Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close
Close

When writing your review, please consider the following guidelines:

  • Focus on the product and your individual experience using it
  • Provide details about why you (and your dog) liked or disliked a product
  • All submitted reviews are subject to the terms set forth in our Terms of Use
  • We reserve the right not to post your review if it contains any of the following types of content or violates other guidelines:
    • Obscenities, discriminatory language, or other language not suitable for a public forum
    • Advertisements, "spam" content, or references to other products, offers, or websites
    • Email addresses, URLs, phone numbers, physical addresses or other forms of contact information
    • Critical or spiteful comments on other reviews posted on the page or their authors
In addition, if you wish to share feedback with us about product selection, pricing, ordering, delivery or other customer service issues, please do not submit this feedback through a product review. Instead, please email Customer Service by clicking here.

Thanks again for your review!

Close


Thank you for visiting ruffwear.com. Please review the following basic rules that govern the use of our site. Please note that your use of our site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this site. And since we may revise this agreement at any time, you should visit this page periodically to review the terms of your use. Should you have any questions concerning any of our policies, please contact us at support@ruffwear.com.


Legal Information

This website is expressly owned and operated by Ruffwear, Inc. Our mailing address is: 2843 NW Lolo Drive, Bend, OR 97701. Unless otherwise noted, all design and content featured on ruffwear.com-including navigational buttons and images, artwork, graphics, photography, text, and the like are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and/or intellectual property that are owned, controlled, or licensed by Ruffwear, Inc. Ruffwear uses the following trademarks in print and on our products: Vibram®, a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A.; Thermore®, a registered trademark of Thermore S.p.A.; Velcro®, a registered trademark of Velcro Industries, B.V.; Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.; YouTube and the YouTube logo, trademarks of Google Inc.; and Ruffwear® For Dogs on the Go®, Performance Dog Gear®, registered trademarks of Ruffwear, Inc. Ruffwear reserves the right to change styles, colors, sizes, and prices. All photos © Ruffwear. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer of Warranty

YOU AGREE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND ALL OF ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH USING THIS SITE ARE WITH YOU. RUFFWEAR, INC. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTION OR OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. AS A VISITOR TO AND USER OF THIS WEBSITE, YOU MUST ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SERVICING OF EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE. AS A VISITOR TO AND A USER OF THIS WEBSITE YOU AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS LEGAL NOTICE. RUFFWEAR, INC., DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOW BY LAW INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Limitation of Liability

YOU AGREE THAT TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, RUFFWEAR, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE AND THAT IN NO EVENT WILL ANY CLAIM FOR DAMAGES EXCEED THE ACTUAL COST OF YOUR DIRECT EXPENSE OF DAMAGES THAT YOU INCUR. YOU AGREE THAT TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, RUFFWEAR, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR USING OR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY TO DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY CAUSE OF ACTION INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, STRICT OR PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR MISREPRESENTATION EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Inaccuracies

We endeavor to present the most recent, most accurate, and most reliable information on our website at all times. However, there may be occasions when some of the information featured on ruffwear.com may contain incomplete data, typographical errors, or inaccuracies. Any errors are wholly unintentional and we apologize if erroneous information is reflected in merchandise price, item availability, or in any way affects your individual order. Please be aware that we present our content 'as is' and make no claims to its accuracy, either expressed or implied. We reserve the right to amend errors or to update product information at any time without prior notice. In the event a Ruffwear product is listed at an incorrect price due to photographical error, typographical error, or error in pricing information from our suppliers, Ruffwear, Inc. shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. We shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Ruffwear will issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.

Colors

We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors of our products that appear on the website. However, due to monitor discrepancies, we cannot guarantee that your display of color will be accurate.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Ruffwear, Inc., its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expert witness fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.

Correspondence

While we welcome your comments and feedback regarding Ruffwear, our merchandise, and our services, we do not wish to receive any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials, or information via this website. Please note that all of your comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, and other submissions that are disclosed or submitted to our company through ruffwear.com shall become and remain the property of Ruffwear, Inc. Any such disclosure or submission by you is a declaration of the full release of all proprietary claims and/or intellectual rights regarding your submission. However, we will not use your name in connection with any such materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments unless we first obtain your permission or otherwise are required by law to do so.

Severability

Whenever possible, each provision of these Terms of Use will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be prohibited by or invalid under applicable law, such provision will be ineffective only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use.

Complete Agreement

This constitutes the complete agreement between you and Ruffwear, Inc. regarding the access and use of this web site.

Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction; Attorneys' Fees

The law of the State of Oregon shall govern all questions concerning the construction, validity, and interpretation of theses Terms of Use and the performance of any obligation imposed by these Terms of Use without regard to conflict of laws or where the claim arose, even if in a foreign country. You agree that any disputes shall be heard exclusively in the appropriate forum in Oregon and waive any claim or defense that such forum in not convenient or proper. You agree that the proper state venue shall be in Deschutes County, Oregon and the proper federal venue shall be in Lane County, Oregon. In any legal action, the substantially prevailing party will be entitle to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs including expert witness fees. You agree that any cause of action arising out of or in any way connected to the use of this site must commence within one year after the cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Termination

Ruffwear, Inc. reserves the right to terminate or modify this agreement at any time. All provisions set forth in these Terms of Use shall survive termination.

