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Slackline™ Leash
adjustable length, hand-held, waist-worn
 5 (based on 36 reviews) | Write a Review
The Ruffwear Slackline Leash is an adjustable leash that's multi-functional: the handle can be hand-held or waist-worn; the length can be fully extended for relaxed walks, or shortened for more control when needed. An ergonomic metal slider allows for easy one-handed length adjustment on the go - from 3.5 ft to 6 ft. Comfortable and convenient with a padded handle and accessory loop, the Slackline Leash also offers low-light visibility with integrated reflectivity.
  
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5 (based on 36 reviews)  | 35 out of 36 of reviewers would recommend this to a friend

 

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5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Grizzly

Date of Review: 1/29/2015

We kick up our paws in: Denver, CO

My canine companion(s): Labradoodle

Great leash, even when damaged

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We purchased this leash for Grizzly after she grew out of her puppy lead. Unfortunately, about a week after we purchased it, Grizzly thought it was a great chew toy and chewed multiple holes in it. None of them severed the lead, but a couple are 3/4 of the way through. That was 6 months ago and we are still using it, despite the holes. And, it is still strong and standing up to some rabbit chasing pulling.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bo

Date of Review: 1/26/2015

We kick up our paws in: San Diego

My canine companion(s): Vizsla

Easy to use, comfortable

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The latch to it is great and easy to clip on. Works well for hands-free walking and jogging if you have dog who stays to one side!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rainie

Date of Review: 1/11/2015

We kick up our paws in: Sandy, Or

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

Totally Sold on the Slackline Leash

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This leash is reflective, adjustable at both ends, has a great latch, and the hand area is padded. I will never buy a leather leash again. Will be buying more Slacklines for all my vehicles Rainie and I drive.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Roz & Bella

Date of Review: 1/7/2015

We kick up our paws in: Brooklyn, NY

My canine companion(s): Boxer, Old English Bulldog

Best of the best

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I wouldn't change a thing

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ryan

Date of Review: 1/6/2015

We kick up our paws in: Lookout Mountain, TN

My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

awesome!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We had the previous model but the wrist strap was plastic and Ryan (the dog) snapped it one afternoon - so we replaced with the newer model which uses a metal clip. This is a much better design - stronger, adjustable, and just makes more sense. Love the slackline!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Theo

Date of Review: 12/29/2014

We kick up our paws in: Seattle

My canine companion(s): labradoodle

So practical

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We love this leash. Our doodle chewed through it when we left it on him in the car and we are buying another to replace it. We do therapy work with our dogs and we love the option of shortening the leash for when we are working and entering new spaces and the ability to clip it around furniture and such so we can be hands free. We only wish this leash could have all the cool patterns of the flat out leash + the reflective trim. I'm guessing the material for the flat out leash does not work as well with the adjustability feature.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sullivan/Banshee

Date of Review: 12/29/2014

We kick up our paws in: Boise, Idaho

My canine companion(s): Labrador/German Shepherd

Favorite leash I own!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have multiple dogs, and while I am a huge fan of Ruffwear products, I hadn't purchased one of these leashes before. I have four of the flat out leashes, but on a whim decided to pick up the slackline during the black friday sale: I am not disappointed. I love this leash. It is so versatile. I love the adjustable length. This is my favorite leash for long distance hiking, and I can't wait to use it this summer during my backpacking trips. The adjustable length makes it easy to restrain a dog at various distances for safety and security. I purchased one a whim. I have plans to purchase three more!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jameson

Date of Review: 12/23/2014

We kick up our paws in: Las Vegas, NV

My canine companion(s): Jack Russell mix

great leash!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have used this leash with Jameson for about 6 months now, and i have zero complaints. Its the older one with the plastic buckle vs the metal version, and honestly im surprised the buckle has lasted as long as it has. I have a habit of dropping the leash and letting Jameson drag it around while im busy picking up his mess or talking to someone, and its still in great condition. its been soaked through several time on rainy hikes or just me being clumsy and dropping it in water, and once dried out its back to perfect (but dirty) condition. The adjustable length is fantastic to keep him close when walking through the city, but when fully extended perfect for busy trails where we will meet other dogs that don't have the best manners.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Zelda

Date of Review: 12/8/2014

We kick up our paws in: Florida

My canine companion(s): Goldendoodle

Fair

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Did what I expected it to do. No obvious complaints or defects after two weeks of steady use.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Sita

Date of Review: 12/5/2014

We kick up our paws in: Seattle

My canine companion(s): husky

Perfect

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We love everything about this leash! Now we just would really love to see it in purple! :) Our friend's dog borrowed and then chewed threw it in the car, so we are ordering a replacement and wish we could get purple for our girl. But we'll settle for blue for now.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Brody

Date of Review: 11/12/2014

We kick up our paws in: Golden, CO

My canine companion(s): Choc lab

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Love the cushioned handle, the easily adjustable length and ability to switch from hand to waist. The waist hook is difficult to unhook/hook. Everything else about the leash is amazing.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Charlie

