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Ruffwear Roamer Leash

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    23 Reviews

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    Room to roam.

    The Ruffwear Roamer Leash gives your four-legged friend room to roam without violating the strict on-leash policy of your city park. The integrated elastic core gives your pooch up to an additional 4 feet to smell and investigate. Taking your Weimaraner for a run in a futile attempt to tire her out? The padded handle adjusts to be worn around your waist so your gait doesn't get completely wacky. The Talon Hook keeps this stretchy leash firmly fixed on your pup's collar, and an accessory loop means you're not carrying an overly full poop bag for miles. A traffic handle near the hook gives you a way to yank your oblivious friend out of harm's way.

    • Stretch webbing
    • Talon Hook
    • Adjustable padded handle, can be waist-worn
    • Accessory loop
    • Traffic handle
    • Item #RUF000C

    Tech Specs

    Material
    stretch webbing
    Length
    [medium] 4.5 - 6.5 ft, [large] 6.5 - 10.5 ft
    Recommended Use
    hiking, walking, running
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Perfect Leash, but one flaw

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this leash so much I have come back for a second. The roaming feature (bungee) is so nice for hikes, runs, and walks where you don't wish to feel every tug if you have your pup tied around your waist. The one design feature I am not as fond of on this newer version is the metal hook. I find it frustrating to try to get off once home. I have chosen to simply loosen the waist belt and step out rather than fight with the sewn loop. I do preferred the clip version that was available a few years back, but I am sure it was changed for a reason. Not enough of an issue to seek a different leash, just my feedback on the feature.

    Great Leash

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Works great for hiking, backpacking and running. Love being hands free, yet maintaining control of my pup. I never have to worry about his "curiosities" getting him into trouble!

    Great Leash!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We have 2 very active dogs whom we take camping/hiking almost weekly. These leashes are great for the active dog/owner as they can be worn around waist without compromising their nosy behavior!
    These are the 2nd set Ive bought. The only downside is I did like the former clasp for the waist worn option!

    Great Leash for running

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We have a five month old puppy that loves to pull on the leash as we walk, for some reason when we are on this leash he doesn't pull at all. It makes it the perfect leash for running and hiking.

    Great Handsfree Leash

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this leash for my energetic lab on our runs. The adjustable loop allows me to run with he hands free and it light and comfortable. Also the bungee in the leash helps dampen my dogs incessant pulling! I’d highly recommend this leash to anyone looking for hands free walking.

    Eases the Tug

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This leash is awesome. Ruffwear must have improved this over the last couple of years, making the stretchy portion longer, but keeping the concept the same. My pup tugs a bit while on a leash, and this really makes going on walks/runs much better for both of us!

    Love this Leash

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Like everyone else - I absolutely love this leash. It's great for running, hiking, cruising around town, etc. I have them for both my dogs & they are great!



    Another plus - It can double as a collar when you're in a pinch! I work at Backcountry & we are a dog friendly office. I must have been in a rush this morning because I got to work & realized I forgot to put the dog's collar on before we left the house. As you can see from the image - the roamer leash was a lifesaver!

    Love this Leash

    Happy Huskies

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought two so I could go on runs with my overly-enthusiastic huskies (my kids!) and not have to worry about trying to hold their pulling force in one hand and maintain a normal-esque running gait. The kids absolutely love the additional freedom that the bungee allows, but it does make it harder to bring them in to me when other (more exciting) people/dogs pass by. The handles near the base are a good idea, however they definitely are functional only at a stand still. I would give this 5 stars, but the actual leash loosens around my waist depending on how excitable the kids are. So every so often when they stop for a snow-eating-break, I have to re-tighten the leash around my waist for it to be more comfortable. (These last two parts are just for me personally, just because of how much force they pull with when they want to chase a squirrel instead..)

    Happy Huskies

    Feedback from a pup!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got this for my sister who loves taking her lab for runs, but doesn't like having 1 hand compromised. Her sweet little Emma had this to say:



    Thanks for my new leash TiTi I love running so much!!! Even when it's raining.

    Feedback from a pup!

    I love that both hands are free but when crossing busy streets there is the lower hand hold to keep her close to me so she is safe. I usually run at night so it is best since she is black to keep her close. I love the bit of give the leash has so when she feels the resistance she knows she has to slow down a bit. Much better then her older leash with no give at all

    Versatile

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is a great leash, very versatile! We take our dog hiking a lot and this can clip on to my pack or waist easily with extra slack so he isn't pulling me. There's a convienent hold by the collar area incase for you to easily pull the dog back instead of reeling in the leash. Highly recommended

    Hands free is the way to be!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I absolutely love this waist -worn leash. It is easy to adjust, allowing for quick changes between walkers and it's nice and long, giving my boxer room to explore. There is a nifty hand loop located near the end of the leash, by the dog, so you can pull your dog close and out of harms way. The stretch webbing really helps while running so my dog and I aren't pulling each other too much. This is definitely the leash I reach for anytime I take my dog out.

