Gunner G1 Kennel vs Rough Tough: Comparison, & Which Is Better?

 

We’ve put together a quick and simple to read Gunner G1 Kennel vs Rough Tough Kennel comparison guide.

In this comparison, we run through the similarities and differences between the two kennels, and consider who each crate may and may not be for.

We also link you to our more in depth reviews of each kennel.

Let’s jump into it!

 

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Gunner G1 Kennel vs Rough Tough: Comparison, & Which Is Better?

You can go straight to checking out the kennels here:

– Gunner G1 Kennel

 

– Rough Tough Kennel

 

Gunner G1 Kennel vs Rough Tough Kennel: Which Is Better For You?

Overall, both kennels are lightweight, heavy duty, molded roto plastic dog kennels for small through to large breeds.

However:

You might get the Gunner G1 Kennel if you want a higher quality kennel with more features

You might get the Rough Tough Kennel if you want a cheaper kennel with less features, but is still a good overall quality

 

The Rough Tough Kennel is great, but is more of a basic heavy duty molded kennel.

The Gunner G1 is more the premium brand with all the extras and double layer design.

 

Gunner G1 Kennel vs Rough Tough Kennel: Similarities

Both are molded kennels using rotational molding

Both kennels are made in the USA

Both kennels are great indoor and outdoor crates

Both kennels are good for travel

Both kennels are lightweight for heavy duty crates

Both kennels are very easy to clean

Both have been tested to be durable against considerable physical force and wear and tear

Both would be potentially suitable hunting kennels

Both would be potentially suitable truck bed kennels

Both would be potentially suitable airline cargo flight kennels

Both would be potentially suitable kennels for destructive dogs, dogs that chew and scratch, and escape artist type dogs

 

Gunner G1 Kennel vs Rough Tough Kennel: Differences

The Rough Tough Kennels are comparatively much cheaper than the Gunner kennels

The Rough Tough Kennels are one piece of molded plastic, whereas the Gunner G1 is several pieces of molded plastic

The Rough Tough Kennel has one layer of molding, whereas the Gunner G1 has a ptended double layer of molding design

The largest Rough Tough Kennel is the XL size which on the exterior measures 40 1/4 L x 22 1/4 W (at widest point) x 30 1/2 H, whilst the largest Gunner G1 Kennel is the Large size which on the exterior measures 40.25″(L) x 28″(W) x 33.25″(H)

Overall, the Rough Tough has small, mid size, medium, intermediate, large and XL sizes available, whilst the Gunner G1 only has small, intermediate and large sizes available

The Gunner G1 is a single door kennel, whereas the Rough Tough Kennels have both single and double door options

The Gunner G1 comes in one color, whereas the Rough Tough Kennels come in several different colors

The Gunner G1 has kennel feet that elevate it off the ground, whereas the Rough Tough doesn’t

The doors are different – the Gunner G1 has custom welded, powder coated doors reinforced with an aluminum frame. They also have a stainless-steel Piano Hinge and hexagonal door design. The Rough Tough doors are composite doors with metal insert bars.

The Gunner G1 has a drainage plug system the Rough Tough Kennel doesn’t have

The Gunner G1 has rear wheels for wheeling the crate, whereas the Rough Tough doesn’t

The Gunner G1 comes with handles, whereas the Rough Tough doesn’t…you have to buy an extra handle kit with the Rough Tough if you want handles

All the hardware on the Gunner G1 is stainless steel

The Gunner G1 kennels have dedicated tie down pins

The Rough Tough Kennels are stackable on one another

Both crates have many different extra accessories and kits you can get with the standard crate

The warranties are slightly different with slightly different conditions on both kennels – check the manufacturer websites for full conditions


Gunner G1 Kennel, and Rough Tough Kennel Reviews

Check out more in depth reviews of each kennel here:

Gunner G1 Kennel Review

Rough Tough Review

 

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