Date of Review: 11/11/2014

We kick up our paws in: Wallingford CT

My canine companion(s): Standard Poodle

Love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Awesome as an adjustable leash or a hands free leash.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Pandy

Date of Review: 11/6/2014

We kick up our paws in: Houston,TX

My canine companion(s): Lab mix, American Eskimo, Llasa Apso

Great quality and functionality

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I bought this for my lab mix who I run regularly with. I wanted something I could easily put around my waist and this leash is great for that. I like that I can adjust the length of the leash for different types of outings. The quality is great too. It feels very light to me compared to other leashes we have. But it is a lot more rugged. I like the padding on the handle. I will eventually replace all of our leashes with these.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Hazel

Date of Review: 10/27/2014

We kick up our paws in: Portland, OR

My canine companion(s): Wheaten Terrier (puppy)

Well made and practical

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Love this leash's fit and practical features and I feel confident that my dog is safer because of its durability and reflective detailing during our evening or early morning walks.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Anonymous

Date of Review: 10/8/2014

We kick up our paws in: AZ

My canine companion(s): Pointer

Good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Nice and light weight leash. The handle does not detach very easily, but is suspect over time it will stretch and become better

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tully

Date of Review: 10/8/2014

We kick up our paws in: Bend, OR

My canine companion(s): Springer Spaniel

Best Leash EVER!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This leash is so handy! First it unclasps at the handle so you can tie your dog up with out actually "tying" the leash. It has several lengthening and shortening features. Finally the clasp is super easy and big. I really love it!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jazz

Date of Review: 10/6/2014

We kick up our paws in: Georgia

My canine companion(s): German Shepherd, Border Collie

Super Handy!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I got this leash to use up some leftover money on a gift card and it was SO worth it! I use this on my shepherd and its a dream. I love that the clasp isn't easily loosened. I love that both the leash and the handle are adjustable! I've used it over the shoulder, long, short, i've also made the handle big enough to slip over her hips to use as a harness of sorts (time out's when she won't let her brother run for balls :P )-- keeps the pressure off her neck. I absolutely love it! THe reflective strip is nice once it gets dark.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kyia

Date of Review: 10/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: Illinois

My canine companion(s): Siberian Husky

Very helpful

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This works very well with my husky. I love how the leash is light weight yet very durable.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Zeus

Date of Review: 10/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: Partridge, Ky.

My canine companion(s): Boxer (Large)

Very nice!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Best leash weve ever owned! The handle is very comfortable. Its very handy being able to adjusf the length. Made with very sturdy material. Same as the top rope collar. (we also have & recommend) Being able to latch this leash around a pole or waist is very useful. You cant go wrong with this leash..:-) btw- ruffwear is great about customer service & backing thier product's!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rayland

Date of Review: 9/30/2014

We kick up our paws in: Santa Clara, CA

My canine companion(s): Rottweiler

very cool, lightweight and functional

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Great lead. I like that I can adjust the lengths. Rayland is 11 months old and 90lbs, Its plenty strong.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Raylan

Date of Review: 9/30/2014

We kick up our paws in: Santa Clara, CA

My canine companion(s): Rottweiler

tuff & light weight

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I needed a new light weight leash and was tired of the heavy black leather and nylon one. Ruffwear is a customer of Endicia and I started exploring the site. very happy w/ my purchase.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Yates

Date of Review: 9/10/2014

We kick up our paws in: Alexandria, VA

My canine companion(s): Labrador Retriever

Perfect!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We needed a leash that could be shortened to be compatible with his harness. This leash has been perfect! Easy to adjust, handle is padded and perfect for clipping on my keys, and can really handle wear and tear. It's been a great investment for us!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Zeus

Date of Review: 8/29/2014

We kick up our paws in: Westminster, MD

My canine companion(s): Pit Bull, Mix - Sheltie/BorderCollie, Mix - Daschund/Beagle

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We now own three of these leahes. We have three dogs and they all have one. The leashes are very well made and strong and enable my husband to walk all three dogs together when needed.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Freybug

Date of Review: 8/15/2014

We kick up our paws in: Ithaca, NY

My canine companion(s): Australian cattle dog, Shetland sheepdog

Perfect for running on trails

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I bought this leash for trail running since I'd had problems with another brand of leash slipping down my waist while running. The slack line leash stays where you adjusted it and the clasp is quick and easy to fasten. It's easy to adjust, just slide the hardware up or down. The swivel on the clip that attaches to the dog is very helpful on trails and has eliminated any twisting of the leash on the harness. I'm very happy with the quality of the product, sturdy construction and it delivers!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Wren

Date of Review: 8/12/2014

We kick up our paws in: Utah

My canine companion(s): English Pointer

Very Happy

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Very easy to use and great to run with.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Chewy

Date of Review: 8/12/2014

We kick up our paws in: Southern Cali

My canine companion(s): WPG

So versatile

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This leash has so many different uses configuration. Simply put, amazing. Get one?

