Rated5out of5byJulia the HistorianfromBuying Another One As We SpeakI'm writing another review because I just found that this leash was on sale and I'm getting 2 more just in case something happens to the ones I have. First, this design is absolutely brilliant. Yes, the bag storage can be better, but the loop lock system rocks. Sometimes I take my dogs to the beach and although I walk them on a leash to the sand, I then take them off leash. I don't carry a back back, but it doesn't matter because I can use the leash to loop in itself and then through over my shoulder and even clip my flip flops in it and it's a shoulder strap carrying harness for my shoes. I take this leash when we trail run and the leash folds up nicely in to my running day back were most leashes are extremely bulky. I've currently had my one leash for over a year and my dog is a 70 lb Aussie. Its been in dirt, sand, rain, water, you name it and with a bit of dusting off, it's as good as new. I'm surprised that everyone doesn't copy the design of this, especially the clip.
Date published: 2012-10-12
Rated4out of5byDemianfromStrong, Versitile, ComfortableI bought this leash because 1. it had an integrated zipper pouch/dispenser for dog waste bags, treats and keys, 2. it has a nice color design (two-tone: in grey, or red, or orange), 3. it had a novel handle design (clip to de/attach).
SUMMARY: What I have found is that this leash is very useful and very comfortable to hold over long periods. The zippered pouches could be slightly larger and the handle portion could use a slightly wider base of material as the leash material is almost continuous width from the collar attachment point all the way through the handle loop (exception is the pouch portion).
NOTES: The most interesting and useful part of the leash is, in fact, the handle. It has a heavy-duty clip/buckle that has been triple-sewn and extra reinforced on each buckle attach-point. -- makes me feel like my 90lb dog won't easily break or pull this apart when I attach her to a pole. -- This design allows me to attach the end of the leash to a permanent structure very easily without having to release the leash from her collar and do the wind-around, loop-through-the-handle, get-it-back-on-her-quickly trick. If I want to keep my dog on a short leash attached to something then I can easily wrap the leash around a pole and clip the handle-end to her collar. Very useful. Very easy.
Where this leash is deficient is in the size of the integrated pouches. There is a two-zipper pouch integrated along the leash just below the handle. While the zippers seem to be very heavy duty and designed to last years, the pouch for waste bags dispensing is barely large enough to fit a standard roll (I ended up pulling 1/3 off the roll to get it to fit). Also, once the roll is in the pouch, it's very hard to get any treats or keys into the second pouch making it virtually useless. The size of the pouches need to be increased in volume by 10-20%.
The under-side of the zippered pouches has daisy chain loop webbing (3 loops) which also serves as the retention material for the waste bag opening. Great for clipping on additional stuff and interesting visual design but not sure how useful.
Lastly, the clip at the collar attach point is very strong and looks like it was intended to last years but it requires a bit of extra thumb muscle to open it very very wide to attach it to the steel collar ring. It makes me feel very reassured that it won't fail but it's action doesn't make for a very fluid motion for attaching and detaching the leash. This may become easier over time.
Overall, the leash is a great design with fantastic features that need just a minor tweak here and there to be perfect.
Date published: 2012-09-11
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