|Material||Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Nylon|
|Breed Size||Large Breeds||Small Breeds||Giant Breeds||Large Breeds|
|Leash & Collar Feature||Reflective||Reflective||Reflective||Reflective|
|Leash Length||25 feet||16 feet||16 feet||16 feet|
We purchased this leash for the first time about 1.5 years ago. After about 6 months we had to replace it because the leash got wet (snow during the winter in Vermont will do that) and stopped retracting. We have had the second leash for under a year and already it is having the same issue. It is very durable and handles our 40 lb Border Collie great when she gets her eyes set on a squirrel, but come on! You should still be able to walk in the rain and/or snow with it without it getting ruined. Definitely will not purchase again.
Our puppy chewed this in less then 5 minutes and now out of a leash, he was being supervised not unattended. Thought KONG was supposed to be such a great and durable product which is why we spent the extra money. Disappointed!
I bought this leash back in February and have been using it on walks almost daily. My 45lb Dalmatian can run, sniff, and walk right beside me on it easily. I use the stop button to correct her with a quick tug and she respects it and comes closer, she’s run full speed to the end of it a couple times and it did not break, she’s chewed on the handle and it held up (minor tooth marks though your dog could easily eat the grip off if they’re sneaky like mine), and we have gotten it wet and sandy and it still preforms well. I will say I don’t recommend it for heavy hard pullers retractable leashes aren’t meant for that and can break but overall we love it!!!
This leash has a good price but it locked up and wouldn't work correctly on the first hike we went on! I have a 70lb lab and he or his predecessors have never been able to do this to any of the Flexi leashes. I went and spend twice as much on a Flexi and it is working perfectly. Handles when my doggo goes to the very end of it's length and then retracts as it should. My husband is a do it all fix it renaissance man and he couldn't even figure out how to open it up to look inside and try to fix it. I will stick with Flexi from here on out!!!
Very nice leash. Happy with my purchase...should last for years.
Loved the leash initially however my 90 Lb Husky mix really tested the strength of this leash. After 4 months the lock mechanism began to fail. Periodically would not lock or would lock and took a fair amount of fidgeting to unlock it. If your dog is not a 'hard puller' I think this leash would last forever. If you have a "puller" I don't think I would recommend it. Chewy was quick to refund my money when I brought the problem to their attention.
Just got this leash and it locked up immediately and won't unlock. My old cheap one this replaced lasted me YEARS and this one didn't even last a couple of days!
I found these leashes to be a great way to give my active girls some extra room to roam. It's been over a year and a half since I got the first one. Lightweight for it's size and strength. Reflective threads and mirrored body help out at night. Just be aware that if you have a dog that charges after things this WILL give them a good running start!
this item appears to be well made, but it is very heavy and the buttons to release and lock the leash are difficult to operate with one hand. I'll be returning this item.
I replaced a retractable leash that was very similar to this when the stop button broke. I don't know how old the previous leash was but at least 2 years old and I'm guessing older which is the only reason I rate this 4 stars. The old one broke when my 97 pound GSD took off after a lizard and I pushed the button to keep him from getting wrapped up in a tree it stopped him but the leash was not reliably functioning at that point although it did function enough to get back home. This new leash seems improved over the last one but nearly alike and yes it does stop a 97# GSD. I do like the reflective tape which matches his Kong harness which has reflective seams.