Sunday, August 3, 2014

Product Review: WaLk-e-Woo Mesh Harness

The WaLk-e-Woo Mesh Harness is a Roman-style harness with two adjustment points. It is available in five patterns and five sizes to fit dogs weighing 3-40 pounds.
Photo by Erin Koski

Brisbane's WaLk-e-Woo harness is a slightly older style than the current model, his is adjustable in the neck/shoulder area as well as around the middle. These adjustment points are fastened with velcro, making them easy to adjust for a custom fit, but also prone to clogging up with hair and becoming a potential security risk. It appears that the company has since sacrificed this sizing feature in favor of a more reliable product.

I love WaLk-e-Woo's collars because they are recognizable. Along with being long-wearing and oh-so-stylish, their signature dots pattern is easy to spot in any color combination. I see WaLk-e-Woo collars on dogs at work all the time, and they seem to survive endless pool visits and beach trips without looking any worse for the wear. The ones that look dirty and faded are inevitably on dogs that rarely get a bath and have clearly been wearing their collar for years.
Photo by Erin Koski

Pros: Machine washable and made in the USA. Gorgeous ribbon overlay is durable enough to handle itchy dogs with long toenails. Many different colors and patterns to choose from, along with matching leashes and harnesses. Narrow between the front legs to avoid chafing.

Cons: Currently model WaLk-e-Woo harnesses are only adjustable around the middle of the dog, the neck loop is a fixed size. Harnesses are only available in five patterns, unlike the limitless choices for collars and leashes. Collars are available for bitty through gigantic dogs, but harnesses only fit Brisbane-sized and smaller dogs.

Bottom Line: A great product from a fun company. I bought Brisbane's WaLk-e-Woo harness at a thrift store and it has clearly been used quite a bit, but it remains strong and reliable even when he spots the mailman.

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