Nansen Stick Harness

Pulling-harness which puts minimal pressure on the dog’s hips and back, developed for dog mushing and lightweight pulling.

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Description

Nansen Stick Harness is made for hard-working dogs who have a constant load to pull, such as a sled or other weights where the pulling center is low. This harness is co-developed with the four-time Iditarod champion, Dallas Seavey. He wanted to solve problems many mushers encounter with the rearmost dogs in the team, who are exposed to back and hip strain. The result is the Nansen Stick Harness, which puts less load on the dog’s backend than an ordinary Nome harness.

When a sled or pulka slides in the terrain, the Nansen Stick Harness moves up and down behind the dog’s hips. This eases the load on the hips and back so that the dog’s energy is better utilized, and it has a more comfortable pulling position. An elastic back piece keeps the stick in the correct position. In the neck, there is a reflective flap so that the musher can observe the dog’s movement when it is dark.

Nansen Stick Harness is available in half-sizes, which have the same back length but a larger neck circumference. The half-sizes have a red end-rope, full-sizes have a blue end-rope. The backstrap length on this harness varies from size to size. But the total length of the harness is the same, regardless of size.

The dog’s wellbeing is our prerequisite when carefully designing every harness at Non-stop dogwear. Ergonomic design requires attention to detail. We always construct the inner lining so that all materials overlap without any hard edges. Every seam has its smooth side towards the dog’s body, all to make sure the harness does not chafe the dog. All our harnesses have integrated 3M reflective materials for the dog’s security. This anatomical design approach with freedom of movement and comfortable breathing is our trade. This harness is also reinforced with Hypalon on stressed joints.

  • Closed-cell foam that does not absorb water
  • Ripstop nylon
  • Nylon webbing
  • Aluminum stick
  • Hypalon reinforcement
  • 220 D heavy-duty Nylon
  • Braided cord attachment loop
  • 3M reflective
  • Color: Black. Blue or red attachment loop (red for half-sizes)

Product strengths

Every one of our product has its own strengths and weaknesses. A full circle means it excels in this category, an empty circle means it's not so good in this category.

100 On snow
100 Off snow
70 Competition
80 Durability

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Product features

Weight distribution stick

Lightweight and sturdy stick in aluminum. It keeps the weight from the pulling on the sides of the dog with even distribution through both sides to the back loop and avoids weight on the dog’s hips.

Weight distribution stick
Ergonomic design

Provides the dog with freedom of movement and easy breathing.

Ergonomic design
Pressure relief on the back

An elastic back piece keeps the stick in the correct position without pressuring the dog’s hips or back.

Pressure relief on the back
Visible

A reflective flap in the neck makes it possible to see how the dogs move when it is dark and an integrated 3M reflective material for general visibility.

Skewed load

For dogs who are pulling askew, this harness decreases the risk of strain because the attachment point travels on the backstrap, which levels the harness and dog.

Color system:

Nansen Nome Harness is available in half-sizes, which have the same back length but a larger neck circumference. The half-sizes have a red end-rope, full-sizes have a blue end-rope. Each size has a different color patch on top of the harness. This color marking makes it easy to recognize the different sizes if you have many dogs.

Size chart

Nansen Stick Harness: Size chart
Size Neck circumference Max length back
▰ 4 34 cm 54 cm
▰ 4.5 38 cm 54 cm
▰ 5 36 cm 57 cm
▰ 5.5 40 cm 57 cm
▰ 6 38 cm 60 cm
▰ 6.5 42 cm 60 cm
▱ 7 40 cm 63 cm
▱ 7.5 44 cm 63 cm
▰ 8 42 cm 66 cm
▰ 8.5 46 cm 66 cm
▰ 9 44 cm 70 cm
▰ 9.5 48 cm 70 cm
▰ 10 48 cm 72 cm
▰ 10.5 52 cm 72 cm
Size: 4 ▰
Neck circumference
34 cm
Max length back
54 cm
Size: 4.5 ▰
Neck circumference
38 cm
Max length back
54 cm
Size: 5 ▰
Neck circumference
36 cm
Max length back
57 cm
Size: 5.5 ▰
Neck circumference
40 cm
Max length back
57 cm
Size: 6 ▰
Neck circumference
38 cm
Max length back
60 cm
Size: 6.5 ▰
Neck circumference
42 cm
Max length back
60 cm
Size: 7 ▱
Neck circumference
40 cm
Max length back
63 cm
Size: 7.5 ▱
Neck circumference
44 cm
Max length back
63 cm
Size: 8 ▰
Neck circumference
42 cm
Max length back
66 cm
Size: 8.5 ▰
Neck circumference
46 cm
Max length back
66 cm
Size: 9 ▰
Neck circumference
44 cm
Max length back
70 cm
Size: 9.5 ▰
Neck circumference
48 cm
Max length back
70 cm
Size: 10 ▰
Neck circumference
48 cm
Max length back
72 cm
Size: 10.5 ▰
Neck circumference
52 cm
Max length back
72 cm
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