The Ruffwear Trail Runner™ System enhances miles on the trail by providing a hands-free hip belt and leash system that allows easy access and carrying of essentials. The Trail Runner™ Belt offers humans a comfortable, bounce-free, load-dispersing design with an intuitive leash attachment release for quick disconnect when needed. The belt includes a zippered, water-resistant pocket, a stretch mesh pocket, and an included 21 ounce, BPA-free Ruffwear water bottle that fits securely in a holster on the back. While the belt is compatible with any leash, this system includes our shock-absorbing Ridgeline™ Leash, designed at a length that’s optimized for running or walking.

Belt Size: 25-45 in (64-114 cm)
Leash Length: 3.3-5.9 ft (1-1.8 m)

Be In The Mile with ambassadors Nico & Sol in this trail running story.


Key Features

Additional Features

  • Comfortable bounce-free, load-dispersing design
  • Intuitive leash attachment release for quick disconnect
  • Shock-absorbing, Ridgeline™ Leash
  • Zippered, water-resistant pocket
  • Stretch mesh pocket for quick-access to essentials
  • BPA-free Ruffwear water bottle
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching The Beacon™
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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Jenny L.
United States

Not for me

The problem with this product might lie in the fact that my dog doesn’t walk on only one side of me. He goes behind me and comes around to the other side. That means I have to spin around. The leash that comes with it is too short for my taste. My dog doesn’t like to pull at all and that means he walks right in front of me and I often walk into him. I actually purchased the six foot leash but that’s too short too. The leash and belt are of excellent quality though. I’m sure this can work for a lot of people, but it’s just not for me. I also bought a harness from Ruffwear and I LOVE it. Best harness I ever got for my dog.

Martin K.
United States

Trail Runner System

Great! My Golden loved it, and so did I.

Michael D.
United States

Amazing but

It is amazing wonderful great good, but the water bottle bounces far to much for long distance 4+ mile runs

Diana P.
United States

Trail Runner System

I do wish this would stay seated around my hips (I get a little annoyed by things around my waist) but it works really well. I really like the bungee leash, the length is perfect. The only real change that would make it a little nicer when running would be to somehow figure out how to have a soft bottle insert in the water bottle so it doesn't slosh, but overall, it makes it so much easier to run with my dog, very happy I made the purchase.

Glenn G.
United States

Hands-free running

Light weight, comfortable but difficult to clip-in leash with blue safety lead when running. Enjoyed many hands free miles with my old buddy Floyd.