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Ruffwear Knot-A-Leash


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    57 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

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    Light-weight and durable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Dog and owner are super satisfied with this purchase. Love the carabiner attachment and the comfortable hand loop. Having a place for waste bags is essential and the placement is ideal. It's light- weight and strong. Perfect length for walking

    Ruffwear Knot-A-Leash

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Ruffwear Knot-A-Leash is awesome! The locking clip is probably the best feature because it provides peace of mind for owners who normally have to keep a close eye on their escape artist K9. There is a small loop just below the handle which is super nice for clip on accessories, such as a poop bag dispenser or pop up water bowl for longer walks.

    The rope seems to be chew proof (thus far), which is usually a problem with other leashes. The length is great for training as well.

    Great for escape artists!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I don't know how he does it but our Shiba manages to escape from traditional leashes. I love the locking feature on this leash, so far we haven't had a breakout. I also really like how lightweight it is. Brody is about 25lbs and we went with the small.

    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!

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

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