Backpacking is just about as meritocratic as it gets. In order to get to where you want to go, you need to literally pull all of your own weight. There is no real way around it, and now thanks to Ruffwear’s Approach Dog Backpack, even your four-legged friend can help pitch in.
Padded for comfort and designed to evenly distribute the weight of the panniers, you can put this pack on your dog and be confident that they’ll be able to trot alongside you without losing a step. Depending on the size of Fido, you can secure packs as small as 2 liters and as large as 16 onto your dog with non-slip girth straps that tuck away to avoid getting caught by brush. Easy to clean once you come home from your adventures, you can just throw these under the sink with some detergent and hang to dry. Prices are set at $80.