Gear Reviews

Mountainsmith K-9 Pack

Up for review this week is a pack for your four-legged adventure companion.  Here’s a simple fact: outdoorsmen are gear junkies!  We like to have all sorts of tools, food, rope, fishing gear, hunting gear, camping gear, and any other gear that strikes our fancy.  We then need to find bags and packs to store and carry all of that gear in.  Another thing outdoorsmen are known for: our dogs.  Most of us (but not all) have adventure dogs that go everywhere with us.  My adventure dog is a yellow lab named Ivy.  She fishes on the river with me loves family hikes and loves to go camping.  But what most people don’t realize is that a dog will need more water than you (from my personal experience) and like you, she’ll need food and snacks during any physical activity as well. So when I came across this Mountainsmith K-9 pack I thought it looked super cool and would help me pack all that gear we love around, with the help of Ivy.  I mean, imagine all the stuff I could put on my dog’s back and turn her into a pack mule!  Of course, this isn’t what I did. Even though Ivy is a tough 70-pound lab I don’t want to do anything that will cause injury to her and dogs aren’t built to carry heavy loads on their backs. Diving into the pack, getting it on Ivy, and my thoughts before using it.  This pack is designed to carry your dog’s essentials like collapsible lightweight water bowl, food, snacks and possibly light bedding if going for an overnight.  It has big pockets which is nice and getti...