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DoubleBack™ Harness
strength-rated safety harness
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The Ruffwear Doubleback Harness is a strength-rated belay harness that opens up areas that were previously difficult for dogs to access, while providing an increased level of safety, comfort and convenience. The Doubleback Harness is designed to safely lift and lower dogs in exposed areas and is strength-rated to 2,000 lbf or 8.9 kN.
  
  
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5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Brighton

Date of Review: 12/15/2014

We kick up our paws in: Duluth, MN

My canine companion(s): Lab.Pointer

Provides Security and Comfort

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I run around outside during all 4 seasons. In the winter I spend time ice climbing and in the summer we go rock climbing. This harness allows me to take Brighton and not have to worry about access issues or him slipping on the ice while setting up at the top of a cliff. I paired this harness with some static rope and I can secure my dog when I'm working and if I need to reppell to the bottom he can be attached to my rope or be lowered on his own. To the people who don't like the double back buckle system, buy something else. This is a weight bearing harness, meant to support your dog over a cliff, or lifting (like many are using it for). It's not about putting it on fast it's about protection. Great product!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tommy

Date of Review: 12/9/2014

We kick up our paws in: Loveland, OH

My canine companion(s): 10 yr old mixed breed

FANTASTIC HARNESS!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Tommy is a tripawd who needed ACL surgery earlier this year. While he was recovering, it was impossible for him to get around on his own with only 2 good legs. We were able to support him FULLY using the Doubleback harness when he needed to go outside, and it was comfortable enough for him that he was willing to go potty as we supported him. The harness was also a lifesaver when we had to transport him to his vet appointments and rehab sessions – we could simply pick him up by the harness handle and place him in the car. Because the harness is 100% secure, we didn’t have to worry about buckles or straps breaking when we picked him up (he weighs about 40 lbs). I honestly don’t know how we would have gotten through this recovery period without the Doubleback harness, but thanks to Ruffwear, WE DID IT! Tommy is now getting around very well on his own again. The vets were very impressed with the harness too. And for those who care about looks, Tommy didn’t even look like an invalid in this harness … he looked like the handsome little “mountain-climbing” dude that he is!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rudy, Cassius

Date of Review: 11/18/2014

We kick up our paws in: Michigan

My canine companion(s): 1 yr. Am. Staff, 9 yr choc. lab

quality material, design and craftsmanship

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We initially bought the web master harness which worked so well we had to name it her " jetpack" because when we put it on, she would get so excited and run around the house. we had a problem with the stitching on the chest plate, so I called Ruffwear, explained the issue. The person I spoke to was extremely nice and without any problem gave me a credit to be used at there website. I chose to upgrade to the doubleback harness because of the weight rating and the leg straps. we don't rock climb but we do a lot of hiking, and she loves to pull and sniff everything. This harness is far superior to all the others i have seen. We are very happy with the product and customer support we received. Thanks again.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Gabe, 10 years old

Date of Review: 10/29/2014

We kick up our paws in: Moab, UT

My canine companion(s): Black Lab/Rottweiler mix

Love it! Opens the door for more adventures

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have taken Gabe rappelling with me (tandem/spider-style with a prusik backup) several times in his Doubleback harness now, it works great! First we went to a local walk-up rappel spot for him to try it a couple times, then down a local canyon with two 100-foot rappels and 3 miles of hiking. He never would have been able to do that otherwise - this harness allows him to go more places with me and have that many more adventures! It will also allow me to help him and keep him safe on some tougher/more techincal hikes and climbing approaches. As others have noted, the back leg loops aren't super comfortable for him walking around but he seems calm and not uncomfortable when he's hanging in it, so when he's walking around I just tuck them away. I find he is always nervous to start a rappel, clawing at the rock, but if I hold him in the air by the 'Attach' handle (like holding an 85-pound suitcase!) while starting down, he gets into his calm, "Ok, I'm just hanging here" mode earlier and then from then on we're golden. I have experimented with attaching a (climbing) sling to the rear red handle in addition to the 'Attach' handle to keep his rear end up higher while hanging, seems to work ok. The exact adjustments will definitely vary from dog to dog. Overall, a great product!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Frida

Date of Review: 7/17/2014

We kick up our paws in: Woodside, CA

My canine companion(s): Miniature Australian Shepherd

Fits and works great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My mini aussie is about 24 in. (girth) so I was a bit concerned about being on the border of the two sizes. Tried the small and it fits great. The back leg loops are a bit awkward/uncomfortable for her when walking around, but you can remove them and tuck them into the pouch if you don't need the dog hooked in. We're happy with it so far.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Quincey

