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The Ruffwear Flat Out Lead is an everyday dog lead that blends durability, versatility and outdoor aesthetics. This adjustable lead can be hand-held or worn around the waist for hands-free walking lead. The user-friendly side release buckle, reinforced with an aluminum Uniloop, provides exceptional strength, while Ruffwear’s unique Talon Clip™ offers a strong and secure leash-to-collar attachment. Outdoor-inspired patterns connect you with your favorite wild places.

Get our matching Hoopie™ Collar for the complete set up.

Length: 6 ft (1.8 m)
Width: 1 in (25 mm)

Key Features

Additional Features

  • Ruffwear-designed Tubelok™ webbing
  • Traffic handle offers quick restraint
  • Convenient accessory loop for pickup bags or small clip-on items
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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Rod A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flat out leash

It’s ok as a lead. My primary issue is that the lead is too short when used round the waist. I’m a 32” waist and have a very strong shepherd dog, who needs the lead clipping to the from of his harness for best response when he is working scent. The lead is not long enough to allow for this comfortably. We are often bumping into one another! Another 12-15” of length overall would solve this for us. Additionally a sprung/elasticated section incorporated into the design would benefit. I now understand that you have such a lead with a harness belt for the human. I really wish that your sales advisor had mentioned this! Truly disappointed as I would have bought that straight away! This is my main concern - I feel I was poorly advised. The product itself is fine though I only use it as an emergency back up as it doesn’t fully meet our needs.

Rick K.
United States United States


Should have got one year's ago!

Emily H.
United States United States

Love this leash

We love the leash for hiking! It is durable and secure enough to trust for my larger dog, yet I can easily adjust to wrap the handle around myself or a park bench when taking a break from hiking! Perfect for us. Plus the material cleans up nice with a few scrubs and hot water after a long day on the trail.

Mike W.
United States United States

Nice leash but could be more sustainable

These are nice leashes with some nice features such as the ability to briefly tie out your pup, but the buckle can be a weak point, especially if you have a strong dog or one that lunges. Ruffwear will replace the leash, but no repairs are offered, so into the trash most of it goes.

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Rob M.
United States United States

Ruffwear Gear

I recently purchased several items for my dog Lola. All of the items are constructed of high quality, durable materials. I couldn’t be happier. When on walks people often inquire where I got the equipment. I would absolutely recommend Ruffwear to anyone in need of high quality gear for their dog!