Pastajet’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

This is a gift guide and first impressions or a mini-review of some affordable items that I have been using and testing the latter part of this year. This is my first attempt at doing a gift guide for the holiday season. Enjoy!

Metolius Lisi Dog Collar

If you regularly take your dog out on rides or hikes with you, there are occasionally times that you need to leash them up. For whatever reason, perhaps you’re on a busy street or you’re taking a run down to the coffee shop for an espresso, and you need to safely take care of your companion. Or maybe you’re having an interaction with a cranky hiker/ horse or aggressive dog. I have resorted to wrapping the leash around my waist, or stuffing into a pack or my jacket to carry the thing along with me. The leash is sort of a pain to deal with since it’s a bulky and long unwieldy piece of webbing with a clip at one end. So what the best solution to carry it?

Enter Metolius the rock climbing sports company to sort out the fix with a trick item, the Lisi Dog Collar. It’s a dog collar that has a small zippered pouch or pocket that contains a 5′ leach which is already permanently attached to the collar. It reminds me very much of my old kayak waist throw bag, but instead of a long rescue rope it’s a dog leach. It’s simple to use, you adjust the collar to your dogs neck size, clip it on, and then whenever you need the leash, you unzip the pouch and pull out the leash. It’s a nice and simple operation using the Lisi Dog Collar, with the dog carrying the leash themselves. So it’s a pouch for your pooch, and there is even enough room if you wanted to toss a small item into it.

The Lisi Dog Collar is available in two sizes, small/medium and medium/large, and comes in assorted colors, and retails for $22.50. A great awesome little piece of gear, that allows you to follow the “leach laws” when required, and to keep you and your dog safer.

Lisi Dog Collar Specs:

  • Visit the Metolius Lisi dog collar website
  • Collar with a zipper compartment that contains a hidden leash and scoop-bag pocket
  • Not for climbing
  • Length: 5′ (1.5 m)
  • Sizes: small/medium, medium/large
  • Color: assorted
  • Price: $22.50
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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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