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Dog Packs

Backpacking, camping, and long days on the trail? If your furry trail companion is ready to carry their own gear and you’re wondering which dog backpacks, dog hydration packs or saddlebags for dogs to choose, we can help.

Red Sumac (607) Red Sumac (607) Red Sumac (607) Red Sumac (607)
Palisades™ Dog Backpack colors

Palisades™ Dog Backpack

multi-day backpacking pack

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
40 Reviews
Original price $149.95 USD Sale price $112.46 USD
Campfire Orange (815) Blue Dusk (407) Campfire Orange (815) Blue Dusk (407) Campfire Orange (815) Blue Dusk (407) Campfire Orange (815) Blue Dusk (407) Campfire Orange (815)
Approach™ Dog Backpack colors

Approach™ Dog Backpack

day hiking & overnight pack

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
20 Reviews
Original price $99.95 USD Sale price $74.96 USD
New Design
River Rock Green (355) Basalt Gray (042) River Rock Green (355) Basalt Gray (042) River Rock Green (355) Basalt Gray (042) River Rock Green (355) Basalt Gray (042) River Rock Green (355)
Front Range™ Day Pack colors

Front Range™ Day Pack

day pack

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
128 Reviews
Original price $69.95 USD Sale price $52.46 USD
Blue Pool (410) Lichen Green (315) Blue Pool (410) Lichen Green (315) Blue Pool (410) Lichen Green (315) Blue Pool (410) Lichen Green (315) Blue Pool (410)
Trail Runner™ Dog Running Vest colors

Trail Runner™ Dog Running Vest

Running & Hydration Vest

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
23 Reviews
Original price $89.95 USD Sale price $67.46 USD
Clear Lake (102) Clear Lake (102) Clear Lake (102)
Trail Runner™ Soft Flask colors

Trail Runner™ Soft Flask

Water & Hydration

4.1
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
12 Reviews
Original price $14.95 USD Sale price $11.21 USD
Basalt Gray (042) Basalt Gray (042) Basalt Gray (042) Basalt Gray (042) Basalt Gray (042)
Brush Guard™ Harness Add-On colors

Brush Guard™ Harness Add-On

chest protection, lifting support

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
Original price $29.95 USD Sale price $22.46 USD
Graphite Gray (033) Graphite Gray (033) Graphite Gray (033) Graphite Gray (033) Graphite Gray (033)
Swamp Cooler Core™ Harness & Pack Add-On colors

Swamp Cooler Core™ Harness & Pack Add-On

cooling harness & pack add-on

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews
Original price $29.95 USD Sale price $22.46 USD
Granite Gray (035) Granite Gray (035) Blue Moon (460) Red Sumac (607) Granite Gray (035) Blue Moon (460) Red Sumac (607) Granite Gray (035) Blue Moon (460) Red Sumac (607) Granite Gray (035) Blue Moon (460) Red Sumac (607)
Switchbak™ Dog Harness colors

Switchbak™ Dog Harness

harness with pockets

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
188 Reviews
Original price $69.95 USD Sale price $34.98 USD
Red Clay (609) Aurora Teal (421) Blue Moon (460) Red Clay (609) Aurora Teal (421) Blue Moon (460) Red Clay (609) Aurora Teal (421) Blue Moon (460) Red Clay (609) Aurora Teal (421) Blue Moon (460) Red Clay (609)
Front Range™ Day Pack colors

Front Range™ Day Pack

day pack

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
128 Reviews
Original price $79.95 USD Sale price $59.96 USD
1L Collapsible Water Bottle
1L Collapsible Water Bottle colors

1L Collapsible Water Bottle

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
94 Reviews
Original price $9.95 USD Sale price $7.46 USD
Discontinued
0.6L Collapsible Water Bottle
0.6L Collapsible Water Bottle colors

0.6L Collapsible Water Bottle

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
61 Reviews
Original price $9.95 USD Sale price $7.46 USD
Discontinued Design
Twilight Gray (025) Twilight Gray (025) Twilight Gray (025) Twilight Gray (025) Twilight Gray (025)
Brush Guard™ colors

Brush Guard™

chest protection, lifting support

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
80 Reviews
Original price $14.95 USD Sale price $11.21 USD

With a Ruffwear dog packs and dog backpacks, your dog can join you on even more outdoor adventures! Some dogs just love to have a job on the trail, and you might appreciate not having to shoulder the whole load. Our backpacks for dogs come in several different sizes with lots of adjustability for an optimal fit.

Our different hiking packs for dogs carry different amounts of gear and supporting varying lengths of adventures – from day hikes to multi-day treks, and for simply carrying hydration or all the essentials for an backcountry living. Each of our styles has been trail tested and designed from a dog's perspective, distributing the weight evenly over their shoulders where it's most comfortable. Some things you'll find in our dogs' packs for a day hike: a bowl, treats, water, pick-up bags, dog boots. Ready to hit the trail?

Frequently Asked Questions

With the right preparation and planning, you can set you and your dog up for a fun and memorable time in the backcountry. We always recommend checking in with your vet ahead of your trip for any questions you might have specific to your dog's health.

It's best to keep the total carrying weight (including the pack and its contents) under 25% of your dog's body weight. First-time barkpackers may want to go even lighter. And, as always, it's a great idea to check in with your vet.

Example: A 45-pound (20-kg) dog's pack should weigh no more than 11.25 pounds (5 kg) including food, water, gear, and the pack itself.

Leave No Trace are our go-to pros on this topic, and they recommend that dog waste be packed out in poop bags. Regulations might differ depending on the wilderness area you are in. Check their website or call in and speak with a ranger before heading out.