I have a German Shepard/Great Pyrenees mix. He's a year old and 105 lbs.I love this trekking belt. I can use my body to run up the hill, and not worry about being pulled up the hill by my arm. Purchased with the working harness, better on my big boy too.
I switched to using a waist leash recently and I like it so much better. I am not sure why but my dog is a better walker with one, he doesn't stop as often and it just make for a more enjoyable walk.This one is comfortable, the bowl is a nice feature and it has a pocket to store what you need.So nice walking hands free, makes it easier to carry my water bottle, a phone, or the cat's leash :)
I purchased this for my dogs canicross set up, but it ended up failing miserably. The pack fell off while running and I had to constantly stop to adjust where it sat on my waist. It ended up riding clear up to my stomach and pulling my shirt up all the time. If you run with a pulling dog DO NOT get this!
The belt is well made and very strong. I like the padded back. It has a detachable clip on fold-into itself water bowl which can hold quite a bit of water or substitute as feeding bowl in necessary. There is one detachable pouch connected by web strapping for storing small items (phone, compass, treats, poop bags etc.) Could have been slighter larger. The rings that connect to leash(s) are metal and well attached to a slightly stretchable (shock absorber)straps. The belt itself is easily adjustable with sliding clip and will fit a wide variety of body shapes but is not lightweight. Missing from this belt is a 2nd clip or elastic slip-in area for a water bottle. We have six large dogs and this belt does help when having to take several of them (groups no more than three per person LOL) for on-leash walks at the same time. Would be ideal not only for dog walks but hiking also. Make sure dog is well trained enough that they do not pull you off your feet when attached to you. Might not be suitable to use this harness with large high prey driven dogs which generally might require more of your constant attention when bound to you. This walking belt is one of the better quality ones we are using.
This is sturdy, and well made; the pouch is a good size, and easy to open and close. The materials used feel like they're good quality, and the stitching is well done. The waterbowl pocket is easy to remove, but I wish it could be used as a pouch on it's own. IThe belt is adjustable and covers quite a broad range of waist sizes. The weight is well distributed throughout the belt if your dog pulls a bit.If you're shorter you'll probably notice that the pockets will rub against your arms, as the pouch sticks out quite a bit, especially when full. It's a bit smaller than the average fanny pack. I wish i could move the pouch to another spot, but it is fastened in place.