My dog wasn't too sure about this contraption and the elastic is too weak to hold her secure. It could have just been a strap without elastic. I'll probably just sew one in because I still like the back pack idea. Overall very pleased with my purchase.
Used it for a 10 mile hike the little dog wouldn't be able to do all of and it was a god send. My dog weighs 4kg and it fits him really well, he seemed comfortable and enjoyed a break!
I can take my dog on long hikes now!
I bought a large for my 17-lb shih tzu. He fits in it just fine. Not too big or too small. I would like it better if the Velcro straps at the top were a little bit longer or were actually plastic clips instead. I'm not thrilled with trusting those two little Velcro pieces to keep my dog upright. I'll probably add a pin or maybe even see the Velcro shut to be safe. I'd also like it if the adjustable straps had a stropper on them. Otherwise, this is a great little carrier for dogs.
We love taking our dog hiking, camping, and just everywhere in general. This carrier is not only great for hiking (to carry him when he gets tired), but it's also been super useful for taking him around town. About his shame-face-- he's still getting used to it lol!!
Love it! It is well-made. I plan on using it to take my dachshund hiking. It is so hard finding things that fit such a long dog... She is 10lbs with a 14 inch back. I got the large and it works! (but is a little wide). The only thing I would change is that it could have more padding on the shoulder straps (for the human wearing it). That said, they are criss crossed it the back and very secure. Doxie
My 12lb jack russel mix fit PERFECTLY in the size large! I bought this for preparation for hurricane Irma. After seeing Harvey leave so many dogs stranded in Houston I wanted to make sure I had a safe way to have my dog with me and at the same time be able to protect myself by having both my hands free in the event of an evacuation or rescue.