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THE MAXINE ONE™ BAG

THE MAXINE ONE™ BAG

Named "The Best Dog Backpack" by Wired Magazine, The Maxine One has an advanced ergonomic design and was built to be safer, more comfortable, and more efficient for both you and your little chonk (This is like when a character in a movie says the movie title, isn’t it?).

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Regular price $110.00
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Would you like to add on the Snacc Pacc?
The Maxine One S - Snacc Pacc - Black

A nifty add on to your purchase to carry around your Chonk’s treats!

+ $35

*This is a pre-order. All orders are estimated to ship in early to mid-December.

  • Back Length: 14-19”
  • Chest Girth: 19-30”
  • Max Weight: 50 lbs.
  • Breeds similar to: Corgi,
  • Beagle, Shiba Inu, Bulldog
  • Back Length: 10-16”
  • Chest Girth: 16-25”
  • Max Weight: 50 lbs.
  • Breeds similar to: Frenchie,
  • Dachshund, Pug, Mini Poodle
  • Features
    • Rigid Structure
      Constructed with high-density fabrics leading to a more rigid construction, specifically designed to keep your and your Chonk's backs straighter. 
    • Floof Guard 1.0
      Keep your baby snug and strapped-in without constricting their widdle arms.
    • The Neck Collar
      Reinforced wrap-around padded neck collar. 
    • Heft Handles
      Reinforced tubular nylon grab handles on all four sides to make load-in and load-out as easy as possible.
    • Dual Auto-Lock Zippers
      Two zippers with auto-locking functionality means we put a premium on safety. They're also orange. So that's neat.
    • The Tail Port™
      Let your fur flag fly.
  • Materials
    • Weather-Proof Exterior
      Our bag is weather-proof. So come rain, sleet, snow or slobber, your chonk will stay dry.
    • Rip-Stop Polyester Interior
      Soft enough for your precious cargo, but strong enough to prevent rips in case your precious cargo hasn't had their nails clipped in awhile.  Reminder: it's important to keep your chonk's nails trim.
    • Air-Mesh Spacer-Knit Side Ventilation
      A bunch of words that basically say this thing breathes well. Even in July.

Size: 25” x 13.5 x 4”

Weight: 1.96 lbs.

The Maxine One was designed, developed and tested with the guidance and expertise of various veterinary professionals including veterinary specialists and rehabilitation therapists. For more information about safety, check out our FAQ!

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  • “This is life with a dog on your back in a little backpack. It's…amazing.”

  • “Worth

    the hype.”

  • “Best dog carrier backpack. We found that this bag felt high-quality and had a ton of added accessories.”

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ADVANCED ERGONOMIC DESIGN WITH WATER-RESISTENT EXTERIOR

Built with durable, high-density fabric designed to keep you and your little chonk comfortable and fully supported.

SOFT RIP-STOP INTERIOR

Our interior fabric is breathable, lightweight, and super cozy, with a strong "rip-stop" weave to help prevent against damage (like from your dog's nails or something. But also, if your dog's nails are long, they deserve a mani/pedi too.)

BREATHABLE AIR-MESH SIDE VENTILATION

On both sides of our backpack, we included premium air-mesh fabric for ventilation that extends the length of the bag that is designed to help prevent your chonk from overheating.

TAIL PORT

This is easily our favorite feature. Now your chonk can let their fur flag fly. But it's not all fun and games. Using a tail port will decrease pressure on your pet's tail, while maintaining circulation to the area.

AUTO-LOCK ZIPPERS

We used top of the line materials to keep your little chonk safe. And as an added safety measure, the zipper comes with a reinforced pull-tab that locks into the top buckle.

HIGH STRENGTH BUCKLES

These buckles are so good, we delayed production by 6 weeks just to make sure we got them on our bags. That's actually true.

HEFT HANDLES

We put Tubular Grab Handles on all four sides so you can load-in and load-out with ease. Load-tested. Chonk-approved.

SOFT REINFORCED NECK COLLAR WITH REFLECTIVE DETAIL

Your precious cargo deserves full support, and if you're carrying your dog in a backpack, you deserve to be seen, even at night.

