Leashes can be very valuable if you’re prone to dropping your skis off a mountain. The Plum leashes are a coiled cable and carabiner that can be hitched to your toe pieces and then to your boot. The length is spot on for a perfect amount of versatility without getting in the way while skinning. It’s long enough that you can reach the leash attachment point on your boot and still have enough length left over to remove skis and manipulate climbing skins. Also, long enough to forego a built-in leash attachment point altogether and wrap it around your leg. If your ski comes off, the leash will keep it attached to your leg. If your leg comes off, then all bets are off.
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Questions & Reviews
The little string that comes with them is pretty weak and I had one break after a slow speed dump. I was following a friend around a traverse corner and didn't see that he was stopped right behind the trees we had to go around. Did a quick ditch and almost lost a ski (took a while to find it) as the string broke. I wouldn't be too concerned about these breaking away in a slide if the break away in a low speed fall. Overall, pretty good but I would replace the string with something more robust (I had to cut a shoelace as it was day one of a 4 day trip) and use a keyring or something to attach to the boot.
If you would like a leash that will break away after a certain amount of force, check out the Maruelli Leash Safe Loops. The leash safe loops will snap at around 75lbs of force. However, you will need a leash, as this part connects into the leash chain, and is not a leash on its own.
The leashes that Patrick suggested in the response below are also a great option if you would like to get away from your skis in a slide. Both options require a certain amount of force before they break.
These are a great choice, but if you want a longer leash you can check out the B&D Ski Leashes that have a long lead and a break away feature. Hope this helps!
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