Good news for those of you who care about the safety of your big dogs. Sleepypod, a Pasadena-based company known for reinventing pet products through innovative design, now brings crash protection to extra large dogs with Clickit Sport in XL size. Clickit Sport XL addresses the extraordinary challenges of restraining dogs weighing up to 90 pounds. The pet harnesses ($89.00) are available now for pre-order with delivery to take place in late August.
The XL design is the result of a dedicated three-year engineering effort by Sleepypod’s design team. Clickit Sport XL is certified by the Center for Pet Safety, earning the highest possible five star crash test rating. It is the only pet harness in the Extra Large 90 lb. category that is certified, meeting the non-profit and research advocacy group’s critical guidelines for safety.
“Developing a product to safely restrain a 90-pound pet is a significant advancement in auto safety,” says Michael Leung, Sleepypod co-founder and lead product designer. “Loose dogs in autos are hazards for humans and pets. A 90-pound dog can yield up to 2700 pounds of force in a 30 mph collision.”
A patent pending Infinity Loop works in combination with a padded vest to distribute and reduce damaging forces that can cause injury. Clickit Sport’s three points of contact design offers the most advanced pet safety restraint technology. The three points of contact reduce forward and lateral movement in the event of a collision or sudden stop, protecting a pet from becoming a projectile that can endanger human passengers.
ClickIt pet harness features:
• Three-point design for use in rear passenger seat secures a dog’s entire torso
• Broad, cushioned, energy absorbing vest for safety
• Quick connection and release
• Strength-tested, automotive grade materials
• Suitable for use as a walking harness
• Reflective strips for visibility at night
• Easy clean vest is made of luggage-grade, ballistic nylon
• Available colors: Jet Black, Strawberry Red, Orange Dream, Robin Egg Blue
• Size: determined by chest measurement around a dog’s rib cage, just behind the front legs
• XL size: 34.5-40 inches
I’ve been a fan of Sleepypod’s carriers since I discovered them several years ago. I was originally taken to them because of their eye-catching colors and style. Little did I know then how effective they are when it comes to protecting animals in the event of a crash. The ClickIt pet harness was later introduced and this product’s safety has also been proven. This is terrific news that extra large dogs can now have the same protection as smaller dogs with the ClickIt Sport XL pet harness.
Don’t take my word or Sleepypod’s word for it. Watch the certification crash test at https://www.youtube.com/embed/mmJyzs61Ru4 so you can see for yourself. Information about the Center for Pet Safety’s certification program may be found at http://www.centerforpetsafety.org/manufacturers/cps-certification/.