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Freemotion harness 5.0

An upgraded version of our best-selling pulling harness for dogs. Our original harness design is developed, tested, and used by world-leading athletes within canicross, bikejoring and skijoring, but applies to any active dog.  

Expected delivery in 2 to 5 working days



The Freemotion harness 5.0 is an adjustable dog pulling harness with an ergonomic design.

A good harness is essential for your dog’s comfort, performance and injury prevention. With the aim of developing a harness that would unleash our dog’s potential, we started sewing the first prototype of the Freemotion harness in 2006. The product development has been continuous ever since.

This upgraded version of the Freemotion harness is the result of years of experience and testing. The classic Y-shaped front allows free shoulder movement and minimal breathing constraints. The Freemotion harness 5.0 has a padded neck opening for optimum stability and support. This dog harness is specifically designed for activities with a high pulling point, such as running, biking or skiing. The pull force is evenly distributed over your dog’s body without putting pressure on their spine. When leaning into the harness, the power of each stride is utilized to the maximum, turning running together into a whole new experience for both you and your dog.

Even though the previous models could already last for a decade, we have improved the materials used for the Freemotion harness 5.0. All fabrics are carefully chosen to be both durable and comfortable. The inner lining is gentle to your dog’s coat. There are no hard edges, and every seam has its smooth side towards your dog's body to prevent chafing.

3M™ reflective keeps your dog visible on dark or overcast days. The Freemotion harness 5.0 is equipped with a reflective loop* allowing you to see how your dog move, even in the dark. A safety light (not included) can be attached to this loop for extra visibility.

The Freemotion harness 5.0 comes in a wide range of sizes and is adjustable to fit most dogs.

This pulling harness is available in colors orange/black, blue/gray and pink/gray.

*A leash must not be directly attached to the reflective loop. This will not hold the dog and may result in product failure.

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If you have a mixed breed dog, you should choose the breed that most closely resembles the dog's body.
How to measure your dog

Technical Specifications

  • Outer: N/100D TRIPLE RIP R/S PCO PU 60
  • Lining: Ripstop Nylon
  • Padding: Closed-cell foam
  • Webbing: Nylon
  • Trims: Duraflex®
  • Hypalon reinforcement
  • 3M™ reflective
  • Colors: Orange/black, blue/gray and pink/gray.
  • Sizes: 3-9

Wash guide

Machine wash maximum 30 degrees. Do not tumble dry. 

Dimensions Freemotion harness 5.0

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Weight180 g298 g319 g378 g382 g394 g416 g
Chest strap, length20 cm21.5 cm21.5 cm23 cm24.5 cm24.5 cm26 cm
Chest strap, width5.5 cm6 cm6 cm6 cm6.5 cm6.5 cm6.5 cm
Neck opening37 cm41 cm46 cm50 cm54 cm60 cm64 cm
WeightChest strap, lengthChest strap, widthNeck opening
3180 g20 cm5.5 cm37 cm
4298 g21.5 cm6 cm41 cm
5319 g21.5 cm6 cm46 cm
6378 g23 cm6 cm50 cm
7382 g24.5 cm6.5 cm54 cm
8394 g24.5 cm6.5 cm60 cm
9416 g26 cm6.5 cm64 cm


How to measure my dog for the Freemotion harness 5.0?

Measure your dog’s neck circumference to find the right size. The length and depth of this pulling harness are adjustable.

Measure where the harness will lie. Make sure to measure tight around the neck, and pull away your dog’s fur to get an accurate measurement. You can see how to measure your dog for a harness in this video.

The size finder on the product's page will help you find the correct size for your dog. Based on the measurements, simply fill in your dog’s numbers and a size will be suggested for you. With this tool, you will also see if your dog is close to going one size up or down. If your dog is in between sizes, we recommend you choose the bigger size for small/medium dogs (up to size 6) in particular. The colored tab on the harness indicates which size the harness is.

The harness’s dimensions are available on the product page if needed.

If the harness does not fit, you can exchange the harness for the right size. Visit this page to read more about returns and exchange.

How to fit the Freemotion harness 5.0?

The Freemotion harness 5.0 is adjustable to fit as many dogs as possible. Adjusting the harness correctly is important to utilize the properties to the maximum.

Click here to download our Freemotion harness fitting guide, or read more in this article.

When adjusting the harness, your dog must be standing in the same position as when pulling; the back should be straight with the head and neck low as an extension of the back.

A pulling-harness should be sug around the neck to prevent it from sliding down towards your dog’s shoulders, as that will limit movement. If you think it is hard to get the harness on or off, you can twist it horizontally before pulling it over your dog's head. This can also be done when taking the harness off. Loosening the side straps will also help.

After initial adjustment for your dog, lock the straps of the back strap by simply threading the end of the strap back through the sliplock.

What is the difference between static and elastic side straps?

The Freemotion harness 5.0 comes with static side straps as a standard. From size 4 and up, these can be replaced with elastic side straps. Elastic side straps give your dog a few more centimeters of movement for each stride. Because of this, elite athletes doing canicross, bikejoring and skijoring often prefer to use elastic side straps. The elastic straps are made for racing, and are less durable than the static straps.

Which spare parts are available for the Freemotion harness 5.0?

We want you to have your harness for many years. Therefore parts that are exposed to wear and tear are available for purchase. You can find the spare parts in this section on our website. You can watch how to change the side straps in this video.

Which knot is used on the back piece, and how do I tie it?

The knot at the rope on the back piece is called a Fisherman’s knot. Tighten the knots before using the Freemotion harness 5.0 for the first time.

What is the difference between the Freemotion harness 5.0 and the previous model?

The main difference is the padded neck and optimized fit. A reflective loop* has been added at the top of your dog’s neck. We have also improved the materials for better durability and comfort, and chosen to stitch the ends of the adjustable back piece to prevent it from sliding. The colored straps that indicate size have changed to smaller, colored tabs. We have chosen stitched logos rather than silicone on the Freemotion harness 5.0, as it is a more sustainable choice. 

*A leash must not be directly attached to the reflective loop. This will not hold the dog and may result in product failure.

What is the difference between the Freemotion harness 5.0 and the Combined harness?

The Combined harness is a pulling harness with the exact same design and function as the Freemotion harness but with additional attachment points for a pulk. The Combined harness also comes with an optional girth strap that will prevent your dog from sliding out of the harness.

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