Roll over image to zoom
 More Images
Write a Review | Read (69) Reviews
Palisades Pack™
Multi-day backcountry
DESCRIPTION

The Ruffwear Palisades Pack makes multi-day backcountry adventures possible with features like removable saddlebags, two collapsible water bottles, and a load compression system. This fully-featured dog pack is built on Ruffwear's Web Master™ Harness chassis which ensures load stability and comfortable weight distribution. Please ensure your dog carries no more than 25% of their body weight in their dog pack.
KEY FEATURES
  • Removeable saddlebags for rest stops or water crossings
  • The Web Master™ Harness frame provides load stability and weight distribution
  • Collapsible, BPA-free hydration bottles, 2 included, each with a 1L capacity
  • Load compression system secures the load
  • Padded assistance handle makes it easy to help dogs up and over obstacles
  • Trail-ready details: stash pockets, coated zippers, and external gear loops
  • Single-piece, anodized aluminum V-ring leash attachment provides a secure leash attachment point
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim
  • Made in Vietnam



  
  
 
Have you measured the width of your dog´s
paw and checked that you have the correct size?
Yes
No
  Price: $129.95
 
 
 
     

Related Items
HighlandsBed_100.jpg
Highlands Bed™

Price: $74.95
20401_BivyBowl_CampfireOrange_Full_Thumbnail.jpg
Bivy Bowl™

Price: $24.95
40302_FlatOutLeash_Teton_Thumbnail.jpg
Flat Out™ Leash

Price: $29.95

Write a Review

* Please read our Review Guidelines and Terms of Use for more information about the review process

Ruffwear - Arrow Summary of Reviews

Average Rating

5 out of 5

Number of Reviews: 69 customers reviewed this product.

Recommended: 67 out of 69 said they would recommend this product.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Randi and Summer

Date of Review: 4/18/2014

We kick up our paws in: Everett WA

My canine companion(s): lab mixes

EXCELLENT!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

After I played with the packs and got them all adjusted for the girls to wear, we went for a walk through the woods. The packs were empty so I could see how they would manage with them. They did great and now they know the different walks/hikes we take if I go and grab their packs, that means a nice day hike. They love wearing them. The materials are quality, durable and will be long lasting. They are easy to put on when you can get the girls to settle down. I wish they came in different colors though. We've learned to be red.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lucy

Date of Review: 4/13/2014

We kick up our paws in: Ontario

My canine companion(s): Lab X Weimaraner

Amazing!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We bought this backpack last year because we're planning on taking our dog on day/multi-day hikes with us. We've only done day hikes with her so far. We couldn't be more pleased, we're able to fit everything we need for her (food, collapsible bowl, water, etc). She is a skinny/long 55lbs dog and we got the size small (the straps are on the larger side of the small but it fits her perfectly. I rather that than a backpack that's too big and flops around). I also use it when I go running with her (to add a bit of weight). I strongly recommend this backpack.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jackson

Date of Review: 4/13/2014

We kick up our paws in: Wisconsin

My canine companion(s): Labrador

Fantastic except for the bladders

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I just love my first Labrador's Palisade Pack so much that when I went shopping for the second dog's pack 3 years later, I didn't have to think twice about which one to get.... another Palisades. The first dog's pack has now lasted 3 years of long distance section hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Through storms, cold, heat, swimming, washing, and all those practice hikes. Stitching, buckles, everything. The newer pack has held up beautifully since Christmas when we purchased it. The second dog is extremely tough on it as he bushwhacks his way down the side of the trails. The pack takes a licking and keeps on going. Sadly, I discovered today that the ridged plastic bladders had cracks in them and where spitting water when I went to refill them before today's practice hike. I'd replaced the bladders in the first dog's pack with Platypus' due to the weight of the old style bladders. His Platypus bottles far exceed the quality of the new packs bladders.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Cooper

Date of Review: 3/26/2014

We kick up our paws in: South Carolina

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Only taken this on day hikes so far with plans for multi-day trips soon. Easily fits all my dogs gear: bivy bowl, travel bed, included water pouches and food for several days. I got the medium for my 75-80 lbs furball upon ruffwear's suggestion. It fits perfectly even though it is at the larger end for the medium, but it is better than being too loose with the large size.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Wrangler

Date of Review: 3/23/2014

We kick up our paws in: Northeast Indiana

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

Love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We bought this for our Golden Retriever just as he reached 14 months. I am glad we went with the size L-XL for him because, even though he is on the smaller side, it fits him really well with LOTS of room to grow! I also appreciate how easy it is to undo/redo the pack from the harness, with hands that have arthritis this was a huge help! I would agree with other reviewers about the micro clasps, however. We struggled a little bit with the initial adjustments, but now that it is adjusted to fit him it goes on with ease, and he also knows that the harness means he gets to go out! I look forward to using this pack on our trips and in our work as a therapy dog team!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Eyre

Date of Review: 3/14/2014

We kick up our paws in: North Carolina

My canine companion(s): 2

Awesome for long treks, but wieghty

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I bought this pack for a month long Appalachian Trail trek with my dog. 275miles. It is fantastic. Easy to balance, easy to pack and so roomy that my dog can not only carry her own food and gear, but some of mine too. The only thing I don't like is the weight. Backpacking gear nowadays is so technical and lightweight, I would love to see the same for my dog. Also, a fitted rain cover would rock too, I had to make one work with an oversized pack cover. Overall though, this pack was the talk of the trail!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Morgan

Date of Review: 2/20/2014

We kick up our paws in: Redding

My canine companion(s): Mastador

Perfect

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We use this pack everytime we go out. It is so convenient. I am able to leave the pack part in the car and the harness in the house. It is easy to have her get in and out of the car. Then, just attach the pack and go. I haven't used the micro clasps, only the larger ones, but her pack stays balanced. She also seems much more comfortable with this system. It has made our life so much easier. Thank you so much, Ruffwear!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Pilot

