At Ruffwear, we believe that our dogs make us whole and that our relationship with them is shaped by the adventure we share. They are our trail-mates, biking buddies, powder chasers, river runners, and working partners. They are our constant companions.

We build our performance dog gear with these relationships in mind. Ruffwear gear is built with the functionality, craftsmanship, quality, and innovation we expect in our own gear. It is designed from a dog’s perspective, with nothing superfluous. We’re on a mission to build performance dog gear for outdoor adventurers and their human companions.

The Ruffwear Pack has been busy creating some amazing products that we are excited to share with you. We invite you to explore these new products below, learn more on the Ruffwear website, and ponder where your next adventure will take you.


Front Range™ Harness & Front Range™ Leash

Ruffwear’s popular everyday Front Range Harness is available in six new colors and can now be paired with a matching Front Range Leash! This easy-to-adjust harness has a padded chest panel for all-day comfort and four points of adjustment, creating a perfect custom fit and full range of movement.


Color coordinate or mix it up. The strong and light Front Range Leash features a padded ergonomic handle and a swiveling Crux Clip™ that can be clipped with one hand. Attach the leash to the v-ring on the back of the harness or to the reinforced webbing loop on the front for a little extra control with forward-pullers.

Your connection to your best friend has never been more comfortable…or colorful!


Web Master™ Harness

Our Web Master Harness, a favorite among service & working dogs, “Houdini” dogs, and mobility-challenged or elderly dogs, provides support and comfort on any adventure. This harness has been updated with more flexibility to provide optimal support and range of motion. We’ve also added new colors and color-matched webbing. Key features on the Web Master include a five-point adjustable fit, a large padded handle positioned for balanced lifting and good load dispersion, a platform for attaching patches and signage for working dogs, and a padded chest panel and belly straps for comfortable extended wear.


Commuter™ Pack

Inspired by our urban explorations, the Commuter Pack combines a traditional rucksack design with contemporary technical features. At home everywhere from the farmers’ market to the backcountry campsite, the Commuter includes a comfortable, easy-to-adjust harness and attached, weight-forward saddlebags for balanced and efficient carrying. Heathered polyester fabric creates a heritage style that excels in the outdoors, while leather accents, aluminum hardware, webbing tow loop, and side-release buckles modernize a classic look.


Palisades™ Pack

Ruffwear’s Palisades Pack is ideal for multi-day excursions into the backcountry. Removable saddlebags, collapsible hydration bladders, and an internal cross-compression system allow dogs to comfortably carry their own provisions on extended backpacking trips and thru-hikes. We’ve updated our 2017 Palisades Pack with new colors, including color-matched webbing, and a new saddlebag attachment system that uses aluminum hardware and Hypalon (synthetic rubber) reinforcement for a strong and secure connection. We’ve also shaved some weight and bulk for maximum comfort and efficiency.


Approach™ Pack

Our Approach Pack is an everyday pack for full-day hiking or overnight trips to the backcountry. It offers excellent fit, performance, and functionality, with an integrated, adjustable harness and attached saddlebags. For 2017, we’ve updated the Approach Pack with bright new colors and radial cut saddlebags that cause pack contents to settle forward and in, creating a passive compression system that’s form-fitting, comfortable, and efficient.


Gear questions? Contact us via email, phone, live chat, or stop by for a visit at our retail store in Bend, Oregon! Share your adventure stories with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by tagging @ruffwear & let us know what your dog means to you using the hashtag #mydogismy.


15 thoughts

  1. I found a work-around for putting the webmaster harness on. I put it on my dog’s foot first and then slip it over his head. I lay it on the ground and guide is foot into it. Then slip it up. This minimizes the risk of hurting his leg and works a lot better than the way I was doing it.

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  3. With the article mentioning that the Webmater is used by “mobility-challenged” dogs, I was hoping the redesign would have added another clip so that the dog’s leg does not have to be lifted in order to put it on. The webmaster harness has been essential for my dog with bad arthritis, but it can be a challenge putting it on and it would be so much better to be able to put it on without lifting any of the dog’s legs.

    1. Hi Marc – thanks for the feedback. I’ll make sure our product design team receives this information for future product development consideration!

  4. I love your products, but I find that you have not really noticed that small dogs do exist. As fare as I can see, you have never posted any pictures of small dogs. I live with two Norfolk Terriers, and we do use some of the Ruffwear stuff, but they feel like the have all been produced for big dogs and then just been cut smaller, not adjusted to a small dog.
    Do you not think that small dogs cannot go on great adventures in the nature?

