Ruffwear Approach Dog Backpack, Bivy Bowl


Having dogs share the load can save a lot of leg on a pack-in to upland camp. Ruffwear builds hard core active-dog gear. The Ruffwear Approach Dog Backpack ($60) has all the right adjustment points, fits close to the dog’s body and distributes loads evenly. It took a little time for Rio the setter to learn her new dimensions while carrying her food and first aid kit, but soon she was scurrying uphill without losing a step. When the Bivy Bowl ($23) is collapsed flat it takes up almost no space in the backpack yet when expanded it still has the rigid sidewalls to which my dogs are accustomed. This is a perfect combo for your camping bird dog and we even used the Approach with light loads to help build strength and endurance leading up to the hunting season.

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  • Kapitan used this pack to carry my knives, game bags and 4 bottles of water when we hiked up to retrieve a bull elk. There are 2 types of chest add ons available as well, one for heavy protection and one for cooling

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