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Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack review
Written by Jason Elliot, Cocoa   
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Your furry four-legged buddy is your best friend (don't tell your spouse). He is your shadow around the house, always thrilled to see you, and constantly wanting your attention.You love taking him on the trails with you, but packing his water, snacks, poopy bags, and a water bowl can put a bit more burden on your back. 

It adds weight to your pack and takes added preparation time. Dogs love to please their owner (most of the time) and nothing makes them more happy than to carry their own essentials when on a day hike. Your pup can carry his load with the Ruffwear Approach dog pack.

Ruffwear has designed the Approach for day treks, short overnight trips, and general recreation. The pack's design consists of a padded harness with 2 attached saddle bags. The harness and saddle bags are made from a durable nylon to stand up to wear and tear from an active dog.

Approach's Web Master Harness is easy to adjust to properly fit for your pooch. It has 5 different adjustment points to custom fit the harness. The Ruffwear Approach is available in sizes ranging from double extra small to large to fit all size dogs. There is a D-ring on the harness to attach the dog's leash. The webbing loop on the rear of the harness is to be used as a towing lead for your dog.

The waterproof zipper on each saddle bag gives protection during downpours. Your dog may get drenched but his essentials will be dry. The saddle bags on the Approach are roomy giving plenty of packing space.

Ruffwear LogoThere are two daisy chains that run along the Approach's harness giving added storage. The saddle bags are trimmed with reflective piping that helps locate your dog when hiking in lower light.

For day hikes and overnight excursions, the Ruffwear Approach dog pack will meet you and your dog's needs. The Approach comes in two colors – lichen green and glacial blue. The MSRP is $74.95. The Approach dog pack carries from Ruffwear a full guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to, and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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