Pet Friendly Reflective Wear

Posted on January 5, 2011. Filed under: 2. Fun Pet Stuff We're Trying | Tags: , , , , , |

With the dark cold mornings and nights of winter it can be dangerous getting out for a walk with our four legged friends. My husband insists on walking the dogs at five in the morning when it’s pitch black and we often go for an evening stroll when again… it’s pitch black. I often worry about being seen by drivers.

So I was pleased to test out the “see me” line of reflector products marketed by a company called Pat Bay International. Several of the reflectors are actually sleeves that easily slip around your dog’s collar, leash and even your hat. There’s also an adjustable reflective band that you can wrap around your waist and fasten with Velcro like a belt.

My husband, two dogs and I wore all of these products when we recently went for a walk after dinner. It only took a couple of minutes to put all the reflectors on. Once outside, every time a car drove by, its headlights caught the reflectors and made all four of us pop out against the night sky. The secret ingredient is 3M’s Scotchlite™. Normally we’d just try to wear light colored clothes, but these definitely seemed to give us an extra advantage to being seen and keeping safe.
These items are all priced very reasonably ($3.49 – $14.49). Click here for a short video of us trying out the products on our walk.

-Nina Jimenez

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