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K-9 Float Coat

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.
  • Personal floatation jacket for your furry friend
  • 1680-denier ballistic nylon provides amazing strength-to-weight ratio
  • Reflectivity offers more visibility in low-light settings
  • Rock Lockster side release buckles stay secure in the water
  • Hidden D-ring attachment point lets you attach a leash
  • Variable-thickness buoyancy cells provide float without weight
  • Ergonomic cut won't pinch or prohibit movement
  • Dual color panels in cool hues make sure your pup stands out
  • Item #RUF0087

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

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

FANTASTIC PRODUCT

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Weight
72 lbs

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Five paw product! Finnegan loves his life jacket. Being a long and tall retriever Finn has confidence in his float coat to hang out with his other dock jumping buddies or ride front in his motorboat. He lives in Minnesota on a lake and we are an outdoor family. Ruffwear products have yet to let me down.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
>Rating: 5

Great lifejacket for all sizes!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Great jacket for dogs of all sizes! Have had the same three jackets for our three Portuguese water dogs for about 5 years and have had no issues with it. The handle is durable enough to assist them back into the kayak, the clip on the jacket is very convenient to attach leashes, and the fit does not limit their walking or swimming. Our Portuguese water dogs are 45-50 pounds and all wear a size small, and Charlie the 12 pound mutt wears an XXS. Great jacket, would recommend to everyone!

Great
>Rating: 5

Great coat

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

This is probably one of the best if not the best water coats for your dog. I bought a medium since my dog was inbetween sizes straight from Ruffwear but it was to big, Ruffwear took it back with no problems but the replacement they did not have so I ordered it straight from Backcountry. The coat fit perfect and she loves wearing it, and it performs as it should. The quality is top notch as it always is with Ruffwear products.

>Rating: 5

Great quality!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Purchased this vest for my 100 lb. Lab. Mainly for the handle to help lift him back onto the boat. Very sturdy, well made product. Been thru a few other vests from other companies, only to have them rip. Once you size the vest for your dog, prior to using, you're ready to swim, all it takes are 2 buckles and you are good to go! I wasn't sure on the size to purchase so I did the live chat and the representative helped me pick the correct size and he was extremely pleasant and helpful! I would highly recommend this product.

>Rating: 5

Hooman Recommended, Dog Approved.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

After spending all winter getting my beach body on, this Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat fit like a glove and was true to size using the Ruffwear size guide! My hooman likes it because it's easy to put-on/take-off and easy to pull me out of the water using the handle on the back. I like it because it's bright and attracts the lady dogs. Usually when my hoomans put things on me, my legs freeze and I forget how to move, but this coat is comfortable and I can run around for hours without a problem. I could go on and on about this Float Coat, but.... Squirrel!!!

After

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>Rating: 5

Comfort and safety!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I purchased this float coat as an upgrade from my dogs old life jacket before we spent a week floating the Main Salmon. The reasons I chose this life jacket were A) it wraps all the way around your dogs stomach which provides more comfort for long days on the water B) it has a handle that you can use to pull your dog into the raft and/or hold onto them through the rapids C) it comes in bright colors that are highly visible if you flip your raft and your dog goes down the river without you.

>Rating: 4

Works like a charm!

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

I got this for my 11-year-old lab because, as you may know, you can't keep a lab from swimming... no matter the conditions. So, I got this for him as he is getting older to just help him out a bit. I also really love the grab handle if he happens to get into some faster-moving water or any other unforeseen events.

>Rating: 5

Functional and adorable

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

Love this PFD for my husky. She used it for her first swim lesson and it is helping her conquer her fear of water! Fits great, durable and easy to put on.

>Rating: 5

Great Quality

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

As usual, Ruffwear has made a great product. It's very comfortable, my dog seems to completely forget that she is wearing it. And the handle is very sturdy so I don't have to worry about it breaking when I lift her onto my paddleboard. Do note that it fits differently than the Ruffwear dog packs. My 55 pound Irish Setter just fits into the large Palisades pack (she has a deep chest but tiny tummy) but the large float coat was vast on her. Backcountry was great at getting it exchanged (thanks gearhead Kayla!) and the medium fits well, though I do cinch it fully.

Hey Rachel! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! I am happy to hear that the medium is fitting and working well for Bree! Glad you two are getting out there on your SUP!

>Rating: 5

Tricky Sizing

I should have spent more time looking at the sizing. That is my own error rather than the product. I based sizing off of pictures and reviews and while the medium fits my 70 lb dog I wish I had bought the large. He has a broad chest and is longer than I realized. He fits in the medium, I'm not sure if the large would have been too loose... But it's adjustable and I think it will work for my dog.

>Rating: 5

Lucy Approves!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The Ruffwear Float Coat is a great gear addition for all water activities with your pooch. The medium size fits perfectly for my 60lb collie/shepherd mix with room to spare but adjusts perfectly with the straps. Bright yellow color is great, and she is easy to spot while she is wearing it. I've used this for 4 years and it is still in great shape! Every time I pull out the Float Coat she gets excited because she knows that she is going to get to swim. Another great Ruffwear product! Instagram: lucy_im_a_dog

The
>Rating: 5

The Best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Got this for my dog to come on water trips with us. It is absolutely perfect. Not too bulky, so it is nice for packing. Easy to strap on to your dog.

>Rating: 5

Safety and Convenience!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

My dogs are constantly in and out of the water. On docks and boats where it's hard for them to get out of the water the handle is a life-saver. Also it gives me great peace-of-mind when we are farther away from shore!

My
>Rating: 5

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!

>Rating: 5

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!

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

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!

>Rating: 5

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.

Great
>Rating: 5

Comfortable.

My dog doesn't love things on her, but she loves this vest. Once she swam in it, she easily let me put it back on her. Go with the sizing chart and you should get the right size, everytime!

My
>Rating: 5

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.

These
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We have a young English Mastiff puppy who is growing ridiculously fast, just wanted to know if an XL would fit a 200 # dog. He's been swimming with a life vest from another manufacturer since 10 weeks and is now 14 weeks and swimming without one seeing as he outgrew that one already, but we worry about between the dock and the boat more than anything. Any guidance would be appreciated!

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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

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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 .

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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.

>Rating:

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.

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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.