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Ruffwear Palisades Dog Backpack - Ships Free


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Palisades Dog Backpack by Ruffwear 

The Pinnacle of Backpacks for Dogs – Great Fit, Load Stability, Hydration Included, Outdoor Fun 

Remove the saddlebags yet the Web Master dog harness remains. The Web Master alone is a $50+ harness  

This is the absolute best dog backpack for hiking especially for extended hikes and consecutive day treks.  The Palisades can stand up to rough weather, rugged terrain and long-term use yet remains comfortable for the dog with padded straps, a pack made of materials that won’t rub a dog the wrong way and is well ventilated.  The six pocket saddlebags are designed to angle weight to the shoulder area instead of middle of back. Proper fit is just as important in a hiking dog pack as a human pack and the Palisades has multiple adjust points that secure the pack while not impeding movement.

See videos below under Product Videos


  • Help your dog thru tight spots and over logs, boulders, etc. with the top-mounted handle
  • At just over 2 lbs., the pack is a lightweight, water resistant and sports reflective trim
  • As in human backpacks, the Palisades incorporates coated zippers and gear loops
  • The Palisades is also a hydration pack with two collapsible water bottles included for 2 total liters of BPA-free onboard hydration
  • The pack’s foundation is the integrated Web Master Harness with its 3 padded straps that provide a sturdy, comfortable foundation with a snug fit and excellent load management
  • Easily remove the saddlebags and the Web Master Harness can be used solo. The harness goes on over the head, not a step-in.
  • The innovative compression straps ensure a level of load stability seldom seen in a dog backpack.

Recommended for more casual outings:  the Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack or the EzyDog Summit Dog Backpack 

Other dog camping gear to consider:  Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots, Herbsmith or Glacier Peak Holistics herbal blends, and NRG Maxim dehydrated food or Orijen freeze-dried food. 

A common question with dog packs is "what size to get" since proper fit is critical. Purchase a pack that is appropriate for the type and frequency of expected use and Always measure!  In general, if the dog's measurements put it on the border between sizes, keep it on the snug side.  A too-loose pack will flop about and irritate the dog.

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large/X-Large

Dog Girth Capacity

S          22” – 27”

M         27” – 32” 

L/XL   32” – 42” 

Take the girth measurement around the widest part of rib cage

Color: red currant

See video below on proper girth measuring


"I was somewhat skeptical that such a large pack, with a feature such as removable saddlebags, would stay secure with a very active dog.  The Palisades Pack surprised me and endured the bushwhacking and snow rolling adventures of two very active dogs."  Gear Institute


Product Videos

How To Adjust The Web Master Harness: A Ruffwear Quick Start Video (03:58)
Learn how to properly adjust the Ruffwear Web Master Harness. With these tips, you'll be able to adjust all of the packs and harnesses in Ruffwear's full line of products. For more information on the Web Master Harness, visit us at: http://bit.ly/IZYa8j
  • How To Adjust The Web Master Harness: A Ruffwear Quick Start Video
    Learn how to properly adjust the Ruffwear Web Master Harness. ...
  • How To Measure Your Dog's Girth: A Ruffwear Quick Start Video
    Learn how to properly measure your dog's girth. To learn more...

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