The totally redesigned Palisades Pack II offers a complete component system making it the paws down favorite for backcountry excursions. An internal compression strap system keeps loads high and tight for snag free navigation and an improved center of gravity adds to a dogs overall mobility. The spiderweb chassis harness addresses load distribution, fitting and comfort so your pooch will never whimper about back pain. The harness also features a relocated assistance handle to improve balance when you have to help him over those boulders. Elliptically-shaped saddlebags made of 1680-Denier ballistic nylon create a durable, low profile gear-carrying pack. Two side-release Delrin buckles connect the pack and harness, allowing the chassis and saddlebags to easily separate for fitting, water crossings and rest stops. Pockets placed in strategic locations accommodate leads, treats, pick-up bags, and other accessories. The Palisades Pack II comes with two hydration bladders, one carried in each side of the pack that not only carry water but cushion the dog from gear and food within the pack, aid in keeping the dog cool, and can be used to balance the load from side to side.