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Mountainsmith Pre-Launches 2015 K-9 Packs at REI for Falliday

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Golden, CO (October 6, 2014) – Mountainsmith’s dedication to the K-9 adventure experience has spanned 30+ years and there’s no slowing the efforts. Looking to inspire more dog-loving adventurers access to the outdoors with their pets, Mountainsmith is excited to pre-launch their fully redesigned 2015 K-9 Pack line at REI just in time for the Falliday buying season.


Currently available exclusively in REI stores nationwide and on, Mountainsmith has redesigned its 2015 canine saddle bags to be the most “dogonomically” correct gear haulers on the market.

 “With their large geographic coverage, REI presents us with the opportunity to offer this product to many dog owners,” states Jay Getzel President of Mountainsmith. “On top of that, we can count on their excellent customer service to ensure that the first users of this extremely ergonomic dog pack are fitted properly.”

With the guidance of Colorado service dog veterinarian, Dr. Robin M. Starr DVM, Med, Mountainsmith Design Lead & Product Line Manager, Luke Boldman redesigned the 2015 K-9 Pack line based on sled dog harness designs to recreate much better freedom of shoulder movement with an innovative chest pad and repositioned straps. The design changes dramatically cut down on any discomfort that can occur as well as muscle, joint and nerve damage when the harness straps move as dogs maneuver on all fours.


Mountainsmith K-9 Pack

Available now at REI and

MSRP: $64.95 (Large, Medium & Small)

Colors: Heritage Red or Azure Blue


-4-point adjustable chest harness with padded sternum pad

-Independently adjustable back harness for custom fit

-Two zippered pannier pockets

-Single adjustable belly strap

-Single haul handle at the top of the pack

-Metal D-ring attachment point for leash

-Ergonomically tapered torso shape (Vet approved)

-Air mesh panels against canine body for increased ventilation

-3MTM Reflective trim on front, rear and side panels

About Mountainsmith

Headquartered at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, CO for 35 years, Mountainsmith is committed to creating durable provisions for every aspect of your adventure, on and off the trail. Beginning with iconic lumbar packs in 1979, Mountainsmith products carry an emphasis on utility for those who prefer life outdoors. Whether that is a solution for the backcountry, the gear closet, the office, the photo shoot, or even the dog; the brand offers tools that serve a purpose and stand the test of time. Dedicated in its mission to improve the lives of fellow outdoors enthusiasts, Mountainsmith manufactures products that are… forged for life. Visit to learn more.