Date of Review: 7/4/2014

We kick up our paws in: Douglas County

My canine companion(s): English Springer Spaniel

Great harness

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

In June our county had a Search and rescue seminar. I had a small and medium harness. One of the days we work with mountain rescue and a highline system across a ravine. 10 dogs all shapes and sizes used these harnesses, the dogs were comfortable and relaxed while on the ropes. great product.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Daisy

Date of Review: 5/12/2014

We kick up our paws in: Fort Myers, FL

My canine companion(s): Cocker Spaniel

Great Harness

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Top quality harness. Fits perfect.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Johnny

Date of Review: 5/12/2014

We kick up our paws in: Desert

My canine companion(s): Terrier ~25 pounds

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I bought this harness to use in conjunction with a chest harness on myself while traversing slot canyons with my best friend. I placed my order in the evening, and it was shipped the following day. Johnny has full range of motion in it, although he does find the leg straps awkward. I only use them during belays. The "Attach" point is too small for a full grip as someone else mentioned. This posed no problem for me or others when lifting him by hand and may be the result of the size harness we used (XS). Overall, I am extremely satisfied and glad a product of this caliber is available.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Buddy

Date of Review: 4/27/2014

We kick up our paws in: Utah

My canine companion(s): Anatolian Shepherd

Awesome!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I got this harness when my dog was diagnosed with bone cancer, my veterinarian actually told me about it. It was hard for Buddy to stand up after laying down and this really helped. I did chemo and radiation but he passed away. I know this harness made him more comfortable in the last few months of his life and it made it easer for me to help him without being hard on my back or causing him pain. Thanks ruff wear. I know the cost is more than other harnesses you can find but this is well balanced and gets the job done right.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Andre

Date of Review: 4/21/2014

We kick up our paws in: Eustis, FL

My canine companion(s): Weimaraner & Doberman

Life & Back Saver!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My 11 year old Weimaraner can no longer jump on the couch, bed or get up into the SUV. I have to lift him everywhere. This harness is a life saver for us both. It allows me to pick him up comfortably for both of us and move him anywhere. I can also assist him when he falls down and get him back up quckily. My 4 year old Doberman also can pick him up! It's so cute to see the Doberman helping Andre out.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Shylo

Date of Review: 3/21/2014

We kick up our paws in: France

My canine companion(s): Border collie

Amazing

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We already had a dog pack from ruffwear, and we're searching for a safety harness so he could come climbing with us, people complain about the buckles.... But we would not have bought it without double back buckles, it's designed as a climbing harness after all! Perfect fit and shylo seems comfy in it both on a belay and rappelling back down! Only down point is the tremendous cost in Europe, almost double the cost from USA :(

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Pilot

Date of Review: 2/27/2014

We kick up our paws in: Pennsylvania

My canine companion(s): Labrador Retriever

Excellent piece of equipment!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This harness is very well made and exactly what I was looking for to help support my pup that has neuro problems. I absolutely agree with what someone previously said that it is difficult to put on and take off quickly. I'm still giving it five stars because it is excellent for what it was made for. I can understand why you wouldn't want quick release buckles on a harness like this for safety reasons. Maybe they could make a different version with buckles for handicapped dogs?

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Puck

Date of Review: 1/28/2014

We kick up our paws in: Virginia

My canine companion(s): basset/shepherd mix

Good support, difficult to remove

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog is missing a front leg and weighs 65 pounds. This is the only harness I could find that gives really good support under his chest. Most are for the back end and offer only straps that dig, but this has a wide padded area to bear all his weight. He really can't walk by himself. He wears this all the time. I really really wish this harness came in a model that has quick release buckles because he goes to therapy weekly and it is very difficult to undo and redo the straps. The plate under the neck presses into his throat a bit, but otherwise great quality and support.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: sadie wonder pup

Date of Review: 1/16/2014

We kick up our paws in: san jose, ca

My canine companion(s): staffordshire bull terrier

very good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

i am using this for my dog that had bi-lateral TPLO surgery. the undercarriage support piece on this harness is perfect to help her be steady on her feet as she recovers. i do wish the buckle system was a little easier but i appreciate that it will not slip

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Luca

Date of Review: 12/17/2013

We kick up our paws in: Downtown LA

My canine companion(s): Pit

Thank you.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our 7yo 100lb boy was recently diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Your harness allows me to help him in and out of our car (or any other point where he doesn't trust his legs). It's allowed him to continue joining us on road trips and otherwise make it easier for him to stay active. In fact, I'm happy to say that the harness has helped him shed some extra pounds and that he weighed in at 90lb on Saturday. Less weight means less stress on his hips and all the more better for him as we all learn what he's been silently coping with for far too many years.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Nestlé and belle

