Ruffwear Dog Harness: Switchbak


Gearing up for a hike at the rugged trail . Or running errands in the city.

The Ruffwear Switchbak Dog Harness has the padded comfort of an everyday harness and the bonus functionality of carrying small essentials. Two low-profile zippered pockets have room to stash daily necessities like dog waste bags, leash, small toy or treats!

Easy to put on and comfortable for dogs to wear, the Switchbak harness features 2 leash attachment points, 1) an aluminum V-ring centered on the dog's back for everyday walks 2) a reinforced webbing at the dog's chest for training, additional control and redirecting dogs that pull on leash.

In addition to five points adjustment allow full range of motion, the Switchbak features a padded belly strap, critical for stable gear carry and when giving a little boost with the low profile handle. Padded chest and belly panels facilitates comfortable and extended wear.

Reflective trimming allows for low light visibility. The Switchbak has been designed to combine comfort, convenience and performance ready for both town and trail.

Sizing: XS to L/XL (please refer to sizing chart below)


* foam padded for comfortable extended wear

* padded belly strap adds stability when carrying weight; stows when not in use.

* two low-profile zippered pockets for carrying small essentials

* two-leash attachment point 1) aluminium v-ring on back 2) reinforced webbing on chest

* five-point adjustment for optimal fit

* low profile padded handle for controlled and comfortable lift and assist

* tonal reflective accents for visibility in low light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon.


Shell: 300 denier polyester ripstop (bluesign (R) approved)

Padding: closed-cell foam

Lining: Polyester knit mesh

Webbing: Polyester

Zipper: Reverse coil YKK #5

Chest leash attachment: engineered nylon webbing (bluesign (R) approved)

Back leash attachment: anodized 6061-T6 aluminium v-ring

Buckles: ITW Nexus Mach 1 buckles

Made in Vietnam

Washing instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Fitting Guide 

Size Girth Pocket Capacity
XS 17 - 22 in (43 - 56 cm) 103 cubic inch (1.7L)
S 22 - 27 in (56 - 69 cm) 183 cubic inch (3L)
M 27 - 32 in (69 - 81 cm) 262 cubic inch (4.3L)
L/XL 32 - 42 in (81 - 107 cm) 457 cubic inch (7.5L)



How to measure your dog

Take 1 tape measure and 1 dog (and maybe some treats).

Measure neck size for collars

Take measurement round the base of neck, with 2 fingers slag (UC). Then choose the collar size to match the measurement.

(Do not measure old collar.)

Measure girth for harness / apparel

Take measurement of the largest part of the chest (LC).

Girth is slightly behind the fore legs (not at the fore legs, 'arm pits').

Then choose the gear that matches your measurements.

Measure torso for apparel

Measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail (L).

Choose the apparel that matches your measurements.


If you need further help in choosing the right size, please feel free to contact us woof [at]


We are confident you or your furry family member would be happy with our merchandise and service. We work hard to ensure the quality or the merchandise we present here. If for some reason you are not, we'd be happy for an exchange.

Merchandise should be in original packing and re-sellable condition, unused and undamaged.  Exchanges should be made within 14 days from date of delivery and please allow 14 days for processing exchanges. Customers are responsible for charges that arise due to exchanges (such as delivery / shipping). Faulty items due to production/manufacturing will either be replaced or refunded as appropriate to the circumstances. Email us at woof [at] with the order number and relevant details.

We reserve the right to deny any exchanges that do not meet exchange policy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Runs small but for good reason

The harness runs a bit small, but the sizing is still correct. Very form fitting, which works better to prevent chafing as the harness cannot move around even when filled. Works perfect for our runs and when I am want him to pull. The design is fantastic and it looks good on the dog.

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