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Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack

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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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    4.5521

    21 Reviews

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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

    Tech Specs

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    About time my pup carries her own weight

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great pack for backpacking trips with your dog. It's the perfect size for your pup to carry her food and stuff on the way in and your trash on the way out. It's easy to adjust to your pup's size, and i love how it supports their weight from below and has a big handle if you need to give them a boost while boulder hopping.

    After initial use I would say it is durable and stands up to your dog running through brush and pine trees while exploring the outdoors.

    Ruff Stuff!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Love this doggy pack! It's durable (my dog hasn't destroyed it yet which is saying a lot) and can hold everything my pup needs for a day trip. I also love the adjust-ability of the pack - i can cinch it down to get the perfect fit for that lil' scruffball.

    Let's my pup carry his own weight!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It took about 5 minutes for my dog to get used to wearing this. It took us a couple of day hikes to figure out how to best fit it on him and how tight to make it so it wouldn't slide around. My dog doesn't let this pack deter him from running and prancing through trees. It is made of tough material, and plenty roomy to hold food and water for my dog. It's so nice to have! My dog is 40 pounds and the medium fits him great!

    Let's my pup carry his own weight!

    Game Changer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My dog has so much Ruffwear it's ridiculous, but my dog and I both LOVE this pack. It's incredibly functional for hiking and backcountry adventures. Not only is it the typical high-quality harness you'd expect from Ruffwear, but it's capable of holding a lot. On our adventures, my dog typically carries 2 liters of water, poop bags, some (not all) of his food, treats, collapsible bowls, and paw wax, with room to spare. Be prepared - other hikers will also marvel at your dog as it's definitely a conversation starter.

    Game Changer

    Woodrow has been miles with this pack.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We've taken this pack on long hikes and backpacks for the last few years with our pup. He is off leash and bounding through the woods chasing squirrels the whole time and the pack holds up. I love that there is a handle on it. When we need to help Woodrow over an obstacle we can use the handle to give him a boost which is easier than trying to pick up a 70 lb dog. With anything ruffwear - read the sizing guides and take the time to measure your dog! It will make your life easier and ensure you get the right product the first time.

    Takes the weight off me!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My Alaskan Husky has energy for days!!! She carries her own water and food now like nothing!! She is not bothered by it nor does it slow her down. And now I don't have to carry around the extra weight while backpacking.

    Make Fido Carry His Own Weight

      I love having this for my dog! It makes backpacking trips that much easier to have her carry her own food and water!. On shorter hikes I'll have her wear it and carry my water, phone, etc so I can hike without a pack.

      Great for my dog!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The pack fit great and can hold pretty much whatever you need! After a couple walks, my dog could have cared less about it being on. Very good quality!

      STRAP FAILURE

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      APPROACH Ruffwear pack – strap FAILURE
      We are now on our third Approach pack, as the chest strap suffered failure on the first two.
      Ruffwear is convinced my Diabetic Alert Dog chewed the strap, but I am convinced it was material failure. My dog is never in his pack when not attended and monitored. Plus he can’t reach the failure area to chew it. DO NOT BUY ANY RUFFWEAR PRODUCTS, as they are not willing to look into issues with their products.

      Bought another

        Adopted a new buddy and outfitted him with his own pack (green). Pup in the back of the photo has had his about a year now, dragged through and up slot canyons, backpacking and carrying own mat, and holding my wallet, coat, snacks, and flask when out on the town. Both are border/heeled mutts, around 40 - 50 lbs; the small fits perfect.

        Bought another

        perfect pack

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I bought a size small for my boarder collie mutt (he's on the large side of border collies) and it fits great. Perfect size for him to haul his food and bed mat on a backpacking trip. The pack is also great for town walks when you don't want to carry your own wallet or flask. This pack has been through quite a bit and did well with hauling the pup through some canyoneering problems.

        perfect pack

        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.