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Ruffwear Knot-A-Leash


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    52 Reviews


    Instead of chopping the end off your used lead rope to make into a leash, pick up a Ruffwear Knot-A-Leash for your favorite crag dog. With a locking carabiner attachment point and a comfortable webbing handle, this leash is climbing inspired to the max and safe for your dog, too. Plus, the accessory loop gives you a convenient place to carry plastic pick-up bags.

    • A locking carabiner provides a secure collar attachment point
    • Kernmantle rope leash is durable and maintains the climbing theme
    • Tubular webbing handle is comfortable and provides a secure grip
    • Accessory loop holds plastic pick up bags
    • Reflective trim in the rope provides low-light visibility
    • Small size has a rope diameter of 7mm, large size has 10mm diameter (both sizes are the same length)
    • Item #RUF0096

    Tech Specs

    [S] nylon, [L] nylon
    5 ft
    Recommended Use
    walking strong dogs
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Solid, Light, save the clasp

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

    This leash is super light and easy to toss in a bag, pack, or back of the car for those times you pup needs to be on leash (like when someone, somewhere, down the trail has jerky and you're a vegetarian and your dog gets STOKED on the smell of meat...anyway).

    Giving this 4 stars as the carabiner is a bit overkill for smaller pups--the weight of it is noticeable for my 30# doggo.

    Super Durable Leash

      This is a really well-made leash! It is made of climbing rope and uses a locking carabiner to clip to the dog's harness or collar. It also has the nicest padding in the handle I've ever seen on a leash. It is really comfortable!
      If you come to Backcountry to visit, it is easily the most popular leash in the office!
      I've used it with my 100+ lb lab daily and it has held up really well over the past couple of months.

      Sweet Leash

        Bought the larger diameter for my 50lb healer and it works great! The biner at times seems a bit excessive, but it's still way better than the cheap-o clips that you normally find. This is a super strong leash and it's stood up to some serious abuse so far!

        Try and Escape

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        High Quality and Durable leash with a great little carabiner. Does my dog really need something this tough, No....but why the hell not!

        High Quality & Unique Design

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Very sturdy, well made leash. Carabiner and climbing rope gives it an "Outdoors Use" stamp and a nice touch. Only drawback is the carabiner is attached directly to the rope without a swivel, so the leash can twist up on you.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This is an awesome high quality leash. I love the locking mechanism in the clip! The padded handle is super comfortable, and the smaller loop below the handle loop is a great spot to hang a bag dispenser from. Best leash I've ever owned!

        Great Leash!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Awesome Leash, really durable and comfortable to hold. Haven't had any problems yet with the doggo trying to chew on it so I'm not sure if it would hold up or not.

        Perfect Leash

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have used this leash for my black lab for the past month or so and I love it. It is super durable and I love the biner feature so that she cannot break it very easily if she tries to chew on it. The length was a little short but it helps keep her from pulling. If you are looking for a new leash for your pup definitely check this one out.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This leash is excellent! So far it has been great, and the dog hasn't chewed through it yet! Got the L size and it is a great diameter and length. The only thing that I am unsure about it the handle part of the leash. For myself it seems a bit big and overly bulky, but that doesn't stop me from using it!

        love this leash

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I love this leash so much I get a little protective when I read the bad reviews. For my needs, it is perfect. I like to keep my dog close and controlled when leashed so the length is perfect for that while allowing him to investigate things nearby. I also got the shorter version of this leash which my dog doesn't like as much. he usually walks at my hip but likes the feeling of freedom the extra length that this leash gives him.

        Great if you get the right size

        • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

        Unfortunately I didn't get to use this leash because I got the small instead of the large. My dog is an Aussie mix and the small just looked too thin. Exchanging for a bigger size! Can't wait to use it

        This Leash is a Magnet

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Sweet leash I purchased for a friend when I lost hers while babysitting her pup. I got plenty of looks from the opposite gender that weekend and I attribute them entirely to this leash.

        I have a lab/border collie mix . . . 7mm...

        I have a lab/border collie mix . . . 7mm or 10mm diameter? Tx