This means that a trained person should carry a maximum of 20 to 25 percent of their own body weight on their back. By the way, this rule of thumb was developed by the backpack manufacturer Deuter. Nevertheless, even this rule of thumb is only a rough guide. Because what are “trained people”? The Tatra Sherpas are the last European porters. They carry food, drinks and material to the mountain huts in the High Tatras. They carry around 80 kilograms per tour on wooden carrying frames.
Carrying System & Usage
The weight of a dog carrier backpack should not be much more than 2 kg. In addition, the backpack should have a good carrying system. This means that the backpack must be stable and well padded. Important: Some backpacks feel better padded than others at first. However, the thickness of the padding does not affect the wearing comfort. What matters is the density.
The dog carrier backpacks by TARIGS are suitable for dogs up to 16 kg (February 2022). They also offer enough space for the dog, food and more. The rule of thumb is only a guide. How long should the dog be carried? Which tours do you hike? How many breaks are planned? In the end, purpose and personal resilience are more important than the rule of thumb. The latter can be increased step by step through training.
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Looking for the right size or the perfect model? We are happy to help you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via social media. The more information, the better! However, we definitely need the shoulder height, back length, weight and breed of your dog, as well as the age if your dog is not yet fully grown.