What’s this? Has Well-Met Man gone to the dogs? Sure, this will be the fourth dog-related post in a row, but there was no plan, it just happened that way. In fact, was going to wait on this one to give it a break but no other man-news has come up. Besides, dogs are MAN’s best friend and being a fan of dogs and beer, this product was bound to be found sooner or later.
Cycle Dog is a company that does the honorable, Well-Met, practice of reclaiming inner tubes from bicycle tires and using the material to make collars and leashes for dogs. Since the tubes cannot be recycled by normal means, millions of them end up in landfills. By reusing or reclaiming the material for other purposes, Cycle Dog is helping the environment.
So let’s see – a man activity in biking, a man subject matter in dogs, and a responsible business practice in recycling – sounds very Well-Met to me. But it gets better. The collars use a seat-belt style latch that helps prevent accidental openings and also has a manly car-themed style. But, what’s puts the collars over the top into true Well-Met Manliness is that they have developed a special D-Ring (where you attach the leash to the collar) that serves as a bottle opener as well. Add beer to the list above and you’ve got a super Well-Met product.
According the website, the practical advantages beyond of using the inner tubes to make the collars are:
Our recycled bike tube collars are good for the planet, great for your dog and will last for years with proper care. Quick drying, great for water dogs. Won’t absorb odors – Fights the stink! Rubber edges won’t fray
Alas, there is only one retailer in Wisconsin, 3rd Coast Bikes in Racine, but you can order online. Be sure to check out the Goods & Services page to find other local, responsible, or otherwise wellness related products.