Palisades Pack - Premium Dog Backpack for Multi-Day & Backcountry Trips



The Palisades Pack by Ruffwear is a durable, full-featured dog backpack that is ideal for multi-day adventures.  Made from a rugged 420 denier micro-ripstop nylon, it is a premium back-country dog pack that is loaded with features including detachable saddlebags, two water bladders and a load compression system.   If you are looking for something more lightweight & streamlined, or for smaller dogs, check out our other packs including the Approach Pack and the Singletrak Pack.

Available in bright Red Currant and 3 sizes - see the size chart below which also includes pack capacity.

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Great features include:

  • Removable saddlebags/panniers - the saddlebags attach to the underlying harness system using aluminium & Hypalon fasteners so they can easily be removed at rest stops or river crossings.
  • Web Master Harness frame - modified with clips to attach the saddlebags, the underlying Web Master Harness has 5 points of adjustability (2 across the belly, and 3 at the chest) to ensure a great fit and pack stability on your dog - click here to see a video on how to adjust the Web Master Harness
  • BPA-free hydration bladders - Two 1-litre collapsible water bladders are included and fit easily into the side pockets so your dog can carry their own water.
  • Padded back handle - centered on the back is a handle that you can use to assist your dog up and over obstacles
  • Two lead attachment points - there is a single anodised, aluminium V-ring in front of the handle and another webbing loop further back
  • Other key features - cross-load compression system to secure pack contents, side and upper statsh pockets on both sides of the pack, external gear loops and reflective trim for better low-light visibility.


Available in 3 sizes, the Palisades Pack is designed for mid to large sized dogs who are physically fit.  If you need a pack for a smaller or less fit dog, check out the Approach Pack, Commuter Pack or Singletrak Pack.

To choose the correct size, measure around your dog's girth/chest.  It is important that the pack fit snugly so that it does not shift and stays stable.   We do not recommend sizing up just to get extra capacity.  

* PLEASE NOTE: it is not recommended that your dog carry more than 20% of their body weight in their dog pack.   If your dog is new to dog packs, start with an empty bag and gradually, over a period of days or weeks, work up to a heavier load as your dog gets accustomed to wearing the pack.

 Size Fits Chests Measuring Capacity Weight of Pack
S 56-69cm (22-27") 12.5L 0.8kg
M 69-81cm (27-32") 17.5L 0.84kg
L 81-107cm (32-42") 24L 0.98kg

How to Measure Your Dog's Girth

Washing Instructions

Pack: Secure fasteners and remove water bottles.  Hand wash with mild detergent. Hang dry.  

Bottles: Hand wash with dish soap.  Rinse thoroughly and air dry.  Store with caps removed.

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Palisades Pack - Premium Dog Backpack for Multi-Day & Backcountry Trips

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Great product for keeping the car clean

Great for Staffy’s!

My dogs come on lots of adventures with me, from crazy long hikes and beach trips to cafe stops. This harness is versatile and fits them both perfectly. Pics of them in their harnesses are on their instagram- decker_mia2020

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Pretty happy with the product, our dog gave it 10/10 !

Fast Delivery and Good Quality Gear

This harness fits amazingly and in super lightweight. Easy to wash down all that dirt and sand off from those little adventures and feels good quality. Rav, our Kelpie x Border Collie loves it!! In fact she wore it camping all weekend. Super handy carry handle on top, and multiple tie off points for leashes.

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