Ruff Wear The Roamer Leash

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5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



This is a new take on the dog leash that offers versatility…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


This is a new take on the dog leash that offers versatility and hands-free freedom.


  • Versatility
  • Length
  • Strength
  • Durability


  • Not retractable

So this is a supped up bungee cord of sorts with a tough exterior wrapping around it. It has the option of expanding the hand loop into a waist loop so you can take your dog running. It offers a softer material on the wrist then the traditional dog leashes. 

I have a 100 lb lab who has the propensity to take off when he sees a cat. He could care less about squirrels, skunks, etc but he wants to get cats — ironic since we have two of them at home that he could care less about.  Anyway with this least it slows him down gradually instead of the abrupt stop that a traditional leash. This causes less tension and pain on his neck. I really like that feature. 

On the other hand sometimes you have to quickly grab a section of leash if you need to stop your dog abruptly. I think it's best uses would be on the trail or in a running situation. But walking in an urban setting where lots of other animals are around — well it might not let you stop your dog as fast as you need to.

Also, and it's a minor thing, I don't like set up of the part that attaches to the leash. It snags sometimes — more so than what a traditional leash offers. Other than that I really like this leash. 


Cool, stylish leash. I use it with my dog on trail…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $22

Cool, stylish leash. I use it with my dog on trail runs and day hikes. We both like that it has a little give while running.

Has a really nice, strong clip. Comfortable padded handle with a buckle to hook around something or around your waist to have a hands-free leash. There's also a little clip to clip your potty bags too.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Ruff Wear's The Roamer Leash page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

RuffWear Roamer Dog Leash The RuffWear Roamer Dog Leash is designed to keep you and your dog connected. The leash is constructed using stretchy webbing which stretches as your dog roams. The leash can be hand-held or waist-worn thanks to the adjustable padded handle, and the convenient traffic handle makes it easy to keep your dog by your side when crossing roads or in built-up areas. The RuffWear Roamer Dog Leash is ideal for running, hiking, or walking, keeping your hands free for whatever your activity demands.

- SunnySports

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 up to an additional 4 feet to smell and investigate. Taking your Weimaraner for a run in a futile attempt to tire her out' The padded handle adjusts to be worn around your waist so your gait doesn't get completely wacky. 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.


Ruffwear Roamer Leash FEATURES of the Ruffwear Roamer Leash Ruffwear's Wavelength webbing allows the leash to stretch as dogs roam Ergonomically-designed Talon Clip provides one-handed attachment Adjustable padded handle, with aluminum Talon Hook, can be hand-held, waist-worn (up to 48 inches) or secured around a tree or post Convenient accessory loop for pickup bags or small clip-on items Traffic handle offers quick restraint

- Moosejaw

Let your doggies roam with the Ruffwear Roamer Leash, featuring an elastic core that extends so you can maintain control while your canine companion enjoys a generous range of movement.