Lead time for packs and harnesses is 8 weeks. We are aiming to complete quilt orders in 5 weeks. Combination orders are 8 weeks. We require your partnership in patience. GBG is a unique gear maker in that each and every order is bespoke. Our production is complex and takes time, sometimes longer than expected. Marie is dedicated to making your dog the very best gear, and she's pretty easy to reach if you have questions. We cannot accommodate rush orders. It's unfair to everyone in line and we are only 2 humans making complex tailored 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
The Groundbird Gear Turtle Top Quilt is the only ultralight backpacking dog-warmth solution! It attaches to your dog with a comfy integral PJ harness so the quilt stays with your dog when they get up and spin in the middle of the night. Filled with 800fp water-resistant down, this quilt is custom-sized to your dog's length. When your dog sleeps curled up, the quilt covers them completely. Unlike "sleeping bag" dog sacks, your dog can easily self-regulate their body temp: if they get warm, they can stretch out and vent. 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
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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!