A FEW NUMBERS...
With 6 millions accidents per year in the U.S. alone¹, the risk that you and your dog are involved in one is real.
In a 30mph car crash, your 75lbs dog will weight more than 1969lbf. Think about it, it's almost the weight of a Fiat 500 pressing on your dog.² Or in the back of your seat.
"$5,000 to $10,000, or even more"
That is the average cost of vet bills for a dog who's been involved in a car accident.³ In that regards, a $130 dog harness is quite cheap...
Throughout the whole market of dog harnesses, there are less than 3 harnesses that are actually certified for dogs up to 75lbs. And the Ascension is one of them.⁴
Yes absolutely, simply go to this website.
Now you could dismiss the harness for that reason, but that would be the wrong thing to do.
How many harnesses or crates can withstand 1979lbs of tension? That’s the weight of a 75 lbs dog in a 30mph crash.
At the moment, almost no harnesses or crates can do that…
So you’re much better off with a harness that hold 1979lbs of the 3937lbs (your 150lbs dog weight in a 30mph crash). The Ascension would smooth most of the crash before failing vs uncertified harness that smoothes 100-200lbs of the impact... We hope that makes sense!
First, we met Dan. Dan is an expert in crash-tests. He does between 8 to 15 crash-tests daily. Here's a summary of what he explained:
Even though the speed is 30mph, the impact we simulate here is much closer to a frontal impact into a brick wall at 65mph...
65 mph?! Yes! here's why:
A. the thing you hit will absorb the impact... It's rare that the car will hit a wall and the wall stays intact and the car stopped right there. The tests we do recreate hitting a brick wall that's a 1000ft thick.
B. The car frame and bumpers are designed to absorb the impact. All the components between the front bumper and the seatbelt attachment will absorb some of the impact. In the test we do, the pressurized cannon is metal-on-metal, with ZERO absorption.
SHOP YOUR ASCENSION
Core Harness - Blazing Red
Simple and minimalist, the Core Harness is ready for any day-to-day adventure. And it's crash-tested to make sure you get there smoothly. Add the extension to get the Extended Dog Harness.
Extended Harness - Black
Perfect for those escape artists. The Extended Harness makes it very hard to back out of the harness. Remove the extension and you get the Core Harness. Add pouches and get the Dog Pack.
Compatible with the Rescue Sling.
Dog Pack - Prairies Purple
You get the full package. The Dog Pack will allow your dog to carry its stuff to the campsite. Remove the pouches to get the Extended Harness and strip it down even further to get the Core Harness.
Compatible with the Rescue Sling and the Water Pouches.