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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 life vest

      Our lab loves the water and doesnt have an off switch. My wife and i were worried about him eventually running out of energy and getting into trouble so we bought this vest for days on the water. The vest has plenty of buoyancy and helps us relax while the dog enjoys his time on the water!

      Safety on the boat

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      We bought this to keep our pup safe when we take her boating. It has an awesome handle on the top so you can pull them out of the water if they have trouble getting back on. I love it!

      Keep Your Little Buddy Safe Out There

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

      I bought this for my Italian Greyhound, Winston. He's soooo skinny and small (he's a whopping 11 lbs) that I usually have a hard time finding dog accessories that fit him properly, but the size XS was a great fit. It also sits low enough on his chest that it's not going to ride up into his neck either.

      Best Dog Vest Out There

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Each of my dogs has this vest. The fit is great and true to size. Just measure the dog's girth with the size chart. The handle is great for pulling the dogs back into the boat. These vests also have pretty high quatliy. I have an older version that I have had for years with lots of use. It is also very easy to put on with the buckles. Absolutely would reccomend!

      Both my dog and I love this vest!

        Great fit and the handle makes it super easy to help my dog in and out of our canoe. Our dog is 40lbs and a standard poodle. We measured according to fit guide and ordered the medium - it fits perfect. She doesn't mind it at all and we love the orange color - high visibility, especially since our dog is black.

        Both my dog and I love this vest!

        Great Life Vests for my dogs!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        These life vests work great for my dogs. I measured both of them according to the Ruffwear size chart and the fit is great for both (I ended up with one medium and one large). I got different colors (orange and yellow) so it’s super easy to know which doggie wears which vest. The colors of the vests are great, and the quality of these is also fantastic. The handles on the back are why I wanted to have these for my dogs so I can pull the dog back onto the SUP/kayak if they go for a swim and it really helps a lot. Also, I think the vests are confidence inspiring for my dogs as one of them actually decided to go for a swim off the SUP in the middle of the lake which he typically does not do! Love them and would highly recommend these for every doggie out there that joins their hoomans on the water.

        Great Life Vests for my dogs!

        She Hates It I Love It!

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

        My dog does not like clothes or harnesses so she was not happy when I made her wear this but I love it! I have a 60 lb. lab mix and she is a Ruffwear medium. This coat fit like a glove. There are adjustments at the belly that work very well around your dogs rib cage. I bought this for her to be on a boat and then we ended up tubing instead and this float coat kept her head above water when she went in.

        She Floats The Day Away

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

        We bought this for our Australian Cattle Dog to give us more peace of mind thsn anything. She's a good swimmer and would probably swim herself to exhaustion so we thought this would be nice for her to have. She didn't like it too much at first but as soon as she got into the water she was in love! She'll put her own head through it now before we start throwing the ball. We got her a medium and it fits great while still letting her move freely. She has narrow hips so there's a tiny bit of room in the body but it doesn't rub or seem to bother her at all. Overall, it's a great buy and helps extend her play time in the water.

        Excellent Life Vest

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I bought a large for my 100 lb German Shepherd and. Medium for my 72 lb German Shepherd. The fit for both is perfect. The dogs love these vests and I love the peace of mind they give me. Both of my dogs were already excellent swimmers and loved the water, but one kayak accident was all it took to convince me they needed life vests. I was kayaking across a large man-made lake when I ran up on an old tree which wasn’t visible above the surface of the water. My heavy fishing kayak flipped before I even knew the tree was there. Neither the pup nor I had on a life vest as we are both excellent swimmers and I didn’t think we needed them. The pup had already spent hours that day swimming alongside my daughter and I and been sleeping exhausted in the back of my kayak when we flipped. My daughter was in a small sit in kayak and was unable to pull the pup into her kayak so she instead paddled as quickly to shore as she could so the pup would follow. It was a LONG swim, but the exhausted pup made it...only, to our horror, flip around the instant her paws reached bottom and begin swimming furiously back out to the middle of the lake where I was fruitlessly trying to right the kayak. My daughter called and called to the pup, but the pup was insistent upon reaching me. I had no life vest and could not flip the large kayak. I certainly was ill-prepared to rescue my well meaning pup. I could see her starting to unintentionally gulp water as she panted with exhaustion as she continued swimming circles around the kayak and me. Neither she nor I could pull ourselves up onto the upside kayak though she repeatedly tried to do so. She absolutely would not swim back to shore a second time without me so I began swimming the kayak in. The pup made it, but for a bit there, I was scared she wouldn’t. I will never let one of my dogs in a kayak ever again without a vest. I got these two vests immediately after that. To my surprise, the dogs love them. It doesn’t restrict their natural swimming at all and I sure have greater peace of mind knowing they are prepared for any unexpected mishaps along the way!



