Frequently Asked Questions about BioThane in 2021

White BioThane dog collar and lead



A BioThane dog collar & lead set are a must for any adventure dog, but what is this BioThane Material?




It's a good question. If you are looking for Biothane leads or BioThane collars for your dog or cat? Despite this article being dog focussed, cats are more than welcome to join in on the Biothane train.   


What is BioThane?


We are often asked 'What is BioThane' and even when they read what it is they often leave with a confused look. Allow me to roll out a few Biothane definitions:


  • BioThane is a trademarked artificial material that has the look and feel of leather. 
  • BioThane is fake leather without the leather problems. 
  • BioThane is a brand, like 'Velcro' is a brand. 
  • BioThane is a strong rubber coated webbing that has a soft leather look and feel.
  • It’s a polyester webbing with a TPU or PVC coating 


To summarise: 

It's a brand

It's Long Lasting

It's Polyester webbing with a TPU or PVC coat

It has a Leather Feel 

They are quite fancy dog collars and leads in a variety of colours!


Why choose BioThane?


There are other “coated webbing” leashes available so why buy the BioThane brand? Premium quality, style, look and feel. They are outstanding and when we venture out we choose our matching black lead and collar set. it is perfect for more controlled walks in some environments. 


Easy to clean and maintain

It is strong and durable

Available in different colours and sizes

It will never fade in collar and will always pop


How to clean a BioThane dog collar and lead


The good news is that BioThane dog collars and leads are easy to clean. They are simply wiped clean with an everyday kitchen cleaning wipe or a cloth and water with very little effort. You will never look at the dog collar or lead again with dread after a long, muddy walk. 


BioThane Lead and BioThane Collar


 Frenchie in Biothane dog collar and lead


These leads are waterproof and are great for adventurous pets that like to get muddy

Grassy Green Biothane dog lead
Ice White Biothane dog lead
Charcoal Black Biothane dog lead 


These collars are waterproof and are great for adventurous pets that like to get muddy or even go swimming and they are quite fancy dog collars with their bright and bold colours!

Grassy Green Biothane dog collar 

Charcoal Black dog collar 

Ice White dog collar 


Cat BioThane collar and lead, can a cat wear one?



Travfurlers exploring with cats is on the rise as we would hope and expect and cats can and do wear Biothane products. I would like to throw a caveat out there and ask you to heed this advice before we go any further.


These collars are not snap open or quick release. They are fine to use with cats but, they should not be alone or unattended. They are Ideal for use whilst out exploring with you or relaxing at home in your presence. 


Nugget cat in Biothane collar and lead


Our ambassador Nugget always oozes class & style

If you would like to follow Nugget on Instagram (@nugget_thetravelllingcat


Nugget is a prime example of a travel cat who will explore alone and on a lead. The story behind this handsome boy and his owners is rather incredible and the adventures they go on plus the pictures they take will make you sit in awe. 


The Elements and the weathering without BioThane


We receive queries from all over the globe. Sand, salt water, mud, dirt all cause collars and leads to break down and end up smelly. It leaves the travel bag with a pong, the cupboard with a pong and can even be useless. Once again you would need to spend money to buy another. Examples?


 Weathered lead


Weathered Lead



Is BioThane Waterproof?


First things first. Many people think leather is waterproof. Leather can be good but needs to be treated and maintained whereas BioThane does not need treatment. BioThane is 100% waterproof and will never let you down on a wet day. 


What is the best waterproof dog collar?


BioThane would be the top of the list. Even this article by 'Thedogoutdoors' talks a lot about testing many collars and BioThane is mentioned often. 


Is BioThane Eco Friendly?


No. Biothane is outstanding at being resistant to the elements to ensure you can use it over and over again. It  is easy to wipe clean and Biothane products will last meaning you do not need to replace them. You will only ever buy and need one. We will soon have something new to show you which will fit in with the ever-evolving eco friendly world we are all trying to build! 


Is BioThane toxic?  

Biothane is not toxic


Biothane is not toxic and will not present a health or safety hazard when used as recommended. If you misuse this product it will affect the product performance and / or present a potential health or safety hazard.  


Is BioThane Vegan Friendly?


it is. It's a vegan alternative to leather which is kinder to animals. Is it a perfect substitute for the environment and animals? No, but it is a step in the right direction.


More BioThane information?


BioThane are based in the US. If you really want to dig down and find out more information about a BioThane dog leash or collar or even make your own Biothane dog collars and leads then you can visit their website by clicking here


How do you deal with a muddy dog?


The answer is not to stop them going in mud. We have to be allowed some pleasure and fun in life and dogs love to get muddy. Need proof? Just take a look at the muddy dogs at the pictures are fantastic! At least you know you can handle the muddy leads and collars when using a BioThane dog collar and lead. 


Muddy dog


You can see more of these muddy pictures over at


Where to buy BioThane?


It depends on the style and colours you would like. Many are handmade so having trust in the place you buy it from is important. We sell both leads and collars which are available to you here 


BioThane Dog Collars 

BioThane Dog Leads


We look forward to seeing more of your pet adventures!


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