SUGGESTION More Capes?

arlotheservicedog

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The Apollo 09 Tactical Harness has been an amazing addition to my service dog's gear. We're able to use it along with our mobility harness, making it our most used piece of gear. We love it. And the best part about it is the fact that it can be transformed from a vest into a cape. We would love to utilize the other harnesses that One Tigris offers, but they don't have this same ability to be able to be used with a mobility harness.

-WHAT: Highlights & functions
Basically, I'm suggesting we re-design some of the past harnesses One Tigris has produced (specifically the Blaze Tracker Dog Harness and the Beast Mojo K9 Harness) to make them compatible with mobility and/or training harnesses and turn into capes like the Apollo 09 does. Unlike the Apollo 09, they would have larger packs on the sides and two belly straps to offer more stability for the packs.

-WHY: Specific use & purposes (important)
Service dogs and other types of working dogs could use them in coordination with their mobility or working harnesses, like the Apollo 09, but they would be able to carry a lot more, and have a different style.

-HOW: How you were inspired (important)
I was inspired by the Apollo 09, and some of my friends saying it would be great if 1TG had other types of capes they could use with their Yup harnesses or Bold Lead Designs harnesses.

-WHAT: Proposed product name (important)
I have very few ideas for names of these products. Maybe the names of the harnesses as they are, and then adding "Cape Version" or "Harness Compatible"?

-WHAT: Brief outline/description of appearance
They would look identical to the other harnesses, except they would have the cape feature in the front so the chest strap would be removable.

-WHAT: Color options
I would say the usual black, tan, and green would be alright. Black specifically would likely be a favorite.

-WHAT: Material
The nylon and canvas that are currently used would still be used.

-Design draft (optional)
I feel like it isn't too difficult to imagine what this would look like. I don't have a drawing software good enough to create any sort of design of this.

-Similar product(s) (optional)
The similar product I can think of would (obviously) be the Apollo 09.
 

Andy Z.

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Cape version for existing dog harness. Thank you for your idea. I will submit it to our R&D. (y)
 

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I mentioned the fact that I submitted this to some of my friends, and about 10 of them immediately wanted to purchase them. This is a pretty popular thought, that there should be more capes by One Tigris in general! :)
 
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Andy Z.

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Definitly will consider about this suggestion. Which harness among the ones we are selling now do you think can be upgraded into this style?
 

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Hi! I was the handler who asked the cape to be made as a custom request to fit my Yup harness, it took a little trial and error but then when the design was finished, it blew up! I was super happy to see that other people wanted a tactical cape with lots of patch room like I did! Here are my thoughts!

My favorite color is the coyote tan but I also LOVE grey but there isn't enough grey options in your gear for me to play with. Maybe add a reflective strip that can be covered by a patch in between the top and bottom molle strips.

One thing I didn't care for with the final product was the piece of fabric that covered the front chest strap. It always pushed over to one side, collected dog fur, and was kind of annoying to adjust so I mainly just used it for it's original purpose of a cape attached to a different harness. Maybe give a few options when ordering the cape such as a straight front harness option, y front harness option, padded y front option with a (guide/CB) handle. And those harnesses could have optional printed/embroidered wordings on the side or velcro for patches to fit (such as service dog).

Another cape variation would be a different shape. So instead of the rectangle with rounded edges I requested, maybe some people would prefer a boxer version that is just a rectangle or maybe shaped like a "house" (roof pointing towards the tail).

I could think of some other small upgrades too haha. Please message me on my Instagram @asia.and.lotus if you have any other questions or if you'd like me to draw out those ideas.
 
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Hi! I was the handler who asked the cape to be made as a custom request to fit my Yup harness, it took a little trial and error but then when the design was finished, it blew up! I was super happy to see that other people wanted a tactical cape with lots of patch room like I did! Here are my thoughts!

My favorite color is the coyote tan but I also LOVE grey but there isn't enough grey options in your gear for me to play with. Maybe add a reflective strip that can be covered by a patch in between the top and bottom molle strips.

One thing I didn't care for with the final product was the piece of fabric that covered the front chest strap. It always pushed over to one side, collected dog fur, and was kind of annoying to adjust so I mainly just used it for it's original purpose of a cape attached to a different harness. Maybe give a few options when ordering the cape such as a straight front harness option, y front harness option, padded y front option with a (guide/CB) handle. And those harnesses could have optional printed/embroidered wordings on the side or velcro for patches to fit (such as service dog).

Another cape variation would be a different shape. So instead of the rectangle with rounded edges I requested, maybe some people would prefer a boxer version that is just a rectangle or maybe shaped like a "house" (roof pointing towards the tail).

I could think of some other small upgrades too haha. Please message me on my Instagram @asia.and.lotus if you have any other questions or if you'd like me to draw out those ideas.
Yes yes and yesss!! I love this idea! Most of 1T gear is only for the IPO working dog so I think that there was an all in one harness AND Cape set that includes CB, Guide and pullstrap and cape capabilities along with the option of a y-front and a straight front as well!!!!