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Top 10 Best Dog Harnesses For 2020

The 10 Best Dog Harnesses - 2020

The following is a list of our favorite dog harnesses for 2020. With so many options out there, we put together a list of 10 excellent dog harnesses to keep your dog comfortable, secure, and in control. We tested numerous options and picked the 10 best harnesses in terms of performance and value. Comfort was a big must for us so most of the harnesses discussed below have ample padding and/or are designed in such a way so as not to rub or chafe your dog. Each dog harness has unique features which are discussed below. You will also find a rating for each harness. They are all excellent and one is not particularly better than another. Click the links below to learn more specifics about each harness.

So what is the best dog harness? In no particular order...

#1 - Ruffwear Front Range Padded Harness

The Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness is an everyday harness that is easy to put on and comfortable for dogs to wear. The harness features two leash attachment points: an aluminum V-ring centered on the dog's back for everyday walks, and reinforced webbing at the dog's chest for training or additional control. ID pocket keeps dog tags quiet and easily accessible. The padding on this harness is excellent and is extremely comfortable for dogs - eliminating rubbing behind the front legs and on the chest. Also, we love the amount of adjustment this harness offers for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Ruffwear Front Range Harness

Our rating for comfort – 9/10
Our rating for security – 8/10
Our rating for control – 8/10


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#2 - Ruffwear Overcoat Fuse (Rugged harness/coat combination)

The Overcoat Fuse distills years of designing harnesses and apparel into a single harness-coat combo, giving dogs who typically layer gear a seamless solution for getting outside in cool weather and light precipitation. Attach a leash directly to the coat at either the back or the chest, and quickly access pick-up bags and small essentials in the two zippered pockets. With this rugged workhorse of a jacket, it's a simple slip on, clip in, and go. This is the only harness/coat combination we have found that is truly designed tough enough to work as both and handle powerful, active dogs.

Ruffwear Fuse

Our rating for comfort – 9/10
Our rating for security – 8/10
Our rating for control – 8/10


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#3 - ComfortFlex Sport Padded Dog Harness

The American Made ComfortFlex Sport Padded Dog Harness offers you and your dog only the highest standards of safety, simplicity and security. We love how lightweight and quick/drying this harness is. The ComfortFlex is designed to protect sensitive areas, like your dog's throat and underarm, during any level of exercise. Due to the dynamic position of the leash connection, pressure is always directed directly to the chest. The simple yet effective design also lets your dog retain a full range of motion without having to worry about underarm irritation or chafing. Reflective Nylon strapping is easily seen in low light situations.

Ruffwear Fuse

Our rating for comfort – 9/10
Our rating for security – 7/10
Our rating for control – 8/10


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#4 - Urban Trail Fleece Lined Harness

The Urban Trail Fleece Lined Harness is a comfortable, safe, and durable padded dog harness made right here in the USA. It is designed for active dogs and a variety of performance activities such as mushing, hiking, running, biking, roller blading, skijoring, canicross, tracking, and more. It also works great for a simple relaxing walk around the neighborhood. This harness gives you control and reduces pulling tension on your dog's neck. The added side d-ring attachments make this harness particularly great for biking with your dog. There are many benefits to a side ring dog harness, but we have found it to work great as a dog biking harness because the side rings allow you to connect from a better angle when using a dog bike leash. The side rings help keep the harness from pulling or sliding to the side when biking. The padded fleece lining on this harness really sets it apart in terms of comfort.

Ruffwear Fuse

Our rating for comfort – 9/10
Our rating for security – 8/10
Our rating for control – 9/10


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#5 - Ruffwear Web Master Harness

The Ruffwear Web Master Harness is a supportive, multi-use harness built for maneuvering and assisting dogs up and over obstacles as well as designating working dogs. Thin, durable foam provides support without hindering range of motion and a platform for attaching patches and signage for working dogs. Five points of adjustment create a secure fit, while padded chest and belly straps make the Web Master comfortable for all-day wear. The preferred harness of many avalanche rescue dog programs, service dog handlers, and amputee dogs, the Web Master is a great collar alternative and ideal for hiking, scrambling, and mobility assistance. It is also perfect for dogs that are prone to backing out of dog harnesses. We have found this to be the most secure dog harness on the market.

