Longest lasting collar
Fantastic collars. Since they're stretchy if a cat gets caught they can just wriggle their way out. However, our cats have been wearing them about a year and they've never gotten them lost, whereas any other collar has lasted around a month before they've disappeared. We have to tighten them every now and again, but I had to do that with other collars too. My cats are happy with them and I am too.
Lasted less than a week
This collar quickly frayed to the point where it had lots of small loose oops of fabric, which my cat got caught on her teeth while grooming, uncomfortably trapping her tongue. Would not recommend. It is also very stretchy.
This collar should come with a warning ‘not for outdoor cats’! No quick release, very dangerous if cat gets trapped or caught!
Im pleased with this collar, this is he first one my cat doesnt seem too bothered by, only an occasional scratch and lick here and there. I‘d still be worried about her getting cought on something though and the reflection doesnt do much as it gets lost in her long coat but thats to be expected
NOT quick release
Warning to any outdoor cat owner: This is not a quick release collar. If your cat gets stuck with something beneath their collar, for example if falling out of a tree, they will get stuck as this collar will not release automatically. Big safety concern here!
Good collar with a loud bell
Got this collar for my cat last December and it's good though has a few lose threads from when she scratches near it. The bell is very loud, much louder than the one on her old collar, but at least I always know where she is now!
These collars look great but come loose very easily.We have had them a short time and are having to tighten then frequently. They have frayed badly and unfortunately have been no deterrent to our rather busy hunting cats.
Having a black cat it is the perfect colour, a bell is mandatory as she is not a cat, she is a Ninja 🐱👤 She has stealth capabilities, getting our other cats food, even when I enclosed my feet around the bowl at the foot of my chair to stop her, she still found a way in, and was chomping what she could when she realised I knew she was there before bolting with her cheeks full. But the elastic is no good, it's like old elastic that you feel tear as you stretch it, and it's only a week or so 👎
perfect in every way
We had this collar for a while and didn't realise just how fantastic it is! Came to a realisation once our cat has lost it and we tried to replace it with numerous others- literally no other collar we have tried would compare! And we have tried lots and lots! This collar is just perfect! Easy clipping mechanism, stretchy and comfortable, reflective enough, bell works exactly as intended! 5 stars and is absolutely best of the best! So happy we discovered it!
good collar if you file down the clip to be quick release
I love this collar as it isn't constantly coming off and I can use a GPS tracker without losing it. However I would only use it if after filing the catch down to become quick release. Otherwise I feel that if a cat jumps from height and catches its collar it is in danger of hanging itself, elasticated collar or not.
I think the width of the collar is just about right! I like the fact that this collar is elastic and would only buy elastic collars for my five cats. Although the clasp is not quick release, I feel that if one of my cats got caught up, the collar would come off easily.
Disregard incorrect reviewers!
Other reviewers seem to be missing the point about this collar: since the whole thing is elastic, the clasp doesn't need to be quick release. The collar will stretch to slip off (I have seen it work). To the reviewer who complained the collar showed signs of damage, it is likely the cat's own rear claws from scratching, or brushing against twigs, etc. Since the fabric is soft, it does catch on sharp things but this is an acceptable trade-off for the only collar that seems to stay on safely.
fab collar but cant give 5 stars at not quick release
very good quality but after about six months needs replacing as gets tatty. once it gets stretchy they get their leg through it, so beware of that.
Best collar we've found yet
Our boy forever loses quick release collars, so it's nice to have one that stays on more than a day. This one is fab. It is entirely made from stretchy elastic, so will (and has been witnessed to) pull over his head if need be. It stretches a loooong way when it needs to! As a result, we do still occasionally find we need to replace it, so keep a stock of them just in case. Love the fact it's reflective too as he's actually really quite stupid with traffic. Highly recommended.
Best collar ever
We bought these for our three cats, who were forever losing collars. A year later, and we are just now replacing them. Yes, maybe they aren't such quick release, but we have them on fairly loosely and if caught there is sufficient elasticity for them to slip out of them. Certainly the best collars we have ever used.
The only collar that stays on long enough to get dirty!
We have RFID tags on our cats and they are expensive. With every other collar we tried, they came off so often we once spent £70 in 1 month! This collar lasts and the elastic works well. Our bruiser boy got in a fight and it came off but not during normal frolicks and exploring. We now only very occasionally find that we have to replace - usually due to the elastic getting dirty or loosening, not due to overly-soft quick release clasps like before.
beware not quick release
Based on other reviews, I got those collars for our two cats as one of them has lost more collars than I can count. After 2 weeks of wearing it, the collar was heavily damaged. I suspect even if elasticated it is not a sufficient quick release if your cat gets caught without damage to the collar or even the cat.
Good soft, elasticated collar
The catch is easy to use, the material soft, this is a good elasticated collar - it does need to be fitted well, as it will stretch, to avoid potential harm and hazard to your cat, our cat once returned with quite a long twig stuck in this collar which made me realise that it could have been another lost collar but also to regularly check the fit of the collar.
Best collar yet
I have three cats, each very different in activity and intelligence! I used to spend all my time looking for lost collars because I wanted quick release. These collars are elasticated, so if the cat gets hooked up, they do stretch to release, without constantly falling off. Nice easy release catch to take off when needed, which stays put when on the cat.
Still on after months
Having a black cat who likes to go outside and hunt wildlife a reflective collar was a must, unfortunately he is far too intelligent for the quick release collars and would lose them within hours. He seems to deal with the soft elastic collar really well and he's easy to spot in it, its starting to look a bit tatty now as he has had it on that long! time to order another.