Date of Review: 2/7/2014

We kick up our paws in: Richmond, VA

My canine companion(s): Newfoundland

tops

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We went with the L/XL for our 130lb and still growing newfoundland. I have had it for over a month now and have used it on every other walk with the newfie. The orchestration to suit up the dog is a bit tricky at first and sadly its still a little tricky a month later. The biggest qualm i have is with the micro sized snap locks to attach the saddle bags to the harness on the sides are just about the most difficult thing to do with a long haired dog. I would like to see a revision of these micro clasps as this design evolves over time. The clips do a fantastic job of keeping the saddle bags in place through long walks and we have begun leaving one of the clips attached and only worrying about one clip when its time to suit up. The saddle bags look almost tiny on any of the giant breed dogs. Really like the size of them as he can now carry liter nalgene water bottles and food to last a weekend with no problem. Overall its a great product and I would recommend it to everyone who needs to give a working dog a daily job!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Gibson

Date of Review: 1/17/2014

We kick up our paws in: Los Angeles

My canine companion(s): Australian Cattle Dog

Awesome replacement bladders

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Hi all, This is actually my second review on this product. I'm writing another one because the water bladders in my pack developed a tear and started to leak. I contacted Ruffwear about this and they just sent me new replacement bladders. They are now a softer vinyl and should survive constant use better than the previous rigid plastic ones. I really like that Ruffwear replaced my bladders free of charge when I was more than willing to pay for my replacements. This is a quality company with quality people working for it making a quality product. Which is rare at times now a days so when it is found it should be pointed out and praised.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Georgia

Date of Review: 1/16/2014

We kick up our paws in: South West Utah

My canine companion(s): 1 year old boxer/ lab

Love it so far!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I just got the pack for her less than a month ago and we have only used it on long day hikes to get her used to it. She adjusted quickly and it doesn't seem to char her anywhere. Some of the buckles are hard to get to and it's not so easy to seperate the pack from the harness quickly. It hasplentyof padding and I love that she can help carry her own water-- we livein red rock desert and most hikes require a lot of water. I got a medium and it fits her just fine. She has the large boxer muscle chest but only weighs 65 lbs. Whereas right in the middle between med and large and the medium works great and Even has some additional adjusting space. Only thing left is to try.iron a full over night.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Atlas

Date of Review: 1/13/2014

We kick up our paws in: Illinois

My canine companion(s): Australian Cattle Dog

Wonderfully Rugged

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We've had the pack for ruffly a year now and I'm still impressed. When that harness comes out he knows we're getting ready for an adventure. We've gone on countless day hikes with the pack. He gets to carry his own bowl, food and water. The pack detaches from the harness for those times when he just can't help but go for a swim. If I could change one thing it would be the clips that attach the pack to the belly strap. It's a great feature which prevents the pack from flopping around, however the clips frequently get small debris in them and prevent me from easily unbuckling them. A different design for these clips would be the only improvement I can think of.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Flyer

Date of Review: 1/12/2014

We kick up our paws in: Beavercreek, OH

My canine companion(s): German Shorthaired pointer

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Great fit and easy to adjust. The packs hold just enough gear and supplies for you adventures with out overloading your pup. Being able to detach the packs and have harness is really nice also, esp if you have a dog that like to pull when going on a walk

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Clint, Baril, Rome

Date of Review: 1/9/2014

We kick up our paws in: Pepperell, MA

My canine companion(s): Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I just purchased two new Palisade packs for my dogs. I also have an older Palisades pack and I always liked it. My Swissies weigh more then a hundred pounds and I go with them on competitive hikes organized by the club. The hikes are 10 miles and they have to carry a load of 20% of there own weight for 10 miles. That adds up to be 20 - 30 pounds of food and water per dog. The dogs love to carry the packs, it distributes the weight evenly. What I most like on your product is that one can take the pack off while the harness stays on. This is very convenient during stops along the way to give the dog some water and food. The new packs also feature some good improvements over the older ones.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Reptar

Date of Review: 1/9/2014

We kick up our paws in: Columbus, OH

My canine companion(s): Blue Heeler

Awesome

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I've had this pack for about a year now and have loved it for Reptar. The water bladders both broke very soon after I got the pack - I was very disappointed at first, but contacted the customer service. Within a few days they sent me the new design of the water bladders which seem to be SO MUCH more durable. GREAT customer service, and awesome products.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 1/6/2014

We kick up our paws in: Long Island

My canine companion(s): Swissies

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have several Ruff Wear Packs, just purchased a new one.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sven

Date of Review: 1/2/2014

We kick up our paws in: Spring, TX

My canine companion(s): Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I really love this pk. It distributes the weight evenly and it super easy to use.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jay and penny

Date of Review: 12/31/2013

We kick up our paws in: so cal

My canine companion(s): Australian cattle dogs

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

They love wearing there harness and I really like itii will climb with them in the harness really great buy

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Eli

Date of Review: 12/26/2013

We kick up our paws in: Missouri

My canine companion(s): Bull mastiff

Easy and useful

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Hasn't been used in the field yet as it was a Christmas gift, but super easy to put on and adjust straps for a good fit. Eli seems comfortable with it on.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Gracie

Date of Review: 12/4/2013

We kick up our paws in: Central coast of California

My canine companion(s): PitBulldogs

Great construction

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have had previous versions for my other service dogs. This is basically my purse, and I like some things and would change others. The pockets on the top make it difficult to place and sew patches on the bags.. My solution was to make a flap that covers the zipper with my patches. The underside loops are difficult to use and open. I would use a strong elastic... I miss the back hook on the center of the pack to the vest. The four buckles on the sides seem upside down for ease of use. Getting it off and on is a big headache with a squirming puppy. Trying to size it with the new belly straps is tough on the human but better for the dog... Getting the strap thru a larger belly pad would be easier. Like the Velcro to keep it centered. Love that she can wear just the vest to travel and kennel... We use the ring to seatbelt her leash when in the car giving her better safety precautions than a collar...liked the old version with inside zipper pockets for water storage... It protected my things from the bags leaking and gave me hidden storage when traveling, that kept my passport that much safer. We love RUFFWEAR and would never chose another brand... Guess I am just really spoiled and set in my old ways with my last bag... It travelled miles and lasted through two dogs working everyday. Thanks for equipment that makes our lives easier.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bruce