Date of Review: 11/18/2013

We kick up our paws in: Oneonta ny

My canine companion(s): Yellow labs

Great product

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Bought this harness 15 months ago. We found cancer in my 8yr old labs leg and we had to remove her front leg. She was a very active dog and was use to hiking with me regularly. This harness allowed her to get back in action sooner. I would recommend this to anyone who has a dog with 3 legs. It fits snug and does not roll to 1 side like other harnesses. She also felt secure when I had to lift her up. It helped us both during the rehab process. Unfortunately nestle passed away when the cancer returned. I now use this harness on our new lab. She has been to the Adirondacks 4 times already and recently we climbed mount Marcy. This harness is awesome for when we encounter steep cliffs that requires her to be lifted or lowered. Bottom line. This is a well made product that can be adjusted in many ways. It is very sturdy and there is no concern for the dogs slipping out. We'll worth the money. Great product ruff wear!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Amber

Date of Review: 11/15/2013

We kick up our paws in: Wilmington, DE

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

Fantastic design and well made

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our 15 year old golden, Amber, was having difficulty with the stairs in our house. Being an avid rock climber, I saw this harness and decided to give it a shot. It worked wonderfully! Amber had serious trouble standing up and walking on her own. In the end, it helped us manage Amber's mobility issues and improve the overall quality of her life which I am forever grateful for. When we were forced to put Amber to sleep, the veterinarian saw how I, a 5'3" 21 year old girl, lifted Amber, an 80 lb golden retriever, easily and with no discomfort to her. The vet asked me where I got this harness because she wanted to recommend it to other pet owners with older dogs. I am forever grateful for this harness. Thank you for making such a great product.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: William

Date of Review: 11/6/2013

We kick up our paws in: Denver, Co

My canine companion(s): Yellow lab/hound mix

great idea

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our dog is 13-1/2 and the idea was for it to help get him up and down the stairs. He goes to the bathroom about 15 times a day and the stairs are difficult, and labor intensive, to navigate. To help, I bought the harness, with visions of zipping him and and down the stairs, with the greatest of ease. One problem, he would get so hot with it on that he'd start panting like a mad man and we'd have to take it off. It's just not practical to take on and off all the time, so it sits on a shelf, virtually unused. I think we used it two or three times. He seems to think he is paralyzed with it on.... and neglects to move his legs.... odd. Oh well, we tried.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Yoda

Date of Review: 9/1/2013

We kick up our paws in: Post Falls, ID

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

Very well made sturdy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I spent the summer volunteering in a forest fire lookout tower in North Idaho. The center section of stairs was too steep for Yoda to climb, so I used the harness and a pulley system to lift and lower my 95 lb buddy 35 feet into and out of the tower twice a day. It worked great and provided a very secure comfortable ride for him. He adapted well to wearing it, and it was easy to put on and take off.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Cody

Date of Review: 8/6/2013

We kick up our paws in: Kent, WA

My canine companion(s): Border Collie/Cattle Dog Mix

Great Fit

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I'm involved in Disaster Search & Rescue with my K9. I've purchased this harness to use for hoisting in trainings & disaster situations. I haven't used it yet, but have tried the fit on my dog. It's a fantastic fit for him and has padding in all the right spots on his chest, torso, etc. The back leg portion seems a little awkward, but still fits well. I appreciate the safety feature of the current buckle system, but it's very time-consuming and would be hard to use in certain situations. I'd use a faster buckle system... that's my only con at this point.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bullo

Date of Review: 7/17/2013

We kick up our paws in: Italy

My canine companion(s): Caucasian Shepherd

Good quality but bad wearability

Would you recommend this product?.: No

This harness doen't fit big dogs with large pelvis like Caucasian Shepherd, Leonberger, Newfoundland dog and many others breeds. Even if I've chosen the righ size according to my dog chest girth, I'm not able to put rear leg straps on him. The strap between hip panels is too short so, on my dog, hip panels stay on his back and not on his hips. There's no way to adjust hip panels position or back straps leght to fit dog body lenghts and dog pelvis width. Moreover also the main part doesn't fit properly, neck area is too tight-fitting and the belly panel looks very uncomfortable. I've preferred Doubleback to WebMaster harness only because it offered the possibility to lift the dog and because it hasn't plastic buckles. But, if we can't use the back part, this harness is totally unsafe and it's a waste of money.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: katie

Date of Review: 7/8/2013

We kick up our paws in: ca.

