewer, I love that Stunt Puppy also offers “My Dog Ate This” repair services for only $4. It definitely makes me want to continue buying from this company knowing that they stand behind their products, even when it’s your dogs fault!
Special thanks to Bridger for being my Stunt Puppy Test Doggo. He was happy to oblige. 🙂
happy trails and miles,