The Auroth Tactical harness is one of the many harnesses available via amazon, it delivers quick and it’s reasonably priced – but is it the solution you need?
Lots of people purchase tactical harnesses for large, powerful dogs, and some also prioritise this style of harness for their service dog – or just because it has a great military-style vibe to it!
So let’s have a look at the Auroth Tactical harness!
Introducing The Auroth Tactical Harness
What I Love About The Auroth Tactical Harness
It’s one of the only Tactical style harnesses to have reflectors! Which, I’m sure on the other harness’ behalf, is a feature they’ve deliberately chosen not to engage with reflectors to adhere to the more militaristic stylings associated with a tactical harness.
Whilst I don’t think this excludes it from being a tactical harness, I do think it’s a nice feature for pets dogs.
It does achieve the goal of being a sturdy harness, it’s more sturdy than a lot of harnesses and because of the tactical styling gives wonderful coverage too. And, the best part, is that Auroth have managed this without compromising the shoulder movement!
Variety Of Colours
It does come in a wide range of pretty cool colours, which means that if you want something other that the standard “Coyote brown” (yawn!) you absolutely can, if you want a more feminine one? Check! If you want a different tactical harness? This is likely it, go see the array of colours!
This is the most affordable tactical harness, absolutely. It’s also very reasonably priced compared to the harness market in general.
What I Don’t Love About The Auroth Tactical Harness
It Has Aluminium Fixtures
It’s “Affordability” seems to come fro the fact that it’s compromised the ‘quality’ of it’s hardware. Both leash attachment points are aluminium, which means that it’s got some of the weakest choice of attachments of all of the tactical harnesses.
It’s not adjustable in the chest
This one really surprises me, because it’s very consistent among tactical harnesses that they are adjustable for the more barrel chested dogs, but the auroth one does not provide this function. The chest place is a certain size, and that’s it. Which is a shame.
It’s not really a tactical harness…
This is kind of a hybrid harness, I call it a tactical harness, because it refers to itself as a tactical harness.
To me? This is just another regular harness with a few MOLLE system additions and a little more coverage than the ‘average’ harness.
The Back Attachment For The Leash Is Too Far Forward
The Back attachment for the leash is right behind the handle, on top of your dog’s shoulders. This, I really do not understand. I’ve looked at it a number of times, but I just don’t see what benefit it has to go here as opposed to behind the shoulders? Especially for a larger breed.
I would imagine, with a smaller breed, maybe adjusting the attachment point to consider the size and the relative position of the leash (more vertical the smaller the dog), might make sense, but on a large dog, I just see this adding strain in a weird way.
But I am still researching this. Just need to find the right person to discuss it with.
Verdict: The Auroth Tactical Harness
Do I recommend it?
Sure, but it’s not designed for dogs over 60lbs in my opinion. If you have a smaller breed, then yes! This could absolutely work for you. I just don’t see it being appropriate for more forceful dogs, especially seeing just how easy it was to scratch up the harness attachment points.
Whilst it’s affordable? There’s better options in a similar pricepoint, I believe.
Author, Ali Smith
Ali Smith is the Positive Puppy Expert, dog trainer and is the founder of Rebarkable. She is passionate about helping puppy parents get things right, right from the start. To help create a puppy capable of being a confident and adaptable family member and keep puppies out of shelters.
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