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Dog Pack, Dog Pack & Leash
David – August 10, 2015:
This is a very sturdy, well-made product. The canvas has some heft to it and is a nice heavy weight. No issues with the stitching. I like the oversize zipper pulls as well. It should serve well in winter with gloves on etc. Although we just got ours the other day, we’ve already put in about 10 miles with it in different types of terrain. We followed some washed out creek beds, went up and down steep embankments, through thick brush, hardwood stands, and open easy going trails. The pack excelled in all areas. The pack does not shift at all. It stays right where it should centered on his back. I will say this though, i had equal weight on both sides (canned goods).
My dog didn’t exhibit any signs of discomfort, no tugging or pulling etc. He didn’t even look back at it after the first 50 feet or so. In fact, he seemed more focused while wearing it and definitely became more of a follower. He is trained to walk on my left side and not to walk ahead of me but from time to time has a tenancy to become distracted and drift about a foot further than he should. He didn’t need to be reminded one single time while wearing the pack. The affect of “having a job” produced a quite remarkable improvement in his focus.
My dog is an Airedale Terrier and is quite deep in the chest with a slim waist and a slender neck so i had some concerns as to whether or not it would fit correctly. The adjustment is maxed out on his waist and nearly maxed out on his chest. neck is fine. I wanted to add some photos with measurements for reference to help others that may be considering this pack. I know there are photos of a dog in the product page, but they don’t tell you anything about the dog. My dog stands 24″ at the shoulder and his chest is 29″ in diameter measured across the shoulder blades and just behind his armpits. He weighs 56 lbs. He’s only 2 and probably has some filling out to do, so the extra length on the straps is a good thing.
I use a martingale collar situated just behind the ears and jawline for all of our excursions, training sessions, etc. I did not use the ring on top of the pack the pack and truth be told, I wouldn’t try to use this as a harness. I’d likely just buy a proper harness for that. We currently don’t do any activities that require him to walk in front of me (scent tracking, sled pulling etc.). So we only tested it with him walking along side me. Bottom line, It’s clearly designed to be a backpack, not a harness. For those interested in being dragged behind their dog by a harness, you may want to explore other products.
Michael Delaware – September 9, 2015:
I just got my dog’s backpack in today. It fits perfectly for him. The straps were a little long, but I am having a friend sew on some Velcro after adjusting it to his size to pull these up and out of the way so they won’t hang down. I plan on testing it this weekend with a walk through a festival or some hiking trails, but I love it so far. It seems pretty durable and I like the quality of the material and the stitching. I have attached a few photos of my dog with it on. He seems pretty comfortable with it, but I have not tested it with any real weight yet. He can lay down comfortably with it, and also sit and walk around. It did not seem to bother him. Best of all, it seems to match the color of his ears pretty good too!
Chyna Doll “tampaflgal” – September 10, 2015:
I have a small 48 pound female yellow lab who LOVES her backpack! The straps are adjusted as small as I can get them and I have to “tie” up the hanging extra strap. I have worked my dog in 4 weeks up to 2.5 pounds in each pack.(started with a pound water bottle in each pack). My goal is to have 3 pounds in each pack. My purpose for the backpack was as a behavioral modification tool. She seems calmer when wearing this and doesn’t pull at all. She wears it daily on a 1.75 mile walk each morning. Too hot to wear in the evenings here still. I thought she would hate this pack but from the get go she stood still and let me “saddle” her up. This is very durable so far and has not shown any signs of wear or tearing. I am including a picture of her in her packs. She even almost looks like she is smiling wearing them!
Gary O’Rourke – September 11, 2015:
This is the best dog pack…canvas and straps are very rugged…our Labradoodle/Terrier mix loves it…we put a water bottle on both sides…food and treats..and anything else we need for her walks…makes her a working dog and helps with with her pulling when on leash..Absolutely love it…would recommend for anyone that needs to control their dog while on leash and saves us from lugging an extra backpack for them…
Billy Kurilko – September 12, 2015:
Fits on my 60lb lab nicely, and even fits well over his normal leashed harness. There are two adjustable straps that connect beneath, and another adjustable strap that loops around the front of the neck/chest. You can get a nice fit with them and the pack stays in place while walking, but it may become uncomfortable for a dog to lay down or curl up while wearing it.
