Help your crag dog look the part and equip him with a low-profile Ruffwear Knot-A-Collar Dog Collar. Made from durable 7mm cord with an aluminum belay-plate and an inspired size adjustment system, you can quickly adjust the collar for a perfect fit that comfortably rests in Fido's fur. An aluminum leash attachment point and ID V-ring complete the pinnacle of crag-dog fashion statements.

  • 7mm rope collar is low profile, durable, and comfortable
  • Sliding fisherman knots allow for size adjustments
  • Anodized aluminum belay plate and secure ID attachment
  • Anodized aluminum V-ring provides a secure attachment point so you won't accidentally attach the leash to the ID rings
  • Lack of plastic, clips, and buckles so you don't have to worry about breakage
  • Add or remove tags with bent head split ring
  • Silicone tag silencer reduces jangling tag noises
  • Reflectivity trim in the rope provides low-light visibility

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2 5

I wanted to love it

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wanted to love this collar so badly. I got it to match the Ruffwear leash which is AMAZING! Sadly, the collar is not.

It loosens easily, and my dog quickly figured out how to slip the collar while out on a walk one day, running across the street towards other dogs. It was very scary, but we are alright. My advice, if you just use it for looks around the house, then go for it. If you want to hook a leash to it, I would look somewhere else.

The smile  of a satisfied dog!

The smile of a satisfied dog!

She can't show it off with all that fur, but it sure did put a smile on her face!

5 5

Love this collar

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got this for Summit. The collar is cute, quiet, and discreet. There is reflection weaved into the rope pattern, which I love because it helps me see him at night and on early mornings runs.
I have heard that the Fisherman's knots on the collar can start to loosen over time, but I figure that if that ever starts to happen to Summit's collar I'll just retie them.
As it's a round rope, not flat webbing, I think that this collar might hurt a dog that pulls a lot. However, Summit's not a puller and I always use a harness anyway so that's really not an issue for me.
Fits true to size, color is great.
All in all, it's a great collar! Highly recommended.

5 5

Porter looking handsome

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is great, especially for dogs that have fluffier fur. It is really low profile and doesn't cause weird cowlicks. Fits true to the size chart once you adjust it but it looks small in the package.

Porter looking handsome
Arbor showing off her new Collar

Arbor showing off her new Collar

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Hanging out in Maple Canyon with Arbor

Hanging out in Maple Canyon with Arbor

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

5 5

Super cute

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this collar for my little Chihuahua-Terrier mix and she loved it! the color is much brighter than in the picture and really stands out with my dogs white fur. She loves it! my dogs hair tends to go into the little loop for the collar and makes her scratch her neck like crazy after a long day of wearing her collar. It doesn't bother her really but I'm guessing its the same feeling of having your hair in a ponytail for too long.

5 5

Collar Up!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have green and purple dusk for my two dogs. They are hardly ever actually on a leash, but when they are, these are so nice where you clip the leash to it. Tags can hang without making lots of noise with the little rubber tab. Light, and super cool. Always a fan of climbing rope , having some around my dogs just plain looks cool :)

Collar Up!
5 5

It's knot just a fashion statement!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Seriously love this collar! So the fact that it is made out of rope its awesome because my boyfriend and I are both climbers but the rope is also super durable unless your pup decides to eat it. The Purple dusk is adorable on little miss Yuki and the sleek and simple design makes your neighbors dog wish they had one too. The knots can pull down occasionally when there is excessive tugging but it's really not that hard to adjust them back to normal after. However with rough play this bad boy will stay on and not come off. I really do like this collar for the look and functionality and I would recommend it if you are in the market for a good looking awesome collar.

5 5

Slim and good looking

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My dog now wears a necklace not a collar, it looks that good. It has a rubber spacer to keep the dog tags from jingling. There is no buckle that can break, which is why I replaced my 5 year old Chaco collar with it.

5 5

We Like It

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My dog Cajun has the magenta one, which happens to be our favorite color. She is rarely on a leash, so this collar is mostly for attracting compliments (works great) and holding her name tag. I don't love it for leash walking, because I feel the small cord is kind of chokey (as opposed to a flat webbing collar), but since we rarely do that, this is our most favorite collar.

