Ruffwear Hitch Hiker Leash | Adjustable Backcountry Dog Lead | Further Faster Christchurch NZ  Close (esc)
Ruffwear Hitch Hiker Leash | Adjustable Backcountry Dog Lead | Further Faster Christchurch NZ  Close (esc)

Ruffwear Hitch Hiker Dog Leash

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From the crag to the café

A climbing-inspired adjustable-length leash and hitching system for the ultimate in connection versatility on the fly.

  • Adjustable, stowable strap for versatility as a leash and a portable hitch
  • Can be used hands-free, hand-held, or secured around a single post
  • Ergonomic HitchLock™ rope adjuster with brake for hands-on, on-the-fly length adjustment
  • 3.65m (12ft) of strong, supple, reflective kernmantle rope
  • Convenient and durable stow bag contains rope tail end
  • Light and strong lockable Crux Clip™
    • Leash Length: 3.65m (12 ft)
    • Stow Bag Dimensions: 16 x 18.5 x 5 cm (6 x 7 x 2 in)


    • Bag Shell: 150 denier polyester with a water-repellent finish (bluesign® approved)
    • Rope: 7 mm reflective kernmantle rope
    • Belt: 20 mm polyester webbing
    • Hardware: Crux Clip™ and HitchLock™ Rope Adjuster
    • Buckle: ITW Nexus Mach 1 side-release buckle
    • Zipper: YKK #3 Reverse Coil Zipper
    • Made in Vietnam
    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry


    For delivery of orders within New Zealand, excluding boats:

    • All local orders over NZD $149 are shipped free using a standard signature required service.
    • All local orders under NZD $149 are charged a flat fee of NZD $8 and are shipped using standard signature required service.
    • We use Post Haste Couriers as our courier service
    • Allow 4 business days for standard South Island shipping and 5 business days for the North Island.
    • Rural Address and PO box numbers please add business 2 days.
    • Once your order has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
    • Once your order has left the store it is at the mercy of the couriers. Please check your tracking information and contact the couriers if it has not arrived when expected.


    • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
    • Rural Address and PO Boxes, please add 2 more days.
    • We try our best to get your orders out to you ASAP, however, during our peak times (Christmas, Sale week etc), we may need an extra day to process them.
    • These estimates are for a perfect world when courier companies work on time and natural disasters and pandemics are at bay. Once it has left the shop it is sometimes up to the shipping gods!

     If you would like an update of Courier Network Status, please see these links:


    • We can’t change addresses in the system once your order has been placed, however, send an email to or call us in-store and we will endeavour to change the address.
    • Please let us know before order cut off at 1pm daily.


    • We offer an in-store pick up service.
    • This is contactless, please order online and choose Pick-Up.
    • You will be notified when your order is ready for collection.
    • Collection can be made during opening hours at 
      57A Buchan Street


    • Once your order has been shipped you will receive a Shipment Order Email. This will have a link to your tracking details, you can use this link to find the location of your parcel and contact the courier company to see how far away it is.
    • If you have not received a confirmation email within 24hrs, please check your junk box in your email, as some times we need to get in touch with you and emails do happen to end up in there!
    • Alternatively, speak to our order guru 'Bot-Bruce', and he can find the tracking details for you in the chat section of this pop-up. Just ask him, 'Where is my order?' and follow the prompts 🐻.



    • All Australian orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $35 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).  Paddles are NZD $125 for 2 and 4 piece paddles and NZD $195 for 1 piece paddles.
    • All North American orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $90 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).
    • Standard delivery times for international orders can vary from 5 business days to 6 weeks.
    • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
    • International orders do not come with a signature delivery confirmation.
    • Please do not buy products with eggs or bacon, as international customs do not like this and your order may be confiscated at your own cost (no one wants wasted bacon and eggs!)


    • All orders are shipped from our Christchurch store and usually leave the next day. If for some reason we don't have the item you ordered we will notify you as soon as possible and let you know when you can expect delivery. Special order for non stocked items vary however are usually 2-6 weeks.


    • Need your boat shipped? No problem! Shipping is excluded at time of purchase. The team will calculate this separately after your purchase and contact you with the best rates for you at the time.

    • As a cost indication shipping typically starts at $99 for smaller boats and $150 for longer, larger boats. This is based on where in NZ your boat needs to go and which boat you purchase.
    • Boats are delivered to your nearest Mainfreight Depot for you to collect from there.


    If you'd like to know availability and delivery times for a specific item please contact us and we will aim to get back to you the same day within business hours.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Fab lead

    I bought this lead because I need to keep my reactive dog on a lead whenever we’re off our property. We have a multitude of long and short leads for every situation and this one has replaced them all - from running with her attached to my waist, to bush walks where she needs length to explore to around traffic where I need to keep her close and controlled. The clip is really secure but easy to get on and off her harness, and the mechanism to control the length is really easy to use. The only negative is needing to bunch the extra length to get it into the pouch but that’s getting easier with practice. I highly recommend it.

    Hands free leash

    Sick of carrying a leash round my neck to keep my hands free and also needing my hands free to go up boulders and rocks, I decided to splash out on this item. After the initial face plant for my poor dog who didn't realise her normal leap across a barrier was more restricted than usual, we adapted to the new balance and distance of the lead. I never thought I'd watch a youtube video on a dog lead clip, the crux clip, but it was with the watch as I can now use it quickly 🤪. Great bit of kit

    Maria L.
    Best leash ever

    A great leash from Ruffwear - I've ditched my normal leash and longline combo. I can let my dog have a bit of space to roam around with the leash extended and then quickly retract it when needed. Lightweight. We have even used it ski touring. Only downside is the clip can be a bit fiddly.

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