Carries his important dog stuff just fine, doesn’t bother him at all, and seems durable enough to last for ages.
cohsrains – September 14, 2015:
Our dog loves his new job of carrying water bottles on walks. He is a border collie and this is just what we were looking for to help train him. He is much more attentive while wearing this. Plus we get to put all his treats and our gear in the bag.
ronsuperior – September 16, 2015:
I use this to weigh down my energetic dog. A couple of water bottles fit easy in the side pockets. Alternatively, a collapsible bowl sits in and so do his snacks. Very helpful for dogs who pull a lot! Sits high on the shoulders, which is better for the back. Easy to clip in and stable. Very adjustable. This fit a 77lb dog very well.
Abigail E Warren – September 23, 2015:
We love this dog pack and the dog loves wearing it! The first one that we got had a malfunction and the company sent us a new one free of charge.
siobhan harris – September 29, 2015:
This dog backpack is brilliant and great quality. It fits my dog great who is collie size. Can’t wait for our adventures together.
michel – October 6, 2015:
Nice canvas bag perfict for day trip or hike.
to small for weeks camping
Nelson Jones – October 12, 2015:
Bag looks great and seems durable. It’s the perfect size to hold a fair amount of supplies but not be so big its bulky or saggy. The issue I had with it is that it did not stay even on my dogs back if the load was just slightly uneven. It would pull down on the slightly heavier side within moments of loading it. With that being said, it is a nice bag for the price. Just be very mindful of balance with loading it up
trevor w smith – October 16, 2015:
Lovely bit of Kit !! bella took to it after about a minute, and now loves it, ideal for Her survival kit !!made to measure..
Derp – November 5, 2015:
Great product! Needed a replacement because of a fluke zipper failure, the company quickly responded and replaced the product. The pack has excellent stitching and materials. My only recommendation would be to switch to stronger external zippers that are built for the outdoors. My malinois loves the pack and works great with it on. Would recommend
Katie – December 3, 2015:
This is wonderful! We have a Doberman and this fits perfectly, we take it with us when we go on long hikes and he carries his water bowl, poo bags, treats and whatever else. Plus its super cute!
Kory Kinnick – December 7, 2015:
This thing is just awesome – my dog mostly had no discomfort wearing it. One area that got too tight was the neck strap: when my dog sits, I have to undo that strap. I think a small extension will fix this though. The material is heavy duty, and there are plenty of pockets and pouches on it for treats, baggies, leash, etc. My dog looks great in this thing.
Stefanie Eidson – April 6, 2016:
I have a 65# lab mix and a 55# German Shepard mix that I used this for behavior modification by filling each pocket with two water bottles. My dogs walk with a gentle lead so we did not attach the leash to the actual bag. My 2 older dogs loved wearing the backpacks and I’ll be sure to buy one for our 55# pup. Great quality and fast delivery off of Amazon.com.
Paul D. – May 7, 2016:
Raider likes a lot this pack and so do I. Well made, heavy canvas, stitching is strong. Raider will carry our water on walks when camping and even around the neighborhood without any complaints.
Luc – July 13, 2016:
Parfait pour un chien de 70 lbs! Ajustement facile et confortable pour le chien ! Peux contenir 4 jours de nourriture, sa laisse, son fresbee, son os et sa balle facilement! Très satisfaite du produit ! Balek est prêt à partir maintenant qu’il a son sac de voyage !!!
admin – July 15, 2016:
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Josh in WV – November 1, 2016:
My coonhound has worn out a pack from another manufacturer. I am a forester and he goes to work with me almost daily. He packs water and a few cans of tree marking paint. I was concerned he wouldn’t take to the new pack with the canvas fabric. He has pranced around like a fool. The packs are well sized, just big enough. I docked one star due to the the straps only adjusting on the one side. I have the shoulder and waste cinched taught and the belly is still too slack. I will modify as needed, but solid well made pack. Smokie approves
Eddie Wilson – February 17, 2017:
Function and Fashion in equal measures!
