Ever wanted to go farther into a dog adventure without having to call it a day so early?
Ever get a little hungry or run out of water while out on a long dog hike?
I always did, and it made me feel like I was unprepared for the outdoors.
When I set out to find the best dog gear possible, I wanted to be sure it was functional, comfortable, and versatile. My human gear is just that and then some, so it was only right I’d get the same for my dogs.
Low and behold, after weeks of researching companies, their customers, and business culture, Ruff Wear was the answer. A cool ‘outdoor-dog-enthusiast’ company located in Bend, Oregon, who’s only mission is to provide the world’s best performance dog gear. Their culture, their passion for dogs, their contributions to charity, and craftsmanship really made them stand out.
Ruff Wear offers an extensive line of dog-tested gear ranging from dog coats & jackets, collars & leashes, harnesses, dog float coats, dog boots, and of course what I’ll be showing you today, dog backpacks.
Dog packs are pieces of dog gear that are often overlooked, probably because we think it’s silly for a dog to wear one. Believe it or not, dog packs have been in existence for centuries. Working dogs and dog packs played a huge role in the advancement of human civilization. Today, dog packs are some of the best ways for bonding and working together with your dog. Dogs absolutely love to work and love having a job to do—everyone loves the feeling when they’re a part of something.
When looking to buy a dog pack you want to make sure the equipment is 100% safe for your dog to wear. There are absolutely no exceptions when it comes to the comfort and safety of your dog when equipping them with dog gear of any kind. Dogs are exceptionally sound animals, physically and mentally. With that being said, dog gear that is uncomfortable is the quickest way to kill motivation in any dog.
Dog packs need to be contoured for a dogs’ anatomy (body shape and movement) and designed with materials that are comfortable and lightweight. Breathable and padded materials along with a tough exterior will make a quality dog pack for all rugged adventures. Add in some adjustable straps and you have a dog pack tailored fit for any dog, small or large.
Today we are reviewing Ruff Wear’s dog packs. Each dog pack is completely different in design. Materials and holding capacity vary throughout the 3.
Singletrak Dog Pack
The Singletrak Dog Pack is the smallest and lightest of the 3. This sleek, low-profile dog pack was designed for any thirst-inducing activity. Two on-board, removable Platypus® water bladders mean your dog can carry their water…and yours! Two external stash pockets fit other adventure essentials.
This dog pack is perfect for outdoor activities where water is all you’ll need. A quick run or trail run, small hikes, mountain biking, or back-country skiing are perfect activities for the Singletrak.
Approach Dog Pack
The Approach Dog Pack is a great everyday dog backpack with excellent performance, fit, and functionality. Use it to offset your load, or for training and exercise.
The Approach Dog Pack gives your dog a load to carry and a job to do, generating instant four-legged motivation. Whether it’s a day hike, overnight adventure, or stroll through the park, this dog back pack will certainly make it a fun day out.
Palisades Dog Pack
The Palisades Dog Pack is great for multi-day adventures when extra carrying capacity and hydration is important. What makes the Palisades Dog Pack so unique is it’s actually two products in one. The saddle bags are completely removable, exposing Ruff Wears best selling Web Master Harness at its core.
This dog backpack features hydration bladders (2 bladders, each with 1L capacity) making this the ultimate dog pack for large scale adventures. A compression system is also integrated into this one-of-a-kind dog pack, making the pack less wobbly as your dog moves about.
Don’t let all the features of the Palisades Dog Pack overwhelm you. It’s totally easy to use. Re-filling with H2o, packing with essentials like food and snacks or other outdoor necessities are easy to pack away so you can focus on the adventure at hand. The compression system is super easy to get to and adjust, ensuring quick adjustments so your dog is comfortable at all times.