What harness is right for your cat? Something that they can’t wiggle out of and sturdy enough to withstand their outdoor adventures. We have tested and reviewed 7 harnesses for you! So… Which one has withstood the Bolt and Keel seal of approval?


Disclaimer: All opinions are our own. Almost all of these harnesses we paid for with our own money (expect for the Alcott one) and have created this review so you don’t have to waste your money too! Please note that some of these links are affiliate links, thanks for supporting Bolt and Keel and their adventures! Prices in USD.


1. PetSafe – Come With Me Kitty Harness


Find it here: Come With Me Kitty Harness

Cost: $12-28 Size: L

Cat used on: Bolt

Final Thoughts: This harness is extremely adjustable and great for when Bolt is walking and pulling against it. It includes a bungee leash, which is handy for an inconsistent walker. The small straps are great with Bolt’s fluffy fur and the attachment ring is nice and solid. We decided to not use this one on Keel as he is a master at wriggling out of things and needs something more secure.


2. Alcott Gear – Essentials Harness


Find it here: Alcott Essentials Harness

Cost: $19.99 Size: S

Cat used on: Bolt

Final Thoughts: We love the tough build of the Essentials harness, it’s mesh front, and its fully adjustable front and back straps. The downside to this harness is that it’s smallest size is a small, which is slightly loose on Bolt and is too big for Keel. Bolt’s leg tangled a few times on our hike, but he did not slip out.


3. RC Pets – Cirque Harness

Find it here: RC Pet Cirque Harness

Cost: $19.99 Size: S

Cat used on: Keel

Final Thoughts: This harness is extremely tough and keeps Keel secure. We love the adjustable velcro tabs and the thinner collar neck that doesn’t seem to bother him. When Keel pulled away, he somehow managed to get his foot through the neck hole, but overall seemed extremely secure. One concern is comfort when lying down, so we choose to take it off when in the car or tent. We decided not to use this harness on Bolt, as his fluff is too fluffy!


4. YUP! by Sporn – Non Pulling Harness

Find it here: YUP! Non Pulling Harness

Cost: $7.99 Size: XS

Cat used on: Bolt

Final thoughts: This harness seems to work great on Bolt, but not secure enough for wriggly Keel. If backing up or started, Bolt can slip out of the front loops of the legs. We like how affordable this harness is, the mesh front, the padded straps, and the adjustable top toggle.


5. Jump – Air Mesh Harness

Find a similar one here: RC Pet Products Harness

Cost: $18.00 Size: XS

Cat used on: Keel

Final thoughts: This harness worked great while Keel was mid-sized (a teenager), but he has since grown out of it. We decided to not get the bigger size of this one, as we prefer the neck loop to be more adjustable. Keel also seemed to be bothered by the strap behind his armpit, but this may be because it got too small. We like how this harness fit considering it is a dog harness and we like the look of it!


6. General Cat Harness


Find a similar one here: Adjustable Cat Harness

Cost: $6.73 Size: XS

Cat used on: Both

Final thoughts: As kittens these worked great, their full weight could be picked up with the two adjustable straps and the secure loop that the leash attaches to. We decided to go with something tougher and more comfortable once they outgrew these.


7. Kurgo – Go Tech Harness

Find it here: Kurgo Go-Tech Harness

Cost: $23.56 Size: XS

Final thoughts: We got these harnesses on sale online, but the cats couldn’t wear them as the front neck loop is non-adjustable and was too large. These are technically dog harnesses, and built tough! We wish these could have worked!