Approach Pack Dog Pack


Approach Pack dog pack for day hikes and overnight is lightweight, streamlined, and comfortable, allowing dogs to carry a load in radial cut saddlebags. Integrated harness for fit, pack stability and performance.



Approach Pack, dog pack, dog saddlebags, dog back pack for everyday day hikes

The Ruffwear Approach Pack is an everyday dog pack, ideal for day hikes and overnight adventures, with excellent performance, fit, and functionality. It provides dogs with the ability to efficiently carry a load, generating instant four-legged motivation to explore. The integrated harness enhances fit, pack stability and overall performance. Radial cut saddlebags create a passive compression system that is form fitting and better load carrying. Combined with the lightweight materials and a streamlined design, the Approach Pack is comfortable and allows dogs to carry trail necessities.

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

Features and Benefits

  • Five points of adjustment for a custom fit
  • Two points of leash connection: single-piece, anodized aluminium V-ring or webbing loop
  • Padded handle and non-slip girth straps offer good load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting
  • Trail-ready details: stash pockets and external gear loops
  • Radial cut, weight-forward saddlebag design creates passive compression that stabilises pack contents
  • Harness suspension system provides stability, comfort and fit
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching Ruffwear’s The Beacon™

Washing Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Hand wash
  • Use mild detergent
  • Hang dry

How to size the Approach Pack Dog Pack

  • Measure your dogs’s girth.
  • Use the sizing chart to select the appropriate size for your dog.
  • In between sizes: Choose the smaller size.
  • Girth / Size

    17 – 22 in (43 – 56 cm) is size XS
    22 – 27 in (56 – 69 cm) is size S
    27 – 32 in (69 – 81 cm) is size M
    32 – 42 in (81 – 107 cm) is size L/XL

    Weight & Capacity

    Size / Weight / Capacity
    XSmall / 0.8 lb (0.36 kg) 366 in³ (6 L)
    Small / 1.05 lb (0.48 kg) / 762 in³ (12.5 L)
    Medium / 1.15 lb (0.52 kg) / 885 in³ (14.5 L)
    Large/XLarge / 1.3 lb (0.59 kg) / 1465 in³ (24 L)

    Approach Pack Sizing Chart

    Approach Pack Sizing Chart

Additional information


XS, S, M, L/XL


Meadow Green, Orange Poppy


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