Product Testing & Validation

At Optimus Gear® we are committed to designing and manufacturing innovative products of un-paralleled quality and versatility. We go above and beyond to ensure we live up to that promise.
Currently, there are no regulations that govern the performance requirements of dog restraint systems in vehicles (i.e. dog seat belts). Despite not having a governing standard, Optimus Gear® has voluntarily performed years of testing and analysis to ensure that our products perform as advertised. 

We have performed two types of testing on our harnesses

1- Static Tensile Tests – A pulling test that is used to verify the strength of all the individual components as well as the
entire harness assembly.

2- Dynamic Crash Tests – A dynamic sled test performed at a certified testing facility using crash-dog mannequin. This test uses the same load conditions (25G force) that are applied during child seat restraint system testing (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard - FMVSS213).
This is equivalent to a car crashing 48 km/h (30mph) and coming to a complete stop.

Our harnesses were successful in restraining the K9 mannequins during these simulated crash events.