A good leash is a wonderful thing. While I use very short leashes when walking the dogs, I do use retractable leashes for taking them outside when they need bathroom breaks.
I’ve gone through several retractable leashes, and I think this one is great!
The dogs are about 35-40 pounds each, so this is the perfect strength and control for them. Larger (and stronger) dogs would require a heavier-weight leash. However, I believe this company makes many sizes.
- Retraction mechanism isn’t too tight
- Retracts easily and smoothly
- Brake button is easy to push in and easy to release
- Comfort grip part is a bit easier to hold on to
- Thin leash keeps it from getting tangled up
- Easy to dry if it gets wet
- Won’t work for a stronger, bigger dog
- Says it’s for dogs up to 44 pounds
The retraction mechanism on different types of leashes works differently. I have found that of the leashes I have tried, I prefer the Flexi comfort grip. With other leashes, I feel a constant pull by the retraction mechanism, forcing me to apply more pressure to hold on to the leash. With this one, the retraction doesn’t pull, but retracts smoothly and easily when necessary.
We have also had a couple of leashes that we have left out in the rain. Since the leash was a thicker width, it took longer to dry, and as a result, ended up with a moldy smell. While I’m trying not to leave leashes outside in times of rain, this thinner leash dries a lot faster.
You must be careful with this leash and make sure your dogs don’t wrap it around your legs. Because it is a cord style, the cord can give you rope burns if wrapped around bare skin. This isn’t a problem with the design of the leash, just something you need to watch out for.
The size of the handle is also nice. I can easily control the dogs with one hand, rather than have to use two hands to hold it. The comfort grip is also helpful for those times that I have just put lotion on my hands and then have to take the dogs out. It helps keep it from slipping out of my hand.