My canine companion(s): yellow lab

good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I like the harness, but it takes too long to put on. you need to have quick bucklers.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: WonderMutt

Date of Review: 5/30/2013

We kick up our paws in: Marin, CA

My canine companion(s): Black Lab-ish

Great product

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Bought this for my aging pup after a minor fall. While I'm not using it for the intended use, but to provide guidance/support, it seemed this product would fit him best and provide the functionality I was seeking. The competitive products seems overcomplicated and less well-made. I'm extremely happy with this purchase and the puppy is comfortable with wearing it all day and even sleeping in it if I forget to remove it. It would be nice to have a quick-release version for those of us who won't be choppering our pups, but I have no real complaints. Great product, would buy it again. Great company.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Caleb

Date of Review: 5/5/2013

We kick up our paws in: Tupelo, MS

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

Beautiful, Sturdy, Multi-purpose

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I purchased this harness for a 5 month old golden retriever puppy in our service dog program who suffered a serious tibia fracture. He had orthopedic surgery at MS State Vet School Hospital by a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He has to wear an external fixator for 8 weeks and be on restricted activity. We must follow surgeon instructions if he is to continue with his service dog training when hardware is removed. We decided to try the harness as an aide in controlling his weight bearing and assisting in loading and unloading the car as well as going up and down the home steps. What a beautiful well made harness! It is exactly what we needed. It is sturdy with no fear of the harness giving way and allowing injury. We are so pleased with it that we are going to use it for some of the hesitant puppies in training for loading and unloading cars and elevator. We are also going to use it for safety on the ramp tower and other agility training equipment. Highly recommend!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 3/23/2013

We kick up our paws in: Redding, California

My canine companion(s): Boxer

Good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Sturdy and works well to stabalize, lift, and support. I'ts helpful that it is all one piece so the rear lift does not fall. We tried other lift harnesses that did not work nearly so well. Because we use the harness for a dog with DM not for hiking, it would be much more useful it were lighter and if the fasteners were quick release clips.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tj

Date of Review: 3/23/2013

We kick up our paws in: Agua dulce

My canine companion(s): Multi household of rescues

Love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Wow was I impressed when I received my harness. My dog tj has wobblers syndrome an has no use of her legs. We are waiting for her surgery date. So this is a life saver.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Niki (La Femme Nikita)

Date of Review: 3/11/2013

We kick up our paws in: OK,USA

My canine companion(s): GSD

Stylish, Sturdy, Supportive

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I am an RVT at a local veterinary hospital in Oklahoma and bought this harness to assist my geriatric GSD who has trouble getting around. The harness is designed in a way that the straps at the back part of the harness helps to support her rear limbs when attempting to stand. The handles have been a tremendous help getting her up and down steps. I keep it on her while checking for any signs of abrasions from the straps and there are NONE! Highly recommended.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Amber

Date of Review: 2/4/2013

We kick up our paws in: Western Washington

My canine companion(s): Weimaraner

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I bought this as a lifting harness for my Weim who now has bad knees, is too old for surgery and uses a wheel chair to get around. She can walk but collapses easily so this harness is great for lifting her and distributing her weight in way that does not cause too much pressure. Of course it's a technical harness so this is not an easy off and on but it is a great harness and I would definitely recommend it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: max

Date of Review: 1/28/2013

We kick up our paws in: uk

My canine companion(s): newfoundland

brilliant

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have a 7 month old Newfoundland who has elbow and hip (tpo) surgery and found that the sling the vets provided was useless for me. I initially put adog lifejacket on him to help support him because of the top handle made it so much easier to control his movements and help rehabilitate him. we started looking at harnesses but due to the nature of his surgery we wanted one with a belly support and came across this one . Its nice that the rear leg straps fit in a pouch at the back as we cant use those due to the incisions in his leg and groin area. He has been wearing this harness for nearly two weeks now continuously and it has been a godsend. I purchased mine in a sale so got a great discount but even then it was pricey. I would have liked an option to add quick release buckles but understand due to the nature of its intended use this wouldnt have been viable. Overall it has helped rehabilitate my puppy and has also saved my lower back . the strap on the top is really heavy duty and it needs to be as max is already 55kgs in weight and still growing. I can see this will be eventually utilised by all my dogs , a good product which works well for us

