Yes, you read that right 😉
Remember we got something in the post, which Kasper was very interested in?!
He had a right to be, because it was for him!
I wasn’t supposed to be buying it for several months, as we have been VERY low on money, but all the sites I had bookmarked were running out of the size and colours we wanted / needed…and because my partner
is a huge softie, loves me to bits, um wanted to cheer me up, we cancelled a few things & didn’t buy a few treats that we were planning (for us, not the dogs…god forbid the dogs go without treats 😉 ), and were able to order the harness!
Price: £35-£45; we paid £39 including postage
I was stuck between ordering this harness in the lighter blue or orange with a black outline…eventually it was decided for us when all the places we found the harness cheapest only had one colour!
As soon as the turquoise harness arrived I fell in love with the colour; it is lighter and brighter than it appears in the photos.
The harness fits similarly to the Ruffwear Front Range, but the neck hole isn’t adjustable – I actually prefer this as I could never get the Ruffwear neck area to fit properly, whereas this one fits like a dream 🙂
The harness was easy to adjust and I think because it’s also a sporting / pull harness, they expect larger dogs to wear it. As a result Kasper wears the Medium on the very smallest setting (it fits well, but he better not lose any weight!!) and the sizing goes right up to XXXL, which would fit Newfoundlands, Mastiffs etc.
Raiden on the other hand would be an XS 😛
Although we have only had this harness for less than a week, I am initially highly impressed with it. I really rate it. Not only does it look incredible, but it feels well made and has some nifty features.
One thing I like (probably far more than I should 😀 ) is that under the D clip you attach the lead to, there’s a little blob of harness to protect the dog’s back from the lead hitting or rubbing them. I *love* this!
Kasper has no problem wearing, walking or sleeping in the harness. It fits like a glove and something about this harness stops it slipping around so much when he walks…it doesn’t shift side to side anywhere near as much as the Ruffwear, and the straps around his sides look snug and comfortable.
The harness feels very light (I never realised how clunky the Ruffwear was in comparison) and the material dries incredibly quickly. This is really good news, as not only does Kasper love to splash in puddles and swim in the sea, but we have had a very wet winter!
The harness arrived just before Storm Jonas hit the UK, so it has already battled through some pretty intense weather! Even so when we go to walk Kasper in the evening, it is dry after a wet morning walk. This didn’t happen with the Ruffwear or fleece harnesses we have tried.
~ as it is a sporting harness it is specially designed so that when a dog pulls they won’t damage their throat / shoulders / anywhere else
~ It comes in an awesome range of colours and the turquoise really is beautiful
~ It’s easy to fit, and I for one prefer harnesses with a neck opening that doesn’t need meddling with
~ The sizing information provides measurements for the dog’s girth, neck and the length down the back so you can work out which size your pup needs
~ The harness seems comfortable; we have had no problem with it rubbing, and indeed it really doesn’t seem to shift much on walks
~ The harness is nicely padded (no nasty bits to rub, which I was worried about with the other harness I was looking into for Kasper) and it dries so quickly. I’m also certain it will be easy to clean.
~ Kinda pricey, certainly more expensive than the Ruffwear Front Range…but then again I’ve had two of them break in less than two months! If I have to pay a little extra for a good harness that will last I will happily do so 🙂
~ Kinda hard to source, especially if you want a particular colour and also want to get it as cheap as possible
~ No front D clip to attach the lead to. For us this is no problem at all, as we never used them on the Ruffwear, but I thought I’d throw this out there for any readers who are interested.
Also, I just have to post this photo of Kasper again, because I love it…I had crouched down beside the water to get photos of the choppy waves, and he came and waited beside me, enjoying the gale and the sniffs 🙂
So far we would rate this harness 4 out of 4 paws; if anything changes I will edit this review.