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kepler

Date of Review: 6/27/2014

We kick up our paws in: Northern Virginia

My canine companion(s): German Shorthaired Pointer

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We've had the pack for a few days now. Kepler is my running buddy, so I eased him into it. The first day, I just put the empty pack on him. Then I added some water. Now he's carrying GPS, phone, water, etc. He doesn't love it when I first put it on. He resists for about a minute. Then he forgets it's there and he's off running. I've been watching to see if there is any odd wear/tear on him and the pack. So far, I can't identify any. It seems to fit him really well. FYI, he's a 55 lb GSP and a medium is a perfect fit.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Solo

Date of Review: 6/24/2014

We kick up our paws in: Washington, DC

My canine companion(s): GSD

Awesome

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Hands-free walking and hiking, what could be better??!!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Seeley

Date of Review: 4/18/2014

We kick up our paws in: New Mexico

My canine companion(s): Bully-Breed Mix

Versatile & Reflective

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

NOTE: I have last year's model which features a buckle clip on the handle loop instead of this new design. This is a great leash for everyday use, running/hiking, and for quickly tying up a dog around a tree at a campsite. I love that it has a reflective strip on it, though I'd really like to see the reflective stuff on BOTH sides of the leash instead of just one. There's a bit of padding on the beginning of the handle, but it doesn't get clammy when used as a waist belt. For the fashion-oriented, you can get a Hoopie Collar in the same color & style, which makes a pretty neat pair. As previously stated, I wish the reflective strip was on BOTH sides of the leash. Also, it would be nice if two lengths were offered: Even with a pretty small waist (29"), I keep stepping on the back legs of my dog while we're running, because the leash is just a tad short. Same thing with finding small enough trees to tie her to in camp. It would be great if there was a slightly longer option to accommodate healthier waistlines and larger tree-trunk postings.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Abby

Date of Review: 4/15/2014

We kick up our paws in: Philly

My canine companion(s): yellow lab

Excellent

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

The Slackline leash works perfectly for runs anywhere from 3-6 miles for my lab! I have it set for constant heel when worn at my waist, but I like that I could adjust it to give her some extra room to take lead if we're on a narrow trail.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Dexter

Date of Review: 3/20/2014

We kick up our paws in: Tucson, AZ

My canine companion(s): Heelers, JRTs

Good

Would you recommend this product?.: No

See review of the crag collar--I didn't like the clasp/closure on the handle. The older style buckle was much easier/quicker to attach to a tree/pole, whatever.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Buddy

Date of Review: 3/15/2014

We kick up our paws in: Bay Area

My canine companion(s): Black Labs

Fantastic

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Easy to adjust and clip in and out of. Also is substantial enough to provide excellent control when needed.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Major

Date of Review: 3/14/2014

We kick up our paws in: Los Angeles

My canine companion(s): Labrador

Love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love the slackline leash. It is the perfect length for me to run with my dog at a heel by my side, but then I can extend it to let him run in front when we get to the single track trails. The leash has some give in it too, slightly elastic, making it comfortable and not jarring as you run.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Fundy-Alyeska Ski Patrol Avalanche Canines

Date of Review: 3/7/2014

We kick up our paws in: Alyeska Ski Resort Girdwood Alaska

My canine companion(s): Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Wag Wag Wag

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This is our go to leash for work and play and has proved very versatile. The adjustability is great and enables shortening for one handed walks. It still has the length for structured activities and even leash corrections. We can lengthen for on leash ski travel and shorten it up for lift lines and when we need the dogs close by side. The clip on strap enables attaching to an object or your waist. The talon clip is great for quick one handed attachment or release, especially with the Top Rope Collar. My only critique is that there should be a few more of the little sliding black pieces that keep the two leash sections matched up and from getting twisted. Other wise that is only an issue when at less than full length. The reflective stripe is great for night activities and from keeping it from getting lost if dropped.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ruby

Date of Review: 2/5/2014

We kick up our paws in: Seattle

My canine companion(s): Rat Terrier

Awesome!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Great leash, love the adjustability, and the clip is wonderful for when I need to attach her to the assistance handle in the disabled stall. :)

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ace

Date of Review: 2/3/2014

We kick up our paws in: Portland

My canine companion(s): Malamute/Retriever mix

My favorite leash

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I needed a waist-worn leash because my dog pulls so hard my shoulders get tired well before he does. Clipped around the waist, I can run along behind him until he's tuckered and not have any upper body tension. It's also nice to have the option to tether him to something if I need to be away from him for a moment. I chose this one over the Flat-Out leash for the adjustable length -- it's nice to have the versatility of keeping him close in busier areas. The Talon Clip is industrial strength, and the webbing seems far superior to other leashes I've had. Overall, it's a brilliant, multitasking leash and I couldn't be happier with it.