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Kurgo Journey Air Canine Harness – An Sincere Overview


The Kurgo Journey Air harness is certainly one of many, many decisions it’s possible you’ll be contemplating to your canine harness.

I’ve been testing this harness out for the previous couple of months. Indie and Shelby have been testing it in a number of totally different eventualities from road strolling to mountaineering and swimming – we’ve not likely used it for scentwork per se as a result of it’s not essentially designed for it.

The Journey air harness was designed to assist “lively canine which are all the time out in entrance” to cite their gross sales web page, so, that’s what I examined it for. We hiked lots, we examined it on leash, off leash and on each attachments, via rivers, below brush and over rocks.

That is my expertise with the harness on two canine, my german shepherd cross, Indie, and my Coonhound, Shelby.

This isn’t a sponsored put up, nonetheless, this harness was offered freed from cost by Kurgo to ensure that me to evaluation!

Introducing The Kurgo Journey Air Harness

Kurgo air journey harness hardware and handle y shape two point harness on indie the german shepherd

Execs & Cons

The Kurgo Journey Air is a y-shaped physique harness, and it’s a harness that has an terrible lot to supply. So let’s take a fast have a look at the professionals and cons.

What I Love Concerning the Kurgo Journey Air Harness


It’s splendidly reflective, although it’s reflectors are restricted to the highest, actually. Which is somewhat little bit of a disgrace. It may do with a bit extra should you’re contemplating highway strolling? However you can even complement it with a light-weight up collar or a high-vis jacket.


I’ve not seen a single snag on this regardless of Indie’s easiest efforts to scramble over rocks and thru bushes. He’s tried very laborious to create snags, however it’s extremely spectacular how resilient the material is. It’s really extra resistant than Ruffwear Entrance Vary Harness to this point.

Beautiful Slides

I like the slides on this harness. They’ve been actually considerately constructed. They’ve every bought a finger dip. These dips are positioned to mean you can loosen this harness rapidly and simply – even when worn. And I love this.

With at present greater than 6 harnesses for every of my canine (yep, consequence of the reviewing, testing and rating!)

Deal with

This is among the greatest handles on a small physique y-shaped harness. It’s longways (which minimises snag dangers) it’s lots large, comfy and powerful within the hand. I’m very impressed by this deal with and it’s to this point certainly one of only a few harnesses-with-a-handle that I might really advocate individuals utilizing – and that claims so very a lot.

Two Attachment Factors

I like a harness with a number of attachment factors, they’re actually helpful for educating unfastened leash. Each factors are actually sturdy, they’re properly formed and powerful.

It’s good to notice that the entrance D-ring has modified in it’s course from the ‘inventory’ photographs proven on the web site. I don’t see it making an enormous distinction, however good to notice!

Kurgo showing the front attachment and chestplate of the Kurgo Journey Air Harness
Kurgo exhibiting the entrance attachment and chest plate of the Kurgo Journey Air Harness and the loops on the chest.

What I Don’t Love About The Kurgo Journey Air Harness

Design Over Operate

I discovered this actually bizarre. Beneath the chest attachment level, are 4 … loops? of extra webbing that feels somewhat just like the MOLLE system on issues just like the OneTigris Metall harness, however it’s not the identical, and it’s type of a bizarre level for a MOLLE system and weirdly sized too.

So I dug into the listings on amazon and on Kurgo’s on web site to see if these have been a useful piece of design… and that is what I discovered.

“The loops on the entrance of the Journey Air Harness’ chest plate are ornamental, and should not have an meant goal.” (says Cassidy B from Kurgo)

Now, let or not it’s recognized I’m removed from towards design! However these to me, symbolize a snag danger… (minor) they usually’re not even that fairly… They’re simply type of there. Which is bizarre to me – however nonetheless, if that’s the worst this harness has to supply? I imply, that’s fairly good, proper?

Aluminium fixtures

While gentle, the aluminium signifies that that is not the strongest harness available on the market. Consequently? In case your canine is large and powerful, it will not be best for you. I might like to see extra harnesses improve their supplies after they improve to a L/XL form of measurement as a result of these canine are (naturally) stronger than small canine.

It’s heavy.

Regardless of the aluminium fixtures, that is the second heaviest of this ‘type’ of harness, second solely to the Excellent Match Harness. This surprises me given the truth that it’s not the most important floor space, and it’s not even bought metal or chrome steel fixtures and fittings.

It’s oddly heavy for what it’s, whenever you examine it’s 338g to the Ruffwear entrance vary (probably the most related in it’s building) 198g – that’s a whopping 140g distinction – which makes it nearer to twice the burden of the ruffwear entrance vary… which is insane to me!

Kurgo journey air harness showing a really nice fit for Indie the german shepherd
Kurgo journey air harness exhibiting a very nice match for Indie the german shepherd – do you see the finger dips within the metallic slides? They’re very nice and nicely constructed, I’m massively impressed by these (though it’s a extremely easy function)

Who The Kurgo Journey Air Harness Is For

It’s made for hikers and adventurers! It really works very well to your common road stroll too, however it’s undoubtedly thriving in a mountaineering surroundings. It affords a lot of practicality to canine mother and father of the common canine. The canine who’s a Household canine too, by no means to be underestimated.

It’s additionally nice for the broad chested – it’s an exquisite containment if I’m sincere. It doesn’t compromise movement or motion in any manner.

That is type of only a harness that works and lasts very well.

Who It’s Not For.

Not all harnesses are appropriate for all canine, or all circumstances. So, right here’s a number of issues that I see as being doubtlessly problematic.

It has fairly a broad chest plate which while it makes it robust, it can be an issue for a canine with a slim chest, It doesn’t impinge on the coonhound’s however, a canine with a narrower chest might wrestle.

I additionally wouldn’t belief it for a massive, reactive canine, the aluminium fixtures make me cautious. I’ve seen Indie (40kg/90lbs ish) bend chrome steel – and what he may have completed to a pure aluminium fixtures I might hate to search out out.

Do I Advocate The Kurgo Journey Air Harness?

I actually prefer it! For those who’re an adventurous type, it will be a implausible alternative for you.

For medium or small sized canine that is excellent, and for well mannered massive breeds! Nevertheless, when you have a bigger canine, or a prolific steam prepare of a puller this one may be value altering to a sturdier model.

I realise this sounds somewhat like I don’t just like the harness, however, I actually do.

As mine don’t have a tendency to drag (exterior of scentwork) and Indie’s via his reactivity, I’ll proceed utilizing it for mountaineering. So hopefully that provides a greater perception into why I’ll advocate this harness.

Undecided the Kurgo harness is for you, head over to the rankings to search out an summary of all of the harnesses I’m testing and the way I really feel about them!

Writer, Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the Constructive Pet Professional, canine coach and is the founding father of Rebarkable. She is obsessed with serving to pet mother and father get issues proper, proper from the beginning. To assist create a pet able to being a assured and adaptable member of the family and preserve puppies out of shelters.

Ali has received a number of awards for her canine coaching, and has had her weblog (this weblog!) rated as 2021 & 2022 worlds’ greatest pet weblog!



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