COLLAR CLIP WITH ELASTANE STRAP

For added safety, keep your chonk secure with our internal collar clip which attaches to your dog's neck collar. And we used an elastane strap which is nice and stretchy to protect your dog's neck movements!


Clip it or ticket!

FLOOF GUARD 1.0

Keep your baby snug and strapped-in without constricting their widdle arms.

CHONKS IN THE WILD

  • pets first, always
  • SUPER DUPER SAFE
  • easy as pie
  • of course it’s slobber-proof
  • pets first, always
  • SUPER DUPER SAFE
  • easy as pie
  • of course it’s slobber-proof
  • pets first, always
  • SUPER DUPER SAFE
  • easy as pie
  • of course it’s slobber-proof
  • pets first, always
  • SUPER DUPER SAFE
  • easy as pie
  • of course it’s slobber-proof
  • pets first, always
  • SUPER DUPER SAFE
  • easy as pie
  • of course it’s slobber-proof
  • pets first, always
  • SUPER DUPER SAFE
  • easy as pie
  • of course it’s slobber-proof
  • pets first, always
  • SUPER DUPER SAFE
  • easy as pie
  • of course it’s slobber-proof
  • pets first, always
  • SUPER DUPER SAFE
  • easy as pie
  • of course it’s slobber-proof

A bit unsure?

We have the answers

IS THE SNACC PACC™ AND HIP/WAIST BELT COMPATIBLE WITH MY OLDER MAXINE ONE OR MAXINE ONE S?

The Snacc Pacc™ is the velcro strap-backed storage compartments that can be attached to both the older and newer model Maxine One.

The removable hip/waist belts are NOT compatible with older models of The Maxine One, and should only be attached to the designated loops on the newer model Maxine One.

You can either purchase The Snacc Pacc™ individually, or you can purchase The Snacc Pacc™ with the corresponding waist/hip belt for any new model of the Maxine One or Maxine One S. 

FOR THIS ROUND OF PRE-ORDERS, WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PRODUCT?

All orders are estimated to ship in early December.

IS IT FUN TO CARRY YOUR DOG IN A BACKPACK?

Lol. "Fun" doesn't even begin to describe it.

Maxine and I ride the train together. We go to work together. We go to Chipotle together. For those of you who don't know what it feels like to wear something that makes children and adults giggle with joy as you walk by them on the street...I highly recommend it. I never have a bad day carrying Maxine in The Maxine One backpack.


Having the ability to safely carry Maxine everywhere with me has literally changed my life, and hers. It's made me a happier person, it's forged an incredible bond between Maxine and me, and it brings constant joy to those around us. When we get ready to go out and I put the backpack on the ground for Maxine, she walks to it by herself and gets inside of it. Sometimes she sprints into it. She loves it. Because it means she gets to stay with me, and go everywhere with me. Maxine gets to experience the world with me.

So, carrying a dog in a backpack isn't just fun. To me, it's essential.

HOW SAFE IS THE MAXINE ONE?

Throughout the development process for The Maxine One, our top priority was ensuring the safety and well-being of your little chonk.

First, The Maxine One was developed with the guidance and expertise of numerous leading medical professionals in the veterinary community including rehabilitation therapists and veterinary specialists. There's even a question below where we introduce you to some of these folks.

And to wrap up our development process, we did further performance and compliance testing with SGS -- one of the world’s leading testing, inspection, verification and certification companies -- to ensure that we were delivering the safest product possible for your little chonk. SGS performed dynamic load testing (SGS In-House Method) in the main compartment of the bag and concluded that our bag can safely hold a weight up to 50 lbs. Upon completion of testing, SGS reported that our product met critical safety and regulatory standards including (but not limited to) confirming the construction and structural integrity of our backpack by testing the seam strength(s)(ASTM D1683/D1683M-17 (Reapproved 2018); Procedure A.), a loading test for our reinforced grab handles (SGS In-house Method), tensile strength of the fabrics (ASTM D5034-09) (Reapproved 2017); Grab method), and zipper strength (ASTM D2061-07).

