Essential Lead


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The essential lead is a minimalist version of our standard lead. Using 1 ply of 1″ tubular mil-spec webbing, this lead is durable and compact. Law Enforcement Officers love this lead because it’s small enough to stow easily in any pocket while still being fully functional. As a lighter weight version of our Standard Lead, it’s also a popular option with civilians.

It comes in 4ft or 6ft lengths and has a large 7″ long handle. Utilizing heavy duty 1” mil-spec tubular webbing that’s strength rated to 4,000 lbs, it is quick-drying, mold and mildew resistant and extremely durable.

Our integrated 1.5″ clip-in point at the clip end of the lead allows the handler to use a standard climbing carabiner as a backup clip-in option if desired.

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Mil-Spec Webbing Construction
Constructed of heavy duty 1” mil-spec tubular webbing strength rated to 4,000 lbs—quick drying as well as mold and mildew resistant.
Bartack Stitching
Terminated ends are tripled bartacked, providing extremely strong connections that rival the traditional box-stitch.
1.5" Clip-In Point
Clip-in point can accommodate a large diameter carabiner as a back up clip option.
Large Handle
Large 7" long handle easily accommodates large gloved hands.


4ft or 6ft long

7″ Long Handle


1” Mil-Spec tubular webbing rated to 4,000 lbs



5 reviews
out of 5
  1. Matthew

    I purchased this 6’ lead to replace a leather lead. I wanted something lighter for limited weight on the collar during searches and something easy to fold and store when needed. It is very light and seems durable. I have not used while wet yet, but if it is like the tracking lead I purchased I imagine it will be just as grippy when wet as the tracking lead.

  2. Brittany

    One of the best leashes I’ve gotten!! So durable and great for everyday use!

  3. Cody

    We use this lead anytime we take our dog out to work. We’ve never had any issues with it and the craftsmanship is spot on.

  4. Megan

    Very lightweight and durable, the material is comfortable to hold even with dogs that pull. And it looks great!

  5. Michael

    I already have the standard lead in black and decided to try this one in coyote for my other dog. The description is right on. This lead is much lighter than the standard lead yet it is very well made. The material is supple and comfortable in the hand. I got it with the round eye brass clip which is the biggest thickest clip I have ever seen.