Tough Traveler Dog Backpacks

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DOG PERCH BACKPACK II

 


The dog carrier for active people

 

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"...Basil's great adventure, all thanks to your wonderful dog carrier!"
Katherine (Michael Carter & Basil)

The Dog Perch Backpack II (an updated version of our original!) is a superb backpack with a special seat for your dog. Pets ride in a natural position without legs or tail dangling, and our technical backpack suspension system eases the load on your shoulders and back, and moves most of the weight comfortably to your hips. Safety harness restrains pet without discomfort. The ideal dog carrier for taking your pet hiking, around town or to outdoor festivals! Great for puppies, ailing or elderly dogs, and possibly even going where dogs are not usually permitted.

"Our dogs are 11 and 12 years old, and need a little help on those long day hikes. We tried [the Dog Perch Backpack] out...at Grayson Highlands in SW VA. This worked perfect! The dogs loved it and one of them fell asleep while we were hiking." Erick Allen, Hendersonville, NC.

• Designed to be worn by adults 5' to 5'11". Uses our Pal'mino carrier. Taller users should check out our "Extra-Large" size below!
• Fits small dogs; up to about 22 lbs suggested weight. The size of the seat area is 11” x 8” at the base, and 12” high. At the top, it widens to about 11” x 11". You may want to measure your dog when in a seated position.
• More sizes available!! If your dog is larger, check out our sizes Medium, Large & Extra-Large below; for mini dogs under 15 lbs, we offer the Small, Penthouser, & Double-Decker!
• Control straps fine-tune load distribution between your shoulders and hips.
• Sternum strap distributes the load and eliminates under-the-arm pressure.
• Shoulder straps & hip belt have sturdy foam to cushion load and absorb shock.
• Mesh backband provides cool back support for carrier.
• Five-point safety harness holds dog in securely, and clips to collar
• Water-resistant 480 cu. in. underseat pocket.
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
• Weighs only 3 lbs. 8 oz.
• Works great with our accessories, including Rain/Sun Hood & add-on bags and pouches
Dog Perch

Above photo courtesy Erick Allen


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Price: $322.00        Color: Coyote/Denim



DOG PERCH PACK II (MED)
• Similar to the Dog Perch Backpack, only using our larger, more adjustable & more padded Kid Carrier. Designed to be worn by adults 5' to 6'.
• Fits small dogs, up to about 24lbs suggested weight. The size of the seat area is 12” x 9.5” at the base, and 14” high. At the top, it widens to about 12” x 15". You may want to measure your dog when in a seated position. If your dog seems too large, check out our Extra-Large size below!
• Underseat storage pouch can be detached and used as a small duffel.

Price: $342.00        Color: Denim/Black/Royal

 


"Basil is enjoying trouble free travel now. Thanks Tough Traveler!" - Michael Carter, UK
Photo courtesy Michael Carter

"I recently purchased the Kid Carrier...and Dog Perch.  I absolutely love the entire set.  (And so does my dog.).... Thanks for making such a great product!"- Marge Tretter


DOG PERCH PACK II (LARGE)
• Based on our extra-padded "Filly", this dog pack has a wider waist belt, thicker shoulder straps, and a foam-padded backband, for extra comfort for the human (you're important too!).
• Designed to be worn by adults 5' to 5'11".
• Fits small dogs, up to about 26lbs suggested weight. The size of the seat area is 12” x 9.5” at the base, and 14” high. At the top, it widens to about 12” x 15". You may want to measure your dog when in a seated position. If your dog seems too large, check out our Extra-Large size below!

Price: $365.00        Color: Green/Black/Denim

 

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Courtesy Customer Terri Cervi

 


DOG PERCH PACK II (EXTRA-LARGE)
Taller dog owners, or those with slightly larger pets, may want our largest version, which is based on our Stallion, a carrier for people about 5'6" - 6'6", and a roomier dog seat.

