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Yes. This *is* a Kevlar motorcycle suit for a dog!

Scottish woman designs full-body protective suit for sidecar-loving dog.

We say full-body, but there is still the discussion of headwear for the canine of course. Glossing over that however, this is actually pretty cool.

Aileen Perry already has a pretty successful business selling ‘onesies for dogs’ so she was the natural, first point of call for Gloucestershire-based Steve Hawley; who loves taking his Labrador – Renee – out for a ride with him but was worried about his beloved five-year-old’s safety.

“She began to try and keep up with the bike whenever I rode away, then lagging behind and watching heartbroken as I disappeared around the corner.

 

“I know I would never fully enjoy a motorbike ride unless Renee was with me, so I went about finding a motorcycle and sidecar outfit.”

Steve had already purchased a pair of ‘Doggles‘ for Renee to wear whilst riding in his sidecar, but he wanted something to help look after little Renee if the worst should happen.

A quick little search around the glorious, niche-enabler that is the Internet and his wish was granted. A few conversations later with Eileen and the Kevlar Doggie Onesie was born.

dog-sidecar

Steve and Renee are planning a trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats this year. Now she’ll be just that little bit safer.

Clothing

 

13 Comments

13 Comments

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    Tony Gillam

    March 10, 2016 at 10:50

    Had to quickly check my Calendar as I thought April 1st must have arrived !

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    Angus Farquhar

    March 10, 2016 at 11:59

    Nikki Siciliano this one is for you

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    Mr VanVan13

    March 10, 2016 at 12:05

    might want to rethink one of the hashtags there guys!!

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    Highwaylass

    March 10, 2016 at 14:21

    Shakey is feeling better about his granny blanket :) https://t.co/tKAZu6Ue1x

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    Sarah Blatter

    March 10, 2016 at 15:06

    Mark Hawthorn could totally see fletch in this

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    Jeremy Webb

    March 10, 2016 at 21:41

    That’s barking.

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    Jeremy Webb

    March 10, 2016 at 21:41

    Paws for thought on the head gear

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    James Spinks

    March 10, 2016 at 22:28

    Tom Montgomery

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    William Alisdair Clark

    March 11, 2016 at 06:51

    Lindsay Bruce

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    Adventures of an English Hack

    March 11, 2016 at 10:34

    Glad to see Renée’s new suit is going down a storm!

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    Adam Winther

    March 13, 2016 at 17:17

    Looks really warm. I wonder how the dog likes it? Maybe other ones have venting.

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    MotoFire

    March 13, 2016 at 20:04

    We thought the same. Hardly practical but certainly an interesting idea

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    Balkanski Stoyan

    March 22, 2016 at 18:39

    @BalkanskiStoyan #is it african dog?

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