Built to Provide Serious Strength
Did you know that most dog leashes currently on the market are made with materials that are based purely on aesthetics? Have you ever wondered why many companies do not even tell you the maximum weight (or force) that their products can handle?
The unfortunate truth is that most of these products are not designed for strength. They are purely designed for aesthetics or cheaper mass production. Chances are, the materials are not even strength tested before being released to consumers.
Quality is Everything!
Strength Tested Materials Only
Sure, it is tempting to go the cheaper mass production route. But here at Sleepy Cotton, we only create products that are able to surpass the aggressively tough standards of company owner and professional product designer Mike.
It is always more challenging and more expensive to source professionally strength tested yet aesthetically well-designed materials to build our leashes. But safety is the most important factor when it comes to leashes and collars. The fun designs are just a guaranteed bonus.
Cotton Rope - Classic Leash
100% US Grown Cotton
Marine-grade cotton ropes must be pretty strong, right? Yes, indeed. The cotton ropes that we use for are leashes are extremely strong.
● S/M model uses ⅜” rope - tensile strength is approx. 1,100 lbs
● L model uses ½” rope - tensile strength is approx. 2,000 lbs
● XL model uses ½” rope - tensile strength is approx. 2,000 lbs (will be available soon)
Cotton Rope - Upcycled Core Leash
Upcycled Yarns from Fashion Industry
Extra soft upcycled core cotton ropes are not only environmentally friendly, but also extremely strong as well.
● S model uses ⅜” rope - tensile strength is approx. 1,100 lbs
● M/L model uses ½” rope - tensile strength is approx. 1,500 lbs
● XL model uses ½” rope - tensile strength is approx. 1,500 lbs (will be available soon)
Again, Safety First!
Snap Hook - Classic & Upcycled Core Leash
Did you know that many leashes currently on the market are made with JUST PRETTY hardware? For example, many companies prefer to use hardware materials made for other uses. One of the popular choices is handbag hardware. Why? Because it is PRETTY. But think about the safety concerns of selecting such a material. Handbag hardware is only designed to handle a fraction of the weight that all leashes must be able to handle safely.
Sleepy Cotton uses only specially forged snap hooks made with solid bronze material that have been fully strength tested. Surely this process adds additional cost to our leashes, but Sleepy Cotton cannot compromise on canine safety.
● S - Up to 110 lbs
● M / L - Up to 150 lbs
● XL - Up to 220 lbs - Coming soon!
Even More Strength
Knots from Rock Climbing Industry
To add even more strength and security to our already overpowering Sleepy Cotton leashes, we build our leashes using knotting techniques used by the rock climbing industry.
They are just knots - how strong can they be? The knotting techniques that we employ to build our leashes are used to support the weight of rock climbers. They are designed to add force and become even tighter as you pull in order to provide serious strength and security. If this knot technique is trusted to save the life of falling rock climbers, it is durable enough for your dog.