The shoulder harness will attach to either the shaft and rope hauling or rope hauling only waist harness. The shoulder harness is highly recommended as it allows you to spread/alter the load between the shoulders, back and hips, as opposed to having the weight fully around your hips at all times. Only when very light loads are being hauled would we suggest using only a waist harness. For more information on pulk hauling systems please see our advice page.
We offer both padded and non padded shoulder straps. In general, we recommend using padded shoulder straps as they offer greater support and comfort when hauling loads over long distances and for a long period of time. However, if you are wearing a rucksack when hauling, padded straps can get in the way and you would have to use webbing shoulder straps as they are much less restrictive.