We looked at higher priced packs and decided for the "once a year" backpacking trip with our dog, to just get a cheaper pack. I can't imagine a higher priced pack being any better than this one! It was easy to use, fit our dog well, she was comfortable right away with it on and it seems to be made very well. We have only used it once, but it was for a 4 day backpack trip through rugged terrain and it held up perfectly. Very pleased and definitely recommend!
Great quality and fit. Colors are true to pictures. My dog wore it all day long on an 8 mile hike and did not have any issues with it rubbing. We put the dog food, treats, collapsible bowls, and poo bags in the pockets with enough room to spare. At one point I put my cell phone in the side pocket and it came out dry after she jumped in the stream (though she wasn't in there long thanks to the nifty handle on top that allowed us to pull her out)! Easy to put on. Definitely recommend.