Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday Reviewsday: Best in Field Design

I really need to stop buying coursing slips. I really need to stop buying coursing slips. I really need to stop buying coursing slips. I really need to stop buying coursing slips. 

That has been my mantra, but when I saw a friend with a quick-release coursing slip from Best in Field Design, I knew I needed one.  

Candence worked with me via email to make sure I got the perfect slip.  She gave me a ton of options, and through our conversations I ended up getting a much better product than I'd originally envisioned.  She has several embroidery options, including non-sighthound designs for those of us who run CATs.  She provided me with multiple proofs, so I knew what my slip would look like and could make changes/adjustments as needed.

The finished product was nothing short of perfection!  I love the soft lining, and I love the collar width.  I did bevel the edges of the leather leash portion myself though. 



Strong hardware, locking alligator clip!  


I've had a chance to use it in the field, and I really like it.  It does take some practice to get the clip to release at the right time, but for the right dog it's a great alternative to the classic coursing slip design.
*NOTE* This lead is heavier than a standard coursing slip due to the hardware.


Final note:  This may reflect my personal preference, but BIF coursing slips are generally longer than other slips.  I would recommend asking for a total length of 4 ft.  Longer leads can be hard to handle at the line.


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