Fall 2020: Lead time for packs and harnesses is 7 weeks. We are aiming to complete quilt orders in 4 weeks. Mail service is taking longer than normal.
Please plan ahead: order your harness at least 3 months before your long distance hike so we have enough time to ensure an accurate fit before you get into the backcountry.
We are only shipping domestic and to Canada.
Groundbird Gear Tailored Harness and Roll-top Trekking Pack
Our harness is tailor-made for your dog based on 6 submitted measurements guaranteeing a chafe-free fit. The harness is fully breathable, light-weight and quick-drying. It works as a stand-alone or as a base for the Trekking Roll-top Saddlebag. Read Specs or Place Order
Get Started with a gear upgrade, invest in our harness first
Groundbird is an investment for many, and we thank you for investing in us, the makers of your dog's gear! A great way to get started with your dog's gear upgrade is to start by ordering the tailored-fit harness. You can add the packs in the future, if you can't afford them right now!
Place harness-only order
Place harness-only order
Groundbird Gear Turtle Top Quilt
We are so excited about this UL backpacking dog-warm solution! The Turtle Top Quilt! Wears like a jacket but with enough drape coverage to be a top quilt! Filled with 800fp water-resistant down, this quilt is custom-sized to your dog's length. It has a comfy integral harness and will not slide off at night. Leading edge and rear corners can be clipped back into a jacket variation. Packs to the size of a one liter bottle, weighs on average 8oz and comes in different warmth variations. Place Order
Resource articles for backpacking with a dog:
Congrats to Sheltie Arrow and owner "Nav" for completing their thru of the A.T.!
read the interview here!
Groundbird Gear is the preferred brand by long distance hikers and weekend warriors.
Bobwhite believes in lighter loads for dogs, starting with the gear weight itself and bag capacities that make sense! It is nearly impossible to find the right gear for your trail companion. Store bought mass-produced packs and doggie sleeping bags are typically overly large, overly heavy and many dogs have issues with the fit, which causes injury especially on a multi-day backpacking trip.
To have a successful hike, your dog's gear should be as functional as your own. Our team makes GBG specific to your dog based on your submitted measurements, in Baltimore, Maryland. We guarantee a chafe-free fit, made with the same ingenuity that you love in your own gear!