I absolutely love the dog carrier. I have a senior English bulldog who loves adventures, but can’t hike very far. The dog carrier really distributes his weight and allows both of us to be comfortable. The padding, waist strap, and chest strap are sturdy and make all the difference. Whenever we’re out on the trails, people love how happy he looks in the dog carrier. I love the backpack! Thank you for making such an amazing product.