I ordered this hip belt and tug line for an upcoming 25k race with my pup. Unfortunately, the first hip belt that was sent had a fatal defect and was not useable for my race. Customer service was able to send me a new belt just in time for the race and I am so happy I chose this! I had been using a waist leash for my runs and I didn't realize how much it was hurting my back. This combo pulls the pressure off your back and gives you greater control. The tug line is long enough so your dog has space, but also had a nice handle halfway through for better control when needed. I like that the bungee part is close to me rather than the dog, which also helps with control when needed.