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, the Singletrak Pack and the NEW! Commuter Pack.   

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

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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