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The Ruffwear Commuter™ is a classic everyday rucksack with a clean, traditional design that incorporates Ruffwear performance features. It includes dogs in day-to-day hunting and gathering delights, empowering them to efficiently carry provisions for the whole pack. The Commuter is at home in urban environments as well as on the trail, from a trip to the farmers market to all-day outings. An integrated harness that's comfortable and easy to adjust provides pack stability and overall performance. Heathered polyester fabric presents a heritage style that excels in the outdoors, while leather accents, aluminum V-ring, webbing tow loop, and side-release buckles modernize a classic look.

Select Size

Use this fit guide to select the appropriate size for your dog. Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage. Need more help with sizing? Visit our Commuter™ Pack Fit Guide.

17-22 in (43-56 cm)
22-27 in (56-69 cm)
27-32 in (69-81 cm)
32-42 in (81-107 cm)

Key Features

Additional Features

  • Customizable fit with four points of adjustment allows for full range of motion
  • Efficient load carrying through weight-forward, attached saddlebags
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching The Beacon™
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Weight & Capacity

Size Weight Capacity
XSmall 0.85 lb (0.39 kg) 335 in³ (5.5 L)
Small 1.10 lb (0.50 kg) 549 in³ (9 L)
Medium 1.30 lb (0.59 kg) 793 in³ (13 L)
Large/XLarge 1.65 lb (0.75 kg) 1,373 in³ (22.5 L)

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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Ratings & Reviews

Customer Reviews

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estefany t.
United States

Commuter Pack

Durable and stylish! My pup is very comfortable and walks with ease!

Kathleen S.
United States

A life changing backpack!

Awesome Backpack - has changed our relationship with Shanna! Our high energy Wheaten Terrier needed to work off alot of EXTRA energy every day...this backpack has been a godsend in changing her overly rambunctious behavior. We put 2 -20oz bottles of water (one on each side) and she loves our walks with it on. The backpack is extremely high quality and the design is great. Will also be very useful for long hikes. Purchased with core cooling insert and works like a charm in our sweltering East Coast summer temps.

Nancy W.
United States

Bummed about price.

I love the pack. Beautifully constructed and stylish. My dog, Spirit, took to it quickly (i.e., it's comfortable) but I just saw it for half price on Sierra Trading. And in the color I originally ordered. Bummer!

Nancy W. verified customer review of Commuter™ Pack
Amanda R.
United States

It is great for longer trips

This is a large vest. It works well for my service dog when we are out for 5+hours. Large enough to carry my medicine, wallet, phone, and his things. Great quality and worth the price.

Amanda R. verified customer review of Commuter™ Pack
Patricia L.
United States

Great product

This is a great pack. It is easy to put on the dog and balanced well. You can put a huge amount of stuff in here.

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