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Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat

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    He's going to love telling the cat all about it when he gets back.

    You have a sweet vacation planned involving your dog and lots of water. The Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat enables Rover to come along for the adventure whether you're out fishing on a lake, sailing along the coast, or paddling down a lazy river in a canoe.
    • 1680-denier ballistic nylon provides amazing strength-to-weight ratio so when it's time to haul your dog out of the water, you won't tear the coat
    • High-luminescence reflective trim on the sides and top of the coat offers more visibility in low-light settings
    • Rock Lockster side release buckles stay secure in the water and are easy to operate
    • Hidden D-ring attachment point lets you attach a leash when necessary
    • Variable-thickness buoyancy cells allow your furry friend to float without weighing him down
    • Ergonomic cut won't pinch or prohibit movement
    • Dual color panels in cool hues contrast against neutral backgrounds to make sure your pup stands out
    • The size coat you'll need depends on your dog's length (the measurement from base of neck to base of tail) and girth (measurement around widest part of rib cage)
    • Item #RUF0087

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body] webbing, [trim] 3M Scotchlite
    Recommended Use
    rafting, kayaking, boating, surfing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Great Training Vest!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have a 50lb shepard,boxer, and pitt mix who is not a huge fan of swimming. I've been working with her on being more comfortable in the water and this vest has helped a lot. She fits the medium perfectly, and when wearing it you can already see that the improved floatation makes it much more enjoyable for her. This is a great buy for anyone looking train their dog to swim, or just to have on them when around water.

    Fits well

      I have a 90 lb boxer/pit mix who happens to be really broad chested, and right in between sizes (L and XL). The L fits snugly and perfectly for him. I think the XL would have been too large.

      Keeps a rock from sinking.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Joey's dream of being a water dog has finally come true. The handle on top is wonderfully helpful if your dog bails off a paddleboard (or something similar) and you need to grab them up quickly. It looks really comfortable and is nicely adjustable. It's not too snug or too loose and is a cinch to put on. The leash latches right onto the jacket so no worries about needing a collar. We have 2 dogs that love this jacket. A large fits this 80lb pit mix as well as our 85lb barrel-chested catahoula. I know I know... its expensive... I put off buying it for a long time, too. But I promise its worth every penny. I had peace of mind when my other dog (wearing the jacket) swam far off to chase a flock of swimming ducks. I plan to buy a second.

      Keeps a rock from sinking.

      Best ever and saved my dog

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I can not boast enough about Ruffwear in general, but I also attribute my dogs life to this jacket. We did a weekend river trip and my dog had never dealt with currents before, she has only been in lakes and ponds. At one point while swimming a current grabbed her and sent her about 15 ft down stream. I could tell she was panicking a little, but this jacket kept her above water and she quickly got out of the current and back onto shore. The rest of the trip she didn't go near the water until she had the jacket on.

      I also put the jacket on our pit/lab mix who is terrified of water. With this on he actually joined us swimming for a solid few minuets!

      Floatin' & Gloatin'

        I'd been wanting to get one of these for each of my dogs for a bit, and finally kicked down! It was so nice to paddle away knowing that Quinn would follow and he'd be ok ! Swimming with ease ! Quinn has a 30" girth , so he has a M on and it fits great, you can cinch it for s tighter fit too. This will come in handy on multiple occasions and outings , so happy I finally grabbed these! My other dog, is a small with a girth of 26".

        Floatin' & Gloatin'

        Fits And Works Well

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This vest fits my English Bulldog really well. He is 70lbs with a chest size of 35 inches. I got him the large size vest and it fits him perfectly. This was a good buy, he needs a life vest otherwise he sinks like a stone!

        Great to use in the river, ocean or lake

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Bought this float coat due to the fact that me and the pup spend a lot of time in and around water. My dog loves jumping into the water from the boat, the handle on the back of the float coat makes pulling her back out a breeze. Cant go wrong when getting a ruffwear product. I highly recommend this product!

        Well made, great looking

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Our two German Shorthair Labs love the water and are great swimmers but we worried about them getting tired swimming out in the middle of the lake so we purchased these. We bought them each a Ruffwear collar a few months ago and were impressed with the quality so we went with the Ruffwear life jackets. These really are nice looking and well made. My only negative thing to say is that I wish they were offered in more colors but that's just a minor, first world problem.

