Ruffwear Web Master Harness: Gear Review

22nd May 2017

If you love getting outdoors with your dog in tow then this is the article for you! We got none other than Huw James and his pooch Finn to review the Ruffwear Web Master Harness and give their thoughts on the fit, the design, and the build of this top rated, mutli-use dog harness from Ruffwear. 


Ruffwear Web Master Harness

If your dog, on occasion, struggles to elegantly climb over certain obstacles. Or maybe they power up the mountain side but sometimes just need that extra little lift. Or maybe even your dog is a regular Houdini that endlessly embarks on great escapes out of ordinary collars. Well look no further than the Web Master Harness by Ruffwear.

This harness is a supportive, multi-use, multi adjustable, super comfy padded harness – built for manoeuvring and assisting dogs up and over obstacles – whether it be a pug trying to get on a park bench, or a collie trying to make their way through the dense forest.

Ruffwear Web Master Harness


Ruffwear Web Master Harness Review

I have been using Ruffwear gear for around 10 years now. One of the first items we ever bought was the Ruffwear Web Master, and we still have that first harness today!

Like most people, I learnt pretty early on that if you buy cheap, you buy twice. Ruffwear Dog Performance Gear is an alternative to the cheaper, lesser built gear out there and can last your dog a lifetime if cared for right.

The 2017 Spring Season saw a re-design of the classic webmaster harness, yet Ruffwear didn’t move too far from their tried and tested design but they did make some great updates and carried over the best bits:


The Webmaster has a 5-point adjustment system. It’s a great system to customise the harness for your dog but make sure you get the adjustments right before you head out.

The adjustment can be a bit awkward, especially getting the straps back into the padding. But once it’s adjusted, it should be a super comfortable fit!


Ruffwear webmaster harness metal buckle

There are two points of attachment on the Webmaster, a metal buckle and a web loop further back. Great for running and hiking, especially where there’s a possibility of a slip and collars are dangerous.

Remember the harness gives your dog the perfect point to pull through, so if they’re prone to pulling, keep them on a collar.


Ruffwear web master harness

All around padded straps, anatomical design and fitted buckles all mean it’s a comfortable harness for your dog.

You can even put this on over the Sunshower Rain Jacket or the Quinzee for extra warmth. The design gives great load dispersion when lifting your dog.


Ruffwear Web master harness

The new harness comes in a range of colours including some stunning bright ones, making your dog very visible. A point for your Buddy Beacon makes them as visible in the night as they are in the day.

In the future, I’d love to see some small pockets added for waste bags and treats but if you want your dog to carry some of their own gear, the Approach Pack is a great next step!

The build of this harness is incredible, as always with Ruffwear. As a rock climber, I’m always stunned that the design of Ruffwear gear looks and feels on par to the climbing gear that I use.

Finn and I have been ambassadors for Ruffwear for the last few years having used their products for many years before that. I wouldn’t put Finn in anything else!

Reviewed by Huw James & Finn – Huw is a scientist, adventurer and educator. He has worked with DMM, Lonely Planet and is an ambassador for the Brecon Beacons National Park and Ruffwear. You can keep up with all his adventures and work on his official website, on twitter and his official youtube channel.


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