    Ragna, Nima and Marianne

    1. Hi Marianne – thanks for sharing your thoughts on small dog gear with us. I’m sorry your perception is that we simply make our gear smaller for small dogs. We design each of our sized products specifically to ensure the best fit and performance. There are some products that we deliberately do not make in very small sizes because we know our standards cannot be met due to physical sewing limitations, for example. We wholeheartedly agree that dogs of all sizes deserve to join us on our adventures! If there is a sizing-specific question that we can answer for you, as they relate to your Norfolk Terriers, please feel free to ask. We can help you measure and then match those measurements to the best products for your needs. You can respond to me here, or send an email to Thanks again for taking the time to write to us. I’m also going to share your comments with our product design team so they are in this feedback loop. – Susan

  5. First, let me say that I LOVE Ruffwear– we have multiple jackets, coats, harnesses. No other brand comes close to your quality & thoughtful design.

    That said, I have a small gripe: the webbing that attaches to the D-ring on the Front Range harness tends to fray quickly. Though the square aluminum D-ring is very handsome, it seems that the squared edges are particularly rough on the webbing. Perhaps if the webbing were reinforced with a clear rubber sleeve (like the front webbing leash attachment), and/ or if the D-Ring was rounded, the webbing would last longer.

    I’d love to buy the coordinating Front Range leash, however I’ve had bad experiences with other leashes that incorporate the “lobster” style clip that it appears that the Front Range uses. When using a similar leash, I found that it sometimes mysteriously un-clipped itself from the harness when my dog played other leashed dogs– I believe that the other dogs’ taut leashes pressed against the mechanism at the ‘sweet spot’ & opened it. The first time it happened I considered it a weird fluke, the second time it happened (a few weeks later) I decided then & there to switch to trigger-style clip leash (it’s never happened since). We live in Manhattan and can’t risk my dog accidentally getting off-leash near traffic. For most people it’s probably a fine clip, but for those of us who live in cities, where leashed dogs romp with each other just feet away from traffic, it’s not a safe clip design (it’s a good design because it opens easily… but it’s also a BAD design because it opens easily).

  6. I am FURIOUS with Ruffwear. I have been a loyal Ruffwear customer for 5 years now and recommend the harnesses to hundreds of people. In December I was looking to change to the palisades pack harnesses for both my dogs but was unhappy that the harness was grey and the bags red, not just for obvious cosmetic purpose but mainly for visibility and safety. I specifically emailed you to ask if there was any possibility of ordering this harness in red with the bags also being red or whether this was something that would come up soon. I had a brief shirty reply that the red harness with backpack was not possible. Not entirely happy i invested almost 300 pounds on the non-matching product and still have not used them as can not get over how dangerous the non-visible grey is. Literally one month after our emails I find out you release exactly what I asked about!! This new one also has other modifications so has quite obviously not been invented in the last month. Why would you not have told me this was going to be released soon?!?!??! I’m disgusted and thinking about changing brand and encouraging the hundreds of other husky owners in my group to also switch. You certainly don’t hear about this sort of disgusting money greedy customer service with Sass and K9!! Seriously disappointed!!

    1. Dear Aisha – please accept our sincere apology for this lack of communication to you. I can understand your frustration having asked specifically about a product option and being told it wasn’t available, when, in fact, it was in development. One of our values is transparency and we clearly failed you in this. Please be assured that we did not intentionally keep this information from you. Mistakes happen and the best we can do is to work on a resolution in the hopes that we can make it up to you. As you may know, our company headquarters are in Bend, Oregon, USA. It looks like you are in the UK based on your email address and the fact that you purchased our product in pounds. I would like to connect you with our distributor based in the UK so that we can quickly resolve this and provide you with our new packs, at no charge. I’m going to reach out to you via email to make a connection with our UK partners. Thank you for letting us know we made a mistake. This gives us the opportunity to fix it, hopefully to your satisfaction. I’ll be in touch. Best regards, Susan

  7. We recently got a 2nd dog, and love the ruffwear roamer. Nothing would be better than having a short coupler attachment from Ruffwear to add to it!

  8. Love your products so much but wish you offered some in forest green or any deep or low key greens other than lime or neon and bright greens.

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