Whether you walk your dog through a busy city block or across an empty, open field, you’ll need a leash you can count on to keep your dog safe. While your dog may be reliable about coming when you call, they are still better off with a durable, sturdy leash that keeps them close. Trust in the Ruffwear Flagline Dog Leash—a lightweight yet strong option that keeps your canine companion safely at your side. 

Ruffwear Flagline Dog Leash Details

The Ruffwear Flagline Dog Leash is 6.5 feet long and 0.8 inches wide, slightly longer than the average 6-foot leash. The leash is lightweight yet strong and versatile and can quickly be wrapped around your waist. The few extra inches also give your dog a little slack.

Inspired by rock-climbing slings, the leash comes in four beautiful colors—salmon pink, sage green, lichen, and blue dusk—that fit well in any natural setting while you and your dog run, hike, or walk. The ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene webbing is colorfast, so your leash will remain vibrant, no matter the conditions.

Minimal hardware complements the Ruffwear Flagline Dog Leash’s sleek design. This includes a lightweight, low-profile clip that locks for extra security, so you can rest assured that your dog remains near. If you choose to use the leash’s hands-free setting, the side-release buckle is comfortable against your waist and easy to unclip.

Ruffwear Flagline Dog Leash Pros and Cons


  • The sleek, minimal design means the leash folds up small for stowing in your pocket when not in use.
  • The leash can be used hands-free or with a standard handle.
  • The collar clip locks for extra security and peace of mind.
  • You can stash waste bags in the accessory pouch instead of your pocket.
  • The material is lightweight but strong and durable.


  • Some buyers complain that when they wrap the leash around their waist, they do not have enough slack for their short-statured dog.
  • Some buyers have difficulties folding waste bags to fit flat in the accessory pouch, which can form an uncomfortable lump when the leash is wrapped around the waist.
  • The locking feature makes the clip challenging to attach to a harness or leash quickly.

Ruffwear Flagline Dog Leash 5-Star Reviews

Ruffwear Flagline Dog Leash received 4.3 out of 5 stars on their website. Comments from happy customers include: 

  • “I love that it is lightweight with an easy-to-use (even if you have arthritis in your thumbs) clasp that can lock. Great leash!”
  • “This leash is fantastic. Being able to walk your dog with no hands is a game changer! Seems plenty strong. It has held up to our 100-lb Great Pyrenees, even when he really pulls.”
  • “My all time favorite leash. I live in South Florida, and often end long beach walks with a swim. This leash is light and water wicking and sturdy. I won’t go back to another kind of leash after using these.”

Information as of 9/30/22