Date of Review: 11/16/2013

We kick up our paws in: North Carolina

My canine companion(s): Rhodesian Ridgeback

Great pack

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I use this pack for multi-day camping trips, backpacking or just conditioning walks around the block and my dog just loves it. I would recommend this product for any dog owners at any camping/backpacking experience level.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Gideon

Date of Review: 10/20/2013

We kick up our paws in: Milledgeville, GA

My canine companion(s): Mastiff mix

Worth Every Penny

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love this pack! I bought it in the hopes of giving my 63lb 7mth old mastiff pit bull mix puppy a job. We have currently gone on beach adventures and hikes with this pack and it has been wonderful. Gideon use to never tire and just be full of energy even after an hour long walk, not only does this pack help him work some of his energy out, but it also has calmed him down remarkably. He use to pull a lot on the leash, eager to get going and was actually hard to handle. Now, he walks along side, is calmer, and listens to every command given. The pack has withstood beach sand and the hot weather of the island real well. (I'm currently a vet student on the island of St. Kitts) It has plenty of pockets for treats, a bowl, his favorite toy, and the water bladders are extremely helpful with the heat of the island. I would recommend this pack for anyone who's dog is needing a job or who would like to take their dog on hikes or trips.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Blue

Date of Review: 10/14/2013

We kick up our paws in: White Mountains

My canine companion(s): Redbone

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Blue's (65 lbs) first overnight, long-haul, to Owl's Head was made much more enjoyable with his using this pack. I 'trialed' him on several short distance walks (1-5 miles) with the pack ( weighted with 5 lbs.) first to get a feel for weight distribution, etc. He behaved normally. During the long hike I weighted him with 11 total pounds and he couldn't have cared less. The construction is of very good quality and the ease of removing the bags while leaving the harness was a particular benefit. I highly recommend this pack. I kept everything that I needed to get to quickly in there, along with his food.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bravo

Date of Review: 9/29/2013

We kick up our paws in: Utah

My canine companion(s): Service

AWESOME

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have a older style version of this pack that my boy has outgrown so I just bought a new one as I am heading to the UK and need him to carry his own supplies! I love it I can load the packs with his gear and he packs it yet once boarded on airplane I can unsnap the pack and he is comfortable but still has a basic webmaster on. Awesome product!

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Butte

Date of Review: 9/28/2013

We kick up our paws in: Vancouver, BC

My canine companion(s): English staffordshire

NOT for Staffies.

Would you recommend this product?.: No

We had dreams of doing many long hikes with our girl in her pallisades pack, but those dreams came to a screeching halt after day 1 on the Chilkoot. We'd tested the pack out before and everything was fine, but for some reason- maybe the weight wasn't distributed properly- the bags chaffed her armpits raw after just 3 miles of a 33 mile hike. The other bummer was that we noticed the pack was actually splitting, after having only been worn for about 12 miles of hiking! The reality is that this pack is just not suitable for a staffie. For a staffie- weight is a real concern since the dog is so light and you should only let her carry 15-20% of her body weight- It's too heavy to begin with (2.5lbs), which really cuts in to the amount of cargo you can carry (max 7lbs for her), and it's pretty wide and long (we have a small). I would imagine this pack would be great on a bigger dog with longer hair (less chaffing). For staffie owners- I think you have to give up the dream of having detachable paniers and go for another style of pack that's lighter.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sam & Blondie

Date of Review: 7/14/2013

We kick up our paws in: Wyoming

My canine companion(s): Ausi shepard/choco lab mix & Yellow lab

Good and not so good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have 1 the older style palisades and 1 new style. The new style changed the water delivery system and I love that as my old packs bladders failed after 2 times so only one dog can pack water now.... The new style pack has less cushion around the lower straps which is a bummer to me but the dog doesn't seem to mind so far. In the old pack you could isolate the water bladder with a zippered compartment and the new style lacks the zipper so I found the bladder can flop out of its compartment and into the storage compartment. I would like to see the under webbing design changed to something more like the double back harness because when I have to pick them up over ruff terrain they seem uncomfortable. I also found myself adjusting the packs more than I would like because the pack can flop over from one side to the other when my dog has to do any jumping or decides to roll on the ground. I would like to see a way to secure the packs down so this doesn't happen. I use paracord now from the underside of one bag to the other to keep the packs down. The overall construction of the bags are great and they have yet to tear and are easy to clean. also the old bag says palisades in reflective letters and the new bag lacks that lettering but still has a reflective design that is easy to see at night when I shine a light on it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sita

Date of Review: 7/11/2013

We kick up our paws in: Seattle

My canine companion(s): Siberian Husky

So great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have a Siberian Husky with a lot of energy. She loves to hike and camp so this pack serves three great uses: 1) On shorter hikes she carries 2 liters of water just for exercise and to tire her out more. Having the weight slows her down slightly and I know that when we get home she will be content to sleep for the rest of the day. 2)She carries her own food and water for longer hikes which is great so I don't have to save space in my pack for her water. 3) I love that I can clip the pack off and she still has a secure comfortable harness on. I can relieve her of the weight when we are resting so she can play and explore and she is still easy to leash, lift, and walk. The little straps to keep the bags from flopping are slightly difficult to acces and clip, I wonder if there is an easier way to design them... Otherwise, we love this pack!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Blu

