FIDO PRO AIRLIFT
The Fido Pro Airlift (patent pending) is a highly functional, easy to use, hammock-style backpack that a single person can use to rescue their canine friend in an emergency. The Airlift is lightweight and packable, specifically designed to live in the bottom of your backpack alongside your personal emergency gear. No matter the season or the sport, the Fido Pro Airlift provides you peace of mind as you venture into the wild, knowing that you have a reliable method for saving your companion. We believe that anyone taking their dog into the backcountry bears the responsibility of caring for and being able to rescue their companion. The Fido Pro Airlift is recommended and used by the National Association For Search And Rescue.
airlift details & features
The Fido Pro Airlift (patent pending) is a lightweight, affordable, hammock-style rescue device that packs into a compact stuff sack, about the size of a burrito and weighing approximately 8 oz. The Airlift's original and unique design with its, eight-point-of-contact suspension-system, distributes the dog's weight evenly amongst the frame, providing a comfortable ride for the injured animal and an easy carry for the person.
Like all Fido Pro designs, the Airlift (patent pending) was designed and constructed with the dog's anatomy in mind. The body of the Airlift is made from a 200 denier nylon packcloth and is tapered- wider in the front or chest area of the dog and narrower in the back or hindquarters. The leg holes are also anatomically correct, smaller for front legs and larger/wider for rear haunch.
We've designed the Airlift (patent pending) to be easy to put on and adjust with the front leg holes specifically labeled. The interior of the Airlift is also marked. We understand from firsthand experience that there is a great deal of stress that accompanies rescuing your injured companion; we have built the Airlift with ease of use in mind.
The Airlift-Suspension System (patent pending) is constructed of high strength 1” webbing and quick release buckles. The eight points of webbing contact create a suspension system for the dog and are also reinforced with durable double bar -tacking at the critical points. The Airlifts’ eight-point-of-contact suspension-system is a key component and is what allows the dogs weight to be distributed evenly across the length of the body.
shoulder & chest straps
The shoulder strap design and its eight-points of contact provide additional weight distribution and secure fit across the shoulders. We have also included a chest strap and pull-down hand loops in order to custom fit the shoulder straps allowing for a wide range of body sizes to carry the Airlift (patent pending).
Airlift product specs and Sizing
Dimensions: See image. In stuff sack: 7" x 4"
Product Weight: Approximately 8 oz
Weight Capacity and Sizing:
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND WHEN DECIDING ON SIZE THAT THE AIRLIFT IS AN EMERGENCY PIECE OF RESCUE GEAR AND PERFECT SIZING IS NOT NECESSARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR DOG’S CURRENT WEIGHT AND MEASURE YOUR DOG PRIOR TO ORDERING. EXCHANGES WILL BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING AND A RESTOCKING FEE OF $3.
The Airlift comes in three sizes: Medium, Large and XL. Each size will fit a wide range of dogs. The Large was the original size Airlift, while the Medium and XL are in response to demand for additional sizes.
The difference in sizes includes the weight capacity (size of the cloth body), overall length of the Airlift, plus the distance both front to back and side to side of the leg-holes, measured from center of leg-holes. The leg-holes are quite large and will add an additional 2” front to back from center. The Airlift is designed with an eight-point-of-contact suspension system. This system narrows the shoulder straps to fit a wide-range of human body types, and also distributes the weight of the dog across the entire length of the carry system, with more weight placed over the rib-cage (tighten that shoulder strap a bit tighter). These eight-points-of-contact prevent the dog from folding over on itself as it does when suspended by only two points of contact on either side. This provides a very comfortable ride for the dog and the person.
Please note that although your dog might fall within the weight-range, be sure you measure the distance between their front and rear leg. Measure from mid-leg front, to mid-leg rear. Certain breeds, such as GSD and Greyhound, tend to be longer.
The limitation of our XL would be the ability of a single person to carry a dog that weighs in excess of 120 lbs. That is why we will soon be introducing the Airlift 2, second-person assisted carry system.
*The Fido Pro Airlift is designed to be used in emergency situations only. We have taken every measure to ensure that your dog will ride comfortably in the Airlift, although it is possible that your dog may sustain chaffing or rubbing in points of contact. If you are carrying the animal for a long period of time, check periodically for "hot spots" and add gauze or padding if needed. Fido Pro is not responsible for any misuse of or injury sustained while using any of its products.