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Giveaway: RUNNUR’s cross-body pack, for dog walking (or not!)

Last Saturday, I posted a review of the RUNNUR cross-body pack, which is useful in a variety of contexts but which I considered as a dog-walking pack. It’s a nifty object, I decided — comfortable to wear and capacious.

At my request, RUNNUR sent me the medium-sized black pack with red stitching, which I think is the coolest of the available options. It costs $39, so under my rules I could keep it — and I was tempted to — but it’s such a great giveaway that I had to, um, give it away. My thanks to RUNNUR for their generosity in sharing their product with me, and in agreeing to let it be given away to a Dog Jaunt reader!

How To Enter

One lucky reader can win. If you would like a chance to win, leave a comment letting me know what you typically carry with you when you walk your dog (and you know by now that I’m crazy about gear, so if there’s a leash, harness/collar, hip pack, water bottle, dog jacket, etc. that you’re using and really like, please provide details) before 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Please fill in the e-mail field of the comment form (your e-mail address isn’t shared with anyone, and I will not send you e-mail unless you win).

Announcing the winner

I will choose a winner randomly and announce the results here, on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, and in Dog Jaunt’s Twitter feed on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.


Please, only one comment per person per giveaway post. Duplicate comments and anonymous comments will be discarded. Please make sure that the e-mail address in your comment form is valid (e-mail addresses are never public). Winners must claim their prize within three business days after the date of notification of such prize. A sweepstakes winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification and provide a shipping address within the specified three business days will be considered such sweepstakes winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. To enter, you must be a U.S. resident, age 18 or older. Employees, partners and vendors of Dog Jaunt and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Entries that appear to be generated by scripts and other automated technology will be disqualified. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return within five business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. All prizes will be awarded. No substitutions including for cash are permitted, except that Dog Jaunt reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize.

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  • April

    In my purse, there’s bags, treats, a water bowl, and sometimes a squeaky toy. I’d love to win this pack because inevitably some of the treats will spill and all my bags end up smelling like food. And I refuse to use anything that looks like a fanny pack.

    We alternate between a Buddy Belt and a Ruffwear Web Master harness for walks.

  • Priscilla Davis

    I have three dogs, so I carry lots of poop bags, usually plastic sandwich fold-over bags. For short walks, that’s all I carry. For longer walks, I carry their Gulpy and Charlie Bear Treats. For trips, I have a backpack full of extra leashes, collars, combs and brushes, a folding water dish, their food bowls, pee pads, paper towels, carpet cleaner, and Cottonelles, for emergencies, plus all of their food, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul in kibble form.

  • Janet

    This looks very handy as I’m usually overloaded with stuff. I’m carrying my keys, wallet, phone, poop bags, a water bottle, a ball or other toy to play with if we’re going to the dog park, treats; and, of course, if we’re at the dog park I’m carrying the leash. Also, if I’m leaving the apartment complex, my husband makes me carry my 9mm.

  • Deborah

    I’m a runner and have 3 small dogs so I’m all about the gear to help manage poop bags, keys, iPhone, water, treats, etc. the best thing I’ve found is my iFitness belt. Designed for runners but it holds clip on water bowls, water, keys, Chapstick…. You can get very creative.

  • Maura

    Depending on the weather, I usually bring a jacket/fleece (if it’s cold), water bottle/bowl (esp if it’s really hot), poop bags, and a ball for him– I’ll sometimes bring my iphone/ipod/headphones for myself as well as my keys (or just my key fob). I’m fairly low-key when it comes to bringing gear on walks (unless it’s a trip or a longer walk/hike– then I have treats, food, bowls, leash/harness, more toys)

  • Amanda

    When we walk, I bring along my Blackberry, poop bags, treats, keys, small flashlight for night walks etc. I’d love to bring along my Ipod, too, but I hate carrying things in my hands, and my pockets are always stuffed, which is why I’d love to win this pack. One of my favourite flashlights for evening walks and late-night trips outside is this mini light from the Container Store: These lights are cheap, tiny and last forever — I buy them by the handful, and have them stashed everywhere. They’re great for Wrigley’s travel kit, too.

