Gear Review: XM Surf More customized Leash Lab

Rob Rojas with his XM Surf More custom leash
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Hey man, where’d you get that leash?

That’s what folks in the line up or on the bays will be asking you when they see what you’ve got.  It’s rad, it’s real and it’s made just for you.

XM Surf More creates the first ever LEASH LAB where riders can customize their own leashes exactly to their needs.  Standup Journal’s online editor recently went through the process of creating/ordering one and here’s what she has to say:


XM Leash Lab:  Custom Leashes Built by You

OK, I’m impressed.  XM Surf More offered to walk me through their customized leash lab process in order to create a new leash for my 2018  sup raceboard.  It was fast, efficient, FUN and the product is high quality goodness.

First, log in to their Leash Lab at:

XM Leash Lab lets you style your strap, colors, strength, thickness of every leash with added optional values according to each rider’s needs.

Stylized leashes customized to your needs

Next:  Pick out your sup (or surf) leash length, thickness and style (as in coiled or straight).

Continue:  Add your desired color, strap (ankle vs. knee), webbing, velcro, rail saver, pull tab… everything.

For bigger waves & heavier boards, definitely add the ‘Power Clip’ for additional strength reinforcement on your leash.  Include the tangle free setting (just do it!) and hit send.

Choosing your leash’s length variations, style, reinforcements and more can make every purchase wholly satisfying and your rides safe out there on the water. Check out XM Surf More’s Leash Lab today.

Creating better riders, one leash at a time

Immediately in my inbox was an email confirmation from XM Surf More thanking me for my purchase.

The next DAY, I received confirmation on the leash’s shipping.

Within 48 hours (no joke!) there arrived on my doorstep my new, personalized leash  in a fantastic fancy-ass LEASH LAB box.  Loved it.  Kept the box for holiday wrapping too.  It’s that nice.

XM Leash lab box XM Surf More
XM Leash Lab knows that presentation and delivery is important. They’ve created a customized process that let’s you know you’re getting your money’s worth in every leash.

Consider the options at XM Surf More: there’s plenty!

You can match your leash to your traction on your board or give a shout out your school colors.  Maybe you prefer the Rasta colors?  Or the Red, White & Blue?  Whatever you want.  It’s available.  XM Surf More has created fully customized leashes.

XM surf more leash lab
Here it is! A fully customized leash from the settings at XM Leash Lab. Stoked to get this thing riding.

Custom Leashes Built By You

So, my leash arrived.  I opened the box.  And grinned.  Perfect color match  (I’m a girl; it’s IMPORTANT), high quality product and they even threw in the rail saver for me.  It’s rad and I’m hooked.

XM Surf More, you just got yourself one more stoked out customer.


By: Evelyn O’Doherty
Standup Journal Online Editor &
year-round, stoked out North East paddler

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.