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Ruff Wear Approach Dog Backpack

Ruff Wear Approach Dog Backpack – Great for overnight trips.
It has been my own observation that many people who enjoy the outdoors often enjoy the companionship of a four legged friend. I myself am one such person. You could probably say my dog grew up in my passenger side seat and on the trail. It is only natural that those with dogs who enjoy the outdoors would want to bring their dogs along with them on day hikes and even overnight hikes or camp outs. If you feel like bringing dog out on the trail with, it only makes sense to make them carry their fair share of the load. There are plenty of great dog backpacks out there to help you do just that. One such backpack is the Ruff Wear Approach Dog Backpack.

If you are a little new to the whole dog backpack idea, you may not know that they make dog packs it just about every size. That said, you probably can’t find one to fit your miniature pincher. But then again, there probably aren’t a lot of outdoor enthusiasts out there that own miniature pinchers. The Ruff Wear Approach Dog Backpack comes in a variety of sizes to fit medium/small dogs to extra large dogs like malamutes and German shepherds. The design of the Ruff Wear Approach Dog Backpack is made to keep the dog as comfortable as possible and safe.

To help keep the Ruff Wear Approach Dog Backpack comfortable, the pack is designed to evenly distribute the weight of the pack. Of course a lot of that has to do with how well the owner packs the saddle bags. But the Web Master system that is in place on the pack helps to even things out as well as support and stabilize the load so that it doesn’t shift to much while on the move. Because the trail and backcountry can sometimes be a bit untamed, the Ruff Wear Approach Dog Backpack features a sleek design to help keep the pack from getting caught on brush and allowing your dog to move freely even in dense under brush.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one:
REI: $74.95

Why they rock:

  • Trim saddlebag design moves easily with dog’s body, allowing easy navigation through dense woods
  • Web Master harness improves load distribution, support and stability; padded, five-point design is adjustable for maximum comfort
  • Built-in handle allows you to help your dog through those tough spots on the trail
  • Leash can be attached to sturdy D-ring (leash sold separately)
  • Made with durable, water-resistant ballistic nylon; waterproof zippers help protect contents from moisture
  • Daisy-chain gear loops on saddlebags provide external attachment points for additional gear

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

As I said before, I’m all about taking my dog everywhere. No matter if we are spending a day on the river or camping out in the mountains all weekend, she will be right there with us. She currently already has a dog backpack that I have had for a while, but seeing as how it is on its way out I have a feeling I’ll be purchasing the Ruff Wear Approach Dog Backpack sooner than later.

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REI: $74.95