Wanigan Harness

$72.95 USD

A comfortable Wanigan harness with shoulder straps, back pad and the obligatory tumpline. Comfort in a Wanigan harness is long overdue and is part of the RBW Heritage line of products. This harness will carry box shaped items like wooden or plastic wanigans as well as coolers. Adaptable to wanigans and coolers in a variety of sizes. For those who love tripping with wanigans, a comfortable portaging solution is now available.


WANIGAN Harness / Cooler Carrier

The Wanigan Harness is the perfect way to make portaging a wanigan or cooler easier. Two horizontal sections of 1 inch webbing along with two vertical sections of webbing encircle your wanigan or cooler securely through slip lock and tension lock buckles and daisy chain. The harness has four (4) built-in handles to make lifting/carrying easier as well as getting it in and out of your canoe. The vertical webbing sections have quick release buckles so you can get access into the wanigan/cooler fast and close it up, just as rapidly. Additionally, the vertical straps work to keep the lid closed and secured on your wanigan/cooler.
The most common way to portage a wanigan is by a tumpline. This harness includes the Super Tump, a wide and comfortable tumpline, as well as a unique foam back pad to bring comfort between your back and the hard side of the wanigan/cooler. Also included are the modular shoulder straps. Shoulder straps on a wanigan are a truly unique and welcome feature.


  • Fits wanigans (wooden or plastic) and coolers.
  • Extra comfy padded shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap.
  • Shoulder straps can be adjusted to carry the wanigan as low or high on your back as desired.
  • 4 x hi-viz yellow handles. One on each side for easy handling.
  • Back pad of reticulated foam (3/4”) over a layer of dense EVA foam (1/2”) means comfort for your back.
  • Adjustable horizontal and vertical webbing straps enable fitting to many different sizes of wanigan or coolers.
  • Reinforcement on – handles, shoulder straps and tumpline connection points.
  • Super Tump, Shoulder Straps and Back Pad can be attached/detached to configure for your portaging style.

Fits box shapes: centimeters / inches
Maximum Circumference Horizontally: 231cm / 91in
Maximum Circumference Vertically: 170cm / 67in

Minimum Circumference Horizontally: 152cm / 60in
Minimum Circumference Vertically: 122cm / 48in

Material: Nylon webbing
Weight: 0.46kg/ 1.0 lbs
Colour: Black with Yellow handles

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