Date of Review: 7/2/2013

We kick up our paws in: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

My canine companion(s): Husky/Shepherd

Excellent Quality / Rigidity

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I was looking for a pack that is ergonomic for my pooch. I found that many packs sat behind the shoulders and onto their back. This pack is perfect for him, it sits on his front shoulders where he can handle his gear better. The harness itself is very useful helping him overcome larger obstacles, enabling us to access trails/sights that would otherwise make it very difficult to get to with a dog. It lasts through our trip with him running through branches, brushing up against rocks. rolling, the pack withstood the abuse. Very impressed with the innovation of this pack and would recommend it to anyone. He is a 66 lbs dog, with a 30" chest, a medium fit him nicely. Would love to see a Palisades Version 2, where the harness Belly Webbing is from the Double Back Harness.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Polly

Date of Review: 6/14/2013

We kick up our paws in: St. John's Newfoundland

My canine companion(s): Black Lab mix

Sweet Pack

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

So far this has been a great pack. As my dog is only 11 months old, I haven't loaded it down with much yet. One benifit is that the pack seems to keep her from running back and forth on trail. She seems to know that when she has the pack on, it's going to be a long walk. She will follow or lead nearby. The clip-off saddle bags are also great as I can easily take them off when we stop for a break without having to reajust the harness. The robust harness and handle are also fantastic as I can pick her up one handed to help her over boulder barricades that she can't get over. She is 55lbs and a medium fits wonderfully. Only complaint: I wish the saddle bags were a bit smaller (10 L).

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sarge

Date of Review: 6/9/2013

We kick up our paws in: Las Vegas

My canine companion(s): GSD

Fantastic

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Use it for my Service Dog. Works very well to carry everything needed. The removable packs are easy to use once you get the hang of them. The hot dry climate I need to carry water for the dog and the built in bladder is a nice feature. I couterbalance it with treats and it works out nicely.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 5/12/2013

We kick up our paws in: NM, USA

My canine companion(s): Lab

Terrific Piece of Gear...

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have the Palisades Pack and love it. I would like to get the DoubleBack Harness. I sometimes have to hoist my Labbie up moderate heights and don't trust the snaps on the Palisades Harness. Of course, I remove the pack when I do this. However, if I use the DoubleBack I can't attach the Palisades pack to it. OK, My question/suggestion is could you make a DoubleBack that you could attach the Palisades pack to? I think it would add another use to the DoubleBack, making it a much more attractive option. Right now, when I get the DoubleBack, I plan to add connecting snaps myself so I can use the Palisades Pack with it. Please consider this idea. Thanks

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Brady

Date of Review: 4/21/2013

We kick up our paws in: Colorado

My canine companion(s): Flat Coated Retreiver

Good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The bags seem to slip to one side or the other when loaded down. I find myself adjusting my dog's pack to keep him balanced. Some additional ventilation on the harness it's self would have been nice. I have a flat coated retriever who has a tendency to get hot anyways. Other then that, I like how the pack is easy to remove, without any Velcro to get stuck in long hair. All in all, it's been a great pack for the value.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sookie and Riddick

Date of Review: 4/15/2013

We kick up our paws in: SoCal

My canine companion(s): small GSD mix (30 lbs, Husky/GSD mix (60 lbs)

Fantasic overall but a bit large

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I originally ordered this for my female, I loved the idea of having a removable pack that left the harness on. The size small harness fit her fantastic, but the pack was HUGE on her! Even empty if was so overly cumbersome it was nearly as big as her. So I gave it to her brother and ordered her just the Web Master Harness. While still a size small, he is tall and long just very thin chested. The pack fits him much more approprietly. I ran him thorugh the mud and out hiking and he moved like it wasn't there. I definitly recomend the product but for larger dogs, it's a bit much for small dogs.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ayia

Date of Review: 4/11/2013

We kick up our paws in: Oregon

My canine companion(s): Huskie

Poor design, great idea!

Would you recommend this product?.: No

When all the gear is stowed in the small packs, there is too much moving of the saddle bags themselves. A number of times the bags ended up on the same side of the dog and nearly to the dog off the trail. Water and Mud soaked through the material of the bags. The bags themselves should have been bigger for better storeage of gear.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Looci

Date of Review: 4/1/2013

We kick up our paws in: South Florida

My canine companion(s): Border Collie mix

Almost perfect!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Amazing pack. At first I was a little put off about the weight of it, the material is a little thicker than expected. BUT, it paid off, it survived the first hike even with extensive rubbing on saw palmetto, cactus, sawgrass, and what seems like literally every plant down here with thorns. Looci is a border collie mix, took to the harness and pack right away. That being said, initial adjustment of the harness could be a little tricky if you have an uncooperative dog, but once it's set you'll probably never have to readjust. My main concern was whether the pack would overheat Looci in the hot Florida sun. The material between the packs is mesh, and the harness material is lined with something that seems breathable. He still overheated a little bit, in the mid day sun, but that's to be expected. Otherwise it didn't seem to affect him too much temperature wise. Everything all the other reviews say is spot on, so I'll focus on what I would like changed. First, inside one of the bags a large instruction sheet is sewn into the pack. It was pretty annoying to cut out as I didn't want to compromise the pack's otherwise perfect stitching. Also I would love to see a belay loop, kind of what looks like is on the doubleback harness. As an option to use a carabiner. Since Looci is still in training I used some 7mm rope and a biner to make a long leash, worked great, but the metal D ring on the harness is not the best mounting point for a biner.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ginger