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Cirque

Date of Review: 12/26/2012

We kick up our paws in: Michigan

My canine companion(s): Disaster Search Dog - Labrador

To good for what I'm looking for.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have not seen a sturdier product, but I need something like this that can be quickly placed on my dog during search operations. If there was a way to make the double back straps and put on quick snap clips of some sort, I would absolutely love it.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Amber

Date of Review: 12/5/2012

We kick up our paws in: New Mexico

My canine companion(s): German short hair pointer

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I wish there was more overlap on sizing because my dog was just in between sizes and it is not a perfect fit but it is so wonderful to do extreme areas with my dog and know I can keep her safe!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Watson

Date of Review: 12/2/2012

We kick up our paws in: Florida

My canine companion(s): Brittany spanial

study, hardy equipment

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We needed this product to lift our dog from the dingy to the boat dock when then tide is low. Works great! The chest support adds extra support for our 60 pound dog!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Titus

Date of Review: 11/30/2012

We kick up our paws in: Canandaigua, NY

My canine companion(s): Danes & a beagle mix

LOVE IT

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We purchased this for our older dane to help him up and move around. He is 11 years young and showing signs of wobblers. It's for hiking we know but we thought we would give it a try anyways. It has given him more confidence to walk around on his own without help. And it is easier for us to help him up/around should he need it. He loves it so much he gets mad if we take it off. Would recommend for helping older dogs as well as it's intended hiking purpose.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Yukon

Date of Review: 10/17/2012

We kick up our paws in: Illinois

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have a GSD with a neuropathy and this harness has been amazing in helping him get around and be more secure and confident of his footing! I've been recommending this harness for all of my arthritic, older patients that need this extra support. Thanks so much!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ty

Date of Review: 5/27/2012

We kick up our paws in: Lake Almanor, CA

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The harness is easy to get on and comfortable for the dog. Both of us feel much more secure when he has it on and has to be transported by ATV, snowmobile or helicopter.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sherman

Date of Review: 4/11/2012

We kick up our paws in: Ontario, NY

My canine companion(s): Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Great purchase

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have a 15.5 yr old male corgi with arthritis in his right hind leg. He has a great deal of trouble using that leg and I was straining my knees and back by picking him up to move from room to room in the house and carrying him up and down stairs. I loop a strap thru the back handle to help him walk to do his business and use the main handle to pick him up. I love this harness, very high quality.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Opal

Date of Review: 3/23/2012

We kick up our paws in: Switzerland

My canine companion(s): mongrel

main part good, back part pad

Would you recommend this product?.: No

the back straps are not well fitting, they fall over the legs, they block the hips and movement. cannot adjust well, too tight fitting. The straps at the back are too far apart. When stored inside their back pocket, it spoils the fit of the main part

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Etta

Date of Review: 2/6/2012

We kick up our paws in: Alpental, WA

My canine companion(s): Brittany

Execellant

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Etta is a Avalanche dog in training, this harness is well made and fits her great and works great for her on the job and her adventures off the job

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Patricia

Date of Review: 12/22/2011

We kick up our paws in: Seattle

My canine companion(s): Collie

High quality, highly functional

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I wanted to use this for our senior collie. I did spend quite a bit of time adjusting and finally figuring out to put the dog's right leg through the front loop to center it at her chest. Lifting her up with both handles was super easy, and I didn't have to strain my back. However, she was panting on our short walk, and I'm guessing it's the added weight. So, if your dog is already weak, and you are using for support in disabled dogs, consider if your dog can handle the extra weight. I will go back to a lighter support harness made of neoprene. Hey, but my dog looked really good in it! And I was ready to be an expert at putting that harness on her in record timing!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sandy

Date of Review: 12/5/2011

We kick up our paws in: MA

My canine companion(s): 13 year old Akita

Love It!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This harness has been great for helping my 13 year old dog up and down the stairs! Also, she seems more confident and stable while walking, with it on.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 11/30/2011

We kick up our paws in: SFCA

My canine companion(s): black lab / Shepard mix

Great product

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Several years ago i was hiking in the Sierras with my dog. We got to a giant wall that we were able to climb without issue. My dog, not so much. Huge operation to hoist him up. With DoubleBack, that won't happen again.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 10/16/2011

We kick up our paws in: Bellevue, WA

My canine companion(s): Australian Shepherd

Excellent product for an older dog with arthritis

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I tried several different methods for helping my dog stand up when he developed arthritis and this harness worked the best of all. Not only was I able to help him stand but it made it easier to lift him into the car on trips to the vet. I was also able to use it with his wheelchair to give his hind end a little extra support while he walked. I highly recommend this harness to anyone whose older dog suffers from arthritis in his lumbosacral vertebrae.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: William

