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Old 07-28-2013, 02:28 PM
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Default Pulling Harness

I have a comfortflex harness for Venice but I want a Y-style harness for when I want her to pull. I find the strap across the front of the chest restricts her shoulders, and it's just not designed for pulling.

Have any of you used the Walkeez harness from Cleanrun, and could you recommend it?

The other thing I'm considering is having the shoulder straps foam wrapped, more in the style of a weightpull harness. I know BDD offers custom walking harnesses with the wrapped straps.

We wouldn't be using it for heavy weights, just for things like bikejoring and having her pull me on rollerblades. I weigh 115 so just over double her weight - I think that should be easy to pull with a regular harness.

Basically, do you think the wrapped shoulder straps are better than the flat padded ones, for this kind of light pulling?
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:14 PM
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Most people seem to use x-backs for skijoring/bikejoring/scootering. At least use a harness designed for pulling - anything else could be harmful or at the very least annoying to use (for you or the dog or both).
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:34 AM
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I have an x-back from alpine outfitters ($20) that was custom made for Sir to bikejor.

Xbacks seem to be the way to go for any purposeful pulling.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:52 PM
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Yes, I'd use a harness that was designed for pulling. I walk my dogs on Walkeez harnesses, but those are not designed to pull weight.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:57 PM
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Agreed with others, get a harness designed for pulling. My strong preference is for x-backs but Alpine Outfitters makes a harness called the Urban Trails that looks more like a "typical" harness if you don't like the look of the x-backs.

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Old 07-30-2013, 02:23 PM
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I loved Maggie's Urban Trail Harness for roller-joring - well made and very nicely padded.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:02 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. My only concern was that most xbacks seem to have very narrow straps, and I like wide padded straps. The Alpine Outfitters one looks great though! Thanks!
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