At first when I saw the Flexi Vario retractable dog leash at the Global Pet Expo, I thought – geez that looks like a large leash. Little did I know that I was soon to be wowed by this new product. This very nice lady from Flexi, Sylvie Geffrelot, took the time to show me the multiple features the Flexi Vario has. To call it just a retractable leash is a total misnomer.
First of all, it comes with a holder, which can be for poop bags or convert to hold treats. The holder can be attached or unattached to the leash.
The handle has an adjustment mechanism which can change the holder hand size to be smaller or larger. A great way to get the perfect fit for you and for anyone else walking your dog.
On the side of the leash is an LED light which is also removable so you can take it off during the day and attach it at night. The light is attached via a velcro strip. When you’re not using the light, there’s a thin panel you can attach instead. The LED light has a white front light so you and your dog can easily see the path in front of you. There is also a red back light which you can choose to turn on to make you more noticeable in the dark which can be helpful when crossing the street or in areas with lots of cars. The lights can be switched on and off individually.
It comes in cord or tape leashes and has a multi-belt linking system so you can attach a soft stop belt or a duo belt (great for walking two dogs at a time) or an LED flash belt. It’s very easy to switch the various belts.
To top it all off, this leash is quite light in weight. I thought it felt much lighter than expected. It also comes in a variety of colors and sizes. So if you’re looking for a multifunctional dog leash, this is ideal.
If you’re wondering, we were not paid for this review (we’re not paid for any reviews). We just think this is a cool new innovative product. The Flexi Vario is not yet available in the U.S. and is scheduled to be launched here in June 2014. We’ll keep you posted when/where you can buy it.