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4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
24 Reviews

Approach™ Dog Backpack

day hiking & overnight pack

Color

Selected: Blue Dusk

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
24 Reviews

Approach™ Dog Backpack

day hiking & overnight pack

Color

Selected: Blue Dusk

Roam further with the Approach Pack, a day hiking and light overnight dog pack with excellent performance, fit, and functionality. Radial cut saddlebags - sized right for extending day hikes and venturing into light overnights - create a passive compression system for efficient load carrying over the shoulders. They rest on an integrated harness with a breathable chassis that enhances comfort and pack stability. With lightweight materials, a streamlined design, and mindful gear organization, the Approach Pack sparks instant motivation for canines seeking deeper exploration on the trail with their human.

It’s recommended that your dog carry no more than 25% of their body weight, including the weight of the pack and its contents. If your dog is new to dog packs, start with a light load and work up to a heavier load as your dog gets used to wearing the pack.

What's New: A staple in our pack lineup, the Approach Pack's updates were inspired by customer feedback. More breathability and flexibility with a perforated, molded foam chassis; improved fade-resistance with new materials; updated flopper stopper system for easier use when stabilizing saddlebags; and more streamlined, refined saddlebag volumes.

Check out this article if you need help choosing the right pack.

Roam further with the Approach Pack, a day hiking and light overnight dog pack with excellent performance, fit, and functionality. Radial cut saddlebags - sized right for extending day hikes and venturing into light overnights - create a passive compression system for efficient load carrying over the shoulders. They rest on an integrated harness with a breathable chassis that enhances comfort and pack stability. With lightweight materials, a streamlined design, and mindful gear organization, the Approach Pack sparks instant motivation for canines seeking deeper exploration on the trail with their human.

It’s recommended that your dog carry no more than 25% of their body weight, including the weight of the pack and its contents. If your dog is new to dog packs, start with a light load and work up to a heavier load as your dog gets used to wearing the pack.

What's New: A staple in our pack lineup, the Approach Pack's updates were inspired by customer feedback. More breathability and flexibility with a perforated, molded foam chassis; improved fade-resistance with new materials; updated flopper stopper system for easier use when stabilizing saddlebags; and more streamlined, refined saddlebag volumes.

Check out this article if you need help choosing the right pack.

STABLE GEAR CARRY

Radial cut, weight-forward saddlebags and "flopper stoppers" stabilize pack and contents and minimize bounce.

PADDED HANDLE

Padded handle and girth straps offer even load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting when your dog needs a boost.

KEEP GEAR ORGANIZED

Vertical stash pocket for organizing gear and storing heavier items like food and water closer to dog.

Additional Features

  • Five points of adjustment for an optimal fit

  • Two leash attachment points: aluminum V-ring and reinforced webbing loop

  • Padded handle and girth straps offer even load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting

  • Radial cut, weight-forward saddlebags and flopper stoppers stabilize pack and contents

  • Vertical stash pocket for organizing gear and storing heavier items closer to dog

  • External gear loops for additional gear organization and quick on-the-trail access

  • Reflective trim for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon™️

  • Materials

    • Shell: 150 denier polyester
    • Harness chassis: Laminated, molded bonded mesh and perforated foam
    • Buckles: ITW Nexus Airloc side-release buckles
    • Leash Connection Point: Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum V-ring
    • Zippers: YKK reverse coil zipper
    • Made in Vietnam
  • Care

    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry

Features

STABLE GEAR CARRY

Radial cut, weight-forward saddlebags and "flopper stoppers" stabilize pack and contents and minimize bounce.

PADDED HANDLE

Padded handle and girth straps offer even load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting when your dog needs a boost.

KEEP GEAR ORGANIZED

Vertical stash pocket for organizing gear and storing heavier items like food and water closer to dog.

  • Five points of adjustment for an optimal fit

  • Two leash attachment points: aluminum V-ring and reinforced webbing loop

  • Padded handle and girth straps offer even load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting

  • Radial cut, weight-forward saddlebags and flopper stoppers stabilize pack and contents

  • Vertical stash pocket for organizing gear and storing heavier items closer to dog

  • External gear loops for additional gear organization and quick on-the-trail access

  • Reflective trim for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon™️

Materials & Care

  • Materials

    • Shell: 150 denier polyester
    • Harness chassis: Laminated, molded bonded mesh and perforated foam
    • Buckles: ITW Nexus Airloc side-release buckles
    • Leash Connection Point: Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum V-ring
    • Zippers: YKK reverse coil zipper
    • Made in Vietnam
  • Care

    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry

Find The Right Size For Your Dog

Use this fit guide to find the right size for your dog. Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage.

Sizing Chart & Pack Volume/Weight

Use this sizing chart to select the appropriate size for your dog. Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage.
In between sizes? We recommend sizing down.
Product size chart table
Pack Size Dog Girth Pack Weight Pack Capacity
XS 17 - 22 in (43 - 56 cm) 0.73 lb (0.33 kg) 305 in³ (5 L)
S 22 - 27 in (56 - 69 cm) 0.94 lb (0.43 kg) 610 in³ (10 L)
M 27 - 32 in (69 - 81 cm) 1.1 lb (0.50 kg) 793 in³ (13 L)
L/XL 32 - 42 in (81 - 107 cm) 1.3 lb (0.59 kg) 1281 in³ (21 L)
Find The Right Size For Your Dog chart
Select Size

17-22 in (43-56 cm)

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Trail Tested Promise

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

Ratings & Reviews

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 24 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 16 Total 4 star reviews: 6 Total 3 star reviews: 2 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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  • Martine A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    12 seconds ago
    Just what I have been looking for!

    Perfect sized. Used for 7 days 6 nights and it held all the food so I didn’t have to pack his.

  • Rachel A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Great!!

    I haven’t had good luck with dog backpacks in the past but thought I’d try this one. It’s perfect and absolutely worth the money. It fits properly and doesn’t fall, bounce or slide around. It’s easy to balance the weight and the bags lay in a way that it’s not uncomfortable for the dog. It really seems like this pack was designed with a lot of thought and care. I can tell it will hold up for a long time.

  • Rebecca B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Perfect for Backpacking!

    Took my dog backpacking in CA and this backpack withstood everything it needed to. From getting completely soaked to being chucked across a creek, it came out looking and operating as good as new.

    - Dried Quickly

    - Water resistant but not water proof

    - Bandit never picked at it or showed discomfort

    - Sturdy material that looks brand new despite being scraped against many rocks, twigs, and bushes

  • Sylvain D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Excellent

    Très bon produit. Belle apparence. Que le chien soit debout, assis ou coucher et même courir, chien très à l’aise.

  • Mel W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Approach Pack

    Fits great on our lab. Used few times already out shed hunting in the week we have had it . She carries her own water and few other items. Zippers and material seem great quality compared to other dog packs we have had. Also shipped immediately after ordering.

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