Dog Backpacks

Ruffwear Approach Pack

$107.95 CAD

  • Day or Overnight Bag

    New pricing in 2024!

    An all-around backpack for the canine community. The Ruffwear Approach Pack™ is ideal for day hikes or overnight adventures. Radial cut saddlebags create a passive compression system that is form fitting. Its harness frame allows for an even, balanced load to prevent the saddlebags from shifting during movement along varied terrain. Lightweight materials, streamlined design, padding and 5 points of adjustment ensure a custom and comfortable fit!

    Pack and stash all canine equipment, i.e. food, water, bowls, boots, and coat, in the Ruffwear Approach Pack - and you're good to go!

    LATEST UPDATE: More breathability and flexibility with a perforated, molded foam chassis; overall weight savings and improved colorfastness with new materials; updated "flopper stopper" system for easier use when stabilizing saddlebags against the harness chassis; and more streamlined, refined saddlebag volumes.

    TIPS: For best results, use the girth measurement. Start with only a few items and slowly add more as your pooch becomes accustomed to the load. Please ensure your dog carries no more than 25% of their body weight in their dog pack.

    • Customizable fit with five points of adjustment allow for full range of motion
    • Two leash attachment points: single-piece, anodized aluminum V-ring and webbing loop
    • Padded handle and girth straps offer even load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting
    • Radial cut, weight-forward saddlebag and flopper stoppers stabilize pack contents
    • Vertical stash pockets for organizing gear and storing heavier items closer to dog
    • External gear loops for additional gear organization and quick-on-the-trail access
    • Reflective trim for visibility in low light conditions and light loop attachment
  • Dog's Girth

    Measurement around widest part of rib cage

    XS 43-56 cm (17-22 in)

    S 56-69 cm (22-27 in)

    M 69-81 cm (27-32 in)

    L/XL 81-107 cm (32-42 in)

    In between sizes: Choose the smallest size

    Weight & Volume

    XS 0.36 kg (0.80 lb) / 5 L

    S 0.48 kg (1.05 lb) / 10 L

    M 0.52 kg (1.15 lb) / 13 L

    L/XL0.59 kg (1.30 lb) / 21 L

    Download the Ruffwear Packs Fit Guide to find the right size pack for your dog!

  • Materials
    • Shell: 150 denier polyester (bluesign® approved)
    • Harness chassis: Laminated, molded bonded mesh and perforated foam
    • Buckles: ITW Nexus Airloc side-release buckles
    • Leash Connection Point: Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum V-ring
    • Zipper: YKK reverse coil zipper
    • Made in Vietnam


    • Secure fasteners
    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry