I no longer have either but I think I'd pick the paddy. It's a classic. The paraty I had trouble with the longer strap broke early on. Had it repaired but too scared to ever use it. And the noise of the handles where the metal hit metal and they'd constantly get tangled up etc. I was glad to see the back of it in the end. The paddys I moved on because I just didn't use them. Had two medium and a baby for a while.