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, Saddlebags For Everyday Hikes

The Ruffwear Approach pack dog pack is ideal for every day use, 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 the fit on your dog, furthermore the pack stability and overall performance. Radial cut saddlebags create a passive compression system that is also 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.

Most noteworthy, 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, first of all 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™
  • Trail Tested Guarantee (see details)

Washing Instructions

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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

Need your dog to carry its own water on hiking trips check out the Ruffwear Palisades Pack, hydration dog pack or Singletrak Pack, low-profile hydration dog pack

Additional information


XS, S, M, L/XL


Meadow Green, Orange Poppy


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