Date of Review: 10/6/2011

We kick up our paws in: new York

My canine companion(s): lab

awesome

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

They make great Stuff ! I couldn't have an aging dog with out their harnesses

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Randy

Date of Review: 9/18/2011

We kick up our paws in: Big Bear

My canine companion(s): Bloodhound

GREAT!!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love this harness

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Cal Shaller

Date of Review: 9/6/2011

We kick up our paws in: Philadelphia

My canine companion(s): Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

very, very disappointing

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I looked carefully at the website pictures, there is about an inch between the guy's hand and the end of the strap. No way! The harness we received I can only get three fingers comfortably into the handle area. My wife is only 5 ft and the handle is tight on her hand. There is no way I can get a grip on this harness sufficient to lift a 150lb mastiff. I could try tying ropes to the thing but that sort of defeats the whole purpose. Try making the product stateside, our people are bigger, they make bigger handles. Sorry, it goes back.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Robert Yerex

Date of Review: 8/30/2011

We kick up our paws in: Mt Hood, OR

My canine companion(s): Sled Dog

Fantastic!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog Jack seriously injured his left rear leg and had to undergo a bilateral TPLO a few weeks ago. Until his injury, Jack had been a top notch sled dog, very strong, very very fast. After his surgery, I needed a way to move him (he weighs 75 lbs, large for a sled dog) easily. He was already used to wearing a pulling harness so this harness was easy for him. I can lift him up and down stairs with both hands, one on the front handle, one on the back. While Jack will never be able to run like he did, I will still be taking him out for extended trips (after he heals) and this harness will be perfect for the kind of scrables we do on Mt. Hood

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 7/27/2011

We kick up our paws in: Massachusetts, USA

My canine companion(s): GSD Mix

Wonderful

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog also has seizures, and helping navigate around during his wobbly post-ictal time is difficult. We have other harness that we use when he's more stable, but this one supports his chest and belly - the other one doesn't. It's hard to put the harness on because of the double-back closure, but that's what makes it non-slip. It would be great if there were a cinch kind of closure, but that might not be secure enough for the dog that likes to go mountain climing and rapelling :-) This is the only harness on the market that supports your dog's body. Why aren't all harnesses like this??

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Judith

Date of Review: 6/24/2011

We kick up our paws in: Amsterdam

My canine companion(s): Friese Stabij (Dutch breed)

excellent, finally it's there!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I read a lot of comments about difficulty to put harness on, but that's the whole point: this harness is made exactly as human climbing harnesses: safe enough to lift your dog in the harness when climbing or hiking. Clips won't do for that, it's just not safe enough! So please, leave it this way. There are beautiful other harnesses with clips (Web Master harness, we have that one as well and is great for just that extra helping hand for you dog... but not lifting great heights)

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 6/11/2011

We kick up our paws in: France

My canine companion(s): Labrador

Génial !

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Acheté pour un chien victime d'un accident vasculaire cérébral avec troubles moteurs, ce harnais est parfaitement adapté à sa rééducation.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Stacey

Date of Review: 6/11/2011

We kick up our paws in: Somerset, NJ

My canine companion(s): Pitbull Mix

Well-made

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I purchased this product to help support my 100lbs Pit mix, Morgan. She recently began having seizures and has been diagnosed with brain and bone cancer. In an effort to make her remaining time as enjoyable as possible, I needed a harness to help her around in her unstead post-seizure state. I had used another harness my father has for his dog from a different company but the buckles allowed the straps to slip loose when strained. The Double-back harness has a wider, padded surface area in case you need to lift your dog and the straps will not slip at all. That said, the other harness had clips which made is much easier to get on when she was unable to stand after her seizure. I think this is a great product but would ge outstanding if they could combine the ease of clips with the stability of the straps. I also love that the rear legs straps store in the front zipper pocket when not in use. I haven't needed them yet but they are always accessible if I do. I am choosing four rather than five stars just because of the difficulty in putting this harness on. Other than that, it is very well made. (I do think it is a bit overpriced, however, but the companies all know we will spend anything on our dogs so I am sure that won't change!)

