Gabrielle Millerwrote a review of Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Vest on May 10, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My pub has thick, black fur so summer time presents problems when it comes to keeping her cool. We first used it on a hot summer trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. I dunked the swamp cooler vest in cold water prior to putting it on Kaia so that it would keep her cooler longer. We packed in some miles and she stayed cool. I did make sure to wet the swamp cooler with some extra water I was carrying throughout the day and let her dip into any streams -- you can never be too careful when it comes to overheating! Overall it did it's job -- still keep an eye out overheating, even with this vest on.