• Fits small dogs, up to 28 lbs. weight. For best fitting, you should measure your dog when sitting to ensure he or she will be able to sit comfortably in the seat, which is 12" x 9.5" at the base, and widens to about 12" x 16.5".
• Control straps fine-tune load distribution between shoulders and hips, allowing you to ease weight on your back.
• Sternum strap distributes the load and eliminates under-the-arm pressure.
• 1" thick shoulder straps & hip belt have sturdy foam to cushion load and absorb shock.
• Padded, mesh backband provides cool back support for carrier.
• Five-point safety harness holds dog in securely, and clips to collar
• Detachable duffel-style underseat pocket.
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
• Weighs only 4 lbs. 10 oz.
Color choices:

Price: $372.00
Color: Denim/Black

 


DOG PERCH PACK (SMALL)
Lightweight and compact, this size Dog Perch is based on our Montana backpack. Fits smaller dogs up to about 15 lbs, who can sit on a base 8" x 11" (for best fit, measure your dog sitting on a rectangle of this size!)

• Control straps fine-tune load distribution between shoulders and hips, allowing you to ease weight on your back.
• Sternum strap distributes the load and eliminates under-the-arm pressure.
• Five-point safety harness holds dog in securely, and clips to collar
• Water-resistant underseat pocket.
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
• Weighs less than 4 lbs

Price: $295.00
Color: Denim/Royal

 

 

DOG PERCH PACK II (EXTRA SMALL)
Our smallest open-topped carrier. Best for very little dogs up to 10 lbs, who can sit on a base 5.5" x 9" (for best fit, measure your dog sitting on a rectangle of this size!)

• Simple and lightweight, to provide a good fit for people 5' to 6', without a lot of adjustment required
• Five-point safety harness holds dog in securely, and clips to collar
• Foam-padded seat provides flat surface for dog to sit on
• Detachable underseat storage duffel
• Tubular aluminum loading stand opens out for stability, folds back when in use.
• Weight: 2.5 lbs.

Price: $275.00
Color: Denim/Black/Grey

 


DOG PERCH SEAT
This special seat is designed to be added to our baby backpacks, to allow you to carry your small dog comfortably. It works just like the Dog Perch Backpack, above, but you can use your own Tough Traveler® child carrier.

• Fits small dogs, up to 28 lbs. (depending on the size of your carrier seat!)
• Clips attach the carrier's child safety harness to your pet's collar.
• Installs easily, without tools (just strap it in!)
• Regular size fits our Pal'mino, Montana & Colt. Tall size fits our Stallion, Filly & Kid Carrier.
• Material: Sturdy, lightweight Packcloth, with foam seat.

Price (Regular): $72.00
Color: Black

Price (Tall): $72.00
Color: Black

 


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Penthouser Dog Backpack
Photo courtesy Kelly Peake, MT
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PENTHOUSER
SIZE: 17" x 9" x 9" (entire pack)
WEIGHT: 3 lbs.

• A lightweight, comfortable backpack for your puppy or small-size dog, with storage space for stuff for you!
• Easy-to-use clip loops around pet's collar to use along with chest harness
• Generally fits pets up to 10 lbs. Seat base is 5.5" x 9". To ensure a good fit, we suggest making a rectangle on the floor and having your dog sit on it. If he or she fits entirely inside, or if only the front paws are over the edge by less than 2", it should be a good fit!
• Backpack drips with extra comfort features, like a mesh-ventilated, padded back, padded shoulder straps and waistbelt, and load-control straps!
• Removable, easy-to-clean seat pad
• Can fit most adults 5' to 5'9"

Price: $325.00
Color: Custom Order Only


Dog Backpack
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Photo of Ethel the chihuahua, courtesy Pam BucciSee More Images
DOUBLE-DECKER
Size: 12"w x 16"h x 5"d (At Base). Pet Compartment is 10"h.
"Ethel is a black and tan chihuahua.... She loved the pack and was very comfortable," Pam Bucci, NY

• For the comfort of your small puppy or toy-size dog, a solid-bottomed backpack with breathable mesh 'windows'
• Also suitable for kittens and other small pets such as guinea pigs or bunnies (not suitable for animals who might chew through cloth).
• Extremely comfortable for the wearer: thick shoulder-straps, padded waist-belt, breathable padded back, internal mini-frame, and lift control.
• Lightweight platform separates upper and lower deck, allowing your pet to rest comfortably in the top section, while you carry other items in the bottom section.
• For very small pets up to 8 lbs; makes a great chihuahua backpack!

Price: $350.00
Color: Denim Blue, Black/Denim