Reviewed by Lissa and Alice from PA on Monday, August 25, 2014
The Olly Dog backpacks are amazing -- well-made, comfortable for our dog, adjustable, lightweight, great ventilation to keep our dog cool. We have a pit bull/American bulldog mix, who is only a year old. She has a lot of energy and needs more than simply a nice long walk each day. She needed a job, something to focus on. This backpack is the perfect answer. She loves it -- the issue is that when she sees it, she gets all wiggly and it's hard to get her to sit still. We connect the chest clasp first and then slip it over her head, then we only need to get the belly clasp. You can put ice packs in the pockets on a hot day (we put the ice packs in plastic bags, so they don't get the pack and dog wet). A dog can carry up to 10% their body weight, but work up slowly. Can't recommend it enough!
Reviewed by M&M from Upstate New York on Monday, August 25, 2014
We just rescued a 7 month old belgian shepherd. We figured a pack would be a good thing to get him used to and give him a job to do. He wasn't so sure a first.. But quickly adapted and while hiking got lots of comments from other hikers on how will behaved and impressed they were by him "working" . We only put a few items in it and my only complaint is that is easily slides if not equally weighted to perfection... So not sure how that will effect more weight? For this I give it only 4 stars. And the medium fits a 58 lb dog with room to grow. So many great dog products at Sierra.. We will keep buying from them for sure.
Reviewed by HikesWithDogs from Tucson, AZ on Friday, August 08, 2014
I feel like I got a great deal on this pack. It works like I hoped it would with plenty of room for treats and water on the trail. The only thing I didn't like about it (and it's a minor thing) is that it slides forward when you go downhill. Not even sure what could be done about that. I also wish the top was mesh to keep my dog a little cooler. he did fine with this though. The good thing about a pack for my dog was that he slowed down on the trail so we got a good hike but he wasn't wiped out near the end.
Reviewed by Shasta's Mom from The South on Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Well made light to medium weight pack for your dog. With sturdy straps and a well made - and ventilated - pack base, or panel as they describe it, this pack should meet day hiking needs for your dog pal. The sturdy construction of this pack should allow it to last for a long, long time and many hikes with your pet.
Reviewed by Tara from Colorado on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This pack was perfect size for my 60-pound aussie, and can fit a couple water bottles great for our hikes! It came to us very quickly and did not have any damage to it. Would order from this group again. Thanks!
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The medium will fit a dog that is 50-80 lbs.
Answered on 10/4/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
I have a Small Munsterlander that weighs 50lbs. His girth is about 26 inches,and a medium fits him with plenty of room to go bigger, and a little room to go smaller. I would recommend a medium. Awesome product, highly recommended for your puppy.
Answered on 1/17/2011 12:00:00 AM by Josh from Juneau, Ak
My Std Poodle has a 26" girth and the Med is almost too large for him. I suspect the Med would be perfect for your greyhound.
Answered on 9/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by East Bay Hillhiker from Oakland, ca
my dog weighs 55 lbs and has a 28 inch, and wears a med.
Answered on 9/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by papa the hiker from Wyoming