Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kurgo Go-Tech Adventure Harness review

Kelly wears a collar and Ike wears a harness. Although both dogs live in the same family, the different option is right for each of them. What made me choose a harness for Ike?

Doesn't Ike look handsome in blue?

A harness:
*may provide more control for walking.
*is appropriate for active, outdoorsy dogs.
*can be used with a seat belt for car travel.
*eliminates pressure on the dog's neck and trachea.
*is difficult to come apart or be wiggled out of.

Recently I was given the opportunity to review the Kurgo Go-Tech Adventure Harness. This harness is lightweight, with easy-to-use steel nesting buckles that make it easy to get the harness on and off your dog. The harness includes reflective strips, a back leash ring, a front leash ring, a handle on the back, and a car tether strap.

Ease of use: Easy to Medium
Adjustment points: 2 (chest)
Buckle System: Steel Nesting Buckles
Vehicle restraint harness: Yes
Walking harness: Yes
Crash tested harness: No
Tensile Tested (Strength tested): Yes
Includes dog seat belt: Yes
Reflective: Yes
Available Colors: Blue and Raspberry

I must add that the color blue, almost a teal blue, is really beautiful!

The Kurgo harness is easy to get on, although I did make the mistake of putting it on the wrong way at first. Ike wasn't a big fan of getting dressed up, but got used to it the more I used it. The best feature of this harness are the sturdy metal buckles. I was impressed with how easy they slid into each other to buckle and unbuckle. 

Please be aware that, while the harness can help eliminate driver distraction, this is not a crash-protection harness. Please read How to pick the right harness to determine which harness is best for your dog. The Kurgo Enhanced Strength Tru-Fit Smart Harness is crash tested for vehicle restraint safety, and is the best dog harness for car travel safety.

This is a well made, well designed harness that would be an excellent choice for your dog.
Ike weighs 65 pounds, and took a size Large harness.

*Full Disclosure- Kurgo sent me one Go-Tech Adventure Harness for my review. This in no way influenced my review. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.


  1. Although Honey walks beautifully on leash, I also like a harness for times when we could use a little extra control. I've been thinking about this harness for aboard the boat.

    But raspberry and teal, while pretty, aren't the best colors for being at sea. I'd love a hot orange or yellow.

    I'm curious--do you foresee this harness causing Ike to get any mats in his fur? Because that's my other concern about this kind of harness with a golden.

    Thanks for the helpful review, Peggy.

  2. @Pamela, It comes in a really pretty raspberry pink too. I'm not sure if that's bright enough for at sea.
    I don't think the harness would cause mats. The chest plate is padded and comfy and I like the fabric. Ike has really short fur though, so he doesn't get mats ever. Honey might. All in all I think you'd really like this one, it's really sturdy and well made. Good luck.

  3. i am really curious to make all these stuff in a better way. you are doing it in awesome manner.. dog food recipes

  4. That is one harness worth checking out because I need a new one hope Santa is listening
    Lily & Edward

  5. It's nice to know that the harness has been tested and is one of the better choices if you're thinking about safety issues while traveling in a vehicle.

  6. Looks like a nice harness. Thanks for making clear it is not a safety harness for restraint. I need to buys some for mine and will check out the other one you mentioned.


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