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)

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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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Sherry R.
United States

Great for walking my husky

I absolutely love the trail runner system! With a standard leash, my husky will pull because I can't keep up with his natural walking pace without speed walking (I'm pretty short). Since we started using the trail runner system, I can keep up with his pace easier since he has more stretch on the leash and I'm not killing my arm trying to rein him in. It would be awesome if the leash had a traffic handle for control when needed, but otherwise the system has been a godsend.

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Linda M.
United States

1/2 way to perfect

I love the waist harness, but the elasticized leash is too flimsy.

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