Date of Review: 3/19/2013

We kick up our paws in: Cincinnati

My canine companion(s): 2 pit bulls 2 jack Russell's 1 border collie mix

Amazing!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have an approach pack that I love except that my dogs head is block shaped and doesn't fit easily through the neck opening, making it hard while camping to take on and off. That's why I love the palisades pack! The harness is highly adjustable -fit well with no chafe points. The bag laying on top of that allows me to take the pack off for rest/relaxation on the trail. The water bladders included are nice with te angled corner spout. And the amount of space is certainly sufficient. I can't wait to take this out on a multiway trip! My dog and I are both very pleased!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ruby

Date of Review: 3/11/2013

We kick up our paws in: Cleveland

My canine companion(s): AmStaff

Love it!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We love the palisades pack for Ruby. Itfits great and the harness is awesome just by itself. My only advice is trust when they say to go with the lower size if you are in between. Ruby's barrel chested so we went a size up and ended up exchanging for a smaller size.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Gibson

Date of Review: 2/24/2013

We kick up our paws in: Los Angeles

My canine companion(s): Australian Cattle Dog

Love this backpack!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I picked this up for my Australian Cattle Dog Gibson for his first birthday. He fits the small sized harness and pack and took to it right away. He now carries all of his supplies when we go on hikes in the hills or picnicking in the park. And some of my stuff as well like my tablet phone and keys. I really like that once we get to where we are going the pack easily clips off and he can stay in the harness and still play and run around. Even when out walking he is more focused and on the job when wearing the pack or just the harness. All in all I really like this pack and so does Gibson. I look forward to many more hikes and adventures with this pack.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Diesel and Gunnar

Date of Review: 2/6/2013

We kick up our paws in: Farmersville, Ohio

My canine companion(s): GSD

Highly favorable

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

In Jan. 2013 I purchased my second Palisades for our 2nd GSD. He is much less barrel chested than our 105 lb. boy. But they can both be fitted very well and very easily. The first Palisades is the older version and I do find that I very much like the slight changes in the new one. As soon I get the boys all rigged up they know they are someplace to have a great time and it shows in their prideful walking prance. They know they have a job and they know they look good doing it!!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Maya

Date of Review: 2/4/2013

We kick up our paws in: Lynchburg, VA

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

The Best Dog Pack Out There!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Maya and I have gone on over 200 hikes over the past 5 years. Most of the hikes are 1/2 day to one day hikes. Maya has always been equipment with the Palisades Pack (Small Size / Maya Weighs 50 lbs). The pack has enabled me to only carry water as Maya carries everthing else. The bag still allows her to run and case critters. After five years, the pack is still in perfect condition and just needs to be cleaned every 10-20 hikes. The pack is easy to use, looks great, rides perfect. The pack is easy to balance. The pack has never caused any physical problems to Maya. During steep rock climbs and climbs through icy conditions, the pack harness has come in handy either by me helping Maya over the rocks or by Maya helping me when I start to slip and slide on the ice (Maya always leads). Maya has had many compliments on her Palisades Pack.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sookie

Date of Review: 1/15/2013

We kick up our paws in: SoCal

My canine companion(s): GSD mixes

Loved it!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My female is a little 35 lb GSD mix and it was her first camping excursion with the family. This allowed me to comfortably lift her over obstacles like tree trunks and large rocks in order to take her farther on the hikes than my family was able to bring their large breed dogs (couldn't lift over obstacles, too big). She didn't appear to be in any discomfort nor did she show signs of being afraid she'd be dropped, she held perfectly still until she was placed on the new surface. Despite long walks the harness didn't rub or irritate her anywere, the reflector strips are incredibly bright, and the harness was very sturdy, no damadge desptite rough brush and terrain. The pack was a bit big on her despite the harness fitting perfect, but it was very easy-on and easy-off.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Dakoda

Date of Review: 12/14/2012

We kick up our paws in: Steamboat Springs, CO

My canine companion(s): Rhodesian Ridgeback

Fantastic

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

A must have

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Mali

Date of Review: 11/15/2012

We kick up our paws in: Argentina

My canine companion(s):

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Excellent material, Perfect Fit! Great water containter!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Maggie

Date of Review: 11/8/2012

We kick up our paws in: SC

My canine companion(s): Shiloh Shepherd

Great pack

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Very good pack. Highly recommended. The only thing I wished Ruffwear could change is the way the bottom sides of the pack velcro to the harness. It is not very strong, and its very easy to get hair into the velcro, rendering the velcro useless. I would use snaps instead. When the dog runs, the velcro comes looose and the backs are flapping all over.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kaiser

Date of Review: 10/30/2012

We kick up our paws in: kentucky

My canine companion(s): weimaraner

very secure and reliable harness

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

i have a very hyperactive dog and needed a secure harness for pack hiking near cliffs and narrow trails. this harness makes me feel very secure with my pup. it is very useful in lift and passing the pup off to others when rocky terrain and climbing is present. also seems very comfortable for my pup and hasnt shown any sign of rubbing or irritation.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Soldier

Date of Review: 10/23/2012

We kick up our paws in: Blaine WA

My canine companion(s): Siberian Husky

Terrific

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Awsome pack and harness. I really love being able to just use the harness for shorter walks, and the pack with water bottles great for camping and hiking. gives my boy a sense of helping out carrying his own water and food.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kasha

Date of Review: 10/13/2012

We kick up our paws in: Los Angeles

My canine companion(s): Female Kuvasz

AWESOME! The best pack ever!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This pack is so awesome. I have almost every product from Ruff Wear, but this pack because it detaches is pack and harness. The pack has so many pockets and comes with 2 water bottles that fit neatly in the pockets out of the way and close to the dogs body. Please make more colors in this pack.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Comet

