Approach Pack


$97.75 Retail Price: Retail Price: $115.00
(You save $17.25)
Ruffwear Dog Pack - Approach - Pacific Blue

Approach Pack

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The Ruffwear Approach™ Pack is an everyday pack with excellent performance, fit, and functionality. It provides dogs with the ability to efficiently carry a load, generating instant four-legged motivation to explore. The integrated harness, combined with the lightweight materials and a streamlined design, is comfortable and allows dogs to carry more trail necessities. Great for day hikes and overnight adventures. 

It's recommended that your dog carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their dog pack. If your dog is new to dog packs, start with a light load and work up to a heavier load as your dog gets accustomed to wearing the pack.



  • Efficient load carrying through weight-forward saddlebag design
  • Convenient, easy-access stash pockets for often used items
  • Pack capacity is ideal for overnight adventures
  • Expanded carrying capacity through external daisy chain webbing 
  • Pack is offered in five sizes, with five points of adjustment for a custom fit
  • Integrated harness features provide for leash walking (clip in via the V-ring), lifting (via the handle), and pulling (via the tow eye)
  • Streamlined design and lightweight materials and components allow for comfortable fit and long-term durability
  • Padded, comfortable handle offers an optimal balance point with good load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting (lift only as high as your dog can safely jump, as the buckles are not strength-rated for high-angle rope work)
  • Non-slip girth straps are easy to adjust and secure, and have pads to distribute load and increase comfort while lifting
  • Sheltered buckles stay in place for easy, one-handed clipping, and are protected from wear
  • Enhanced visibility with integrated reflective trim


  • 0.7 lb (0.32 kg) / 122 in³ (2 L) capacity
  • 0.8 lb (0.36 kg) / 305 in³ (5 L) capacity
  • 1.05 lb (0.48 kg) / 549 in³ (9 L) capacity
  • 1.15 lb (0.52 kg) / 732 in³ (12 L) capacity
  • 1.3 lb (0.59 kg) / 976 in³ (16 L) capacity


  • XXS: 13-17 in (33-43 cm)
  • XS: 17-22 in (43-56 cm)
  • S: 22-27 in (56-69 cm)
  • M: 27-32 in (69-81 cm)
  • L/XL: 32-42 in (81-107 cm)
  • In between sizes:  Choose the smallest size


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


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Ruffwear fully guarantees all of our gear against defects in materials and craftsmanship. If you have a product that has a defect please return the product to the original place of purchase for warranty assistance. Ruffwear reserves the right to replace or credit defective products at our discretion. We will not cover normal wear and tear (damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal wear or aging), damage from the canine, such as chewing, incidental damage, like tearing, or wear incurred from improper sizing. Modifications, alterations, negligence or use for a purpose other than for which it was designed is also not covered. We know dogs can be hard on their gear! If you experience damage that occurs as the result of normal wear and tear, damage from the canine, or wear incurred from improper sizing, please contact us at Western Canoeing and Kayaking.

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  • 4
    Great size for day hikes! Give your dog a job.

    Posted by Laura Vanderhoek (WCK Staff) on 2016 Dec 19th

    This pack has plenty of room to carry both items for the dog and myself on day trips. Extra food, water, wallet, keys etc. It's pretty easy to put on the dog with the small exception of the little clips under the pouches which I usually don't un-clip to begin with. Not only is this a good pack for gear but it also works as a bit of a harness with a decent carrying handle and leash clip. I've certainly had to use the handle to help my dog up slippery terrain and over large rocks and it comes in handy. My dog has a 22" girth and she wears the small size.