TrOP BACKBONE is an X-back harness for mushing dog sports (canicross, bikejoring, skijoring, scooter) modelled after traditional sled harness but shorter – to enable the dog maximum freedom of motion by leaving the rear end completely free.

Narrow O-shaped neck opening makes it perfect for narrow and long dogs, while Trop Core fits better on stronger dogs with wider necks. Straps under the neckline intersect at the front of the trachea to ensure a larger surface dog can lean into while pulling, and the pulling force is thus more optimally distributed. There is no pressure on the neck. Straps on the dog’s chest form a triangle that hugs the chest nicely for maximum comfort.

Trop Backbone is extremely light. It is lined everywhere with a layer of quality softshell. The softshell lining is enough to ensure that the harness does not rub the dog, but does not contain an additional unnecessary padding that would make the whole harness bulky. This enables the harness to lie on the dog most naturally and unobtrusively, and the welcome side effect of everything is that it dries very quickly. It is washable and easy to maintain. Stitches on the webbing reflect the light and make the dog very noticeable in the dark.

It comes in rich petrol and magenta colours that shine on every dog, regardless of coat colour. The harness can be paired with BOND collar and leash set.

  • Trop BACKBONE x-back harness


Polypropylene webbing
Polyester softshell

Machine washable at 30 °C

SIZENeck circumference
Weight of the dog
(only serves as an estimate)
XS368-13 kg
S3913-16 kg
S/M4216-20 kg
M4520-25 kg
M/L4825-30 kg
L5130-35 kg