The Manmat Distance Harness has been designed with the priceless expertise of three time Iditarod champion Jeff King.
The harness only reaches half way down the dog's body, which eliminates the pressure on the dog's hips. Closed cell padding around the neck, adjustable body strap, and reflective tape.
Sizes: XS 17 inches (30 - 40 lb), S 18-19 inches (40 - 50 lb), M 20 inches (50 - 60 lb), L 22 inches (60 - 70 lb), XL 23-24 (70 - 80 lb) inches, XXL 25 inches (80 - 100+ lb)
The Distance Harness works better for skijoring than the standard sled dog harness. The line angle between the dog and the skijorer (or biker, runner) is steeper than the line angle between a dog team and a sled. When a skijoring line is connected to a typical X-back harness, the steeper angle will cause a lifting force on the harness. The design of the Distance Harness creates a flatter line angle and the dog's pull force is more evenly distributed.