Dog Backpack Reviews

Kurgo Dog Carrier Backpack for Small Dogs, K9 Ruck Sack

Kurgo Dog Carrier Backpack for Small Dogs, K9 Ruck Sack
  • Durability - 96
  • Comfort - 99
  • For Travel - 97


Do you have a small breed dog? Even a small dog can be difficult to transport, especially if you are on foot. To make the task easier, the Kurgo Dog Carrier Backpack is a necessity.

The carrier comes with everything you need to ensure your pet’s comfort and safety. It is available in multiple colors, including black and chili red. Keeping your dog comfortable while looking stylish will never be easier. Below, you will discover an in-depth review of the Kurgo Dog Carrier Backpack.


  • Large interior compartment
  • Low maintenance design
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Ventilated very well
  • Shoulder straps are padded for comfort
  • Storage for your laptop or other mobile devices


  • Size may not comply with all airlines
  • Slightly on the heavy side (weighs approximately three pounds)


  • Converts to sling, carrier, pull-out travel bed, and booster seat
  • Weight capacity – 15 pounds
  • Tether located inside
  • Water-resistant construction
  • Large opening for dog’s head
  • Interior padding
  • Multiple storage pockets
  • Dimensions – 12” D X 21” W X 9-1/2” H (exterior)
  • Sleeve for water bottle

Great Warranty

The Kurgo Dog Carrier is backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. As long as you own the carrier, it will be covered under the warranty. The warranty covers manufacturer defects, damage caused by normal wear and tear, and malfunctioning components. The company claims its warranty is “hassle-free”. So, if you need to file a claim on the warranty, you will not be hassled by customer support.

Ample Storage

Taking a dog for a walk should be convenient and hassle-free for everyone involved. Fortunately, that is exactly what you will receive when utilizing the Kurgo Dog Carrier. Instead of toting around multiple bags for your dog’s accessories, you will only need to deal with one. The carrier is designed with multiple bags of different sizes for storage.

kurgo dog backpack carrier

kurgo dog backpack carrier

Interior Tether

While all dogs enjoy walks, some are known for their rambunctious behavior. That is especially true for canines that like to chase cats and other dogs. You will never need to worry about your dog jumping out of the Kurgo Dog Carrier, as it is designed with an interior tether. After putting your dog inside the carrier, you will need to attach his/her harness to the tether.


Water-Resistant Design

When you are out and about, you are never guaranteed that a rainstorm will not brew up. To protect your pet and its accessories, Kurgo designed its dog carrier from the highest quality fabric with water-resistant qualities. Even if the bag gets soaked, it will not sustain any damage. When you return home, you can simply wipe the carrier down with a dry towel and hang it up to air dry.

Low Maintenance

Dogs are like small children, they can leave a mess everywhere they go. To ensure a quick, easy, and thorough cleanup, the bottom of the dog carrier is constructed of easy-to-clean fabric. Armorsole fabric is low maintenance, so you can spend more time taking your dog for walks and less time cleaning. When the bottom becomes soiled just wipe it down with a damp cloth and allow it to air dry. This design will keep the bottom of the carrier looking new longer.

Large Interior Compartment

kurgo dog carrier ruck sackYour dog’s comfort and safety is always on the back of your mind at all times. To reduce these concerns, the Kurgo Dog Carrier is designed with a large interior compartment. If your dog weighs 15 pounds or less, he/she will have plenty of space to move around during transport. Your dog’s flexibility is guaranteed to not be restricted in the least.

To ensure a thorough clean, the interior pad where the dog sits or lays is removable. Remove the pad, throw it in the washer, and allow to air dry after each use if you desire. The dog carrier is extremely easy to take care of.

Overall Assessment

The Kurgo Dog Carrier is ideal for pet lovers on-the-go. The carrier features padded shoulder straps and interior to ensure the highest level of comfort for dog and owner. If you do not want to carry the carrier on your shoulder, you can utilize the padded handle instead. The zippers are heavy duty and work extremely well. The low-maintenance design makes this one of the easiest dog carriers to care for. The mesh material will ensure adequate ventilation for you and your pet. To provide additional support while decreasing the risk of back and shoulder pain, the carrier is designed with a sternum strap and hip belt.