|Material||Cotton, Canvas, Natural Fabric||Polyester, Synthetic Fabric||Mesh, Nylon, Synthetic Fabric||Mesh, Nylon, Synthetic Fabric||Nylon, Polyester, Synthetic Fabric|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds|
|Lifestage||—||Puppy, Adult, Senior||—||—||—|
I have a very high energy husky shepherd mix that goes on 4 mile walks twice a day, has lots of room to run and play and still has energy. I purchased this backpack to give him a little more weight to tire him out and also to be able to carry his own bags and poop. It works perfectly for 100# dog. Very easy to balance. Fits over a harness well. The front strap that goes around the neck probably needs to be longer if you have a dog with a thick neck and hair. It barely makes it around mine. The other 2 straps seem to be plenty long enough to adjust for even a larger dog. I would think this pack would be too large for any dog under 50#. My dog doesn't seem to mind wearing it and seems comfortable in it.
I was surprised over how nice this is I expected a cheap back pack but was totally wrong! Very heavy duty and nicer than expected! Fits her perfectly and adjustable. Thank you !
my dog took to this right away, and it seems to be great quality!
I orginally bought this because of Cesar Milan's book which said to put weight on the dog while you walk him. I put a can of beans on each side for my 46 pound mutt. It was so hot in the summer, I couldn't bear to see him carrying it for 20 minutes with the hot weather. Then one day, he went back to refusing to go for a long walk. He only walks for a block now. Maybe someday in the future he will go for long walks again, and I will try the backpack again. One thing I don't like about it is it is not machine washable. I also don't remember that the instructions allowed hand washing it. ?!
It fits my 78 lb dog great. It's comfortable for him and stays balanced most of the time. Pockets are large enough to hold several water bottles on each side. It also looks so stylish on him.
great quality and my dog looks so cool in this. we keep water and collapsible bowl in it for hikes.
I have a stocky 60lb American Pit Bull Terrier with sensitive skin and this pack fits him fantastically! It doesn’t rub him raw or get in the way of him sitting, jumping, or running. It’s thoughtfully designed and a great size to fit his toys, collapsible bowl, and other adventure necessities. One minor drawback is that the back strap that goes around the waist can’t be tightened so that it fits closer to the body if you have a smaller/small waisted pup. But the bag is already pretty well balanced and fitted elsewhere so for us it doesn’t matter.
This backpack for my pitbull is very very well made.
Overall: If you're taking your pup hiking this is ok. The velcro won't last too long before losing it's stick, so don't count on the outside pockets. For more strenuous activities than hiking, this pack won't really cut it. I got this pack for my adventure buddy 50% so she could pack in her own food and water, 50% so she could pack out her own poop. The side pockets fit her water bottles, (28? oz gatorade bottles) food and bowl. They're pretty maxed out there, but it's all I needed to put in them. The side pockets are for her poop bags, and they work ok. The velcro doesn't last a year, so I'm back to packing her bags out for her. You definitely have to keep the pockets balanced, so I'll usually pour a little from each water bottle bottle into her bowl when we stop for a drink. I love to trail run and do some low angle spring ski touring with her, and I was hoping this pack would be good for those, too. It's been alright for the ski touring, but it's too hot for her to run in in the summer. (she's a GSD, Husky, and Chow mix, that I know of) This was a nice proof of concept, but I think I'm going to go with a pack that breathes better and has removable side pouches. We used a different harness when ran an 1/2 marathon with a few river and alpine lake stops for her to swim and cool off, and I definitely don't think she could have done it in this pack. To fit this right I had to synch the straps down pretty snug which left a lot of tail dangling down. Aside from it just getting dirty it's not much of a problem. If I had a decent sewing machine and any handiness with it, I would cut them shorter and resew the ends so they don't drag on the ground.
I would put this under the name saddle bags. I love this thing! He carries his own poo bags and poo! I also put a couple pounds of weight in the bags cause he needs to lose a couple pounds :)