4 5

Zappa loves it.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Looks good. Works well. Metal eyelet on the back makes Leashing a breeze. I haven't had the slipping issues as mentioned in other reviews.(I have a 55 lb Black Lab Whippet Mix, who pulls constantly on leash[Working on it}) The knots are made to slip so its easy to use but the 180 turn they do through the front metal piece creates quite a bit of tension between the inner bends of the rope and the eyelets. Making it pretty hard get those knots to move just by pulling on collar.

A tip for less slip: After Sizing your dog to snug but comfortable size use both of your thumbs to push the loops of rope onto the face of the front piece. Then a slight adjustment of the knot postions to compensate for any slack created by this. The key to no slipping is the slight tension from the knot to metal eyelets.

As for Noise, their rubber tag does help but doesn't solve the problem of the tag hitting the metal front piece to which to mount. 2 possible solutions for future models for Ruffwear: Rubberize the front piece, increasing the grip on the ropes and reducing noise from tags. or put a rubberized logo on the piece, this deaden the initial sound and dampen any ringing.

Easy Homemade Solution: electrical tape, heat wrap, Vinyl Stickers or good ol duct tape. If done right this doesn't have to look trashy, will not make it silent but take the metallic clamor out of the jingling.

Advanced DIY Master Solution: remove rope from collar to free the front metal piece. Scuff with steel wool, prime and then use Spray - on Rubberized undercoating or bed liner. I would mask the eyelets for the rope, as the ropes movement will likely wear the rubber quickly anyway.
Is there room for improvment? Yes.
That said, this is still one of the better designs for a Dog collar I've found to date.

5 5

Well done collar

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love this collar. Runs bigger than you would think. I ordered a medium for my chocolate lab and I could use a small. But I love the way it looks and Ruffwear makes great products for dogs.

5 5

Great collar!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this collar for my Great Dane, and I love it. It looks nice with the knots and has nice details, such as the tag silencer. The jingling noise doesn't bother me, but I thought it was nice of Ruffwear to take that into consideration. My dog is 160 pounds and doesn't pull much, but when he does, he pulls hard, and I haven't had any problems with this collar coming loose, unlike other reviewers. It's a great collar - it's simple and comfortable for my dog, and it looks nice :)

3 5

Loosens and is loud!

OK....this is round 2 with Ruffwear collars. I keep giving them a chance because I love the style, but unfortunately the quality is lacking. I tried the regular Knot-a-Collar first but was disappointed when a skinny little collar with a tiny buckle came for my 75lb lab. Not only was it flimsy, but it was SO LOUD because her tag would hit against the ring for her leash. Ding, Ding, Ding was all we heard, so we would take it off of her just to get rid of the sound....um, why have a collar then?? I saw this one and decided to give it a chance because the tag attaches differently which supposedly cuts down on sound. Not so! Its just as loud and no matter how often we tighten it on her, it loosens itself constantly so she can slip out of it. I'm still giving this 3 stars because I love the style and I will keep trying Ruffwear collars until I find the right one!

4 5

So far so good...

Got our stuff from Backcountry in the mail today and this was one of the items. As far as fit goes, the measurement held true for Maggie... After a field test in wet and dry environments, it held up well. We did notice (as others have in past reviews) that the knots tend to slip a little but I'll attribute that to it getting wet. Overall it does the job well and the fact that it's made of Prusik cord with barrel knots makes it kinda fun.

So far so good...
4 5

Low profile

My girlfriend loves this collar because it's nearly invisible on our huskies. It's quite thin, so it sinks into their fur instead of laying on top. However, since it's thin and has less surface area, I think it digs into their necks a little more when they pull on a leash. What I'm trying to say here is that I agree with another reviewer who said that this collar works best as a low profile"tag holder", but isn't ideal for lots of leash walking unless your dog is a non-puller (do those exist?). We don't use leashes that much, so it works well for us.

3 5

yeabut

  • Gender: Female

I purchased this collar in Aug. 2012 for my Lab Mix. (five months) Sadie and I walk every day to retrieve the paper and mail. She typically is not a puller on her leash and only weighs 40 lbs. However, I noticed that the hardware used to attach the leash is cutting into the collar. The outer threads are completely cut and I can now see the black filament. I love the collar but this is just not practical for daily. use.