Musher Spartan Adjustable Short Harness

(2 customer reviews)

£34.99 £19.99

Its back and much improved!

After design faults with the previous version Musher have come back with this fantastic harness which we think will be hugely popular.

This harness is fully adjustable on the neck, chest and thorax making it suitable for many sizes. It has a handle for control, comes in 11 different colours and is made from a highly durable, waterproof fabric.

Match with the belt and line in the Spartan range

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Review from Howling Yetis/The Bikejor Bible:
The Musher Spartan harness is a fully adjustable multi-sport style harness geared towards canicross, bikejoring and dogtrekking with an extra emphasis on helping tackle challenging obstacles with your dog (hence the large handle on the dogs back).

As with everything we’ve seen from Musher so far, the quality of these harnesses was excellent on both tests, albeit a problem with the adjusting buckles themselves stopped us from reviewing these properly first time round.

With the buckle issue now completely resolved, these are a really high quality product, especially considering their price-point.

This is review is going to be broken down in to a few key sections to help you understand more what these are about, and where they sit amongst other competitors. Without doing head-to-head tests, suggesting that these are either better or worse than a specific other harness would be drastically unfair, so everything here will be to give you an indicator of their performance within the general harness market.

And the first item to discuss, is market position. This fits thoroughly in the short / multi-sport harness category, and marks highly in all key areas (price, quality and fit). I won’t say that this harness is as good as a custom made-to-measure, because in reality is almost never possible of an adjustable harness – but this one is really close to that high fit level.

Suitability – as a trekking harness, I am really very impressed, the weight, adjustment and the control handle are all exactly what I look for in a trekking harness. Something that gives the dogs more comfort over performance.

For canicross and bikejor – if you wanted one harness to do everything, then this absolutely fits the bill. But as a dedicated canicross or bikejor harness, I think their Seppala harness wins out, at least for northern breeds. There’s certainly nothing wrong with the Spartan in this regard, but I don’t believe it optimised to get the most out of running at great speed, and the additional material – handle, adjustment clips etc, are just something to get snapped when weaving technical trails at speed. But on the switch side to that, if I were considering bikejoring somewhere busier, where I may want to be able to dismount and keep the dog next to be and more controlled while negotiating other trail users…I absolutely would use the Spartan in that scenario. Perfectly suited to a more casual bikejor or canicross user perhaps.

Measure neck circumference as close as possible to shoulders.

SMALL:  Neck Circumference – 22-36cm   Chest Circumference – 40-70cm

MEDIUM: Neck Circumference – 36-62cm     Chest Circumference – 60-100cm

LARGE: Neck Circumference – 45-80cm    Chest Circumference – 75-125cm

Additional information


Large, Medium, Small


Camo, Plum, Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Turquoise, Yellow

2 reviews for Musher Spartan Adjustable Short Harness

  1. Gemma Simmonds (verified owner)

    Love this harness. Always struggled to find a good fit harness for my whippet as he is small / medium sizing. Sporty paws helped with harness selection and suggested this one. The fully adjustable features is exactly what I need to get a good fit for my lad. I have used a few times now for canicross, my whippet is a big puller and the sliders havent moved, very secure once adjustments are done. Highly recommend.

  2. Tanya (verified owner)

    Overall a nice harness, if you have a growing dog or unusual size. But if your dog pulls, i would stir away from it. I have a pulling husky and have to adjust the straps every walk, sometimes twice. Unless you sew it in place. maybe i wasn’t lucky with my item, but will have to be looking for a replacement.

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