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Rated5out of5bySweetSteffromI would buy this product again!We have gone through several different dog packs. We have a GSP who runs and jumps over and through everything. He has a lot of energy and stamina. This pack is great because we have him carry a decent size load when we go on several day backpacking trips. The saddles can be adjusted for the amount in the pack without sagging. This pack held up very well during our last trip for four days in the desert. He ran through a water a lot which ended up chaffing his arm pits. We are going to try it again and see if it was bc he was wet running through streams or if it is an adjustment problem. Love this pack so far.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated2out of5byShakarifromSecond time around and disappointedThis is the second Palisades pack we've gotten, thanks to the great return policy of REI, not because the pack is so awesome. The first thing I said when the new pack arrived was that the fastex buckles/straps will be the first thing to go (and soon). Not even worn 20 times yet and one of the straps stitching is blowing out already, which is no surprise because they are are TINEY straps with the smalles fastex clips known to man. The water bottels while easier to fill and empty than previously made have cheep plastic which quickly cracks and then you have a leak. When the harness is on with out the packs, it's all over the place, and yes, it's sized and adjusted properly. In order to keep the harness from going all over the place, I would need to crank the straps down so tight it would not be healthy for our dog. In short, for the money this pack system costs, it should be designed far better, have far better craftsmanship and be made in the USA.
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated3out of5byShakarifromGood but not greatWe use this as a pack and just the harness as well. When it's just the harness it can take quite a bit of fussing to get it balanced perfectly. Even when you have it figured out with the balance (harness) it wont stay that way, you'll need to tweak it every few times you use it, which can be frustrating. When using the pack, you of course need to have each side perfectly even with weight to keep it balanced. The velcro (which is essential to keep the pack stable) is junk. After a few months they didn't hold closed at all and I had to put snap buttons on the velcro tabs, which worked well. After about 8 months one of the velcro tabs tore off from the pack so I have now returned it to REI. I'm very thankful they have such a great return policy. For the amount of money this pack cost, it should be made a lot better. I would only recommend this to a friend simply because I haven't found any company that makes a better one.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated5out of5byFrancisco RfromQuality Product from a Great CompanyI mainly use this pack for hiking, camping and fishing trips. It is great having my dog carry all his own food, water and generally some of my gear too. He is my fishing tackle box when I take him with me. Great because I can just call him and my tackle box runs to me.
The build quality is top notch. Thorns and general rubbing on rough surfaces have not showed any apparent wear. The fit can be a little finicky at first, but once you get it fit to your dog it is pretty smooth sailing. I have found that the straps can loosen themselves but a quick knot or safety pin can help keep them in place.
I had an issue with my dog eating the harness on the first one I bought. I called up Ruffwear and received truly great customer service. I had a replacement harness sent to me for a small replacement fee; much better than having to buy the whole thing again (which I would have). Great product that comes with great customer service, can't beat it.
Date published: 2013-02-25
Rated4out of5byBlaylockfromAs far as Packs go this one is Top Dog!I absolutely love this pack. I was leary of the price, but very glad I didn't go with a cheaper one. This has all the features I was looking for and seems to be very durable. My puppy has been using it for about 3-4 months now and it still looks new. The attaching ring for the leash is a bit difficult to get to with the pack on, but this is only a minor issue. I love that the pack is removeable and the opening for the handle is large enough to pass a large reel type leash thru keeping you pet secure during beauty breaks. The harness fits nicely, a bit difficult to adjust but strong enough for me to pick Kona up and over large obstacles. Buy this one, not the others.
Date published: 2012-10-27
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