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Vicky

Date of Review: 5/23/2011

We kick up our paws in: Portland Oregon

My canine companion(s): Chocolate Lab

Very well made, good support

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I am using the harness to help my 90 + lb. dog walk since her back legs have given out on her, it would be nice if this version came with the quick clips since it takes several trys to get the harness on and fitted correctly since she cannot stand on her own. The chest plate helps support her and the back leg support helps a lot too. I don't like to leave the harness on while we are gone since I am afraid that she might get it caught on something and hurt herself to get loose. It it is hard to put it on and take if off several times a day so I am using it as a backup for another harness that does have the quick release clips.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 4/19/2011

We kick up our paws in: San Francisco

My canine companion(s): boxer mix

excellent quality

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This was purchased for our ailing large dog who is sick with arthritis and cancer. It has been very difficult getting him up the stairs of our flat.The harness has been the perfect solutioin and has made his trip outside and back a pleasure for us rather than a stressful situation.Thank you

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Faith

Date of Review: 2/22/2011

We kick up our paws in: Bend Or

My canine companion(s): Yellow Lab

Love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love the double back harness, it had made our lives so much easier when dealing with Sam's illness and surgery. It allows us to easily move him about and I like the fact that it will allow him chance to climb when he is better. I just wish that there was one that had quick release clips, as we dont climb much, a back back option with the rear leg straps would be AMAZING!!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 2/13/2011

We kick up our paws in: Buffalo, NY

My canine companion(s): beagle

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My beagle underwent surgery for a herniated disc which affected the use of limbs during recovery. The harness was recommended by his vets and was a life saver. It is so well built,sturdy, and the quality of the stitching is excellent. For our purposes, it would have been more helpful if the attachments were clips rather than the current attachments. But I still love it and it may become his harness for everyday walking..very stylish!

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Eric R.

Date of Review: 2/5/2011

We kick up our paws in: Midwest

My canine companion(s): 2 German Shepard/ Boxer mixes

Mixed feelings

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The design and build quality is excellent with reservations. I bought the harness for my 125 lbs dog who was going for surgery on his ACL and would need extra help lifting his hind end while recovering. His measurements were well within the sizing guidelines provided, but it did not fit him properly. The main harness fit very snug and probably n ot the way it was designed to fit. The portion designed for going around the hind legs was not adjustable for the dogs body length and it definately should be since it did not fit him. Overall, looks cool but totall unsafe for my dog.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Scott

Date of Review: 1/10/2011

We kick up our paws in: Comox Valley

My canine companion(s): 65 pound black Lab

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I purchased this product so I could take my dog out when I go playing on the rocks rappelling and the like. The ft and trim shows a great deal of attention to detail. As a Search and Rescue professional, our local team had the opportunity to employ this harness on an opparational task. A choclate Lab (Miley) had slipped fallen down a 10 meter cliff into a cold river. We lowered a rescuer down and even though the dog was wet,scared and cold, the ease of use allowed for a rapid fitting and subsequent raise of the dog to safety. This alone made the harnesss worth it's weight in gold.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Maggie Steen

Date of Review: 12/8/2010

We kick up our paws in: Hollywood, Florida

My canine companion(s): Dachshunds, chihahua, beagle, miniature pincher, rattie

excellent quality and function

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I am involved in dog rescue and recently rescued a dog that had a neck injury and needed to be rehabilitated. I looked everywhere for a harness where I could help him stand and walk, but couldn't find anything that I thought would give him the support he needed until RuffWear! Not only will the double back do the trick it looks cool too so it will help him keep his confidence up❤ I am so happy I found RuffWear for my dogs. i will share this website with all my pet loving friends on face book. They will love it. Thank you RuffWear for designing a line for dogs that is both quality and fashion conscience.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Geoff

Date of Review: 10/15/2010

We kick up our paws in: New England

My canine companion(s): Rottweiler Mix

Finally!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My dog is ~50lbs and she loves to go climbing with me. Especially slab climbs, she can usually stay low and hop up alongside me. Until the harness, I've had to gerryrig up harnesses for her out of slings and caribeaners. They work and are safe, but not very comfortable if she has to take a fall. I'm so glad someone finally designed a weight-rated harness for those of us who like to have their dogs accompany us and not have to worry about improper equipment.

I also drive an topless Jeep with the dog in the back and never felt comfortable tying her down with traditional harnesses. Now when I buckle her into the seatbelt, I feel safer knowing that the harness is not going to be the weakpoint if there were ever an accident.

Awesome! It's about time someone made a harness targeted beyond just assisting elderly or disabled pups!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: luckylenin

Date of Review: 9/24/2010

We kick up our paws in: Quito - Ecuador

My canine companion(s): schnauzer standard

unsurpassable!!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Excellent design and quality, this harness has been absolutely necessary to climb whit my dog. She feels secure and safety.

Besides, this harness Its not just for climb.

