Hey, everyone! A few weeks ago I was approached by Solvit Pet Products about doing a review of one of their products. After seeing one of the options was a car harness, I jumped at the chance! The Duo have been in need of new ones, as I was not in the least bit happy with their old ones and it's hard to find a nice harness for dogs as small as mine. I chose the Deluxe Car Safety Harness, and Solvit was generous enough to send one for Nola and one for Pike (this was pre-Olivia).
The Solvit Deluxe harness comes in four sizes: small (6-25lbs, 9-21" chest, 9-18" neck), medium (20-55lbs, 12-24" chest, 12-24" neck), large (45-85lbs, 15-33" chest, 15-27" chest) and extra large (60-120lbs, 18-40" chest, 18-32" neck).
It has been crash tested according to industry standards, as well as lengthy testing to ensure strength and durability.
You can attach it to your car's seatbelt with the included loop, or you can purchase a separate attachment that connects to the car's child seat anchors. If you have a larger dog, you can use the detachable loop as a leash if need be.
I loved how padded this is, and how adjustable. The dogs' old harnesses were simple straps of nylon that looked both uncomfortable and unsafe. This harnesses is padded at both the chest and the back, so there's no nasty chaffing. I like that it's narrow enough between the front legs to be comfortable, but not so narrow it's constantly shifting around.
Nola and Pike have very different body shapes (Nola's long and lean, where Pike is short and stocky), and this harness adjusted easily to accommodate both their shapes. I've even tried it on Olivia, and it fit her size of 6.5lbs.
It snaps at the top with a quick release buckle, and has a D ring to attach your leash to.You can use it as a walking harness, and it works quite well as that -no shifting! A huge problem with Nola's old car harness is how it sat just behind her elbows and rubbed and pinched. This sits flush to the body and doesn't move.
|Looks bulky, but I'm lazy and didn't fold the straps back up.|
I highly recommend them, and will be getting one for Olivia once she's fully grown. 5 stars.