Good the first tme out
She freaked out when I put it on her at home to do the preliminary adjustments. On the trail we had to make a few minor adjustments and she didn't even notice she was wearing it. There turned out to be so many stream crossings to drink at she didn't want any water until the day was over. The handle comes in very handy when she is nosing in crevices I can pick her up and keep the rattlers and copperheads off her nose. She is an APBT so other dogs that aren't leashed,like they all should be if they had responsible owners, present a problem that the handle helps overcome. I can't speak about durability because of time of ownership.