Great product!!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 8/23/2010

We kick up our paws in: Mesa, AZ

My canine companion(s): 2 St. Poodles, 1 Min.Poodle mix, 1 APBT mix

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our 13 year old St. Poodle has hip dysplasia that is steadily crippling him. We bought the harness to use when he falls or needs help getting up. He's worn it 24/7 since we put it on him. It was a little tough figuring out how to get it on the first time, but it's helped tremendously with helping him get up and preventing him from falling. I was looking for a good support to lift him with and the wide padded chest plate is perfect. The rear straps slip a little on him, but the convenience and help for him is worth the effort to adjust them. HIgh quality, well made product, as are the two dog back packs we also own. I am a professional dog trainer and also do a massage-type body care for animals. I have already recommended this harness and the back packs several times.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Chris

Date of Review: 7/7/2010

We kick up our paws in: Chicago

My canine companion(s): Belgian Tervuren

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My 13+ year old Belgian Tervuren ruptured a disc in her upper spine and had surgery to repair it and a separate, arthritic protrusion in her lower spine. The recovery is ongoing, and she still cannot walk on her own.

This harness has been indispensible in my assisting her both on level ground and up and down two flights of stairs four times daily. For dogs recovering from surgey, I recommend rigging a lead to the rear support and a cloth collar through the front support as a handle extension. Attaching a 6' lead to front eyelet and wrapping a few revolutions around the rear support places the handle of the lead at a comfortable height for negotiating stairs. In this configuration, you can support your dog up stairs from slightly behind without stooping and risking your own back injury. It is much like handling a weed trimmer; a bit inelegant, but gets the job done.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 6/30/2010

We kick up our paws in: OH

My canine companion(s): lab

fair

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This product is made well but it wouldn't be recommended for a dog going through therapy, use for postoperative assistance or trauma patiets. It is not comfortable for a dog to wear it for long periods of time especially under the arms/legs. It is a strong harness for lifting so those of you that just need to lift your dog, it would work ok.
Recommendation with limitations.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bob Dansereau

Date of Review: 6/22/2010

We kick up our paws in: Cumberland, RI

My canine companion(s): Standard Poodle

Awesome!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The design and quality are superb and should provide many years of service; perhaps a lifetime of service if used as a typical non-technical harness. My only hope for future designs is to allow the rear leg webbing to be detached from the harness.
Companies that are this thoughtful with their designs and include such a meticulous eye towards craftsmanship and quality are few and far between. Keep up the great work!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: gregg

Date of Review: 4/13/2010

We kick up our paws in: west coast of Florida

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriver

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Our 4 yr old female golden injured herself romping with our older male. The injury resulted in a detached ACL on her left rear leg. Surgury was required to repair her leg. We are using the harness for better control and to provide her assistance as she recovers. She wears the harness 7x24 as she recovers. The front loop works great as a tie point for her anti-scratch collar so she can't reach her stiches. When we take her out to walk we use the same lift point for her leash. Post recovery we will continue to use the harness for any assistance going up the stairs into our RV when we travel and camp. Sturdy well constucted harness, the handle is great for a quick grab point for immediate control when needed.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ellen

Date of Review: 3/31/2010

We kick up our paws in: Irvine, CA

My canine companion(s): Poodle Terrier Mix

It's great.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Even my dog is small, it fits nicely. She is a very active dog so I take her everywhere, she loves her new harness. I guess it makes her feel safe.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kevin Carmody

Date of Review: 1/28/2010

We kick up our paws in: Virginia/Colorado

My canine companion(s): Black Lab mix

Fits and works great!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My eight year old dog Bailey was just recently diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia and I didn't want her to not go places with me because of it. She will be having total hip replacement surgery in the next six months but in the meantime I wanted her to have as much mobility as possible. I won't take her on too many long hikes until after the surgery but until then the harness is great. The best part is the rear handle above the hips. I can lift her up onto anything without her being in pain when trying to use her own strength. I will continue to use the harness even after her surgery and we can do the great hikes we used to do in Colorado.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Thayne Erickson

Date of Review: 1/20/2010

We kick up our paws in: Fresno, CA

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

lacking adjustment

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I wanted to love this harness, but I dont. It just doesnt fit correctly on long bodied dogs. There is no length adjustment for the rear part of the harness so the handle sits too high on his back

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 12/20/2009

We kick up our paws in: Southern California

My canine companion(s): pit bull

great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My 90-lb. pit bull lost his front right leg to cancer almost three years ago. This harness allowed him to go with me on his first hike since the amputation! It stays put even on a front leg amputee and doesn't spin around his torso like other harnesses. This one is easy to put on, even when he was lying down.