Rated 4 out of 5 by Beachnut3 Salt water unfriendly
I like this leash. It doesn't get as wet on the beach as my dog's matching collar does. (I can't figure out how to review the collar directly.) The metal rings on the collar do not like salt water; even after removing the collar and rinsing it in regular water after each beach session, it still rusts. My beautiful white dog gets rust on her fur from it. Perhaps if I had a different color dog....Please make the rings out of something less susceptible to salt water, not just a coating of resistance, but the whole thing. I'd pay for a solid ring of a spendy material if it didn't rust--my dog and I will be going to the beach for many many years.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by leening Great collar
My 3 large dogs wear (wore) these collars. Unfortunately the more hyper one lost his who knows where on a hike. Have not found it yet, but surely will eventually. Have lots of positive comments on the collars and like having the identification readily available. They are all chipped but the more id the better. One suggestion would be a "roll" ring instead of the clip type. Safer and maybe less readily "lost."
February 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by drdullinger Clasp makes this a flawed product
Along with the other many reviews, I have to report that the clasp is a fatal flaw for this product. I purchased this one on October 29 and the clasp broke yesterday. This is the second time. I won't reorder. I have an older dog (15 years old) so this is not the result of product stress. A quality company like LL Bean should discontinue this product or fix the problem.
February 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by StevenC Clasp broke in a few months
I really liked this collar and was happy that my dog was wearing it. It is a great idea to have the contact info in plain sight, except after a few months the clasp just flew apart when I put it on her. Way to much money for a collar that lasted only 3 or 4 months.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by activeoutdoorsylady web dog collar
great product, sturdy, good visibility - have one for each dog
December 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CharlotteDogMom Width of the large collar
Just received our new collar for our yellow lab, It is a very nice collar and the large fits her, but we really think the collar should be wider, probably an inch. I will say that I did know that the large was 3/4" wide, but it just looks a little puny on her neck.
December 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LillyinDC Much better alternatives out there
Do yourself a favor and don't buy this collar. I was so disappointed in the quality of the collar, the clasp, and even the personalization was done poorly. I ordered a large in the lagoon blue for my white lab puppy.
My two previous dogs has personalized collars that I ordered almost 12 years ago. They were strong, attractive, and lasted their entire lives. The one I just received from LL Bean for my new dog is getting returned. The collar is thin and flimsy. The plastic clasp is much less robust than what I am used to in a quality dog collar.
In addition, the personalization was done poorly. The phone number was embroidered in a much smaller font than the name, resulting in being difficult to read and just looking like a homemade job. The collar is a large, so there is plenty of room to have done the entire thing in the larger font. And even the larger font used for the name is much smaller than the letters/numbers on my two previous collars.
Such a disappointment, LL Bean.
November 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NCFamily99 Clips Break
I have 2 dogs and we have just gone through 3 of these collars. The clips break very easily. We don't use the collars for tie outs or for the leash. They both have a harness for walking. Although I love the personalized collars and the LLBean personnel have been very cooperative about the exchanges, I will have to get refunds on these defective items.
November 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by sindarelah Great collar, but clips break
I've bought two of collars on two separate occasions (so 4 total) and so far 3 have clips that have broken. This last one broke no more than 3 weeks after we had received the new collars, but since we don't use them for tie outs, we just dealt with it.
The product description clearly states that this is not to be used for a tie-out, so I want to be clear that we do not use these in that way. We also don't use them to walk the dogs, since they pull a lot (they're huskies). We only use them when they go out in the yard in case they get away.
These collars have helped us tremendously - we lost one of our dogs 2 hours from home over night in winter, during hunting season. The only way we got him back was the person who found him called my cell # on the collar. In that regard, I think these are great. In terms of quality construction of the clip...Not so much.
So here I am, ordering a third set. Here's hoping three times a charm because I do love the collars.
October 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by corralesgirl leash not compatible with small collar
I am so disappointed that the size of the metal clip on the mesh leash is huge in comparison with the 3/8 inch mesh collar. While the clip does manage to attach to the metal loop on the collar (just barely), it looks ridiculous. You should caution those buying the small collar that the matching leash is incompatible. I am keeping the collar but will be returning the leash as unusable.
October 16, 2013