Ruffwear Approach Pack, Blue Dusk


SKU: TAH650103-407S1



A backcountry day pack and light overnight pack with excellent performance, fit, and functionality. Radial cut saddlebags attached to an integrated harness with a breathable chassis.


A staple in our pack lineup, the Approach Pack's updates were inspired by customer feedback.

  • More breathability and flexibility with a perforated, molded foam chassis
  • Overall weight savings and improved colorfastness with new materials
  • Updated "flopper stopper" system for easier use when stabilizing saddlebags against the harness chassis
  • More streamlined, refined saddlebag volumes

The Approach Pack is an everyday dog pack that provides dogs with the ability to efficiently carry a load, generating instant four-legged motivation to explore. The integrated harness enhances fit, pack stability, and overall performance. Radial cut saddlebags create a passive compression system that is form fitting and better load carrying.

Combined with the lightweight materials and a streamlined design, the Approach backpack is comfortable and allows dogs to carry trail necessities on day hikes and light overnight adventures with their humans.

A good rule of thumb for how much dogs can carry in their packs is no more than 25% of their bodyweight. If your dog is new to dog packs, start with a light load and slowly work up to a heavier load as they get used to wearing the pack.

  • Five points of adjustment for an optimal fit
  • Two leash attachment points: aluminum V-ring and reinforced webbing loop
  • Padded handle and girth straps offer even load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting
  • Radial cut, weight-forward saddlebags and flopper stoppers stabilize pack and contents
  • Vertical stash pocket for organizing gear and storing heavier items closer to dog
  • External gear loops for additional gear organization and quick on-the-trail access
  • Reflective trim for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon™


  • XS: 305 in3 (5 L)
  • S: 610 in3 (10 L)
  • M: 793 in3 (13 L)
  • L/XL: 1281 in3 (21 L)


Ruffwear Approach Pack, Orange Poppy

  • Trail-ready details: stash pockets and external gear loops.
    Ruffwear Approach Pack, Orange Poppy

    • Padded handle and non-slip girth straps offer good load dispersion for controlled and comfortable lifting.
    Ruffwear Approach Pack, Orange Poppy

    • Radial cut, weight-forward saddlebag design creates passive compression that stabilizes pack contents.






    17”- 22” (43-56cm)

    6 Liter


    22”- 27” (56-69cm)

    12.5 Liter


    27”- 32” (69-81cm)

    14.5 Liter


    32”- 42” (81-107cm)

    24 Liter



    Ruffwear's Guarantee covers manufacturing and material defects ONLY, and does not cover damage caused by any of the following:
    • Improper use or misuse of the product
    • Damage caused by chewing, cleaning, disassembly, alterations, or modifications
    • Damage caused by or resulting from normal wear and tear, abuse, or fire