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May 2024

Gear Review: Ruffwear Hi & Light Harness and Boots

Reviewer: Susanne Cupido, VPO Ambassador @the.cupidos

“The harness and trail boots that not only fit your dog but also your lifestyle.” 

If you're an avid dog owner, you know how important it is to have the right gear for your furry companion. That's why we were excited to try out the Hi and Light Ruffwear Dog Harness and Trail Shoes. As hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, we wanted to make sure our dog, Fred, was comfortable as well as safe on our adventures. After testing out these products for multiple weeks and on various terrains, we can confidently say that they exceeded our expectations.


Ruffwear Hi & Light Harness 

Owners no longer have to look at various stores or brands to find the perfect harness for their dog. The Hi and Light Harness is the only harness that Ruffwear has created to include dogs as little as 6lbs to anywhere over 100lbs like our dog. 

This harness is designed with both comfort and functionality in mind. The padded chest and straps distribute weight evenly, making it comfortable for our dog to wear for extended periods of time. The harness also has four points of adjustment, ensuring a secure and customized fit for any dogs; perfect for our shaggy and groomed dog. 

In addition, we were extremely impressed with: 

  • the durability and debris-resistant liner
  • the hidden pocket to store poop bags and attach an ID tag
  • the reflective trim and light loop on the back, which makes it easy to attach a light for low light visibility

But what truly sets this harness apart is its versatility. It features two leash attachment points – one on the back for everyday walks and one on the chest for more control during training or hikes. This has been especially helpful with our high-energy dog who tends to occasionally pull on walks. The front attachment point helps redirect his pulling, making for a more enjoyable adventure for both our dog and our family. 



Ruffwear Hi & Light Trail Shoes

These shoes are a game-changer for any dog who loves to hit the trails. Made with a durable, breathable mesh upper and a rubber outsole, they provide protection and traction on any terrain. We were initially worried about our dog adjusting to wearing shoes, but the easy on and off design and adjustable closure straps made it a breeze; even with all his shaggy hair and his dewclaws. The shoes stayed securely on his feet throughout our hikes and even protected his paws from ice, snow and sharp rocks.

The Hi & Light Trail Shoes are also well versatile and come in sets of two. They are not only great for running and hiking, but have also protected our dogs paws during our winter snow adventures as a family. We are confident due to the design that they will also protect his paws in hot summer conditions as well. The reflective trim also adds an extra layer of safety during low light conditions.



It’s clear that Ruffwear has put a lot of thought into these products to ensure that both dogs and their owners have a great time enjoying the outdoors while creating memories together. 

Overall both the Hi and Light Ruffwear Dog Harness and Trail Shoes have exceeded our expectations in terms of comfort, functionality, and versatility. So if you're looking for top-quality gear for your furry companion, look no further than these two products. Your dog will thank you for it on your next adventure.