        Well made, great looking

        Piece of Mind

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        As our canoe trips down the river increased, I found myself worrying about what would happen if we turned over. Could he hit his head or get caught under something, and I wouldn't be able to forgive myself. After a lot of research, I settled on the Ruffwear Float Coat, and it is perfect. Every thing about the design is well thought out. The foam is very dense, but not too bulky, and the fabric is very tough feeling. Best of all is he really likes wearing it, and it keeps him extra buoyant without inhibiting his ability to swim normally. Best of all is I can breath a little easier when we go through the rapids.

        Piece of Mind

        Safe boating

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Ramsey is a really good swimmer but I'm never 100% sure he'll stay calmly in the boat. Especially when there are ducks, geese or other animals or birds in the water. So, we put a life jacket on him just in case.....

        The Ruffwear one is easy to put on and take off and doesn't seem to restrict his movement. He isn't bothered at all by having it on.

        The color is great and very visible so even if he was to jump off he should be pretty easy to spot in not-too-rough water. And the jacket has a strong handle on top so you can easily grab him and pull him up and out of the water.

        Ramsey is 60 lbs and a pretty tall slim golden doodle. He has a M but it's really tight (I bought it when he was a pup) and he should really have a L.

        Here we are boating on Ramsey's namesake lake in Northern Ontario.

        Safe boating

        Ully digs it!!!

        Ully is the big fluffy white guy in the front. Hes a 2 year old 120 pound Newfie-Pyrenees mix wearing an XL, and despite his Newfie roots, he's pretty terrified of the water. The Float Coat helps him get over his fears so that he can better enjoy boat rides. Pruhdoe is in the back of the boat with an older version of the float coat, and that should be an indication of how much we like these PFD's for our dogs- this is round two!

        Ully digs it!!!

        You know it's good when a bulldog floats

          This float coat made it possible for my bulldog to join us swimming! My favorite feature is the handle just in case he needs my help. He's 45 lbs and wearing a small.

          You know it's good when a bulldog floats

          Great life vest for our water loving lab

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          Our 110 lb (ish) lab loves the water. During the summer months, we take him swimming at the beach a minimum of once a week. However, we discovered when he was young that he loves the water so much, that he will swim past the point of exhaustion, and thus, always needs to wear a life vest. We have been using a less expensive brand for about 4 years, but after buckles broke (and were super glued multiple times) and the fabric started to rip, we decided to upgrade to a new one.

          One "must" for me was no velcro as this was something I hated on the old one (always got stuck on clothing and was difficult to get off). We have a few Ruffwear items for our guy and have been impressed with them so we decided to give this vest a try. All of his other harnesses from Ruffwear are an XL, so I honestly did not even check the size chart for this one and just ordered his normal size. It does seem a tad bit big (I have the straps adjusted to almost the shortest length). But it seems extremely comfortable on him (he actually laid down in the water during a ball fetching break, which is something he has never done with the old one) and very well made even down to the smallest details.

          I would say be sure to check the sizing charts before ordering, as we probably could have gone with a large for our guy, but it wasn't so big that we felt it necessary to exchange. All in all, a great product that we expect to enjoy for the long haul!

          Great life vest for our water loving lab

          What sizes for our 16 lb and 66 lb dogs?

          What sizes for our 16 lb and 66 lb dogs?

          what size/style do you recommend for borzoi...

          what size/style do you recommend for borzoi (btwn 50-90 lbs)?

          Hello, I have a 1 year old Rottweiler who...

          Hello, I have a 1 year old Rottweiler who loves the water but lacks the swimming talents of his Labrador friends. To help him out I plan on purchasing the K-9 float coat since it seems to be the best. Here is my question, his girth as of now is 34 inches which is in the middle range of the large sized coat. I know he has more filling out to do as he ages and I was wondering if the XL would fit him ok as he is now so that he could have a little growing room? I cant afford to be buying a coat he is going to outgrow so it would be clutch if the XL will work. Let me know what you guys think.
          Thanks,
          Taylor

          My 110# lab and my 135# Rotti both require a size XL in this jacket. The belly straps do tighten up pretty well. But I think if the jacket is too big, it will be uncomfortable and may be really awkward for the dog to swim, just like if we're in a life jacket that is too big and the shoulders end up above our head in the water. I hope this helps.