We’ve received several questions asking about our double and single layer dog gear. One of the most frequently asked is “what is the difference between double and single layer?” We understand it can be difficult enough to decide on which one of our eleven solid colors is right for your pooch. Having to decide whether a single-layer or double-layer dog product is right for you might just seem to complicate things, especially when ordering on-line. We know it can be quite daunting to make sure you’re ordering the right dog gear. We’re happy to answer any and all of your questions and will clarify the advantages of each of our options in this post.
We’ll start by covering basic color options. We’ve created product styles in a ‘Colors Inspired by Nature’ solid color collection. Our buckle collars come in eleven solid colors and optionally, depending on the style, they can be mixed. We coordinate two of our solid colors in our Eco Hip collection. Eco Hip combines two complementary colors and typically comes with a cool ‘hippy’ fringe finish. The more commonly sought-after color combinations are listed and ready to order easily; other color combinations are available as a custom order.
If you want to make your own color combination, simply order the style you’d like and let us know the specific colors you want in the order text. We’ve also created nine ‘Save the Earth’ ribbon designs. These unique designs (hand-sewn to a single layer of bamboo webbing) represent important environmental concerns.
Our dog and cat products include:
- Break-away buckle cat collars, complete with a jingle bell
- Quick-release buckle and martingale dog collars
- Matching and coordinating dog and cat leashes available in single or double layer material
- A tandem lead accessory so you can walk two dogs easily at the same time
- Both traditional, adjustable back clip, and our new dual (front) clip dog harnesses
Our dog and cat gear features include:
- Adjustable to fit your pet, even as it grows
- Welded metal hardware
- Durable buckles
We offer our solid color dog and cat gear in a single or double layer of bamboo webbing material. Bamboo is a natural sustainable plant-based resource, and therefore eco-friendly; naturally anti-bacterial and odor resistant; breathable and hypoallergenic (we’ve had several customers state that their dog no longer scratches or has rashes when wearing our dog gear); and it is easily machine washable and fast drying. Both our single and double-layer products have advantages:
Single Layer (comfort collection): One layer of bamboo webbing offers more pliability / flexibility and may be lighter and more comfortable for your pet. Older and less active dogs and pets that don’t pull hard when on a leash may prefer the extra comfort a single layer of material provides.
Double Layer (solid and eco hip collections): Two layers of bamboo webbing, either both the same solid color, or combined complimentary colors (our Eco Hip collection). Doubling the material makes the product more structured, making it easier for some pet owners to use. New double layer collars arrive a little stiff and soften nicely with wear. Lots of pet parents prefer the double layer because it wears well on stronger breeds and very active dogs.
Most of our colors are available in three different widths. Cat and puppy collars come in ½” width (limited colors). Small and medium sizes come in ¾” width. Large and X-Large sizes come in 1” width. If you prefer a non-standard width, ask us if the color you prefer is available in your desired width; if it is, we’re happy to customize dog gear for you.
With all of these options, we’ve developed fashionable, yet soft and strong, dog and cat wear! You can find the comfort, structure, strength and beauty you desire in all of our warm or cool natural color tones.
Wishing you a happy fall,
Jim and Lisa
Wagging Green Pet Products