6-Foot WaterField Wag Dog Leash Review: Treat Your BFF to the Hand-Crafted WooferField Collection

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The Lowdown

I’ve read some user reviews that complain that the WaterField Wag Dog Leash‘s Latigo leather handle is too thin, too hard, and too rigid. I literally just walked in from a two-mile walk with Nava, and I disagree. No, the handle isn’t a soft, malleable leather, at least not initially, but it is quite comfortable to hold, and it will stay strong as it softens over time.

Overall
4.5

Pros

  • Strong, 6′ leash
  • Reflective strips add safety when walking at night
  • Hardware is strong and coated for added longevity
  • D-ring is at the base of the handle for poop bags or a light
  • Made at WaterField’s San Francisco workshop

Cons

  • Some may be unhappy with the rigidity of the handle when it is new
  • Pricey

WaterField bags, backpacks, and pouches are some of my favorites. Pre-COVID, I carried something WaterField daily. Recently, WaterField has released a line of WooferField dog accessories, including the Wag Dog Collar, the Wag Hip Pack, and the Wag Dog Leash. I just got back from a walk with Goldendoodle Nava; here are my thoughts on the WaterField Wag Dog Leash.

WaterField Wag Dog Leash

Nava is just over 20 pounds and is approaching her fifth birthday. Since we got her, she’s had just two leashes. There was the thin, light training leash we used when she was a puppy, and there is a four-foot leash that we’ve used ever since. The 4-footer has been a good leash; it has an elastic section that dampens the impact of the leash on Nava when she needs a correction, which is handy.

WaterField Wag Dog Leash

By comparison, the WaterField Wag Dog leash is a full six feet, and it has no elastic. While I enjoyed the dampening by the elastic section that was given by Nava’s last leash, she really seems to enjoy the extra freedom and latitude that comes with a longer leash.

WaterField Wag Dog Leash

Here’s what WaterField has to say about their Wag Dog Leash:

This classic 6-ft dog leash combines durable materials and thoughtful features. A leather-wrapped handle provides comfort, all-brass hardware with PVD coating ensures strength and longevity, and nylon webbing with double-sided reflective threads enhances visibility in low-light environments. Taking your dog out is literally a walk in the park with the Wag Dog Leash!

WaterField Wag Dog Leash

The WaterField Wag Dog Leash is made from strong nylon webbing. It is one inch wide, and it has two reflective strips running the entire length. I love this added “safety” feature.

WaterField Wag Dog Leash

The handle is a loop of the webbing material wrapped in full-grain stitched Latigo leather.

WaterField Wag Dog Leash

The WaterField Wag Dog Leash comes in color choices of dark brown, cognac, and black.

WaterField Wag Dog Leash

The WooferField Collection is made at WaterField’s San Francisco workshop.

I’ve read some user reviews that complain that the WaterField Wag Dog Leash’s Latigo leather handle is too thin, too hard, and too rigid. I literally just walked in from a two-mile walk with Nava, and I disagree. No, the handle isn’t a soft, malleable leather, at least not initially, but it is quite comfortable to hold, and it will stay strong as it softens over time.

Here’s a look at Nava’s first walk using the Wag Dog Leash.

The WaterField Wag Dog Leash’s hardware is made from PVD-coated brass. It is durable, and it resists corrosion; it also won’t scratch the floor if you let go of the leash, and it gets dragged around by your dog. The points where the leash attaches to the handle and D-ring have zigzag bar-tack stitching, which is designed to prevent rips and increase the strength of the leash.

At the base of the leather handle, a D-ring is coated in the same PVD. This gives the leash a unified appearance while presenting a spot to secure a poop bag holder or light.

All told, the 6-foot leash weighs 0.4 pounds. While the leash works just fine on its own, the company recommends pairing it with their Wag Hip Pack and Wag Dog Collar.

WaterField Wag Dog Leash and Wag Hip Pack

We have samples of each, and I will be sharing our thoughts on the other two products later this week. In the meantime, however, you can see the WaterField Wag Dog Leash and Wag Hip Pack in action in this promo video:

 

The Waterfield Wag Dog Leash is available in three colors for $59; it is available directly from the manufacturer. You can check out the entire WooferField Collection here.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Strong, 6′ leash; Reflective strips add safety when walking at night; Hardware is strong and coated for added longevity; D-ring is at the base of the handle for poop bags or a light; Made at WaterField’s San Francisco workshop

What Needs Improvement: Some may be unhappy with the rigidity of the handle when it is new; Pricey

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.