I recently discovered a new product called the Release N Run leash by Rad Dog! As many of you know, we spend every sunrise on the beach with our chocolate lab Ty. On the weekends, we usually spend the entire day at the beach if we are not out hiking!
The Release N Run leash is an awesome product because we like to let Ty off-leash sometimes for fetch, swimming, etc., and it's great to have the flexibility of retracting the leash when we don't need it! It saves us from having to carry his leash which is super convenient. One thing though - the leash isn't one of those heavy strength leashes so it's better for dogs that know how to heel and walk well.
We have been using the Release N Run leash a ton since we got it. We've only tried it at the beach so far but can't wait to use it on the trails.