From Dog & Field’s ‘The Tracker Range’
Out of the box of kit sent to me by Colin to review and test it makes sense to start with the collar. The Tracker Collar is made of a tough biothane material. To those in the dark (as I was), biothane is a polyester webbing with a TPU/PVC coating. This should make it strong, durable and easy to keep clean. Buckles look sturdy. It has a black rubber backing and is all held together with heavy duty stitching.
As a tracking collar for use with a line I would prefer something wider to spread the pressure around the dogs neck but it is well padded and I will use it for some blood tracking practice as well as some daily use and will report back and update the blog in due course.
They come blaze orange and in 3 sizes to cater for neck sizes from 34 to 60 cm.
Also available is the 10 Meter Tracking Line. Made of the same tough Biothane construction it is heavier in weight (about 800 grams) and more rigid that the polypropylene webbing style lines that I have used in the past but I can see there being advantages with this. It has a heavy duty trigger clip on a swivel and 4 rivets to keep it attached there is not much to go wrong. It looks and feels like a good quality product. I may be asking for a longer line with my fast working GSP but I will see how we get on! Field test to follow.
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