Date of Review: 10/8/2012

We kick up our paws in: Bakersfield, CA

My canine companion(s): Labrador Retriever

Best dog pack ever!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have owned other dog packs before and they never seemed that great, I do a lot of hiking and backpacking and enjoy taking my dog. I ordered this pack and have been blown away at the quality and thought put into the design. First off, it has a harness system that you fit to your dog and then attach the pack to, or you can even use the heavy duty harness on its own (in camp, etc.). The pack attaches securely and snugly, with different tensioning devices for a perfect fit. I have a huge 100lbs Lab, and ordered the Large/X-large for him. This thing is so cool, it even includes two water reseviors with there own pockets within each side of the pack! I would highly recommend this pack if you are in the market for one, this is hands down the best pack I have ever come across!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Maverick

Date of Review: 10/8/2012

We kick up our paws in: Phoenix

My canine companion(s): Blue heeler Aussie X

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Pack is worth the money. The harness is great and sturdy.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jade

Date of Review: 9/21/2012

We kick up our paws in: Chicago,il

My canine companion(s): Pit Bulls

The Cadillac of Back Packs

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have a one year old rescued pit bull with a ton of energy & thought that a pack would help expell her energy & build confidence. It did the job with long daily walks of course! She loves her pack & so do I. Worth every penny & when her 4 month old sister stops growing I will get her one too!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Maximus

Date of Review: 9/12/2012

We kick up our paws in: Illinois

My canine companion(s): Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Very well made.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The two piece construction makes it easy to adjust and put on and remove. I have no difficulty at all snapping the pack onto the harness. The water bottles are a nice feature. We can fit in the pack all of the stuff our dog needs for camping.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Hazel

Date of Review: 9/3/2012

We kick up our paws in: Minnesota

My canine companion(s): Shepherd Mix

Worth the money

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This pack is worth the money--I especially like that the packs can be removed, making it very versatile. It can hold enough food and dog gear for a few days camping and it balanced well so that our dog can walk for long distances with it on without it shifting a lot. I actually credit the harness with saving our dog's neck, literally. She's lunged after game on the trails and very likely would have hurt her neck if she had just been wearing her collar. Also, when hiking, this it is great to be able to pick her up by the handle if necessary (for example, we found shattered glass along a trail and my husband was able to pick her up, all 60 lbs of her, and carry her like a purse over the broken glass, and she was completely fine with it and the harness held up great). The fit can be tricky--we have a medium for our 60 lb, barrel chested shepherd mix, but I wish Ruffwear would make more customizable harnesses for dogs with large chests and small waists (greyhounds, shepherds, dobies, etc). Also, I do wish they made some other colors, however, this is extremely minor, just something to note. I highly recommend this pack--it's worth the extra money to have the removable packs, you won't regret it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Zala

Date of Review: 8/30/2012

We kick up our paws in: Montana

My canine companion(s): Dutch Shepherd

Good multiple day pack

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Packs hang just right on dog so the bottoms don't drag when crossing creeks and streams unlike some brands. The harness fits comfortably without rubbing and being able to unhooking the packs from it is convenient and relatively easy

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Alex

Date of Review: 8/21/2012

We kick up our paws in: Florida

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

Love it!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I really love this product! It fits perfectly on my dog. I can carry all our hiking gear and it has plenty of room for water. I would recommend this pack to anyone!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rory

Date of Review: 8/19/2012

We kick up our paws in: Lexington, KY

My canine companion(s): Lab/GSD cross

love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This product is perfect for me and my service dog. It stays on her slender body (she has very little shoulders so everything slides to one side or the other but this does minimal) and was easily completed with patches to make her job and my day easier. We've been all over in it and all we get is complements. The harness alone is perfect for balance work and car rides. The packs are easy to put on and easy to remove. Thank you Ruffwear for making my crazy college days easier for both me and my service dog!!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 8/6/2012

We kick up our paws in: Sacramento, CA

My canine companion(s):

good, not excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This pack is compact yet roomy, sturdy and seems of high quality construction. I like that I can cinch it down to minimize the bulk and profile of it. The harness is made to fit very nicely and is very adjustable. My only complaint is that there is a bit of slack at the clips that hold the pack to the harness. This means that the weight of the pack (even with very little in it) tends to pull the pack backwards a bit, and I have to often nudge it back up as we walk.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rufus

Date of Review: 7/23/2012

We kick up our paws in: NYC

My canine companion(s): Boxer/Greyhound

I love it.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Great pack. The 2 piece design is great. Plenty of room in the pack. This is my second pack from ruff wear, I loved the first one, they have improved their design slightly since then.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Fitz

Date of Review: 7/20/2012

We kick up our paws in: Central IL

My canine companion(s): Retriever / Visla mutt

2 thumbs up

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We purchased this pack because we do a lot of hiking and some backpack camping, and we wanted our pup to carry some of his own food and water. We chose the removable packs because we also do a lot of boating trips and wanted the harness without the packs to more easily fish our dog out of the water when necessary. It took a little while for our dog to get used to walking on uneven ground with the packs, but I think he's getting the hang of it. The compression straps help to keep the bags close to the dog so they don't bounce around too much. My one complaint, that I've seen other people mention too, is that the tiny clips on the bottoms of the bags are difficult to attach to the harness when the harness is already on the dog. Besides that, I give this product 2 thumbs up.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Juno

