Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hands-Free Hipster Product Review by Outward Hound + Giveaway


I am truly blessed to have a very loyal running buddy who is usually blocking my path when I try to leave for a run....my girl Pepper!  



She is always willing to go for a run with me and is happy to even do doubles when Ward and I do not communicate.   Yes - we've done this before.  She had an 8 mile day because of this.  Oops!    

Running with her hasn't always been easy.  It took quite a bit of training.   She used to be a puller.  Big time.  Once she completely took me out in icy conditions - broke free and got away from me.  That was not a fun run.  But with lots of patience and practice, she has become the best running dog ever.  I don't know what I would do without having her as a running buddy.   

A couple of weeks ago, we were sent the Hands-Free Hipster Jogging Leash and it has earned itself a permanent place hanging by the door.   Now that's quite an honor around here.  




It was immediate love the first time we ran with it.  The waist band has two d-rings, one on each side of my waist, so we can choose which side to put the leash.  A lovely feature as Pepper is very picky about which side she runs on.  She always has to be on my left.   The waist pack itself is a little big - but for good reason.  It's quite secure.  It has a little give, but not too much.  When Pepper ran in front of me or behind me, the waistband moved freely to allow for her comfort as well.  This didn't bother me at all.  



One thing I wished it had was a pocket large enough for my phone.  I have the iPhone 6 and the pocket isn't large enough to accommodate it.  But, really, it's not the end of the world, as I have other methods to carry it - plus my hands are both free now since I do not have to carry the leash...so if I carry it for the 3-5 miles I run with Pepper, it's really not a a big deal.  



Pros: 
* Price at $29.95 (currently marked down from $34.95) - this is a great deal! 
* Pockets to carry keys, fuel, smaller cell phone, mace - small items 
* Adjustable waste
* D-rings on both sides to allow for a choice in which side your dog runs on
* Leash part has a handle, so if you had to "correct" or grab on for safety reasons, you can 
* Leash is adjustable 

Cons: 
* Pocket could be a little bigger for phone 



Now here's the exciting part!!!   I have a giveaway here for your own Hands-Free Hipster.  All you need to do is enter through the rafflecopter below.  The giveaway will run from today - 11/16/14  through next Monday - 11/24/14.  Winner must be reachable through email and must respond to my email within 24 hours of a new winner will be selected.  Best of luck!  


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”






38 comments:

  1. This product would be perfect, since I usually have a leash in both hands.

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  2. CUTE!! I wish Clark would run with me...but not so much. He prefers to meander at his own speed haha

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  3. Louise Bourque CunninghamNovember 16, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    I would love one of these so I could train Charlie to run with me. I usually take him with the flexi-leash but its very cumbersome. Something like this would be so great to have, also would leave both of my hands free in case I get tripped and fall! Great post as always Jen!

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  4. I bet you would LOVE it!!!! Good luck!

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  5. It's great for walking too! ;) Clark might like that!

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  6. It would take some training so Charlie doesn't dart out in front of you...but this would be nice for you and Charlie!

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  7. Very cool! I could see my brother using this!

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  8. Riley is an awdul runninh partner. A lab that would rather trot then run. Scared of everything. But the first sight of a squirrel, rabbit, orcat? He's never run faster

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  9. Do you have all night? I could talk about my four legged running partner all night. She runs with me every week and even comes on my long runs up to 13 miles with me. She is my little love.

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  10. My Henri is picky about what side he runs on to, but he's a righty!

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  11. Cola usually runs off leash, in fact I don't think he has had a leash on in years, but it could be interesting to try!

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  12. ALLL MY GOLDENDOODLE BFF WOULD LOVE THIS as would I.

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  13. This looks like a great idea! I've looked at these before for my labs but haven't tried one yet.

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  14. Fun! I get to review this too:) It's probably sitting in my mailbox right now;)

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  15. I really love this idea for a running leash. It's something we always talked about for Maddie, but never ended up getting.

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  16. I've always wanted to try one of these! My dog (Mia Monster) looks a lot like Pepper and she use to be a sprinter but has become a better running companion with age. :)

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  17. I would love to try one of these with Josie!!

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  18. Hint - on stairs...hold onto the leash with your hand. Those dogs get a little excited in the beginning!!! I hope you win!

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  19. Mia Monster...super cute!!! I wish you the best of luck. I think you will love it.

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  20. It would be a great idea for Maddie!

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  21. It is awesome!!! Your labs would love it. It only comes with one leash...but has two D rings. I'm sure you could figure something out for another leash?

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  22. You are so lucky to be able to run with Cola without a leash. I'm too nervous with the busy road to do that with Pepper!

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  23. Cute! I love how dogs pick their side and that is how it's going to be.

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  24. For you? Of course I do. I love that you run with your little love. :) 13 miles is amazing! Pepper's longest was 8.

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  25. Oh that's cute! Pepper is rather timid if she hears something in the woods. :)

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  26. We recently got another dog that is very hyper and likes to run. I have to learn how to run and teach him how to run along side me and I think he is getting the hang of it. This looks like a great way not to break form while running. Love it!!

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  27. My yellow lab, Stoney, is getting up in years but he still enjoys breaking out in a run once in a while. I'm sorry to say that we've never completely eliminated the pulling. That's the only part I don't like about running with him.

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  28. My puppy is too small to run long runs, but we play in the yard!

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  29. Definitely helps with running form and not tweaking your body with pulling back on the dog. :) I hope it works well for you!!!

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  30. Pulling is hard. But it is so nice to get out with your Stoney!!!

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  31. Oh that's cute!!!! Maybe short jogs with the leash!

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  32. LOL. But I bet your lab loves to run!

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  33. I've always tried to run with my pirate dog ( one eyed corgi) but juggling the leash was always and issue, and attaching it to my belt always resulted in some cars getting a cheeky view! I've been looking everywhere for something like this, especially since my boy is starting to get some of those famous corgi pounds lol

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  34. Gunner is an Australian Shepard and he runs faster than any dog I've ever had.

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