NEW! 2021 Switchbak Dog Harness - Everyday Use, With Pockets

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Looking for an everyday dog harness that also has zippered side pockets to carry small essentials? Check out Ruffwear's NEW! Switchbak Harness!   It also has two leash attachment points - one on the back and another on the chest that can be used for training.

New for 2021!

The Switchbak Harness is a hybrid dog harness/dog backpack that is great for everyday use, day hikes or trail runs.  This padded harness has side, low-profile pockets for carrying everyday essentials such as treats, a leash, pick-up bags or a Quencher travel bowl.    It also features 2 leash attachment points including a V-ring centered on the back of the harness and a reinforced webbing loop on the chest that can be used alongside training techniques to help redirect a dog that is pulling. 

Pair up any Ruffwear leash to your harness order & SAVE 10% on the leash!     Use 'SETSAVE10' at checkout

Sizing

Available in 4 sizes, this harness fits similar to the Front Range Harness.  You want the harness to be tight enough that it doesn't shift but still loose enough to fit a couple fingers under straps.

Measure around your the widest part of your dog's girth/chest, and then compare to the chart below.  If your dog is in-between sizes and a stable weight, Ruffwear recommend sizing down.

Size Girth/Chest Capacity
XS 43-56cm (17-22") 1.7L
S 56-69cm (22-27") 3L
M 69-81cm (27-32") 4.3L
L/XL 81-107cm (32-42") 7.5L

Key Features:

    • Two leash attachment points - including an aluminum V-ring on the back for everyday walking. Plus a reinforced webbing loop on the chest that can be used to 'redirect' dog's that pull on the leash.
    • A low-profile back handle - so you can help 'lift' your dog over obstacles or up stairs/into the car
    • Two zippered pockets for small essentials - these lie flat on the harness for a streamlined fit when not in use.  But also have expansion pleats so they can be filled out with treats, spare lead, pick-up bags, a Quencher travel bowl, etc
    • Easy on-off - just unclip the side buckles and slip over your dog's head
    • Five adjustment points - for an optimal fit there is adjustment on the shoulder/neck, around the chest and around the belly
    • Foam padding - for extended wear comfort and a padded below strap
    • Reflective accents - for better visibility in low-light and a light loop to attach The Beacon light (sold separately)
    • Check out the video below that goes into more detail about the great features
    • Pair up any Ruffwear leash to your harness order & SAVE 10% on the leash!    Use 'SETSAVE10' at checkout


    Care

    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry

    Materials

    • Shell: 300 denier polyester ripstop (bluesign® approved)
    • Padding: Closed-cell foam
    • Lining: Polyester knit mesh
    • Webbing: 100% Polyester
    • Zipper: Reverse coil YKK #5
    • Chest Leash Connection: Engineered nylon webbing (bluesign® approved)
    • Buckles: ITW Nexus Mach 1 side-release buckles
    • Back Leash Connection: Anodized 6061-T6 aluminum V-ring
    • Made in Vietnam

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    Very bright red saddle bags arrived very quickly
    Really good fit for my 18-month old rottweiller girl. Easy to put on. Very smart. Very well made. Carries daily walk needs ie baggies and treats. Room for keys and extra leads if needed.
    I am happy that she is wearing a well fitted and comfortable product.

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    Cool Kelpie

    thanks so very much to Caroline & team for amazing service & fabulous product that we & our hot Kelpie dog have enjoyed using !

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    He loves them he lifts his feet to get them on improved his arthritis as it’s already 3 degrees here and the house has tiled floor they are like slippers for him

    Very happy

    Very bright red saddle bags arrived very quickly
    Really good fit for my 18-month old rottweiller girl. Easy to put on. Very smart. Very well made. Carries daily walk needs ie baggies and treats. Room for keys and extra leads if needed.
    I am happy that she is wearing a well fitted and comfortable product.

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    Great harness, easy to apply and adjust.

    Best harness ever!!!

    We LOVE this harness for our Maggie. She is a rescue and engages in a lot of pulling on leash, either due to hyper arousal (excitement), or fear. With this harness, with the lead attached at the front, she literally barely even tries to pull! It’s super effective. We used to use harnesses that would slightly tighten upon pulling, which now I understand would have compounded her anxiety. This one is so much better for her, and also, such a durable design. It’s also SO bloody easy to put on and take off. We got the bright red which looks fab against her brindle coat. ☺️☺️ Super happy to recommend!