ruffwear, not so rough
First, let me say that backcountry is AWESOME. i had this collar for about a month now and it held up fine; however, after yet another indicent where the collar slipped over my 90-lb dogs head in a too-close encounter, i had to send it back. backcounty gladly accepted my return. While the construction of the collar generally held up to the heavy strain my dog put on it, the tightening components of the collar (plastic pieces) would loosen during each walk. In the end, just not a safe collar for my dog. Actually, the $5-$10 hoopie dog collars with plastic buckles proved more effective.