Ruffwear Palisades Dog Backpack

by Ruffwear
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  • Dog Backpack with a modified harness
  • Non-slip girth straps, padded handle, cross-load and flopper stopper system for even load distribution
  • Detachable saddlebags with Hypalon fasteners for comfort, stability and secure fit
  • Two leash attachments - aluminum V-ring or reinforced webbed loop
  • Additional pockets and loops to store and carry extra items
  • Light loop attachment for The Beacon light
  • Two 1-litre collapsible hydration bladders
  • Available in three different sizes

The Ruffwear Palisade Pack boasts numerous pockets and external gear loops to store items for camping and hiking with your dog. The cross-load compression system and flopper stopper assist with load stabilization to help reduce pack movement and bouncing, even on rougher terrains and rigorous hikes. The saddlebag is fully removable to lighten your dog's load and leave you with a durable dog harness. The harness chassis is laminated and features moulded bonded mesh with perforated foam for breathability and comfort.

This dog backpack can keep up with even the best adventure dogs. The harness portion of this pack has aluminum hardware with non-slip girth straps and Hypalon fasteners for added durability. The non-slip girth straps help to evenly distribute the pack’s weight and prevent chafing or rubbing. A padded handle lets you assist your dog across difficult terrain, even for dogs over 80 lbs. Attach a leash to the durable 061-T6 aluminum V-ring or the webbed loop on the backpack. You can also add the Ruffwear Ruffwear Beacon or Audible Beacon for greater visibility and safety. The Palisades Pack has two one-litre collapsible hydration bladders to help keep your dog hydrated on the go. The Ruffwear Palisades Pack is available in numerous sizes. Please see specifications for additional information.

Explore Ruffwear's full line of collars, harnesses, and seasonal and outdoor gear for dogs here.

Size Guide

Size Chest Girth Weight Capacity
S 56.0 - 69.0 cm | 22.0 - 27.0 in 0.8 kg | 1.75 lbs 14.0 L | 854 in³
M 69.0 - 81.0 cm | 27.0 - 32.0 in 0.84 kg | 1.85 lbs 17.5 L | 1068 in³
L / XL 81.0 - 107.0 cm | 32.0 - 42.0 in 0.98 kg | 2.15 lbs 24.0 L | 1465 in³

Please only allow your dog to carry 25% of its weight, for those pooches who have never used a backpack start light and very slowly add additional weight so they can get comfortable with the backpack.

How to Measure Your Dog



  1. Neck: Measure the circumference of the base, leaving enough space to fit two fingers comfortably.
  2. Lower Neck: Measure the circumference of the area above the shoulder blades towards the top of the chest, leaving enough space to fit two fingers comfortably.
  3. Chest Girth: Measure the circumference of the widest part of the chest behind the front legs.
  4. Length: Measure the length of your dog's back from the top of their shoulders to the base of their tail.
  5. Height: Measure the distance from the floor to the top of your dog's shoulder blades. Your dog needs to be standing on all four legs.
  6. Paw Width: Measure the widest part of the paw. You'll get a better measurement if your pup is standing.
  7. Paw Length: Measure the distance between the "heel" and the longest toe nail. You'll get a better measurement if your pup is standing.
  8. Muzzle Length: Measure the nose length from the tip to the crook where you want the muzzle to sit comfortably below the eyes.
  9. Muzzle Width: Measure the muzzle's circumference at the widest part, leaving space for two fingers to ensure a comfortable fit.
  10. Weight: Step on a scale while holding the dog, then subtract your weight from the total. A dog scale is conveniently located at all our locations.

Get more tips for finding the perfect fit for your dog's adventure gear in How to Measure Your Dog.


Please secure all fasteners and hand wash the backpack using a mild detergent. Please hang to dry and do not dry clean or use bleach on the product.