Product Review: Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie
To say that outdoor enthusiast Kevin Roberts is always on the go with his dogs is a little bit of an understatement. No matter what the season, he’s never in one place for too long. And that means he needs to bring supplies along with him – not just for him, but for his dogs, too. He’s been on the lookout for a portable container for dog kibble that’s generous in size, tough against the elements and can go anywhere he and his pack goes. Will the Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie become his new travel essential or a camping flop?
We are active outdoor adventurers, and of course our dogs come with us wherever we go. Whether it’s by car or canoe, our dogs follow along for the journey!
Feeding a pack on the go takes some organizing, which is why I found the Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie so handy. We go through a lot of dog food in a day, and the Kibble Kaddie is generous in its sizing. This carrier holds 42 cups – now that is a lot of meals! We recently got back from a four-day excursion in the wood – the perfect time to put the Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie through its paces. We found that we had plenty of room it the Kibble Kaddie for our dogs’ food… and then some (we always pack a bit extra just in case we get stranded due to bad weather).
Here’s how it works: As you feed the kibble from the bag, you simply roll the top down the bag and clip it, saving space. The bag is made from a grease resistant material, and even with the warmth of the summer sun (after all, there’s no air conditioning in the woods), the grease did not permeate through.
As an added design feature, there is a pocket on the side, which was handy for holding collapsible dog bowls. I was able to fit two large bowls into one pocket, but with the clip on the top, I just secured the rest of the bowls there. A successful trip with your canine companion depends on you being organized. The pocket and handle at the top made this easy to do.
What We Didn’t Like
We love this bag, but really could have done without the pouring pouch on the side. The pouch stays closed well enough, due to a strong magnet. But the opening means the bag is not waterproof. We had to be careful how we placed it in the canoe, we didn’t want any moisture to get into the dog’s food, and ruin it.
Another issue we had with the pouring pouch was that the dogs were easily able to open it and help themselves! Now that is more of a case of our dogs living life to the fullest than an issue with the design. Having a dog gorge on too many calories is not only unhealthy, but could mean we would run out by the end of the trip!
If you are traveling on vacation by car or hiking with your dog, this is a great option. Overall, you will appreciate the generous amount of space and the tough construction, which makes it a wonderful carrier for travelers looking to invest in portable kibble luggage. We would have been happier without the magnetic opening, but overall, this is a great bag to have with you on the go.
Note: PetGuide.com was NOT compensated for this review. We received a Ruffwear Kibble Kaddie to review. The opinions expressed in this post are the author’s. We provide unbiased feedback of the products and share products we think our readers would enjoy using and learning more about.
Kevin Roberts lives for adventure. Together with his pack of rescue dogs and his husband, he spends as much time outdoors as possible. Kevin lives by the motto: “Get outside and play with your dogs!”
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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