Our great friends over at Hurtta North America sent over a few Explorer leashes over for Dante and Goose to try out. We put them to good use over a 4-day snowshoe trip up to Flagstaff, AZ.
Price: $26.00 – $28.00
Colors offered: Cherry, Rasberry, Birch, Bolete, Raven & Juniper
Size: 6ft, 2/3″ wide and 6ft, 1/4″ wide
Design: Rating 5/4
Solid and durable are exactly how I would describe the Explorer leash, I love that it’s a heavy duty leash and the main handle on the leash is padded to ensure your hands don’t fatigue.
The extra handle on the leash is not padded, but even though the leash is solid it is still a very soft leash. This handle is perfect for keeping your dog close and out of the way either in a busy ski lodge or on a busy sidewalk. I do like the 3M reflective material near the clasp of the leash every little bit of visibility in low light is a plus.
Quality: Rating 5/5
The Explorer Leash is a very well made leash, perfect for going on hikes or walking around town, the added safety handle is perfect for added control when needed. The clasp is well made and the padded handle is very comfortable.
Function: Rating 5/4.5
Looks just like your typical 6-foot nylon leash but it is larger, softer and has the extra handle. I really liked using this leash when we walked around our local park, the extra handle came into use when sharing the sidewalk with multiple people and dogs.
Overall: Rating 5/4.5
A great leash for daily activities and out adventuring, the soft padded handle and the extra handle makes it a multifunctional leash with added control.
A bit about Hurtta
Hurtta’s business is based on knowing what pets need, and wanting to provide them with ever better products. Also wanting to make the everyday lives of dog owners easier, by offering safe, high-quality products that are easy to identify and that meet exactly the right needs. Hurtta believes that dogs make us better people.
Hurtta product designs, they take into account the build and movement patterns of different dog breeds, when the dogs run and play. The objective is to come up with products that are ergonomic, functional and match the needs of the dogs. Houndtex, our proprietary high-performance fabric, is weather resistant, breathable, water and wind resistant. The seams are taped, which guarantees impermeability.
Hurtta is established in Kuopio, Finland.
You can find Hurtta retailers in North America by going here: Hurtta247 Stockists.
If you love Hurtta and want to learn more about them I would recommend checking Hurtta out on Facebook and liking their page. They are often looking for product testers and run giveaways for chances to win their products.