I have been using this leash on daily walks for about six weeks now thru our neighborhood and some light trail use. Seems well engineered although the ball pivot joint does get a bit noisy. Since I am in to cycling I have been experimenting with a drop of chain lube and lately tried a very thin film of high end grease on the pivot ball area. Seems to last a couple of weeks. Even with this minor maintenance, the leash looks very nice and high end. I can see where you might want more than one color to change it up every now and then.