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BOSTON, MA. (May 12, 2021) — LifeHandle, a new direct-to-consumer brand that manufactures assistive carrying devices and accessories, today announces the launch of its first two products, the Hands-Free Comfort Leash and the All-Purpose Handle. The Hands-Free Comfort Leash is designed to distribute your dog’s pull force across your core while keeping both hands free, while the All-Purpose Handle allows you to easily hold kids, bags, or other heavy items with one arm, and can also be used as leverage to lift heavy packages or boxes. After a successful launch on Kickstarter at the end of 2020, The Hands-Free Comfort Leash and the All-Purpose Handle are now available for purchase at www.mylifehandle.com.
“LifeHandle was born out of necessity,” said Founder Joe Wold. “I was comforting my crying baby at night, and experiencing arm and shoulder pain due to a recent accident. I researched several options to take the strain off my shoulder and nothing seemed to fit. The best option was a wrap, which would wake up the baby when it was removed, therefore defeating the purpose. I knew I needed something more versatile, so I developed the first prototype using a guitar strap and some jump rope, and quickly determined that the sling and handle needed to be strong enough to hold a child, and easily adjustable for quick release. That’s how the idea for LifeHandle was born.”
LifeHandle offers solutions for active families who need to carry gear, children and pets – often simultaneously. LifeHandle’s product line consists of various accessories, such as the Hands-Free Comfort Leash, the All-Purpose Handle and Clip-On Drink Holder, that attach to the LifeHandle Base Sling with patent-pending technology. The Base Sling has a welded ring connector that features the “hub” accessory, which can be held on its own to help as a weight transfer assist while holding precious cargo. The Base Sling features a comfortable 6mm neoprene pad across the entire length for support and 20 daisy-chain attachment points with three reflector locations for better visibility in low-light conditions. With two adjustable straps on either side of the ring connector, the Base Sling allows comfortable adjustability. See the instructional video for more information.
The Hands-Free Comfort Leash for pets is the most comfortable way to walk, hike or hang out with your dog without compromising the comfort of both the owner and the pet. Unlike other dog leashes, the Hands-Free Comfort Leash distributes the dog’s pull force across your core, instead of your shoulder or hip, all while keeping both hands free. The Hands-Free Comfort Leash is designed for ultimate comfort and safety so you can enjoy more time with your furriest family members. The dog leash is also suitable for dogs of any breed, size or age and compatible with any dog collar or dog harness.
The Hands-Free Comfort Leash uses LifeHandle’s patent-pending sling technology to distribute the force of your pulling dog across the core of your body, instead of the shoulder or hip like other dog leashes. The comfortable and slim design keeps you cool whether you are taking your family and pets for a walk around the neighborhood or hiking the local trails. The dog leash is engineered with breathable air mesh, soft non-irritating fabrics, and generous padding. The leash features four points of reflective high-visibility fabric that gives you peace of mind that others will see you in low-light conditions. The integrated, shock-absorbing loop handle provides extra assurance and something to grab when you need it, helping to further reduce the impact of your dog’s pull force when an unexpected squirrel approaches. The hands-free dog leash is detachable with a built-in carabiner that makes it easy to remove the leash from the sling, and quickly secure your dog wherever is most convenient. To optimize weight distribution and comfort, the leash features multiple points of adjustability. See the Hands-Free Comfort Leash instructional video for more information.
The All-Purpose Handle allows you to easily hold kids, bags, or other heavy items with one arm. The handle can also be used as leverage to lift heavy packages or boxes, and the loop system to carry heavy coolers, bikes, ladders, and more. When picking up your child, you grab the handle attached to the Base Sling, while the Base Sling distributes your child’s weight across your core and allows one hand to remain completely free for multi-tasking. Designed to be worn comfortably for miles and miles, hour after hour, the Base Sling and All-Purpose Handle allow for more adventures for the whole family.
The All-Purpose Handle is engineered with the highest-grade materials to balance strength, durability and weight. The Base Sling can be worn over either shoulder, and you can use either hand to grab the handle. The padded loop on the handle gives kids something to hold onto when walking or standing next to you, keeping both of your hands free for multi-tasking. The comfortable, slim design is engineered with breathable air mesh, soft non-irritating fabric, and a generous amount of padding to keep you cool and comfortable no matter the distance. Multiple points of adjustability optimize weight-distribution and comfort. See the All-Purpose Handle instructional video for more information.
For more information and to purchase the LifeHandle Hands-Free Comfort Leash and All-Purpose Handle, please visit www.mylifehandle.com. To be the first to know about new product releases and brand news, follow LifeHandle on Instagram (@MyLifeHandle), Facebook (@LifeHandle) and Twitter (@LifeHandle), and head to the Youtube channel for all instructional videos.
Inspired by life’s big and small challenges and adventures, LifeHandle is a company focused on helping active families find solutions to handle whatever life throws at them. LifeHandle manufactures assistive carrying devices and accessories for active families and individuals. LifeHandle’s products are engineered for everyday life to provide lightweight, adaptable and durable solutions to more easily carry your most precious cargo. LifeHandle’s purpose-driven designs feature the brand’s patent-pending sling technology and provide comfort, simplicity, reliability and strength. For more information, visit www.mylifehandle.com.
Verde Brand Communications