Elsa and I are just back from a huge, really early exercise outing. As most of you know, exercise is very important to me. Both for myself and for Miss Elsa. We rarely take a day off because it is that important for us to stay in shape. Anything physical that you do in life is made easier when you are fit; and that goes for our dogs.
On our walk today we gave the new Hi & Light Ruffwear harness a try, and WE LOVE IT. Elsa has worn the Front Range harness for a long time now; so when I saw the new lighter version I wanted to try it out. The very first thing I noticed when the harness arrived was the packaging, no struggling to cut ties or pry plastic to get it out. There are three slats on a recyclable card where the harness fits in nicely. Easy to get out and toss the cardboard in the recycle. Nice.
The next thing I noticed was the snaps on the harness. They are smooth and not threatening as far as the pinch factor. I can't tell you how many times I've pinched my fingers in snaps over the years. They are a breeze to do up and so smooth.
The Hi & Light harness is lower profile than the Front Range . It has one leash attachment on the back and 4 points of adjustment so that you can get a really great fit on your dog. I adjusted the harness on Elsa in about a minute. It is sleeker than the Front Range with a debris resistant liner inside; which is great for dry, brushy seasons like now and the fall.
It comes in three colors: blue, gray and red/orange and sizes from XXXs to large/x large. Elsa wears a medium and it fits like a glove. She is 24.5 inches tall and a 45 lbs.
Like the Front Range harness, the Hi & Light is easy peasy to put on and take off. It pops over their head and does up on both sides of their chest. Taking it off can be done one handed which is how I typically do it as I often have stuff in one of my hands.
I love harnesses, they are my canine/human attachment device of choice. For dogs who are very active on their walks, it's even more important to wear a harness in my opinion. Another great thing about the Hi & Light harness is that it does have less material to it; and for times like now when the temperatures are soaring is was nice to have a lighter harness on Elsa. The harness is very light; easy to carry in your pack or purse even.
This will be a second "go to" harness for Elsa and I. She was extremely comfortable wearing it and that of course is one of the most important factors when choosing a harness for your dog.