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Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat

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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

    Tech Specs

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

    Tech Specs

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    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

      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

      Lucy Approves!

      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.

      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!

      Safety and Convenience!

      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
          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.