For quite awhile now I have been on the look out for a good all around backpack for the dogs. I wanted something that could be functional for our hikes and also be able to provide Leroy with an additional workout on our shorter walks by carrying a lite load, so when the kind folks at EzyDog contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their many products I jumped at the chance to review the EzyDog Summit Backpack
About the EzyDog Summit BackPack
The Summit Backpack is made to go in many types of environments from hunting dogs hiking on rough trails to service dogs going to the grocery store. The EzyDog Summit backpack was made to “go with you and your dog whatever the situation might be.”
The Summit backpack incorporates the EzyDog award winning Chest Plate Harness.
The backpacks feature a built-in dog harness to comfortably fit around your dog’s body, yet it’s also very solid and strong so the backpack won’t be easily ripped off or slide off your dog when they sit or run.
The breathable mesh conforms to your dog’s back and features a built-in padded carry handle for quick control.
You can attach a leash to the D-ring to walk your dog or go off-leash by conveniently attaching the leash to the leash caddy, allowing your dog to carry their own leash.
The main compartments feature waterproof zippers, coated ripstop material and reflective the trim. The quick release front messenger style panel offers easy access to items you need to get to and has an ID sleeve on the inside too!
Pros: I loved this backpack for many reasons. First, it actually fit both Leroy and Sherman very well and there was plenty of room after I adjusted it for them for it to fit a dog bigger than them, that is a huge plus in my book.
Second, Leroy was comfortable with this backpack as soon as I put it on him and he had no problem strutting his stuff in it.
Third, it was super easy to get the backpack on and off, which is important to me because I don’t have all day to be hooking up a backpack to my dog. After I had it adjusted to fit him properly it was just one click and it was on. The same thing with taking it off, one click and he could basically just step out of it.
Fourth, the backpack didn’t slide around. It stayed in place whether Leroy was laying down, sitting or running, which I give credit to the nice chest plate harness.
Fifth, this backpack can carry a load. While I didn’t have anything in it when we first tried it out I did experiment a bit with what it could hold and it easily fit a 2qt food bowl in each side with plenty of room left for food and bottled water, plus more room for other goodies.
Cons: The only con I can think of for this backpack is that it only comes in one color. I would love to see it available in red.
My conclusion: A great backpack that is durable, functional, comfortable and easy to use. A great product for most dogs who like to hike!
Disclaimer-I was sent an EzyDog Summit Backpack from EzyDog for free in return for my honest review of this product. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine only.