Ruffwear Load Up Harness

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The Ruffwear Load Up Harness is a fully featured dog car harness that provides outstanding protection for your dog with the comfortable fit of a quality Ruffwear harness. Pop it on your dog, thread the seat belt through the loop on your dog's back and you're ready to go!

Built with strength-rated hardware and components, the Ruffwear Load Up Harness has been successfully tested to withstand the rigours of a vehicle crash test.

How is the Load Up Harness different from other dog vehicle restraint harnesses?

In observing sled crash test videos of other restraint harnesses where the seatbelt attachment points are high on the dog’s back, dogs tend to flip off the seat with their back legs swinging forward. Ruffwear have taken a different approach with the attachment point low on the base to prevent this flipping. 

Load Up Harness Features

  • Strength-rated hardware & high-quality webbing combine for a strong, secure vehicle restraint
  • Easy to put on and adjust 
  • Constructed with padding and can be worn comfortably for pit stops
  • Universal seatbelt loop attaches to any existing seatbelt
  • Low seatbelt attachment point (at the base of your dog’s back) allows dogs to stand, sit or sleep as they please
  • Low attachment point also keeps your dog from flipping off the seat in the case of a crash
  • Fully Crash tested (See below)

What's new in the Load Up Harness release 2023 ?

Forged Anodized Aluminum 6061 slide buckles were added for strength-rated reliability and easy on/off. The shell material also got an upgrade, both from a durability standpoint and to fall in line visually with the rest of Ruffwear's gear designed for life on the go in the Journey Collection.

Read the results of the Crash Testing here!

The canine restraint was dynamically tested under the conditions outlined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 Child Restraint Systems (FMVSS 213). The canine restraint was installed on the canine crash test mannequin per the manufacturer’s (Ruffwear) instructions and then secured to the test bench restraint system. FMVSS 213 employs a standard bench seat that represents the rear seating environment of an automobile. The seat bench and add on restraint was then subjected to the 30 mph generic frontal crash pulse detailed in FMVSS 213.

MGA Research performed three separate dynamic tests of the Load Up™ Harness with 25-pound, 45-pound, and 75-pound dog-mannequins.

In all three of Ruffwear’s dynamic sled (crash) tests of the Load Up™ Harness, the dog mannequin remained in an upright position and on the seat.

Harness Materials

  • Shell: 300 denier polyester
  • Closed-cell foam
  • Polyester knit mesh lining
  • Nylon webbing
  • Forged Anodized Aluminum 6061 Slide Buckles

Care Instructions

  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry


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We know dogs are wiggly rascals!

So measuring your mate can be an inexact science. If anything at all goes wrong with your order (sizing, colour, change of mind... whatever!) you've got absolutely no worries. Returns & exchanges are EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY at Waggle.   We're 100% committed to getting things right for you and your mate.
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We despatch most orders on the same day. Once your order is zooming out we'll email you your tracking number. Order before 2pm to be sure your order goes out today! 


Estimated delivery times:
To Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane: 3-4 business days. To Country NSW, Country VIC, SE QLD, Adelaide, Hobart: 3-5 business days. To Darwin, Perth, Northern QLD, Country SA, Tasmania: 4-6 business days. To Country WA, NT: 4-7 business days

Please note:  Due to the continuing impact of this bad ass 🦠 virus, Australia Post isn't hitting these delivery times every time. Hopefully life will be much more predictable soon! 


Australia Express Post remains the fastest delivery option. Guaranteed next business day delivery within the Express Post network is currently suspended due to COVID-19.


We are happy 🤗 to post things out to you. Please contact us for the shipping rates to your area.

About Us

We are a small but mighty team dedicated to solving the challenges of Australian dogs. Located in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, we love dogs, camping and getting out in the great outdoors.


Ring 1300 725 781 for friendly, helpful advice backed by years of experience with canine gear in Australia. 


Almost all our gear is kept right here on our premises & most orders are despatched the same day. We are the OPPOSITE of those big faceless websites who persuade you to buy in Australia but are really sending your gear from overseas.  


Waggle is a worry free online shopping. If anything about your purchase doesn't suit, we'll make it right. You have 100 days to return your gear for an exchange or refund. We only want you & your dogs to have gear that you love. ❤️ 

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