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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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)

How to Fit

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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Carrol N.
United States

Harness for my aging German Shephard

My beloved German Shephard has lost the use of her hind legs and this harness gives me the ability to help her move around and keep her dignity.

Peter P.
United States

The harness was great for

The harness was great for what I needed. I have a 70 lb. Pitbull and getting her to my climbing areas was next to impossible. The harness is great for even being able to carry her down access ladders. I def dont recommend it as a daily use harness, but for someone who needs to take their best friend into hard to access areas, the harness is perfect.

Scott G.
United States

Older dog assist

This is a beautifully designed and made product; though a bit of "overkill" for our needs. We were looking for a harness to assist our elderly 55 lb dog in and out of the car. This harness was the closest thing we could locate for the task. In our perfect world a similarly designed harness with quick disconnects and a leash ring on the front would be ideal. All that being said, if being used for it's designed application I believe future purchasers (and their adventurous doggies!) will be very pleased.

William B.
United States

A real K-9 harness.

Safe, strong, fool proof if you put the harness and buckles on correctly. We use ours for hauling our PWD up into our tree house, rappelling, around boats, and more! Great product!

Christina H.
United States

It's well made but a pain to put on for everyday use

Good quality. Seems like it would work well for climbing. I bought it for everyday use for a dog with weak rear legs to help her up stairs etc if needed. The straps don't have buckles to easily click on and go- every time you put it on you adjust the straps, and my dog won't sit still long enough. I exchanged it for their webmaster harness, and we love it. Much easier to put on with the buckles and the handle allows us to hoist her up with ease.