Ruffwear Approach Pack for Dogs

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  • Dog Backpack
  • Even load distribution - non-slip girth straps and padded handle
  • Uses a harness suspension system with a radical cut, weight-forward saddle bag design for comfort and stability
  • Two areas to attach a harness to - aluminium V-ring or webbed loop
  • Additional pockets and loops to store and carry extra items
  • Light attachment on the back of the backpack for extra visibility
  • Ideal for hiking or camping that are for the day or overnight
  • Available in a variety of sizes and two different colours

Get your dog to help out with carrying some supplies before the day or overnight hiking or camping trip with Ruffwear Approach Pack. This backpack uses a saddlebag design with a weight-forward, radical cut harness suspension system for load stability and comfort as well as non-slip girth straps and padded handle to enforce even load distribution and a customizable fit. Located on the back are a 6061-T6 aluminium V-Ring and a webbed loop that gives you the option to attach a leash either to the backpack or a harness and an area to attach Ruffwear The Beacon or Audible Beacon for added visibility and safety in mind. The Approach pack also offers additional loops and pockets if you ever need to store or hang other items for your dog to carry. 

Ruffwear Approach Pack is available in a variety of sizes and two different colours; please see the specifications tab for more information.

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Sizing Chart

SIze Girth
X-Small 43-56 cm (17-22")
Small 56-69 cm (22-27")
Medium 69-81 cm (27-32")
Large/X-Large 81-107 cm (32-42")

It is recommended to stick with the girth measurements; measurement for the product is only recommended to use for difficult to fit dogs.

Weight and Capacity

Size Weight Capacity
X-Small 0.36 kg (0.8 lb) 7 L (427 in³)
Small 0.48 kg (1.05 lb) 12.5 L (762 in³)
Medium 0.52 kg (1.15 lb) 14.5 L (885 in³)
Large/X-Large 0.59 kg (1.3 lb) 24 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.

Product Dimensions

Length Neck Size
30.5 cm (12") 34.5 cm (13.5") XXS
36.5 cm (14.5") 41 cm (16.25") XS
50 cm (19.75") 50 cm (19.75") S
57.5 cm (22.75") 56 cm (22") M
65 cm (25.5") 67.5 cm (26.5") L
72 cm (28.5") 71 cm (28") XL



How to Measure Your Dog


  1. Muzzle Length

Measure the length of the nose from the tip to the crook where you want the muzzle to sit comfortable below the eyes.

  1. Muzzle Width

Measure the circumference of the muzzle at the widest part, leaving space for two fingers to ensure a comfortable fit.

  1. Neck

Measure the circumference of the base, leaving enough space to comfortably fit two fingers.

  1. Leg Length

Measure your dog from the top of the shoulder and hip to the floor.

  1. Chest Girth

Measure the circumference of the widest part of the chest behind the front legs.

  1. Length

Measure the length from the top of their shoulders to the base of their tail.

  1. Paw Width

Measure the diameter of the widest park of the paw.


Washing Instructions

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