We recently showed the backpack to Maxine's physical therapist, Dr. Jodi Weiser, who works at the Water4Dogs Canine Rehabilitation Center in New York City. You can see what she had to say about the backpack HERE! <-- you can click that.

So on the homepage when we said we tested the FLUFF out of this thing, we weren't lying.

WHAT IF MY DOG HAS A PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITION LIKE DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY (DM) OR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE (IVDD)?

While we've spent the past 5 years carrying our dogs in backpacks, our own dogs have not had any of these conditions. While we've spoken to friends and customers (with a little chonks who have a disability) who have had very positive experiences with The Maxine One, we cannot guarantee that your specific dog with that specific condition will have no problem riding in this backpack.


With that being said, the Maxine One was developed with the support and guidance of orthopedic veterinarians and canine physical therapists. As we developed and tested The Maxine One, we had the pleasure of meeting a lot of pet parents with differently-abled chonks, and worked to optimize the design of The Maxine One to safely support every kind of chonk. With that being said, we cannot offer any kind of substantial medical recommendation for your specific dog, with their specific condition.

If your dog has a pre-existing orthopedic or neurological issue, we recommend consulting your veterinarian before purchasing the Maxine One.

WILL MY CHONK FIT IN YOUR BACKPACK?

BACK LENGTH: To measure your dog's back length, measure the distance from the base of their neck to their tail (or tush).

CHEST GIRTH: To measure your dog's chest girth, measure the circumference of the widest part of your chonk's chest, usually around the ribcage or just behind the front legs. And make sure to give them a big hug while you're down there.

WAIT YOU’RE ONLY SELLING TWO SIZES?! WHAT GIVES?!

We're working diligently on building out sizes for the Maxine One. We want to be thorough with our designs to ensure that we're making our products accessible to people of all shapes and sizes AND chonks of all shapes and sizes.We're also currently working on completely new (and frankly, pretty incredible) designs for petite chonks (under 15 lbs.) and the chonkiest of chonksters (the 40 lbs. and up Club).

HOW CAN I SAFELY CARRY MY CHONK IN A BACKPACK?

After carrying my corgi in a backpack for the last 5 years, I realized that there was much more we could be doing to ensure the health and well-being of our pets. That's why we built The Maxine One.

Here are some of our recommendations to ensure that you and your little chonk can safely enjoy The Maxine One:

BEFORE USING THE MAXINE ONE:


*Before purchasing, if your dog has any pre-existing health conditions, or you have any concerns about the use of the product, we recommend consulting your veterinarian.

*We recommend using the backpack with dogs that are already fully developed.

TRAINING A NEW RIDER

*Every dog is different, and each dog will require different kinds of training to get used to riding in a dog backpack. To help get you started, we created the following training video series as a part of our partnership with the NYC MTA:


Tip #1 - Positive Reinforcement <-- you can click that!

Tip #2 - Repetition <-- you can click that too!

Tip #3 - Smol Steps <-- you can click this three!

*As with any other area of dog training (house-breaking, socialization, etc.), we recommend the following training methods to get your little chonk accustomed to riding in a backpack. These are our recommendations because these methods have worked for us: repetition of use, positive reinforcement (with treats of course), and slowly increasing the time of use, not to exceed 45-60 minutes before taking a break. This time allotment varies based on your dog's breed, size, health and ability. This time allotment also varies based on the human's health and ability.

*Before your backpack arrives, we'll be sure to create content that elaborates on the above training methods. So you and your pup will be out on the town together in no time!

USING THE MAXINE ONE

These are some of our recommendations to ensure that you are safely using The Maxine One:

*We suggest limiting the amount of time that your chonk is riding in The Maxine One to no longer than 45-60 minutes before taking a break.


*We don't suggest using the backpack in extreme situations or extreme weather conditions.

*Please make sure that you, the human, are traveling safely, and not putting yourself, or your chonk, in any risky situations, or engaging in any activities which might limit or hinder your physical abilities or mental faculties while you are carrying your chonk in a backpack.

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How do we measure your Chonk?

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What’s your dog’s back length?

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What’s your dog’s girth?

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