Backpacking 101

Finde den ultimativen Leitfaden für Rucksacktouren mit deinem Hund hier. Von der Planung und Training bishin zum Schlafen unterm Sternenhimmel - wir haben alles für dich und deine Fellnase.

Ganz egal, ob du deinen Hund ans Rucksackwandern heranführen möchtest oder zusammen mit ihm eine neue Liebe dafür entdecken willst, ich habe die Tipps, die Ausrüstung und die Inspiration, die du brauchst, um loszulegen.

Unsere besten Hunderucksäcke für's Backpacking

  • Palisades™ Pack

    A top pick for dogs hitting the trail for a multi-day trek. It has the largest carrying capacity of our packs, removable saddlebags, and two 1-liter collapsible water bladders.

  • Approach™ Rucksack

    Viel Platz für Ausrüstung, die auf Ganztagswanderungen und sogar auf Wanderungen mit Übernachtung benötigt wird. Eine großartige Option, wenn die Packliste kürzer ist oder du die Last deines Hundes etwas leichter halten möchtest.

Video Clinic: Backpacking With Dogs

Ruffwear Ambassadors Nathan and Turkey joined us to talk about all things backpacking: gear, tips, training, and the scoop on their 120-mile backcountry trek together in the San Juan Mountains.

IS IT SAFE TO BACKPACK WITH DOGS?

With the right preparation and planning, you can set you and your dog up for a fun and memorable time in the backcountry. We always recommend checking in with your vet ahead of your trip for any questions you might have specific to your dog's health.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN MY DOG CARRY IN A BACKPACK?

It's best to keep the total carrying weight (including the pack and its contents) under 25% of your dog's body weight. First-time barkpackers may want to go even lighter. And, as always, it's a great idea to check in with your vet.
Example: A 45-pound (20-kg) dog's pack should weigh no more than 11.25 pounds (5 kg) including food, water, gear, and the pack itself.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH DOG POOP WHILE BACKPACKING?

Leave No Trace are our go-to pros on this topic, and they recommend that dog waste be packed out in poop bags. Regulations might differ depending on the wilderness area you are in. Check their website or call in and speak with a ranger before heading out.