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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.

Learn how to properly fit and adjust the Ruffwear Doubleback Harness

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Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage. If you need more help with sizing visit our Fit Guide.

In between sizes? Choose the smaller size.

17-22 in (43-56 cm)
22-27 in ( 56-69 cm)
27-32 in (69-81 cm)
32-42 in (81-107 cm)
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In between sizes? Choose the smaller size.

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Key Features

Additional Features

  • Main tie-in point provides easy rope attachment
  • Leg loops can be stowed for increased mobility during approach
  • Made in Vietnam

Care Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry away from direct sunlight
  • Store in a dry, dark place
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • Always check harness for damage before use

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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4.8 Based on 47 Reviews
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Rebecca G.
United States United States
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Great Product

We own a wildlife management business and have started doing rooftop goose and bird control. We needed a safe way to get our dog’s onto roofs. The double back harness worked perfectly. From the first use the dogs were comfortable and quiet. I don’t have concerns with handler or dog safety using this harness lifting the dogs 2-3 stories or more.

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Mark G.
United States United States

Balance is better than any other we have used. We have a handicapped dog and gravity is not his friend. I can control him to the point where he thinks he is running. The support in the hips is awesome. At 25 lbs holding him up to go outside is like doing curls for a half hour. Both of us are getting in shape.

brian w.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Best harness on the market

after several harnesses for my wee right hand man Kai I opted to give the ruffwear dbl back harness a try out for him .. I originally bought the harness for Kai to abseil off the In Pinn on the isle of Skye,after a hike up through the corrie and up the scree onto the final push to the base of the Pinn we came across some difficult terrain for Kai ,this secrion was made so much easier as kai was harnessed up with his new poece of kit .As kai struggled to climb a slab section he was easily lifted and passed to my fellow climber in a handbag style lift .The design of the harness is really good as kai disntbseem phased by whatwas in front of him .The hind leg straps.give amazing stabiltiy and when not in use tuck away into a small compartment on the harness. The material used feels is of good quality and looks like it will last for many adventure .So happy I chose the ruffwear harness for Kai as I have a lot of faith in the product as the safety and comfort of my dog is priority.

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Thank you for your review, we are pleased Kai is a Ruffwear fan!

Lilia K.
United States United States
So good!

I first discovered the Double Back with my late pitbull who was an abused rescue with a lot of spinal pain and joint issues. We used it almost everyday, (medium size) it still looks new. But my new pup requires a large/extra large so I’m giving the medium to a friend and getting a large/extra large. I plan to use this one on our longer, tougher hikes where she’s really going to need assistance.

Taylor G.
United States United States
Double back harness

Awesome I have a 16 lb sheltie and the extra small fit her perfectly. I used this harness to take my dog ziplining with me at work. The harness kept her nice and secure the whole time. This is exactly what I was looking for she can now follow me on more adventures

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