Poppy’s chest harness had been getting a bit tight on her for some time as she has put on a bit of weight as she gets older, so it was time to get a new harness. I have tried a few but sizing can be a problem, so I needed to be sure I got one that would fit and this one offered a range of sizing options.
The harness came with an extra-long heavy duty lead and both the lead and harness seem well made, tough, and robust. Although I was careful to measure Poppy before ordering the appropriate size the harness is still rather loose around the neck although it fits here well enough around the chest and feels good and secure. No problems with the build quality, the harness is well made and robust but less bulky and constrictive than some I have seen and seems to do the job well enough. When she is in it she cannot choke herself like she used to with a normal collar, all the strain goes on to her chest and although she can still pull just as hard if not harder than before, she cannot hurt herself. The lead is also very impressive and is thick and strong, with a reinforced and padded grip. An unexpected bonus was the inclusion of a poo bag dispenser clipped to the lead complete with a store of bags.
As time goes on I will adjust the harness more to find the right balance between safety and comfort, too loose and she may escape, too tight and it will be uncomfortable. The harness is easy enough to adjust with buckles for the neck and chest straps. The buckles are lockable, just slide the button to the side to lock and the other way to release, hopefully, this will reduce the possibility of the buckle coming undone when climbing styles or lifting her up. On the safety front, I should also add that there are reflective strips built in to aid nightime walkers and a small mesh harness pocket which can be used for a name tag or contact card.
Priced at £24.76, this set is not cheap but it is perhaps the best I have tried with design, build quality and presentation all better than I expected. You do get a lot for your money and at the end of the day, quality is always worth paying more for.