  • Joanne Gregory

    I usually have my crazy border collie pup in a harness, hooked to the leash in front of his chest.

  • Kim

    I love to take my two Boston Terriers on long walks and jogs. I bring my phone, keys, poop bags, water, a collapsible water dish, tissues, treats, and flashlight (if it is going to get dark). The cross-body pack would be perfect for carrying all of these items, without creating the bulk of a fanny back or back-pack.

    My hands get tired grasping the leashes, so I just ordered a multifunctional leash from Ezydog ( that can be used as a cross-body leash (I got two, so my fiancee has one when we go hiking). The cross-body pack would fit perfectly with this style leash.

    I have great harnesses for them, but the leash colors offered in the US did not match (red and black only). Luckily, I found the right color (chocolate), in Australia.

    Bostons are strong and my male has broken off the regular collar because the plastic buckle wears out. I am also going to order the double-D collar for the quick bathroom walks.
    I am also thinking of getting little led lights for nighttime walking, so I can see them in the dark.

  • Betsy

    I carry a Timbuk2 Shagg Accessory Bag with my phone/keys, ID, plus a few treats and a poop bag or 2 when I walk my little furry guy. I also always try to wear a jacket of some sorts so I can carry a ball or water depending on our destination.

  • Alma

    1st of all, LOVE your blog! Such a great tool for traveling! Preparing for a December trip with our 2 babies so you’re site has been great help!

    Anyways, we usually just carry their leashes & LOTS of poop bags since we don’t have much room to carry stuff with walking both of the dogs at the same time. This would be great to add treats, a ball & I love that I could clip one dog while I tended to the other!

  • Ju P.

    In addition to our leash, Easywalk harness and collar, I always bring poop bags, treats and a gulpy (water bottle for dogs)!

  • Tamra H

    Besides the leash and collar, I carry a regular ol’ grocery bag with baggies, a small tupperware container of food, and another for water, + keys, cell phone, the norm. So much stuff! This is a great idea!

  • Jade

    For short walks, other then keys, cellphone, small wallet, I usually carry a small tin can of treats, and of course the harness and leash that are already on her (including a poop bag attached to the leash). If we go for an all day trip/shopping/hiking, other then the above, I also carry in a small backpack my dog’s raincoat, 4 PAWZ dog boots, her meal in a small glasslock snapware container, a 350ml wide mouth water bottle, and a small brush (since my dog has full coat long hair), and small pack of paw wipes. The RUNNUR body pack would be perfect!

  • Karla Gutierrez-Pugh

    We carry poop bags, keys, ATM/credit card, ID, water for the pup and a re-usable bag of some sort just in case. This giveaway is great because it could come in very handy. Thanks!

  • Kelly

    I have a Westie and we split our time between the city and the suburbs/country. When I’m in the city, Chuy wears his leather collar (with brass name plate) and leash, and a little pouch attached to Chuy’s leash that contains baggies.

    If I’m out in the country taking Chuy on a hike, I usually have my Premiere waist belt bag tat contains treats with a clicker attached, and my backpack containing a Camelback water bottle, treats, and natural flea/tick repellant spray.

  • Emily

    I have a German Shepherd. Our walks have included increasingly more stuff, and so I’ve been thinking he might need a backpack. For our daily excursions, we have a roll of poop-bags, keys, phone, headphones, and treats. When we head out on the trail or to the beach, I’m also carrying the normal leash since he’s usually on long-line or off-leash. I also carry a big water bottle and a bowl.

  • Katy Wille

    We have two doxies and typically carry house keys and poop bags for our short legged dog walks. I would love to try this out and make it easier for me to walk them alone!

  • Janina

    I go hiking and running with my doxie all the time. I’m always prepared for everything and carry:
    -portiable water bowl and water
    -first aid kit
    -a mini survival book
    -a towl to clean little dirty paws
    -lots of poop bags!

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