    Hands free is the way to be!

    great leash!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I used this leash for my rescue dog, Brewski, when I was training her for off leash. The springy section allows it to stretch to about 20'. It gently reminds her that she's getting too far away without her hitting a hard stop like on a fixed leash. I really like the handle (smartly located BELOW the springy part) so I can wrangle her if there's a car or an aggressive dog. I wouldn't use this leash in the city (I use the flat out when I walk her around town) but it was great for teaching her how close I expected her to be when we were hiking. I used it with the Front Range Harness.

    (note: this was a week or two after I adopted her, she looks much cleaner and healthier now, and she's mostly off leash!)

    great leash!

    A god send!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you like to run with your dog this is the leash for you. Throw away all of the ones you are using now because you will never want to go back. This has an adjustable waist loop for you and a hook to clip to your dog. In the middle of the leash there is a bungee for dogs that get stoked about running and like to go ahead. They can pull on the lease a bit and you can still breathe because the harness is already set to the correct size and does not adjust with the motion of the dog. There is also a short hand loop next to the leash attachment that allows you to hold your dog close while passing other dogs, bikes, or cars. We have a 95lb shepard and a 35lb german shorthair and the M works well for both.

    Controlled Freedom

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We love to go on walks/hikes/runs with our rescue dog, Bella. It's recharging for both us and her. What's not quite as enjoyable is when a rabbit or ground squirrel darts across the path and Bella goes off on a new adventure.



    The Ruffwear Roamer Leash solves this problem because it give Bella the freedom she desires with the control we need. The best feature of the leash is the stretch webbing which allows Bella to investigate/roam without ever being too far from us. She keeps focused on the hike/walk progression, while still feeling "independent".



    We went with the medium after first trying the large. The large was just too long for us and allowed a little too much freedom for Bella.



    If you want a dog to heel the entire time you're walking/running, then I wouldn't recommend this leash. I'd go with a standard six foot leather leash - no stretch.



    But, if you want to give you're dog a little more freedom on your hikes/runs/walks, then I'd highly recommend the Ruffwear Roamer Leash.



    I give it two thumbs up. Bella gives it two dewclaws up!

    Controlled Freedom

    My dog LOVES it!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is the 2nd one I have purchased as I received a new puppy for Christmas! I love this leash as well as it gives him plenty of room to roam without pulling and while hiking also lets me go hands free. Would recommend to anyone with a curious pup!

    Durable

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    We take out dogs out for walks pretty regularly. They have a tendency to pull a lot. The fact that the leash bungees out a few extra feet helps out a ton with that. They get to roam and my shoulder stays in place. The traffic handle is a nice feature too. Our dogs are 85 and 75 lb shepards so they like to explore as much as possible. But when other potential dogs are near by that loop is a life save. All in all I love this leash and so do both of our dogs.

    Durable

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    We take out dogs out for walks pretty regularly. They have a tendency to pull a lot. The fact that the leash bungees out a few extra feet helps out a ton with that. They get to roam and my shoulder stays in place. The traffic handle is a nice feature too. Our dogs are 85 and 75 lb shepards so they like to explore as much as possible. But when other potential dogs are near by that loop is a life save. All in all I love this leash and so do both of our dogs.

    Ruffwear Roamer Leash

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I initially had reservations about this leash because I have a hyperactive 120lb Lab and I didn't think the bungee would stand up to her force and pulling. However, it has held up well. I like the leash a lot and the extended length is perfect for outdoor running, hiking etc. I would buy another one as needed.

    More PRO than CON

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Here's the thing, I love this leash for a few reasons, my wife thinks less of it for another. Here's the full picture, you can make your decision. 1) I like it because the elastic keeps the leash from tangling around Lola's feet as she walks slowly (which rarely happens). 2) I like it because I've used a retired carabiner to walk both my dogs at once on this single leash. It has a handle loop at the bottom which I hook to and, boom, both are at the end and there is only one leash. 3) The clip on my human side of the leash is great for hooking them to a light pole when I run inside the store to grab basil, pinenuts and a six-pack for tonights pasta dinner. 4) Now, my wife likes all those things too, but she takes points away because the elastic actually does make it hard to hold the dogs back from jumping on somebody in tight places. They basically have extra room to pull if they want it. Oh, 5), it's super rugged. Damn Lola ran off for three hours in the woods once and came home with a muddy leash but the buckle is fine and abrasion is minimal.

    More PRO than CON

    What is the length of the leash if the...

    What is the length of the leash if the hip belt is adjusted to 42inches?