Sadly the summer is over and the days of fly rugs seem a distant memory. With the drop in temperature and the on/off torrential rain we have had recently, I decided it was time to get Pea in her waterproofs! Luckily, back in the summer, Derby House (my favourite rug brand) very kindly gifted us one of their lightweights – perfect for this time of the year.
It is a classic example of Derby House’s excellent rug design with a 0g weight and 600 Denier diamond weave fabric which is waterproof and breathable. Pea can vouch for how waterproof this rug is because she’s been out night and day in all sorts of weather over the last few weeks. It has buckles on the neck (velcro would be useless in the winter) and adjustable clips on the chest (easy to secure or remove). It is consistent with the fit of the other Derby House rugs I have had – I always know what I am going to get with them. It doesn’t always completely cover Pea’s mane – she seems to shake it down but maybe that’s just the way she wears it!
This particular rug is bright blue with a yellow trim. Although this is from their summer collection and that is probably the reasoning behind the colours, I think it is great that when I drive past Pea early in the morning when the sun hasn’t yet come up, I can look for the blue and I’ll be able to spot her! Check out the Derby House website to see their latest eye-catching rug designs (though if you’re looking for something more subtle they cater for that too).
A little side note – Derby House are really passionate about improving their sustainability. They have 95% plastic free outbound packaging and have abolished plastic ‘windows’ from their rug bags.