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Product Review: OUT! Flashlight Dispenser & Pick-Up Bags

by Therese on January 16, 2011

in Dog walking, Dogs, Product Reviews

flashlight and dog waste pickup bagsThe OUT! Flashlight Dispenser & Dog Waste Pick-Up Bags (aff) is a handy little item for dog walkers, especially if you’re going to be walking after dark.

It’s not uncommon for pet sitters or dog walkers to carry a small flashlight with them while out after dark. The fact that this one has a built in bag dispenser means there’s one less thing to carry. And since there’s a clip to hang it on a belt loop or buckle you can snap it on and forget about it. It’s lightweight too, so it’s not going to weigh you down. The actual dispenser isn’t much heavier than a new roll of bags, so you might even forget it’s there until you need it.

On the downside, the one thing I noticed is that if you don’t pay attention to what you’re doing when you turn the light off, the cover may come off. I mentioned this to one of the representatives of the company and they’re going to look into it. Hopefully they’ll be able to improve this aspect of the light.

Other than the light switch though, I like the OUT! LED Flashlight Dispenser and think it could be a handy item for anybody who walks dogs after dark.

Win an OUT! LED Flashlight Dispenser with Pick-Up Bags!

We have two flashlights to give away,  and all you need to do is leave a comment below telling us about your dog, and you’ll be entered to win! Entries will be accepted until midnight, Sunday, January 23. See the rules here.


Congratulations to our winners – Alicia from Austin, TX and Summer from Knoxville, TN

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Melinda Hertel January 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I have a Lab/Pit Bull mix named Duncan who is the most beautiful dog ever in every way.


Jane January 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

My dog Oliver is a Shihpoo. He is 8 months old and one of the cutest little guys I have ever known. He loves playing in the snow and his puppy playtimes.


Marcia Breithaupt January 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I have an eight year old Sheltie, Rosi, who is a registered therapy dog through Therapy Dogs, Inc. and Delta Society.
She is the most well behaved dog on this planet, and is much more interested in the human species than the canine species.


Melanie Whitman January 17, 2011 at 4:02 pm

This is a tribute to the late & great Woody, who was a fabulous Golden retriever. I have never, in a lifetime of pets, known such a noble creature. Yes, I’m prejudiced, but everyone who ever knew him felt the same. I once got a thank you note from some friends who looked after him in their home while I was away!

I miss you, my old friend.


Natasha Borders January 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Bart is a playful Yorkie puppy, whom we adopted in 2009. Bart is fearless and very friendly, he loves meeting everyone, and enjoys being picked up, petted and cuddled. Of course, boys will be boys, so Bart has gotten himself in his full share of accidents, such as eating a tiny piece of caffeinated soap in our bathroom, and tumbling down the stairs to end up with a fractured leg. He did not appear deterred, however, and impatiently waited for his stitches to come out so he can venture out once again.


Sarah Paulk January 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm

My 4 pups are all rescues of different shapes and sizes. We love going on walks and hikes together with the younger ones and just hanging around the house with the older guys.


Alicia January 18, 2011 at 1:01 am

Kelly is a sweet black lab/blue heeler mix. Which makes her a really nice size. She loves to chase and bite at the water sprinkler and is so good when the kids hang all over her.


Jessica January 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

It is really awesome that they thought to combine these two items. I live in the Chicago area and it gets dark here pretty early in the winter, so most of the time when you walk your dog after work it is dark.


Summer January 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm

What a great idea! I always keep old plastic grocery bags in my car as a back up for my pet sitting clients who forget to leave out doggie bags, but it seems as though my flashlight is never to be found. Especially in the winter time when a good amount of my clients are visits after dark this would be a great product.


Beverley January 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I share my life with two wonderful Brittany brothers from the same litter. I also lived with their father, my beloved Zeke, who proudly introduced me to the breed. We live out in the woods and often find our last two walks of the day to be very dark and oftimes spooky. A flashlight for the hip would be a great asset, as usually, I have a boy tethered to each hand.


Wolfgang Wechsel February 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I own a pet sitting and dog walking company, ‘The Woof Gang’ (www.thewoofgang.biz), and have used products similar to this one in the past. I’m currently test-driving a leash/flashlight/bag dispenser combination. So far, so good! If they are made properly, and are well-balanced, they can eliminate the “fumbling’ that usually occurs when a dog walker is juggling a flashlight, a leash (and attached dog!), while reaching for a bag! A great product idea for dog walking!


Frank Soto March 29, 2014 at 3:19 am

Being in the petsitting industry you typically use a wide variety of these type of products. many of them simply do not hold up to the every day wear and tear. I recently ordered one of these and hope that it aside from the small concern mentioned in the review that it does in fact hold up.


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