Nordkyn X-Back Skijoring Harness
Fits over the dog's head and shoulders. Made of sturdy 1" nylon webbing and padded for comfort. X-back design keeps the harness in place and does not restrict the dog's movement. Colors may vary. To size, measure the circumference of your dog's neck at the very base (from withers to breastbone and back to withers). Tape should be fairly snug - measure the dog, not the fur. 18" (35 to 45 lbs.), 20" (45 to 55 lbs.), 22" (55 to 70 lbs.), 24" (70 to 85 lbs), 26" (85 to 100 lbs.), 28" (100 to 115 lbs.), 30" (115 to 130 lbs.). Weight listings are approximate. Sizing is variable depending on dog breed. Does NOT include Belt Kit or Add-A-Dog kit. Don't hesitate to call for assistance.
*Color of harness may vary from picture.
Measure from just ahead of the withers at the base of the neck to the top of the breastbone, then double this measurement. Work the tape under the fur, pull it snug, but not stretched. Measure the dog, not the fur! Meausre only one side of the dog then double the measurement. Wrapping the tape measure all the way around the neck may distort the measurement. Neck fit is critical. When properly fitted, where the webbing crosses at the "Y" below the neck, the webbing should cross right on the breastbone. At the same time you are holding the webbing in place on the breastbone, check to see that the webbing in the "Y" at the top of the neck, crosses where the neck joins the withers (shoulder blades). If in doubt about the fit, call us at (715) 634-8685.
General Harness Information
- Quantity Discounts
Discounts apply to any assortment of harness size/style. 6-12 harnesses are 10% off; 13-25 harnesses are 15% off; and 26+ harnesses are 20% off.
- Neck Design
The padded neck fits snugly around the dogs shoulders, distributing the force evenly. The basic design is hundreds of years old, but improved by modern materials. Harness neck size must fit correctly. Too large, and the harness will slip, rub, or interfere with movement; too small, and it will cut, bruise, or choke.
- Harness Care
Do not store where continually wet. Try to prevent freezing. Do not dry over a fire or stove; they will shrink up to 10% or more. Wash in lukewarm or cold water and hang to drip dry. DO NOT USE A CLOTHES DRYER!
- Padding - Polar Fleece
Harness padding does two things: 1.) it keeps the webbing from cutting or chafing your dog, and 2.) it provides some cushion to prevent bruising. PolarTec 300® is a quick-drying Dacron polyester synthetic and good insulator because it holds a lot of air, resists water absorbtion and is machine washable.
- Materials — Webbing quality 1" nylon web, tested to exceed 2000 lb. force, with a special weave that spreads the load over the full width of the web.
CORRECT HARNESS FIT IS CRITICAL! — If you have questions on measuring or fit, please call us at (715) 634-8685. Remember custom sizes are NOT returnable.