It had been surprisingly difficult for me to find a nice slim (5/8 inch) 6-foot leash with a strong but small clasp. So many leashes these days have big heavy clasps (carabiners, even!) that add unnecessary weight to my dog's collar. I also wanted a padded handle and d-ring. This leash ticks all the boxes. The material is a nice smooth nylon and overall it seems very high-quality. It's lightweight and comfortable for both of us.