My medium-size Welsh Collie has worn his for eight months now, so I felt that was adequate time to test and post a short review based on long-term use by a working dog.
Measurements are accurate and the sizing gauge is pretty good. I did find I had to alter the female ends of the belly straps to get a sufficiently secure fit as well as tidying away the loose male ends, but the latter is more an old Army habit. This fit will obviously vary with different diameter dogs and my Collie is quite lean.
The length is good, the neck adjustment perfect. The bags sit high enough to avoid fouling the dog’s legs and forward enough that he can maintain balance.
When you first unpack them, the saddlebags actually feel quite light and you start to wonder if they’re actually cheap tat… But the stitching is solid and the canvas is of definite quality, which just means it won’t especially burden your dog. I’ve had normal dog coats that weigh more.
The zips are both secure and smooth in operation, the seams do not strain when loaded, the main compartment linings are a nice touch. I think the best aspect of these is actually the soft flexibility of the bags, though, since that adds to the comfort for the dog and lets them work without impediment.
The Carrying Capacity
This is probably the most subjective aspect to these saddlebags as a lot depends on your dog’s own capabilities, the load you require him or her to carry and especially your ability to balance your packing.
Our Collie typically carries two 500ml water bottles (one either side), a collapsible water bowl, his lead, some treats, a lightweight microfibre towel (for wet dogs and muddy paws), poo bags, a doggie jumper/pullover and a lightweight jumper or cardigan for the Mrs. That’s about 2kg, give or take and there’s still room for ancillaries.
With 2-4 kg of weight, my Collie is still easily free to bound around the fields and up the hills with almost no perceptible hindrance to his gait. He loves being given the duty of carrying our most valuable possessions (ie, The Treats!!) and every time I get the vest out he knows we’ll be out for the whole glorious day!
You will have to remember that your dog is now wider and better placed to knock into things/people, as he will certainly forget!
As mentioned above, the vest load does need to be balanced, as even a half-kilo will see it fall lopsided. It may also go without saying, but lightweight canvas will *not* be 100% waterproof – Showers and light rain have not proven an issue, but all day out in heavy rain, or a good dunking while swimming across the river may dampen things just a bit… unless you thought to put things in plastic bags first, of course!
Mud is best left to dry before being brushed off, while more ingrained dirt can be hand-washed out. Lay the vest out flat and let it air-dry.
The Customer Service
For the UK market, OneTigris kit is mostly stocked and fulfilled by Amazon.co.uk. This means very fast delivery, often arriving next day. It also means simple and easy returns, if you need to exchange on sizes, colours or something.
OneTigris themselves are very friendly and open as well as keeping a close watch on their product pages, so if you have any problems, questions or perhaps even a custom requirement they do respond to feedback and direct contact, as well as being very active on the various social media sites.
The only criticism I can find for this is the D-rings, on the ends of the straps that secure the outer pockets. They are heavy and can catch on low branches or dog leads, pulling the pockets open.
My dog is already a happy, handsome lad… but wherever we go, be it out working, going hiking, camping, to a show or just through town, his saddlebags are forever catching peoples’ attention – Seriously, they love seeing him as much as he loves being seen and remarks on his attire range from ‘clever’ to ‘cute’, ‘gorgeous’ and especially ‘awesome’. It’s a little weird, but even visiting Bath last month, we had more than one person asking if they could take a photo!
To sum up – A fantastic product that serves its purpose very well and is very typical of the quality and features present in OneTigris outdoor kit. Highly recommended and I’d buy this again in a heartbeat… Luckily I have two other dogs to spoil!
Not that bad