ManMat Distance Harnesses


Stylish and Functional Dog Harness.



Distance Harness is the harness of choice for skijoring, bikejoring, scootering, canicross, and hiking. It is an ideal harness for the use with BTL and Springer bike attachment. The Distance Harness is also a great harness for roading (exercising gun dogs with an ATV or bike). It can also be used as a “truck” harness or a car safety harness. The Distance Harness is very popular as a walking harness for pet dog owners. No more choking for pulling dogs! And most but not least, this harness is one of the most popular harnesses for long-distance mushing.  Why do we recommend a short harness for skijoring/bikejoring/canicross over an x-back harness? The line angle between the dog and the skijorer (biker, runner) is steeper than the line angle between a dog team and a sled, which has a lower point of attachment. When a skijoring line is connected to a typical x-back harness, the steeper angle will often cause a lifting force on the harness. The design of our Distance Harness takes into consideration the steeper line angle. The Distance Harness only reaches about 1/3 down the dog’s body, which eliminates the pressure on the dog’s hips while pulling. Therefore it makes this harness an excellent choice of a harness for any dog with lower back problems. Crabbing dogs (dogs running sideways) will straighten out while fitted with this harness. This harness is made out of 1 1/4 inch wide durable webbing featuring an attractive, eye-catching pattern. A reflective thread is woven into the edges of the webbing for an increased nighttime visibility. The body strap is adjustable. The Distance Harness is fully padded and comfortable for the dog to wear. The slick padding material will allow for the harness to rotate freely around the dog’s body.

HOW TO MEASURE: For proper harness fit measure the dog’s neck circumference halfway between the usual collar position and shoulder blades. Not sure about size? Go by the weight of your dog.


  • XXS 14 inches (20- 29 lbs.)

  • XS 17 inches (30 – 39 lbs)

  • S 18-19 inches (40 – 49 lbs)

  • M 20 inches (50 – 59 lbs)

  • L 21-22 inches (60 – 69 lbs)

  • XL 23-24 inches (70 – 79 lbs)

  • XXL 25 inches (80 – 99 lbs)

  • XXXL 26 inches (100+ lbs)

Additional information

Weight 0.5000 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 3 x 3 in



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