The Nansen Stick Harness is made for hard-working dogs who have a constant load to pull, such as a sled or other weights where the pulling centre is low.
This harness is co-developed with the four-time Iditarod champion, Dallas Seavey. The result is the Nansen Stick Harness, which puts less load on the dog’s backend than an ordinary Nome harness for weight pulling.
When a sled or pulka slides in the terrain, the Nansen Stick Harness moves up and down behind the dog’s hips. This eases the load on the hips and back so that the dog’s energy is better utilised, and it has a more comfortable pulling position.
An elastic back piece keeps the stick in the correct position. On the neck, there is a reflective flap so that the musher can observe the dog’s movement when it is dark.
The Nansen Stick Harness is available in half-sizes, which have the same back length but a larger neck circumference. The half-sizes have a red end-rope, full-sizes have a blue end-rope. The backstrap length on this harness varies from size to size. But the total length of the harness is the same, regardless of size.
Features: Closed-cell foam that does not absorb water Ripstop nylon Nylon webbing Aluminum stick Hypalon reinforcement 220 D heavy-duty Nylon Braided cord attachment loop 3M reflective
K9 Trail Time recommends this harness for specific dog sports where a low pull point is needed, sledding or pulka are the most common.
Color: Black. Blue or red attachment loop (red for half-sizes)
Please e-mail us at [email protected] if you are unsure of your dogs' harness size
At K9 Trail Time we are currently only stocking the most popular sizes and the larger necked Stick Harnesses as the smaller ones in our experience are very snug, however if there is a size you think you need that we don't have, please e-mail [email protected] and we can help you source one within 14 days.
Size Neck Size Length neck to stick
4 - 36 cm 62 cm
4.5 - 40 cm 62 cm
5 - 38 cm 65 cm
5.5 - 42 cm 65 cm
6 - 40 cm 69 cm
6.5 - 44 cm 69 cm
7 - 42 cm 72 cm
7.5 - 46 cm 72 cm
8 - 44 cm 76 cm
8.5 - 48 cm 76 cm
9 - 46 cm 80 cm
9.5 - 50 cm 80 cm
10 - 50 cm 82 cm
10.5 - 54 cm 82 cm