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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 a little extra wiggle room to wander while the padded handle adjusts to be worn around your waist or can be used as a hand-held. 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.
- A stretch webbing leash for your furry friend
- Can be worn as a hand held or around the waist
- Buckle is easy-to-use and durable
- Item #RUF002C
- Q & A
Stretchy & Sturdy!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I absolutely love the Ruffwear Roamer Leash. I have tried alot of leashes for my dog, and this is by far the best. The elasticity of the leash keeps the dog close but doesn't automatically tug at him if he goes off a little and gives a little extra leeway when he needs it. Also the buckle at the end if perfect when I need to hook his leash around a fence at a field, chair at a restaurant, or anything of the sort. The leash is well made and very durable, my pup chews on leashes and likes to walk with the leash in his mouth alot and you can't even tell the leash gets chewed on - excellent quality overall!
I've been a long-time fan of the Slackline leash, but wanted to give my pooch a little extra wander-room, so I picked up the Roamer. I do have two dogs, one of whom does not dig the Roamer - but the other smaller dog definitely seems to enjoy it.
I love the fact that the plastic waist clip is back: the metal one on my Slackline drives me totally bonkers. Though, right off the bat (when running and wearing the Roamer fastened around my waist), I noticed that if my little, 30-pound mutt decided to launch herself (for whatever reason), the Roamer absorbed some shock and didn't near rip me in two, which the Slackline sometimes does. Definitely appreciated that detail. However, the Wavelength tech also makes it tough to wrangle your pooch when you need to. There is the "oh-shit" handle at the bottom of the leash near the clip, but the ratio between the time-to-grab-it-properly and when you REALLY need to grab it isn't... ideal. Maybe the Wavelength has to be a little shorter in order for the handle to work or maybe I just have to be a little faster on the uptake, who knows.
Also, fair warning: avoid getting wrapped up around trees or poles. My little dog took herself for a ride around the street post the other day, which was an alarming experience for her and hilarious thing for me to observe. But yeah, the Wavelength definitely has some strength behind it.
Bottom line: this is a pretty nifty little leash. I definitely prefer it overall to my Slackline and my dog seems to dig it more, too. She seems to be really into the bounce-back of the Wavelength, which cracks me up. As I mentioned before, our dog who requires a Gentle Leader does not like this leash as much, so we just use it for the other little dog.