Ruff Rider Roadie Dog Harness Customer Reviews
18 Customer Reviews
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Trips with the pooch may not be as intense as the Battle of Las Guasimas, but those pot holes and quick turns truly make your four-legged friend an honorary “ruff rider.” Secure your favorite canine for rough roads with the Ruff Rider Roadie Dog Harness—the only car harness for dogs that exceeds the S.A.E. standards for human seatbelts.
The heavy-duty webbed dog safety harness quickly attaches to any vehicle’s seat belt system and keeps your pet safely in the center rear passenger seat. This dog seat belt is secure, yet allows your pet to move around comfortably thanks to the two handy travel positions. The adjustable tether let’s you choose from a sit/stand/lie down or a sit/lie down position. Even more convenient, the tether doubles as a short walking lead—ideal for those short trips in between travels. And, when not in use, the tether rolls up and secures with a hook and loop closure.
Thanks to the wide range of sizes, this harness fits dogs from 6 to 150 lbs. Plus, the harness is easy to get on and off—just slip it over your pet’s head or have them step through. Unlike most other harnesses, the Ruff Rider Roadie doesn’t use a choking collar or any plastic pieces. And, your Ruff Rider Roadie Dog Harness is backed by a 90-day warranty.
18 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Stacey S (NEW YORK, NY) — Jul 12, 2013 5:00 AM
We bought the Roadie because it appears to be the only harness that has been crash tested and passed the tests. We've only used it once so far, as other reviewers mentioned it is a little awkward to put on but the dog seems comfortable in it once it's on and is able to sit or lie down comfortably while still being restrained and therefore not interfering with the driver.
Reviewed by Shelia P (Durham, NC) — Sep 30, 2012 2:39 PM
The ruff rider seems like a nice sturdy harness. I like that fact that my dog can either sit up or lie down while wearing the harness and fastened in. However, I was disappointed with the sizing. I was extra careful with the measurements, and even called and talked with customer service before ordering. The harness seems a little snug around her chest cavity, right behind her front legs, and this cannot be adjusted. It seems I am not the only consumer to have trouble with the fit.
Reviewed by LINDA H (Youngstown, OH) Reviewed for a 2007 Lexus ES 350 — Apr 24, 2012 5:12 AM
When my Belgium Shepherd rode in the car with me and I would brake suddenly, she would fall off the seat. I worried that she would one day get hurt. I bought her a harness from another company and by the time we reached our destination, it would be bunched up or off of her completely. I returned it and purchased a Ruff Rider for both of my dogs, the Belgium Shepherd and Chihuahua. We took them for a ride and they were comfortable and safe. The harness stayed put. We don't leave home without their Ruff Rider Roadies.
Reviewed by Charlotte B (Tucson, AZ) Reviewed for a 2003 Honda Pilot — Jan 20, 2012 7:44 PM
This is our third Ruff Rider -- our puppy keeps growing! But she loves how comfortable it is and how securely it holds her in place if Mom or Dad has to brake suddenly or unexpectedly. We are now in a Size 3 and hoping this will be the last we have to buy, but if Nutmeg keeps growing, we will get the next one just to keep her safe. The Size 3 has an extra adjustment that we find very convenient to use and it really allows for a more snug fit. Our only improvement would be the sizing chart listed online; it's very confusing and we had to return one of the harnesses because the sizing listed was outdated and did not reflect proper measurements. I suggest calling the 800 number rather than ordering online to be sure you are getting the right size once you have measured your dog. We would recommend this to any and all of our dog owner friends. You simply cannot protect your pet enough with all of the crazy drivers out there!
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Asked by Anonymous
Feb 04, 2013 10:44 PM
Sizing no chart with measurements. Our Boxer that was 12 years old when she passed had 4 different sizes in her life time. The sizing back then was mike meduim was like #med, 4m3d, and 5 med. thenlarge was 6L, 7L, and 8L. We now just rescued a 10 month old Boxer she is smaller than out last boxer was at this age. Not sure home to figure out what size she needs. no measurment chart????
Answered by Nathan S. — Feb 06, 2013 10:19 AM
Hi, We provide chest measurements as additional information once you select each size to help you select the right harness.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Laurie A.
Jul 26, 2012 7:21 PM
2010 Mazda 3
My dog loves to move from window to window with her head partially hanging out. Will the harness still allow for this? I have a small car.
Answered by Nathan S. — Jul 27, 2012 11:24 AM
The Ruff Rider Roadie Dog Harness has a long enough tether too allow your pooch to sniff the wind through the window and still have some protection. Unfortunately, as the harness connects to a lap belt and is a safe length for restraint, the dog will be stuck on one side.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous A.
Jun 29, 2012 1:05 PM
Can it be adjusted so the dog can lie down, sit or stand? Are the sizes true or do they run big/small? Also, can it be used in the front or back? Does it fit any car?
Answered by Elizabeth C. — Jun 29, 2012 1:29 PM
Hello. Yes, the Ruff Rider Roadie Dog Harness is adjustable to allow your pet to lie down. Each size has a chest range for the dog. For example, the Medium 1 is for 28" to 31" chest. The harness is compatible with any car and you can even use it in the front captain’s seat. Thank you for your question!flag Accept Answer
Asked by Anonymous A.
Jun 29, 2012 1:03 PM
In the case of a 95 lb dog in jeep wrangler....will the ruff rider roadie dog harness work both in back bench seat as well as the passenger seat?
Answered by Elizabeth C. — Jun 29, 2012 1:30 PM
Yes, I do not see they are specific to the front or rear seats; those are universal. You should be ok! Thank you for your question.flag Accept Answer