Ah the desert, its to hot for any kind of bugs to survive right? I wish that was true, but during the summer months we get hit hard with mosquitoes, horseflies, fleas and ticks. They all seems to hang out by the water where we like to hike, even in the early mornings and evening the mosquitoes come out to bug us! We of course have a abundance of sun and tall grass and fox tails, so when Hurtta ask if we could do some testing and review their new Sun and Bug Blocker I was more then eager to test it out!
Lucky with Goose he likes wearing stuff so after a few treats he was so happy to run around in the tall grass! Hurtta’s Sun & Bug Blocker is light weight and was easy to fit into my backpack. It also dries quickly, Goose was in the water a bit before I put the sun and bug blocker on him so he got the material a bit wet but it dried quickly.
Features of the Sun & Bug Blocker
- Light weight and breathable
- Drys quickly
- Comes with a small bag to stuff the sun and Bug blocker in
- Archroma Sanitized finishing helps the overall protect your dog from mosquitoes, horseflies and ticks and harmful UV radiation in sunlight (UPF 40+).
- 3 bungee draw strings to adjust for a snug and comfortable fit for you pup
- Easy to clean
The textile that the Hurtta uses for the Sun & Bug Blocker is premium quality. Textiles with a Archroma Sanitized® finish are dermatologically tested and safe for dogs. The finishing retains efficiency even after a hundred washes. Öko-Tex standard 100, classes I-IV.
- Permethrin-based durable and safe protection for dogs.
- Keeps mosquitoes, ticks and horseflies from landing; reduces stings and bites
- Accepted by Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class I-IV.
- Dermatologically tested.
- Helps to block the majority of UV rays
- Provides a UPF of 40
- Keeps fabric soft and breathable
- Durable effect
Sense we are getting so hot here in the desert with highs in the 100’s I have tested the suit in the mornings but the highs are still in the 80’s and so far I haven’t seen any fatigue. I also saw the bug blocker in action when I was down by the river the flies were all over the place and kept landing on me and hovering around me and my pack. Goose was wearing his sun & bug blocker and I looked at him standing in the sun with a fly not even fly around him! I saw a few try and land on him and they flew away. I think the UPF+40 is a great idea too not only will it keep his fur looking great but I could see how this would be beneficial to dogs with short hair that may need protection from the sun and its harmful rays. Also black dogs I could see the sun and bug blocker helping dark dogs not fatigue in in the sun so easily. Its such a cleaver idea and is a conversation starter for sure! My husband joked and said he looked like a ghost buster in his tan suit, I think it makes him look like special forces. It did take a bit to get it on and off of him, but once I learned how to put it on it was easy from then on out. I mean its not everyday I put Goose in a full body suit. Hurtta makes amazing dog gear and I am very impressed by the materials used on this product.
A bit about Hurtta
Hurtta’s business is based on knowing what pets need, and wanting to provide them with ever better products. Also wanting to make the everyday lives of dog owners easier, by offering safe, high-quality products that are easy to identify and that meet exactly the right needs. Hurtta believes that dogs make us better people.
Hurtta product designs, they take into account the build and movement patterns of different dog breeds, when the dogs run and play. The objective is to come up with products that are ergonomic, functional and match the needs of the dogs. Houndtex, our proprietary high performance fabric, is wear resistant, breathable, water and wind resistant. The seams are taped, which guarantees impermeability.
Hurtta is established in Kuopio, Finland.
You can find Hurtta retailers in North America by going here: Hurtta247 Stockists.
If you love Hurtta and want to learn more about them I would recommend checking Hurtta out on Facebook and liking their page. They are often look for product testers and run giveaways for chances to win their products.