After featuring metal, leather, and even 3D-printed suits of armor for cats, the latest in protective pet gear takes a turn for the traditional. A Japanese pet supply shop called Kandaya has creates handsome suits of samurai armor for both cats and dogs, which comes in a traditional color scheme as well as one styled after the giant bio-robot Eva Unit-01 from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Located in the town of town of Kurayoshi in Japan’s Tottori Prefecture, Kandaya rents out its suits of cat and dog armor by the hour, 500 Yen ($4.20 US) per hour for the traditional style and twice that for the Evangelion version.

[via My Modern Metropolis and RocketNews24]


These dogs may look like they’re getting ready to go to a rave, but they’re actually modeling the latest in protective pet gear. We’ve seen metal, leather, 3D-printed suits of armor for cats as well as suits of samurai and mecha armor for both cats and dogs. Today we’re checking out the CoyoteVest, a vest specifically designed to help our smaller canine friends ward off predators, such as coyotes or hawks. Made for dogs weighing up to 20 lbs, the vest is made of Kevlar and features a stiff, spiked Kevlar collar, as well as optional quills and spikes that can be places along the back of the vest.

Wearing the CoyoteVest does not inhibit a dog’s movement or ability to play, but we suspect the spikiest versions might make it harder to make a good impression with fellow dogs at the dog park. Either that or it will impress the heck out of them.

Visit the CoyoteVest website for additional info.

[via Technabob]