Dog hated, human loved
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Northwestclimber from Washington on Thursday, July 28, 2016
I have wanted to take my furry friends out climbing for years, but didn't feel comfortable doing rock or glacier climbs with the gear I had available. This year, with my youngest wanting to finish the "Big Five" glacier climbs in Washington, I looked for more acceptable options to take the dog. The Doubleback harness seems to be the only one on the market specifically made for this level of activity. Although I would have preferred a small, the only ones available from Sierra were in extra small (my dog is on the high side of extra small and low side of small). Sierra's pricing was great! All the other pricing was $125 for the harness. Harness is fairly heavy but incredibly well constructed. The attention to detail appears better than on many human seat harnesses. I tried the harness on the dog ... the dog seemed to think I was trying to kill him. When the back leg loops are used, I could not imagine a dog falling out of this harness ... it is really well designed and constructed for furry friends. On the glacier, he still seemed to think I was torturing him, but due to the length of glacier travel, and smaller crevasses, I did not use the back leg loops. The top haul attachment provided a great personal anchor to me and provided a great way for me to carry/throw the dog across crevasses. All said, this is an excellent product and well worth the cost ... if you need this type of product.