Need A New Dog Walking Hand Bag?


\\\ Updated August 2021

What sort of bag is best?


What sort of dog walking bag do you use?

There’s one thing dog walkers like and that’s deep pockets in their jacket to stuff all kinds of things in including dog treats and the ladies like to complete their dog walking outfit with a practical and pretty bag.

Bags must be glamorous enough for park walks, but also beach walks, weekend breaks, camping country staycations, and for nearly all daily occasions, practical and stylish. The word ‘handbag’ isn’t quite appropriate!

Cross body bags are perfect because they are worn across the body, freeing up hands, extremely practical, accessible, and good for security reasons where your bag can be seen at all times, whilst allowing you to carry the essentials. The cross body is perfect leaving you hands-free for dog leads, whistles, handing out dog treats, throwing balls or taking a break drinking your coffee, whilst your dog is exercising. The strap across the body must be comfortable, and adjustable to accommodate your height, and how you like to wear it. Size is important, particularly if you have two or more dogs and may need to ‘upgrade’ to something larger.

Backpacks have come along way, aren’t just for weekend hikes, or going ‘the odd day’ to the office, (as we all move to home working). Backpacks are really useful to use on daily dog walks, where your dog may not be the ‘walk round the corner sort of dog’ but one that enjoys a robust carefree run, a National Trail morning circular walk, going to the beach for a doggy swim or a spot of shopping on the way home rom a dog walk. Larger dogs and longer walks generally mean you need to take more with you.

Bum bags are simply perfect for the small dog owner that needs to carry very little, as small dogs tend to need less exercising and less often and less accessories to be carried. A bum bag can be worn around the waist or over a shoulder if preferred, a clasp normally fixing two ends of a comfortable to wear, adjustable strap. One that has several zip-around pockets is practical, keeping dog treats in one place, dog poop bags, maybe a whistle if you use one, and mobile phone.

What’s in your dog walking back pack?

  • Emergency first aid necessities, balls for throwing, spare collar in case one dog slips theirs, lightweight dog drying towels, sun block, water and collapsible bowls, muzzles, long leads, dog poop bags, mobile phone and cards!

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You may have two or more dogs, or take several dogs out daily, and need to have ready the emergency first aid necessities, balls for throwing, spare collar in case one slips theirs, lightweight dog drying towels, sun block, dog poop bags, water and collapsible bowls.

Radley Handbags of London have always delivered, providing dedicated hand bag stylish ranges for all occasions, who now have expanded their accessory ranges even further providing you with a choice of footwear, including wellies. Choose from leather ranges, strong fashionable nylon ranges and vegan recycled fabrics. With years of designing backpacks, they get dimensions and inner and outer pockets placed just right and in a choice of seasonal fashion colours, perfect for the stylish dog walk!

Hunter Boot aren’t just wellies which became so famous as the ‘must have’ wellington boots to wear at mud-soaked festivals, but Hunter Boot can kit you entirely out, head to foot, for practical and waterproof dog walking, and with dedicated kids ranges. As specialists of rubber you’ll see trims being used, strong, tough nylon , and the distinctive Hunter red and off-white logo on backpacks. You’ll have trouble choosing between the excellent colour palette offered. Do you go traditional colours, bright colours or classics?

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Tips Buying Your Dog Walking Bag

  • Look for a quality treated fabric that is sponge clean.
  • Fabric must been waterproof to cope with all weathers.
  • Lightweight enough to wear before you fill it.
  • Adjustable comfortable straps.
  • Secure pockets with reliable zip-around closures.
  • Must have inner pockets, preferably zip-up.
  • Secure key fob.
  • Good range of colours and prints.
  • Light coloured and sponge clean lining making it easy to find items inside.
  • Big enough to house your laptop.
  • Elasticated outer pocket to pop your water bottle in (optional)
  • Made in recycled-eco friendly fabric wherever possible.
  • Guarantee for years of reliable use.
  • Buy from reputable company’s with reviews left by happy customers.
  • Quick, reliable dispatch with good after-sales care.

Alloutdoors just by the very name, you know what they sell. They have 200 brands selling quality outdoor wear for just about every hobby and activity you could think of, true specialists. Dog walking fits into this neatly with a range of backpacks, waist belts (bum bags) and money belts, brands including Osprey, Eastpak, Deuter, Lowe Alpine and Herschel.

Of course, country dwellers love Barbour, been in business since 1894, their trusted classic check styled coats and jackets, their renowned label sold globally. Ranges include backpack and tote bags with matching dog raincoats, collars and leads for your pooch. You’ll find a large dog range of accesories waiting at Pets At Home.

The same can also be said of high street favourite Joules offering their brightly coloured, fashion and stylish practical warm coats and jackets, woolly hats and gloves, and complimenting pooches outerwear ranges.

Superdry have added some glamour to bum bags with a disco colourful range this season complimenting their metallic ranges, and Kipling with their range of backpacks, and bumbags.

If you like to recycle and be sustainable, buy vintage, then try Beyond Retro, famous UK vintage stores. who stock many branded bags, it’s a real treasure trove of fantastic vintage clothing and accessories. You may even find a 1970’s disco original bum bag for sale!

Where did the word ‘Hand Bag’ come from?

Readers Digest have traced the history of the bag right back to 2,500 and 2,200 B.C. with a find made in Germany 2012, but the word ‘handbag’ came to notoriety during early 19th Century being used for luggage as travel became so popular with the new railways, and men’s brief cases.

If you are no longer using your old bag, donate it to your local pet charity

#reduce #reuse #recycle

*Note also that Hunter Boot and Joules have put in place recycling initiatives in place for recycling their wellington boots. Read our blog ‘The Best Way To Recycle Old Wellington Boots..

The previous range ‘PARK LIFE’ ‘The Radley Maple Cross Park Life Cross Body Bag is just FIT FOR PURPOSE! is sadly NOW OUT OF STOCK .

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