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Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack

$79.95

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    • Meadow Green, XS
      $79.95
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      $79.95
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      $79.95
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    Trail pup.

    Your dog loves to keep you company on day hikes, and she's even more excited if she feels like she has a job to do. Stash some treats, a collapsible bowl, and a leash or some small water bottles inside saddlebags of the Ruffwear Approach Pack and let your pooch haul her own supplies. The Approach features a harness designed for comfort and stability under light loads, and the saddlebags have a low, streamlined shape that complements your dog's balance. A padded assistance handle gives you a quick way to lift your pooch over otherwise-insurmountable obstacles, and Ruffwear's designers were careful not to include any excessive straps or attachments that might hang up in bushes or low-hanging branches. This Ruffwear dog pack comes in five different sizes so it'll fit securely on pint-sized pups or burly beasts.

    • Let your high-energy pooch carry their own supplies
    • Padded handle to grab your pup like a duffel bag
    • Webbing or V-ring leash attachment options
    • 5 point customizable fit with suspension system for comfort
    • Weight-forward saddlebag design stabilizes contents
    • Stash pockets and external gear loops for odds and ends
    • Item #RUF002D

    Tech Specs

    Volume
    [XS] 6L, [S] 12.5L, [M] 14.5, [L/XL] 24L
    Claimed Weight
    [XS] 12.8oz, [S] 1lb 0.8oz, [M] 1lb 2.4oz, [L/XL] 1lb 4.8oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Just got this dog pack the other day and fitted it to my pup immediately. We have other ruffwear harnesses and the approach dog pack has lived up to what we have come to expect from ruffwear. Solid construction and lots of space for water, food, and treats. We can’t wait to take our pup on some overnights in the backcountry!

    A little big

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I thought my dog would grow a little but more, so I got him the L/XL size, but he seems to be staying the same size. Luckily, the straps adjust to him and this doesn't appear to be too big, but we probably could've sized it down. He didn't get any sores from it, and actually enjoyed being able to tag along backpacking last summer. I'd say overall, this was a huge win for us!

    A little big

    Great pack

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Love this pack but it was too big for my dog so I had to return it. Looking forward to purchasing another one in a smaller size because it is so very well made with great storage, easy glide zippers and multiple adjustments for a perfect fit.

    I was sick of carrying his food anyway

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    and really the little guy doesn't seem to mind at all. Pack doesn't seem to move around or bug him and it's big enough for a few days worth of kibble and a couple of collapsible bowls.

    GOAT WORTHY PACK

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased a size SMALL for my 47LBS Australian Cattle Dog. It fits great and it holds all of his food for a 5 day trip, plus the first aid kit!

    My only complaint is that the straps are complicated to adjust on the go. You'll find that you need to adjust the pack semi-often depending on the load size. Adjustments are a little time consuming.

    But I've had no issues with rubbing or wear on my pup. The straps are well padded.

    If you are in between sizes, SIZE DOWN

    GOAT WORTHY PACK

    Tough

      I ordered a size small for my 25lb border collie, and even though she might not love it, I do! She was able to carry her own supplies for a short trip while still going on her own adventures through brush and rocks. There have been a few times where the pack probably should have ripped, but with how well it's put together I'm convinced it's dang near indestructible.

      Awesome pack for every occasion!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My pup is a border collie mutt, about 50 lbs and a skinny waist; the small fits perfectly and has tons of room for storage. The handle is excellent for treacherous stream crossing and interviening in squirrel encounters. Can withstand the removal of porcupine quills and some serious bushwhacking. Haven't had any issues with the straps chaffing the pup and the pack stays put, especially if I take a moment to balance the load. I leave a leash attached to the pack and tuck the end of it into one of the zipper sides for easy access when needed. The pack is not water proof, so keep that in mind when packing it.

      Great pack for your furry friend

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Ordered the L/XL for our 3 yo GSD so she can accompany us on longer treks while carrying her own stash. This pack would work great for overnight hikes as well. I like the extra clip for the leash when trails are tight. I ordered the orange for our Fall hikes during hunting season and I love the color.
      Great pack for a great price!