Non-stop Dogwear was founded in Norway only ten years ago, and today you can find their products in over 1,000 stores in 22 countries. We love their passion for designing the best-fitting dog harnesses to “release their potential,” as their slogan says. Their focus is on pulling harnesses, and other types of equipment for skijoring, canicross, etc., but they also have a few harnesses more suited for everyday dog walks - like the Ramble harness that we are just reviewing ;)
The general information on this harness will be very similar to our review on the Rock harness because the two designs are basically identical while the materials are different.
The Ramble harness has a Y-shape with two buckles on the chest strap and four adjustment points for an ideal fit.
The Ramble harness has three leash attachment points: one on the back, one no-pull-loop on the chest, and a loop below the ribcage for attaching a tracking line which is shown in the image below.
There is an Aluminum D-ring and a simple handle on the back.
The attention to detail is impressive on every part of this harness. The sewing, the colors, and the material are not only stunning but durable as well. There are Hypalon reinforcements in high-stress areas and 3M reflective lining on the back piece.
The adjustable straps are made of seatbelt webbing, and the Duraflex-clips have rounded edges for better durability.
The outer and inner material is a Polyester ripstop, while the padding inside the harness is closed cell foam.
We used this harness for hikes, swims, and everyday walks for months before writing this review. It is a very versatile harness with a stunning color that generated great attention from many.
The adjustability and design should make it an excellent fit for most dogs. It leaves just enough room behind the front legs for comfortable movement. In addition, the chest piece between the front legs is wide enough to provide padded support when needed but narrow enough not to chafe the inside of the front legs.
We had only one issue with this harness - the same that we already mentioned in the review of the Rock harness. After adjusting the chest straps, I regularly had to re-adjust them because the straps kept loosening up. After testing a few harnesses, I now think this is a common problem when this shiny “seatbelt-like” material is used for the straps.
Since it was a constant problem even months after we started using it, I reached out to their team, and they recommended the solution you see in the photo below. You just need to pull the straps through the slider one more time, making the strap's end facing up instead of down. We have used the harness with this solution for weeks now, and it seems it solved the problem. As far as I know, they are planning to update the information on their website in the future to show this solution.
The solution for the straps was also tested in a real scenario right after I applied the recommended fix. On a steep hike, I had to pull Mia up on a short section by the harness. I kept a close eye on the newly secured chest straps while carrying her up, but they held and did not loosen.
The harness is proved to be great for swimming and muddy/rainy hikes. It doesn't soak in much water and dries reasonably fast. It also stayed in place well even after swimming since it doesn't get oversaturated and heavy. The foam padding and plastic buckles make this harness very lightweight. The only p;otantion con for using closed cell foam for the padding is that they tend to store and reflect the heat well which might not make it an ideal choice when overheating is a concern.
We tested the Rock harness and the Ramble harness simultaneously over the summer. We ended up preferring the Rock harness for swimming, muddy hikes, and on hot days because of the unbeatable breathability and easiness of clean/dry. On the other hand, the Ramble harness was our go-to harness for city walks in most cases since it's such a beautiful, well-designed, and comfortable harness.
A last note for the end: If you are looking for a matching collar, the Roam collar is made from the same material and perfectly matches this harness! At the same time, the purple Rock leash is a very different shade of purple than this harness.
• No-pull correction: While it isn't the main purpose of this harness, it can be used for no-pull training.
• Running/Biking: If it fits your dog well, it is great for bikejorning, jogging, etc., as an occasional hobby, but we suggest buying proper equipment if you want to get into it seriously! This is not a pulling harness, so don't start your dog sledding carrier with this.
• Hiking: It's perfect! It has a handle on the back, doesn't soak in much water.
• City walk: Works well!
• Easy to put on/adjust: It only has two buckles on the chest part, so you have to pull the harness over the head and then use the buckles on both sides to fix the harness. Adjusting is easy besides the struggle with the elastic loop on the neck-straps. Don't forget to pull through the straps in the slider one more time to avoid sliding.
• Visibility: it has reflective stripes on the edges, but the harness itself doesn't come in high-visibility colors.
The Ramble harness is stunning and durable - there is no sign of tear and wear on ours after excessive use over the last months. It is a versatile product for outdoor adventures or everyday walks. The wide adjustment range makes it easy to fit almost all dogs or use it for puppies who are still growing.
As always, be sure the harness is a good fit for YOUR dog. If you need help deciding, read our article on harness fitting. If it left a little more room both behind the shoulders and between the legs, this would be our go-to hiking harness so far!
You can buy all their products on their website and can probably find retailers and stores in your country.
When writing this review, the Ramble harness comes in 5 highly adjustable sizes and in two colors. For reference, Mia got a Medium size in purple.
Many of you asked Mia's measurements to better understand the different products’ fit. Your best chance of finding a good fitting gear is always to measure (and remeasure) your dog. Even we grab the measuring tape before getting a new product - even though we tested a lot of them, and have a good feeling of her size by now.
I share her measurements below, but don't go ahead and order the same size just because your dog is similar to Mia ;)
• Shoulder height: 19.5 inches (50 cm)
• Weight: 37-44 pounds (17-20 kg)
• Widest chest circumference (where the most harness would have the chest strap): 25-26 inches (63-65 cm)
• Neck circumference for collars: 15-16 inches (38-40 cm)
• Back lengths: 22 inches (56 cm)