Whether because of high effective forces by wind and current or in a moment of carelessness - when the paddle slips out of the hand the paddle leash prevents worse.
The shaft of the paddle is fixed with a velcro loop at one side of the leash. A carabiner at the other side of the leash is to be attached to the boat. The leash ist modest in appearance and doesn't affect tcomfortable paddling movement.
This device is only recommended for open water and currents without any class of white water, as well as for securing the paddle when landing and pausing.
The paddle leash is suitable for both kayak paddles and canoe paddles.