Early Spring 2021:
Lead time for packs and harnesses is 7-8 weeks. We are aiming to complete quilt orders in 5 weeks. We require your partnership in patience. Combination orders are 8 weeks. Marie and Patrice sew all the gear. We are also the moms of small children. We work very hard. Each order takes time. When you place your order today, there are 6 weeks worth of labor ahead of you. Thank you for your patience. Marie is dedicated to making your dog the very best gear.
Thru Hikers: 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 (make alterations if needed) *before* you get into the backcountry.
Shipping: We are only shipping domestic via UPS (no PO boxes!) and to Canada via DHL.
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
Have your own vision for a custom build?
We can work with you! Email Marie before placing an order. We can discuss how to order your custom printed fabric from our friends at Dutchware Gear. We will build the pack! Pictured is one of our hiker's dreams come true for her dog Rylee. We are not stocking custom prints other than Realtree Snow Woods. So if you love cosmos, plaid, cheeseburger- whatever- email us first and we will discuss. Cost on custom print pack with our harness is $275 plus the cost of your printed fabric, typically an additional $20. Lead time on these is 2+ months- so if you have a vision, make sure you aren't up against a hike departure deadline. This ultra bespoke work cannot be rushed.
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
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!