Outward Hound, Lightweight Dog Backpack, Hiking Gear for Dogs
|Fabric Type||80% POLYESTER/10% PP/8% PU/2% METAL|
About this item
- HIKING HERO: The Outward Hound DayPak is one of our bestselling and most popular dog backpacks. This pack securely holds all of your walking and hiking essentials for more hands-free fun.
- MADE FOR MILES: Breathable mesh material encompasses the base of this pack keeping your dog cool and providing for refreshing airflow while you’re on the go.
- STYLISH AND SAFE: The sleek design of this dog backpack is free from bulk and full of function. Adjustable straps keep the pack in place and reflective piping provide enhanced visibility to your dog day or night.
- WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: You’ll enjoy stowing essentials like keys, id cards, cell phones and doggie bags in these expandable pockets. With less attention to loose items and more focus on the fun, you and your dog will love worry-free walking.
- MADE TO FIT: Not all dog backpacks are created equally. We know that every dog has a different body type and have made the Outward Hound DayPak to fit the smallest and largest of explorers. Available in 2 different colors and 3 sizes, there’s a pack perfect for your furry friend.
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The DayPak is a day-tripping dog lovers delight that allows your pup to comfortably carry extra gear and essentials! A light-capacity pack featuring saddlebag-style design, it’s ideal for both quick getaways and everyday errands with your dog. Enjoy the convenience and storage space of 4 expandable pockets—and, when you’re ready to roll, simply attach your pup’s leash directly to the DayPak’s D-ring clip. Explore new ground with Outward Hound Gear! Our high-quality performance gear will keep your pup safely equipped for every new adventure!
*A note about sizing: all pups are unique and special, especially yours! Sizing guidelines may differ dog to dog. Please choose your size after taking every measurement listed on the chart. And take any other unique traits (large shoulders, long torso, etc.) into consideration.
Product detailsStyle:Daypak | Size:Medium | Color:Blue
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 3.75 x 13 x 2.88 inches; 10.24 Ounces
- Item model number : 22003
- Date First Available : October 31, 2004
- Manufacturer : Kyjen
- ASIN : B00MNSKLXI
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#4,852 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
- #12 in Dog Carrier Backpacks
- Customer Reviews:
Outward Hound Quick Release Dog Backpack (Black/Medium) is a comfortable, easy to use backpack for dogs. Whether hiking on a trail or just strolling around town, the best way to enjoy the outdoors is with your best friend by your side. With our new Outward Hound backpacks, canine companions can finally carry their weight. Featuring roomy saddlebag compartments, mesh pockets, and durable zippers, our backpacks make it easy for you and your dog to enjoy the outdoors together. Removable pack takes weight off dog during rest stops, and allows easy access to contents Reflective accents and bright colors for high visibility Convenient pockets for carrying food and water Interior water bottle holder and mesh pockets.
CAUTION: Not intended to restrain dogs that pull heavily. Do not use restraint handle to lift dog. Intended for dog use only.
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Our trainer recommended it for our 18 month old 82 pound hound/lab mix as he's got LOTS of energy. She had the older version (which was the style we expected) and put water bottles on each side to make him work a bit harder. It does a good job at that. He does heel better with it on. I also put his empty poop bags in it. Once the bags are "used" I carry them, as it would make the pack unbalanced. I've had no problems with it shifting at all, even when he shakes. As far as size, we got the large. Our guy is BIG and at first we thought it was too small, but we re-adjusted the straps and it fits fine. The packaging said there was also an XL, but I haven't seen it for sale anywhere, and he doesn't need it. (Some people think he's a Great Dane mix, nope) To get it off, we release the two side/bottom clips, then pull it over his head, as one piece. It's a little bit of a hassle and it may be easier to loosen the front straps, but it would be a hassle. To put it on, we slip it over his had and back and put his right foot thru, then strap him in.. We've had it about 2 weeks, and follow the advice of leaving the side zipper pockets with the bottles open slightly, to decrease the pulling on the zipper.However, there doesn't seem to be an issue.
It's made much better than the picture or description shows.The top/under section of mesh, actually is quite soft, It's not really padded, but neither is it just rough mesh. He hasn't shown any discomfort from the straps or the mesh. We only use two bottles, one on each size, as our trainer tried four and it was just too heavy for him. We're not trying to weigh him down, just add a little more to his work out.
After a couple months of light use (probably less than 10 times total), the backpack has started to rip apart. Maybe this issue has been fixed with the new version of the bag. I don't know. I still really like this backpack, but I wish it would've held up longer. I could probably stitch it back together, but keep this in mind when you buy the backpack.
It fits a decent amount while still not being so bulky like the other outward hound backpack. The size of it is perfect for his daily walks and hikes. I can fit two 20 oz water bottles, potty bags, snacks, keys, and other small stuff in it. Whenever he wears this backpack, it tires him out so much faster. Sometimes, I end up having to take it off and carry his backpack myself. I've used it on him approximately 10 times now and the backpack seems to be holding up well. I don't notice any wear on the straps, but I have noticed a little bit of wear on the backpack. However, I think that it's mostly due to him bumping up and rubbing against tree bark when he forgets that he has a backpack on. If you're having difficult keeping the backpack on straight, try tightening the belly strap. That should keep it from sliding to one side.
My staffy mix is 44 lbs and the medium is just slightly too big when at the tightest in the chest area. A small probably would've fitted his chest better.
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The harness itself is well made. The buckles are all robust and chunky enough to make doing the harness up not too much of a chore, but it did take a fair bit of trial and error to balance the tightness of each one to fit properly. There was a lot of excess to some of the leads so tucked them in for the first walk and trimmed them down when we got home. The pockets are robust and close securely, so no worries of anything getting lost.
But for our dog it just isnt right. Being a whippet she has big lungs and a skinny tummy, so the harness just doesnt seem to sit properly. As such it tends to flop over to one side or the other when on the lead, so when have to stop and reposition it all the time. We also found that if we attached the lead to the steel ring at the back of the harness she wanted to pull more, I assume because she didn't feel the pressure on her collar as she would normally, so in her mind she was off the lead. This isnt a flaw with the product, but worth noting if your dog isnt used to it.
Overall if you're happy buying a harness like this online, and it ends up fitting, then this would be great. It's well made and I can see it giving plenty of use. We'll probably give it away, as the fits not right for our dog, and head to a local store where we can try them on.
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My lead attached to his collar so not been at risk, but beware if you plan on using this on lead.