The new Ruffwear Load Up Harness is a car safety harness from a name you know and trust! Crash Tested at the MGA Institute for vehicle safety.
Ruffwear Load Up Harness
Vehicle Restraint Harness
Ruffwear Load Up Harness:
A dog crash-tested safety belt harness from a company you trust – Ruffwear!
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The Ruffwear Load Up Harness is an automotive canine travel harness designed to safely transport dogs to and from adventures. Built with strength-rated hardware and components, the Ruffwear Load Up Harness has been successfully vehicle crash tested at the MGA Research Corp under the conditions outlined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. Attaches to existing car seatbelts for a universal fit. Keeps dogs secure during sudden vehicle movements and allows drivers to focus. Easy to put on and adjust, comfortable for dogs to wear during extended travel, and can be left on dogs for bathroom breaks and during rest stops.
Ruffwear Load Up Harness Key Features:
- Dynamically tested at MGA Research Corp (a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
contracted test facility) under the conditions outlined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213
- All-metal, strength-rated hardware
- Universal seatbelt attachment
- Secures dogs during sudden vehicle movements
- Comfortable for extended wear
- Can be used for short walks during rest stops
- Available in sizes XXS – L/Xl
- Obsidian Black
What makes the Load Up Harness different from other vehicle restraint harnesses for dogs?
Ruffwear’s Load Up Harness combines strength-rated hardware and high-quality webbing and materials to offer a strong, secure restraint for dogs traveling in vehicles. Ruffwear designed the Load Up Harness with the dog’s comfort and safety in mind and the dog’s ability to move comfortably in the back seat was built into the design.
Has the Load Up Harness been crash tested? Under what parameters?
Yes. In April 2014, as part of our product development process, we tested prototypes of the Load Up Harness at MGA Research Corporation (http://mgaresearch.com/), an independent test facility.
Overall Test Summary
The canine restraint was dynamically tested under the conditions outlined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 Child Restraint Systems (FMVSS 213). The canine restraint was installed on the canine crash test mannequin per the manufacturer’s (Ruffwear) instructions and then secured to the test bench restraint system. FMVSS 213 employs a standard bench seat that represents the rear seating environment of an automobile. The seat bench and add on restraint was then subjected to the 30 mph generic frontal crash pulse detailed in FMVSS 213.
MGA Research performed three separate dynamic tests of Ruffwear’s Load Up Harness in the following sizes and dog-mannequin weights:
- Size Small Harness: 25 pounds
- Size Medium Harness: 45 pounds
- Size Medium Harness: 75 pounds
Ruffwear conducted these tests in order to learn from the results and ensure that the harness construction and components performed as designed. Based on the test results, Ruffwear reinforced stitching and altered the webbing adjuster to ensure the webbing would not slip.
What is the design-intent behind the Load Up Harness?
The Load Up Harness has been designed to be comfortable, while providing supportive restraint for a dog traveling in the back seat of a vehicle.
Ruffwear put the seatbelt attachment point low and at the base of the dog’s back to:
1) make the harness more comfortable for the dog over long road trips
2) keep the dog in an upright position in the event of a crash