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

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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.

Sizing

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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Cool Kelpie

thanks so very much to Caroline & team for amazing service & fabulous product that we & our hot Kelpie dog have enjoyed using !

He loves them

He loves them he lifts his feet to get them on improved his arthritis as it’s already 3 degrees here and the house has tiled floor they are like slippers for him

Very happy

Very bright red saddle bags arrived very quickly
Really good fit for my 18-month old rottweiller girl. Easy to put on. Very smart. Very well made. Carries daily walk needs ie baggies and treats. Room for keys and extra leads if needed.
I am happy that she is wearing a well fitted and comfortable product.

Ruffwear dog harness

Great harness, easy to apply and adjust.

Best harness ever!!!

We LOVE this harness for our Maggie. She is a rescue and engages in a lot of pulling on leash, either due to hyper arousal (excitement), or fear. With this harness, with the lead attached at the front, she literally barely even tries to pull! It’s super effective. We used to use harnesses that would slightly tighten upon pulling, which now I understand would have compounded her anxiety. This one is so much better for her, and also, such a durable design. It’s also SO bloody easy to put on and take off. We got the bright red which looks fab against her brindle coat. ☺️☺️ Super happy to recommend!