        Excellent Life Vest

        Peace of mind

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Nice to know that doggo is going to float while we are out on the lake cruising around. She is a border collie / Australian shepherd, about 35 lbs and the small fits right about perfectly.

        Peace of mind

        cant beat safety!

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

        I already have a yellow one for Benny but both dogs join us on the boats now! so we got a red one for lucy :) the color looks great her! the fit is still great and she is bright in the water encase she falls in. Which her and the hubby did this past weekend! she swam right back to the boat and handle on the vest helped in getting her back on board!

        Quality and Function

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This jacket fits the doggo well, and gives me the peace of mind that she will stay on top of the water. Quality is solid and the orange is a nice color that is easy to see.

        Float Trips, Here We Come!

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

        I picked up Ruffwear K9 Float Coat after a couple years of float trips without one. I figure, if we have to wear them, so does my dog Travis. Travis is 70lb German Shepherd mix and I purchased the Large size without measuring my dog as Ruffwear suggests. The large fits perfect and he doesn't seem to care about wearing it at all. I opted for the Orange color so it would stand out as much as possible. My dog is a strong swimmer but the PFD was for peace of mind. I haven't had him on the water in the PFD yet but we recently floated with someone else who had the same vest and it kept their dog afloat no problem. The buckles are easily adjustable and so is the neck strap. The handle and light loop on the neck of the vest is a great addition for loading and unloading the dogs. Can't wait to test the vest out on our next river trip!

        Float Trips, Here We Come!

        Fits and Works Great!

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

        This jacket gave me peace of mind on a recent raft trip with my skinny 65 lb black lab, Baxter. I chose a medium after comparing Baxter's measurements with the Ruffwear sizing chart. He was between medium and a large but Ruffwear advised to size down if between sizes and I'm glad I did. Fits well. Wasn't able to fully test the buoyancy of this jacket since my dog is already a good swimmer and he never stopped paddling once in the water.

        Ruffwear K9 float coat

          Our 15 year old, 75 pound Golden retriever adjusted to the vest right away. It has allowed him to swim longer which helps his joints. We also give him a shot of Adequin once a week, which is a huge help. Unfortunately he is currently on his second bought with vestibular disease. After using a towel for two days to carry him out side I wondered if the life vest would be easier. We put it on him and it was so much easier to get him outside or to his food. A lot more support and control for him as well as us. We are able to lift him as much as needed or relax our grip and allow him to walk mostly on his own to help build is strength. So now when he needs to go out, he will bark and get up on his front legs and allow us to slip on the life vest. After the second clip is snapped in place, he knows it's time to get up. With a simple pull of the handle he is up and ready to go. We also have a dog sling, but the life vest is much better and even more so than a towel.

          Ruffwear is the gold standard

            Great buy! My dog seems happy in this vest and it doesn't seem to restrict movement at all. Fit is as described on website. The handle on the top is a neat feature as I've had to lift my dog over fallen trees and the like.

            Unanswered Question

            Will this vest work well for our 120lb. Front leg amputee German shepherd? He loves to swim and this will be his first summer since the loss of his limb. We would like to make it possible for him to be safe, yet enjoy the water without feeling restricted and having a proper PFD

            Unanswered Question

            I have two Great Danes and I am looking for the best size vest for them. Each dog weighs 120 and 150 lbs. Would a XL fit them or would I need an XXL? Any input is awesome .

            What sizes for our 16 lb and 66 lb dogs?

            What sizes for our 16 lb and 66 lb dogs?

            Hey Elljay,



            Just like in people weight can be carried differently for dogs depending on body type. We have a size chart with the sizings listed by the chest measurement of your pet listed right below the the drop down menu. After pulling your hairy friends measurements if you still have any questions please give us a call.

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

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

            Hey Veni,



            A 40 lbs gap is a pretty wide gap to take a stab in the dark for sizing but I'm betting that we are talking about a 31"+ girth on Borzoi so size Large or XL is probably the better option. To narrow things down a little I suggest getting your pups chest measurement and comparing it to our size chart for the K-9 Float.

            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.