Date of Review: 7/20/2012

We kick up our paws in: Shelburn, Indiana

My canine companion(s): Border Colle/Labrador Retriever/Siberian Husky mix

Durable and Covieniant

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We LOVE this pack. It holds a lot, is very durable, and looks comfortable. Anyone who wants their dog to have the best of the best should get this pack. We also love the harness feature for walks here in town and if I need her to pull my wheelchair the towline works great for that and she looks so much more comfortable. I wouldn't trade my palisades for anything.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Eddy

Date of Review: 7/18/2012

We kick up our paws in: Tempe Arizona

My canine companion(s): Rottweiler

excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

we used the palisades pack on about a 40 miles section of the Coloardo trail outside of Durango and the pack performed excellent - the only pain is the tiny little snaps on the loop that secures the bottom of the packs to the chest harness strap - they are such a pain that they prevent removing the packs more often during rest stops. They should be easier to access and larger for adult size fingers and hands.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Hope & Faith

Date of Review: 7/16/2012

We kick up our paws in: Dallas, Texas

My canine companion(s): German Shepherds

Great product!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have purchased two of these packs and they are great. We use the harness for Search & Rescue training and the packs when hiking with our girls. We also use them any time we need to tire them out!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bruin

Date of Review: 7/3/2012

We kick up our paws in: Swan Valley, MT

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd, Austrailian Shepherd

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

So far, so good. The saddle seems quite stout but the neck hole is a bit small and hard to adjust. I have an older model of this with velcro and clips to hold the packs onto the saddle and the new version is much better. I like the option of using water bottles if we are hiking on dry trails. It is easy to get stuff in and out of. They are a bit pricey though and time will tell how well they hold up.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tucker

Date of Review: 6/18/2012

We kick up our paws in: Lexington, KY

My canine companion(s): Standard Poodle- Service Dog

Absolutely the Best!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have been using versions of this backpack for 5 years with 2 different Mobility Service Dogs. They are used every day and wear like iron, look like new, even with frequent washing. The great removeable packs are so helpful for restaurants, where I can remove them from my already big dog to allow him to get under the table without problems. This version is an improvement on the last one, with the extra lashing hardware below the snap buckle on the chest strap, which helps to hold the adjustment of the strap firm, rather than slipping often as it did on the last model. The whole harness fits better and more snugly in the chest, and puts the weight a little further up the shoulders (toward the neck) than the last model. I greatly appreciate the extra pockets/zippers on the top of the backpack, which are very handy for smaller items such as your keys that you want to easily get to. I believe RuffWear backpacks are the best out there, and worth every penny. A good improvement on an already fantastic backpack!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: obelix

Date of Review: 6/10/2012

We kick up our paws in: quebec

My canine companion(s): jack russel

really good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

i really like the desigh and the combinasion with the bags and herness but my jack is too small to wear small size .he only wear x-small so is going to be great if we have it in every size thank you

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Abbi

Date of Review: 6/10/2012

We kick up our paws in: Tri Cities, TN

My canine companion(s): Border Collie/ Husky mix

Versatile and Tough!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have a hard core Border Collie mix, and over the past 2 years we have seriously put this pack and harness through the wringer. We have used it for just about everything: Kayaking, Hiking, Tracking, Climbing, Biking, Sledding, Training, etc. She has caught it in barbed wire without it ripping, went swimming without it stretching, and gone all day without it rubbing. All the while, she looks smart and spiffy, gets tons of complements, and at the end of the day, I can spray it off and it looks like new. Most recently, we hiked Grandfather Mt. in NC and the harness was invaluable for helping her up and down ladders since it is strong enough to carry her full weight. On top of all this, the pack is extremely adjustable. Although I got it for my 45lb Border Collie, I have also used without any problems with my 75lb Golden Retriever and my 30lb 4 month old lab puppy. This is Honestly the best back out there and worth every penny. I will never get a different one!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Phoenix

Date of Review: 6/4/2012

We kick up our paws in: Lexington, KY

My canine companion(s): Doberman Pinscher

I love it!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My doberman loves this backpack. It's huge an therefore holds a lot! We've taken her hiking with us a few times since we got it and she is so much more focused with it on. It tires her out quicker too. The water bottles hold quite a bit of water. I was learly at firt because they don't look like they hold much water, but once I started pouring it into her travel bowl I could see it held more than I thought. I also use it if we ever go down to the local coffee store. I'll put the coffee in her pack instead of using a bag to carry it home in.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Malachi

Date of Review: 6/4/2012

We kick up our paws in: Water Mill, NY

My canine companion(s): Rhodesian Ridgeback

THE BEST

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

There is NOTHING negative to say about this pack!!! Although we've only given it a few test runs - there has not been a bit of an issue and Kai is very comfortable tackling the terrain without a concern for the pack. All RuffWear products are of exceptional quality including this pack - ample space for all supplies, and very durable water pouches as well!!! LOVING EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PRODUCT!!!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Nani

Date of Review: 5/8/2012

We kick up our paws in: Central Wisconsin

My canine companion(s): Lovable Mutt

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

It is very slick and compact! Works well for what its intended for! Cant wait to take it out on a real adventure!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jasper

Date of Review: 4/27/2012

We kick up our paws in: Killington, VT

My canine companion(s): Australian Cattle/Husky/Tough Mutts

Outstanding

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This is truly a solid solution for the extended hike. The buckles are much stronger than the smaller packs and the fit is perfect. Bonus that you can just pull the bags and have a harness for quick walks.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Monty

Date of Review: 4/2/2012

We kick up our paws in: Wake Forest, NC

My canine companion(s): Lab/Pointer

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

In the process of training Monty to carry his own gear. First expedition will be 3 day backpack in the Smokey Mountains. Would love to see an additional leash ring on the chest. When leashed on the top, the pack can pull to the side pretty easy if he decides to go check out a tree :)