Ruffwear Web Master Harness

Our rating for comfort – 9/10
Our rating for security – 10/10
Our rating for control – 9/10


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#6 - EzyDog Padded Chest Harness

The EzyDog Padded Chest Harness is a padded dog harness that features an EVA chest plate. EVA is a foam rubber that will form to the dogs chest for an ergonomic fit. It comes with a seatbelt connector for use in the car as a dog safety belt which is a bonus. The EVA chest plate keeps the load of the dog spread across the length of the dogs chest providing comfort and control, not to mention style! Rust proof welded D-ring and reflective stitching round off this harness that we have found to work best with medium to large breed dogs.

EzyDog Padded Chest Harness

Our rating for comfort – 7/10
Our rating for security – 7/10
Our rating for control – 8/10


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#7 - EzyDog Quick Fit Harness

The EzyDog Quick Fit Harness is designed with a Neoprene chest sleeve to cover the adjustment chest strap. Reflective stitching offers enhanced visibility at night, and a stainless-steel ring attaches to the leash. While exceptionally functional, the Quick-Fit is built for comfort. Every pooch will have a perfect fit because the patent-pending system tells owners if the harness is the wrong size by showing them a red tab. This is really what sets this harness apart from other similar styles - the front chest strap is adjustable so you can conform the fit perfectly to the unique shape of your dog. We also love this harness for it's easy on and off design. One click of the buckle on the Quick-Fit and the dog and owner are ready to go. As easy to use as a collar, which is why there is an added ID tag holder.

EzyDog Quick Fit Harness

Our rating for comfort – 8/10
Our rating for security – 7/10
Our rating for control – 8/10


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#8 - American River Ombre Harness

The American River Ombre Harnesses use a special color blending technique to create a beautiful palette of rainbow colors. This is the only step-in mesh choke-free design that comes in reinforced large dog sizes - up to size XXXL (approx 90 Lbs.). We haven't found similar harnesses that can hold up to large dogs and this really sets the American River harness apart. It has a certified break strength tested to 386 lbs, by an international independent testing laboratory. The Choke-Free patented design protects the trachea and pulls only from the chest, never the neck. Patented conforming shape fit seam technology allows the harness to conform to curves even on hard-to-fit dog chests. Other unique features are the closure slide adjustability, reinforced double d-ring and reflective strips. Using a zig-zag stitch over the harness trim ensures there will be no missed stitches. This means the trim and the mesh fabric are fully bonded to each other.

American River Ombre Harness

Our rating for comfort – 9/10
Our rating for security – 8/10
Our rating for control – 8/10


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#9 - Ruffwear Flagline Harness

The Ruffwear Flagline Harness is a fast, light, and comfortable harness that keeps dogs in their flow, from scrambling in the backcountry to conquering everyday obstacles. A handle and load-dispersing chest/belly panel make for easy lift-and-assist in a nimble design good for all-day wear. High adjustability and easy on/off make the Flagline secure and accessible, giving dogs a little boost and a lot of freedom when the path ahead is anything but flat. We really like the lightweight, easy on/off construction and 6 points of adjustment for optimal fit. There are 3 leash attachment points: aluminum V-ring and two reinforced webbing loops. The debris-resistant liner and reflective trim for visibility in low-light conditions round out this must have harness for the backcountry.

Ruffwear Flagline Harness

Our rating for comfort – 9/10
Our rating for security – 8/10
Our rating for control – 8/10


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#10 - Fleece Padded Slide On Strap Covers

The Lali's Fleece Padded Harness Strap Covers add comfort to any dog harness with straps that go behind the front legs and prevent rubbing. We found that many dog owners were looking for a way to add extra comfort to their dog's harness and help prevent rubbing and chafing - especially when jogging or biking. We couldn't find anything out there we liked so we decided to make a solution ourselves. We use thick, comfy Polartecฎ 300 weight fleece and surged stitching which allows you to easily cut to desired size if you choose with no fraying. Slides over any harness strap cover to help prevent rubbing and add comfort. Comes with optional Velcro strips for extra security if desired

Lali's Fleece Padded Harness Strap Covers

Our rating for comfort – 9/10
Our rating for security – N/A
Our rating for control – N/A


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