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Blue Dusk
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Blue Dusk
Blue Dusk
Blue Dusk
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Blue Dusk
Blue Dusk
Campfire Orange
Campfire Orange
Campfire Orange
Campfire Orange
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Campfire Orange
Campfire Orange
Campfire Orange
Campfire Orange
4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
18 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.

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)

Dog in Sun Shower raincoat running through fern covered woods carrying stick with human.

Trail Tested Promise

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

Ratings & Reviews

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 18 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 11 Total 4 star reviews: 5 Total 3 star reviews: 2 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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18 reviews
  • Karen M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Improved

    I have an older version of the Approach pack and it is still going strong. There is nothing wrong with it at all. However, my husband bought me the latest version of the Approach pack and I am excited to try it out. I believe the pannier hooks and the padded underside that breaths is going to be appreciated by my husky.

  • Naomi
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Small dog approved

    Thaddeus may not carry a lot of weight, but he’s quite fit! He is a rescue about 15 lbs. Each pocket is balanced with either leashes, poop bags or his rain gear. Every little bit helps. I carry rest. Pack orange, aiding him not being shot by lazy hunters. I do keep him close on leash. His pack fits tight and does not rub his hide. Used same pack for 3 yrs.

  • Dave B.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Perfect Pack For A Long Weekend

    We were not sure we would like the new design. Our last dog Rufus used his pack over 100 times during his incredible 15 year life. That pack held up great. The new Approach Pack is even better, the design is sleeker and along with flopper stopper system kept the pack in place even when Foxie was doing her Tigger imitation running through mountain meadows. New padding for the frame I think is more comfortable and the pockets are very handy. She carried two days of dry food, snacks, bear hanging rope, a can of tuna, two bowls and a small drop cloth on a 12 mile Marble Mountain Wilderness backpacking trip. 5.6lbs total.

    Foxie is 35lbs and is long and skinny. Super athletic Border Collie cross. We bought the small and it is as tight as can get. It fits perfect.

  • Cindy C.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    Love it!!

    This item has met and exceeded my expectations!! The backpacking trip trail we used it on the first time was super overgrown and the backpack (after bringing it home and washing it) looks like it’s still brand new. Greta doesn’t mind el wearing it either and pranced along as if she had no weight at all even when we were starting out and she had several days worth of kibble in it in addition to her jacket and booties and dog first aide kit. There was still plenty of room for more if we wanted to add to it. Also nice perk was that the pack rubbed on the poison oak that was at times overgrown into the trail rather than it rubbing against her fur which meant less chance of getting it on us at the end of the day. I would highly recommend this pack for anyone who wants to hike or backpack with their dog.

  • Julee L.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    It’s perfect.

    This is just what I needed for my dog to carry my stuff.

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