Ruffwear Palisades Pack & Close (esc)
Ruffwear Palisades Pack & Close (esc)
Ruffwear Palisades Pack & Close (esc)

Ruffwear Palisades Dog Pack

Regular price $299.95 Sale price $254.96
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The classic dog pack for days in the hills

The Ruffwear Palisades Pack '22 is a feature-rich, high-volume multi-day pack for dogs joining humans on backcountry pursuits.

Removable saddlebags and integrated compression system stabilise the increased carrying capacity for gear-intensive treks.

The pack has been redesigned with a perforated, molded foam chassis that improves breathability and flexibility.

New materials have resulted in weight savings and improved colorfastness.

The "flopper stopper" system improves stabilisation of the saddlebags against the harness chassis and offers a more streamlined fit.

  • 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
  • Removable saddlebags on a harness with a breathable chassis
  • Cross-load compression system and flopper stoppers secure pack contents
  • Two 1-liter collapsible, BPA-free hydration bladders
  • Vertical stash pocket for organizing gear and storing heavier items closer to dog
  • Internal mesh pocket and external gear loops
  • Reflective trim for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon™


    • Shell: 150 denier ripstop polyester (bluesign® approved)
    • Harness chassis: Laminated, molded bonded mesh and perforated foam
    • ITW Nexus Airloc side-release buckles
    • Hypalon reinforced with aluminum pass-through buckle
    • Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum V-ring
    • YKK reverse coil zipper
    • Made in Vietnam

      Volumes & Weights:

      Size Volume & Weight
      Small 12.5L (762 in3); 800g (1.75lb)
      Medium 17.5L (1,068 in3); 840g (1.85lb)
      Large/XLarge 24L (1,465 in3); 980g (2.15lb)
      Note that the sizing of harnesses are not common across the dog harness range. Please check sizing and measurements carefully.
      *Use the sizing chart to select the appropriate size for your dog. In between sizes: Choose the smaller size.
      S 56-69 cm (22-27 in)
      M 69-81 cm (27-32 in)
      L/XL 81-107 cm (32-42 in)
      • Pack:
        • Hand wash
        • Mild detergent
        • Air dry
      • Bottles:
        • Hand wash
        • Dish soap
        • Rinse thoroughly
        • Air dry
        • Store with cap removed


      For delivery of orders within New Zealand, excluding boats:

      • All local orders over NZD $149 are shipped free using a standard signature required service.
      • All local orders under NZD $149 are charged a flat fee of NZD $8 and are shipped using standard signature required service.
      • We use Post Haste Couriers as our courier service
      • Allow 4 business days for standard South Island shipping and 5 business days for the North Island.
      • Rural Address and PO box numbers please add business 2 days.
      • Once your order has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
      • Once your order has left the store it is at the mercy of the couriers. Please check your tracking information and contact the couriers if it has not arrived when expected.


      • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
      • Rural Address and PO Boxes, please add 2 more days.
      • We try our best to get your orders out to you ASAP, however, during our peak times (Christmas, Sale week etc), we may need an extra day to process them.
      • These estimates are for a perfect world when courier companies work on time and natural disasters and pandemics are at bay. Once it has left the shop it is sometimes up to the shipping gods!

       If you would like an update of Courier Network Status, please see these links:


      • We can’t change addresses in the system once your order has been placed, however, send an email to or call us in-store and we will endeavour to change the address.
      • Please let us know before order cut off at 1pm daily.


      • We offer an in-store pick up service.
      • This is contactless, please order online and choose Pick-Up.
      • You will be notified when your order is ready for collection.
      • Collection can be made during opening hours at 
        57A Buchan Street


      • Once your order has been shipped you will receive a Shipment Order Email. This will have a link to your tracking details, you can use this link to find the location of your parcel and contact the courier company to see how far away it is.
      • If you have not received a confirmation email within 24hrs, please check your junk box in your email, as some times we need to get in touch with you and emails do happen to end up in there!
      • Alternatively, speak to our order guru 'Bot-Bruce', and he can find the tracking details for you in the chat section of this pop-up. Just ask him, 'Where is my order?' and follow the prompts 🐻.



      • All Australian orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $35 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).  Paddles are NZD $125 for 2 and 4 piece paddles and NZD $195 for 1 piece paddles.
      • All North American orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $90 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).
      • Standard delivery times for international orders can vary from 5 business days to 6 weeks.
      • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
      • International orders do not come with a signature delivery confirmation.
      • Please do not buy products with eggs or bacon, as international customs do not like this and your order may be confiscated at your own cost (no one wants wasted bacon and eggs!)


      • All orders are shipped from our Christchurch store and usually leave the next day. If for some reason we don't have the item you ordered we will notify you as soon as possible and let you know when you can expect delivery. Special order for non stocked items vary however are usually 2-6 weeks.


      • Need your boat shipped? No problem! Shipping is excluded at time of purchase. The team will calculate this separately after your purchase and contact you with the best rates for you at the time.

      • As a cost indication shipping typically starts at $99 for smaller boats and $150 for longer, larger boats. This is based on where in NZ your boat needs to go and which boat you purchase.
      • Boats are delivered to your nearest Mainfreight Depot for you to collect from there.


      If you'd like to know availability and delivery times for a specific item please contact us and we will aim to get back to you the same day within business hours.


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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 4 reviews
      Ross P.
      Opens up new opportunities for exploring

      I already owned the Switchback and loved it, and decided to get a Palisades for bigger trips. I love the attention to detail, from the cinches to stop the panniers from flopping to the ease of removing them when we are at camp. The harness is hard wearing enough that it went through matagouri and speargrass without tearing or coming off, and there were no complaints from my dog over extensive wear. It's great to have everything he needs for a few days in the hills on him and that he's comfortable. Highly recommend.

      Jets m.
      Worth the purchase

      Been looking on a lot of overseas websites and this was the best I've seen. I LOVE all the details, So much storage for each side of bags. The fact you can remove the bags and just use the harness, the water bottles that come with it. The nice fit the harness has around your dog. I like how secure the clip where you connect the leash is and how there is an alternate hook at the back.

      My dog is a husky who is over 1 now, he has the energy and now i can keep up with his level by adding water to begin with in his bag and slowly over time add more weight to it.

      Next goal: Mushing! :)

      George W.
      The best thing I've ever bought my dog.

      The guys at the shop were amazing helping me find the right size.
      I still wasn't sure as my dog is so muscular but thought I'd take a punt.
      Well.. It's amazing, he loves it, he really enjoys carrying his own stuff. We walked 35km in 2 days and the amount of jealous dog walkers was pretty funny.

      Cptn F.
      No regrets

      I decided to spend a bit more money on the doggy pack mainly because of the detachable saddle bags. The price is a bit steep but I don't regret at all - our dog can't be let off leash and so on our overnight tramp it was great to take the bags off during breaks and in camp but still be able to use as a great quality and comfortable harness. This will work very well as a standalone harness too so if you don't have one yet or want to change, this is kinda 2 in 1 deal. Both pack and harness seem very comfy and are definitely well made. Heaps of space in the bags. Lots of little bells and whistles. Can recommend.

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