I got this harness to use for the blog so y’all could see our adventures from the dog’s point of view. However I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see your own adventures from your pup’s perspective.
This harness works for any action camera but I happen to use it for the GoPro Hero3 White Edition.
The harness comes with two plates you can attach your camera mount to one on the chest and one on the back. The chest plate is curved and the back plate is flat to mimic the dog’s body. Each plate has padding underneath to give your pup added comfort.
It doesn’t come with any mounts so that it can accommodate which ever camera you may have, so it’s up to you to get the mounts. I happened to use one of the adhesive mounts that came with my GoPro.
I put the mount on the back for the sole reason of not being able to figure out how to get it to totally face forward on the chest plate. I don’t know if this is because the GoPro won’t work on the chest plate or if it’s because I’m a blonde… Both are very real possibilities.
I was a little worried about putting the camera on the back plate because I thought her head would completely obstruct the view but that wasn’t the case at all. You still totally see the world around them. In fact I am actually am glad I did it this way because you can see her ears perk up when she is excited or curious and it is too stinken’ adorable!
I got a medium intending to just use it on Laverne but the adjustable straps actually make it quiet versatile. It fits Laverne my Bearded Collie when tightened quiet a bit but it also fits Wheezy my cousins Labradoodle just enough for it to work when loosened all the way. That being said if you have a dog around Wheezy’s size I would recommend going with a large, we just use Laverne’s on her in a bind.
The harness also has a place to clip your leash to it behind the mount so it can still be used as a normal harness with out the leash getting in the way of the camera.
One complaint is the camera tends to lean to one side which can make the footage a little lopsided, I have yet to figure out if that is just how the harness is or if I am simply not tightening it properly. Every now and then it'll stay in place fine, it's just sort of hit or miss. You can still get the idea of the video, it just makes thing a little wonky but personally I don't really think it's a big deal.
The other thing is the footage is always super shaky. But it's strapped to the back of a wild, excited creature what did you expect? I think it just give a pretty accurate representation of how my crazy excited pups see the world. You may just get a tad motion sick after watching some of the videos. It's worth it though...
As a whole I love this harness. It’s been so much fun to play with. The only downfall I had was with the chest plate so if you find good way to attach it so you can see more than just the ground please help a sister out!
Here's the link to the harness...
And here's the link to my GoPro in case you want that too... I don't know your life.
Also here's the link to the newer GoPro because although I'm grateful for mine and it does the trick I wish I had better quality footage, but alas I can't afford the new one quite yet. But maybe you can so here's the link. Again, I don't know your life man.
*Go see it in action on one of my adventure reviews!
Price: $36.50 (This is what I payed on Amazon however the price may vary.)