Rated 5 out of 5 by Gigi This product is very functional
We purchased this backpack to use with our Yorkie. It is one of the best items we have purchased for our puppy. We love the zipper compartments and the perfect size for us to use when going on outings.
December 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MissMarie Does the Job
I have an 8 lb poodle mix and this backpack works pretty well for him. He can snuggle up and look out through the mesh and still has room to readjust if he starts to get uncomfortable. Because of the way the bag hangs when wearing it, he was kind of getting wedged in the bottom, so I just placed a small blanket inside and now he can sit or lay down in the bag just fine. In my opinion, this wouldn’t be a good size bag for a dog over 10-12 lbs. I love the 3 spacious pockets so I can fit all of his gear on camping trips and hikes. I’m able to fit a ziplock bag of dog food, some treats, water bottle, sweater, raincoat, retractible leash, soft harness, and tie-out between the three pockets. I like that the top both zips and can be rolled up if needed. The one I got is solid grey rather than grey and black like the picture. I don’t mind the color difference, but Chewy should really consider adding accurate and more detailed pics of the bag.
August 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Labbiemom Great product but a little cramped!
I have a 15-year-old Shih Tzu who is a bit of a princess. She has never liked walking for any amount of time and prefers to be carried. We've had a bag of some sort for her since she was a puppy, but recently we had to take her along on a weekend trip and I was forced to find a more feasible option than a shoulder bag.
Because she doesn't go along on very many trips and is quite old, I didn't want to shell out a ton of cash. I decided to give this product a try because the price was right and it seemed to be just what I was looking for; boy, am I glad I bought it!
Although my 9-lb Shih Tzu was a bit cramped, the mesh panels on the sides and an airline blanket in the bottom served her just fine. I loved all the compartments and the fact that the top zipped (it was nice to not have to worry about her jumping or falling out and injuring herself). The cross-straps that fasten across the chest and waist provided much-needed security, since I was also handling my 75-lb lab on the hike. After the hike was over, the bag made an equally great transition to walking around the city and was much more convenient than a shoulder bag. Additionally, it packed completely flat in the car (always a plus when you have a CUV and are pressed for space).
I only had a few issues with the design, namely the stability factor; as mentioned, the bag wouldn't stand upright on its own, but I will try putting some cardboard under the padding. All-in-all, it didn't end up being that big of a deal because she was just as happy lying in the bag when it was on its side. I also wish the side pockets were large enough to accommodate my Gulpy dog water bottle. Overall I am very satisfied and would have given the product 5-stars had it been a little roomier.
November 26, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by CY16 Nice backpack but definitely not for over 10 pounds
I love this back pack but my 13 pound chiweenie does not fit at all. It's not sturdy on the bottom nor the sides so she can't have her paws hanging on the top of the bag or it will just fall down. It's like a sack and she's a potato in it. I highly doubt the photo of a Jack Russell on the box can fit comfortably in it. She's about that same size but no way does she fit like that??? I wish I could post her photo in it. This photo is not real.
November 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mina Best Back Pack Carrier On The Market
First of all this is about $55 on the Outward hound website so this is quite the deal here at Chewy. I have been using this backpack daily for 3 yrs. not one tear or frey. Very sturdy and comfortable. Fits up to 7lbs comfortably, 10 will be a bit squished but doable. People complain about the bottom not being stable. Just cut out two layers of very thick cardboard in the shape of the pad and put it under the pad. Put hand towel over pad for added comfort. My dogs LOVE this bag. I use it in the bike basket, on my back, on the bus, in grocery stores. You name it. VERY VERY highly recommended
September 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Leah Wonderful for dogs less than 10 pounds
My shih tzu weighs 12.5 Lb and this Backpack is good (in my opinion) for dogs less than 10 pounds. My dog seemed to be uncomfortable. The support on the bottom could be sturdier. It's a really nice looking bag so I'm giving it to my sister to use for her smaller dog.
October 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nycfitness Needs support for bottom otherwise awesome!
There is no support so it's like putting my dog in a sack. The bottom drops even with the little pillow. My Pebbles is about 9.5 lbs, same for my poodle.
I am going to put a small board on the bottom to support it. With the board added, it goes up to a 4.5 star rating.
Perfect for sneaking my 3rd dog in and out of my building!
My dog LOVES it. She no longer wants to walk. For $20 it's a steal!
P.s. Support for me! There is a belt across my waist & strap for safety.
September 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aria Best Backpack Carrier Ever!
I bought this carrier 3 yrs ago when it came in black. Even with daily use it looks great, no holes, loose strings, nothing. My 6lb chihuahua fits in it great. My 9 lb chihuahua fits but is a little squished. My 6 pounder falls asleep in it when im shopping. I paid $60 3 yrs ago and its about $25 on chewy.com !??!? what a deal. I bought a couple more to see if I could attach the two since my double dog back pack carrier is just far too heavy. A little TIP: Put a couple layers of thick cardboard under the pad that comes with the carrier. (cut them to the same shape) then wrap the whole thing in a hand towel for better paw grip / comfort. It makes the bottom way more stable / flat, yet not too rigid. This newer model ( although im not crazy about the blue ) has zipper pockets in each of the three pockets. It only had one zipper pocket on the older model. Don't hesitate to buy. This back pack carrier ROCKS!
August 6, 2014