Sleepypod Click-it Sport harness was named the 2013 Top Performing Pet Safety Harness in a Subaru of America, Inc. and Center for Pet Safety (CPS) collaborative study. The crash test measured the effectiveness of pet harnesses marketed with safety claims. Clickit Sport Dog Safety Harness is the only harness to earn safety certification and a five star rating from the Center for Pet Safety.
The Sleepypod Crash-Tested Sport Car Harness is light and easy to use, without sacrificing safety. Sleepypod rigorously tested Clickit Sport to include the same dynamic crash tests used to test child safety restraints. The Sleepypod Sport Harness is a bit easier to take on and off your dog than the Sleepypod Clickit Harness and can be used as an everyday harness. Both of the Sleepypod Car Safety Harnesses Passed the Subura Crash-Test. The Sleeepypod Sports Harness uses the Infinity Loop design which eliminates the need for strength-rated, steel bulky hardware.
The Infinity Loop webbing design, in combination with a padded vest, work together to distribute and reduce damaging forces that can cause injury. Like Clickit Utility, Clickit Sport comes with three points of contact for the most advanced pet safety restraint technology. The three points of contact reduce forward and lateral movement in the event of a collision or sudden stop, protecting a pet that can become a deadly missile that potentially endangers human passengers.
The Sport Harness works in all cars containing a three-point lap and shoulder seat belt, it doesn't require the baby safety latch that is under the seats to install. You do not need to purchase any additional seat belt tethers to use this harness in your vehicle appropriately, however many customers do purchase a safety tether to use in conjunction with the harness as an alternate means to secure the dog.
Don't leave your best pal exposed to potential damage; get the Sleepypod Crash-Tested Sport Harness today!
Sizes are determined by chest measurement around a dog's rib cage, just behind the front legs. These harnesses run big, so if you are close between sizes, we always recommend sizing down. Not recommended for dogs under 18 pounds.
My dog hates it and he gets all twisted up in the seatbelt and I can't get him into the seatbelt alone. I can't use it in him. He's too big and too powerful and he's going to get hurt.
This is the first harness that I’ve found that not only passes crash tests but is adjustable enough to actually fit my dog and not slip and slack when using it as a walking harness.
It fits a little awkward and took a few days for my dog to be more comfortable. But that said, I really feel better with how secure he is and we're driving. He has figured out how to even lay down once he's connected. I think there could be a few design changes but overall it's worth the little extra money over a basic harness.
Context: My pup is a 70+ lb Lab/Hound mix who is still a puppy and still a leash puller. I ordered a Large based off the sizing guide.
I purchased this car harness due to the crash test rating and general reviews; however, it won't work out for my pup.
-- The harness itself seems to be well-made and of high quality regarding the padding and stitching
-- Good-looking design
-- The two d-rings for walking are a bonus
-- the straps seem high quality
-- While it's a bit cumbersome to loop a seat belt through this system, my pup was definitely secure in the back seat and had no issues sitting and being in the down position
-- Ability to tuck in and velcro down excess parts of the straps is nice
-- The sizing is off for my pup. I went by the sizing guide and the rib area fits well but the chest/neck area is REALLY loose even after adjusting the straps to the tightest length.
-- If you have a pup who is a leash puller or hasn't mastered loosh leash walking, I would not recommend this as your walking harness because the straps come loose pretty easily.
-- Plastic parts
-- Reflective strips starting peeling after 1 day of use
-- Hard to re-adjust straps if the harness is on your pup
I did some follow-up research and have read the Sleepypod Terrain is a slightly safer harness with higher quality-parts and seems to work better as a walking harness than this model.
Fingers crossed I can exchange and pay the difference in price easily!
Great harness. My pup is 16 lbs and wears an small.