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Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat

$79.95

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    47 Reviews

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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

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

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    Another Great Ruffwear Product!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have an english bulldog-corgi mix - with quite a unique figure. She has the length of a corgi, but girth of a bulldog, usually fluctuating between 45-50 lbs. I originally bought her the large because the large in the ruffwear harness fits her nicely - but we had to return it for the medium. The medium works great, and the adjustable straps make it a perfect fit! The vest isn't too bulky, and she doesn't seem to mind it when it's on. She loves to swim - and now I can be a little more at ease when she's spending a whole day at the lake while we're kayaking!

    Great vest!

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

    It's not bulky and our Amstaff seems very comfortable in it. Plus I like the look of it. Be sure to review the sizing chart carefully before ordering to ensure you are picking the right size for your dog.

    Great vest!

    Feedback from my customer Angie:

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    We received the Ruffwear Life Vest that we ordered from Backcountry. They arrived very promptly and fit perfectly. The quality is excellent and we could not be more pleased with your customer service. I’m attaching pictures of Max & Juno (she the larger of the 2) in their new life vests as promised. Max’s is a little big, but I knew that when I ordered. He is just so small , 3.6 pounds, but I’m hoping he will grow into it. They were sized exactly as described. Angie bought the XXS size for both of her pups.

    Feedback from my customer Angie:

    Great vest!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is our second Ruffwear product and we've really liked both for their durability and fit. The handle on top of the float coat was awesome for assisting her in and out of the boat. And she didn't really seem to mind having the vest on, so it must have been comfortable.

    Great vest!

    Ruffwear does it again

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

    My pup loves the water a little too much and this gives me just the security I need to take him out on the paddle board or boat with the risk of him jumping overboard. It fits great and doesn't create the discomfort in the neck and belly area that previous vests have

    85lb Golden

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Our English Cream Golden Retriever is about 85lbs and fits in the Large. It's a nice fit with a little extra room (he just turned 1 so he might still grow a bit.) The adjustable straps under the chest is a great feature for a snug fit. He loves the water and is a great swimmer so we don't use this a ton however, when we're floating/fishing in the drift boat, the float coat is with us just in case.

    Love the feeling that my dog will float

      I have two goofy standard poodles who are not the best in the water. They love to swim but I don't want to risk them falling off of our SUP with a long way to swim. These vests keep them buoyant enough for longer swims.

      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!

        Security Blanket

          Not the biggest swimmer, but it helped my rezdog to feel more comfortable . She likes the Captain position as of now ! She's 26" girth, wearing a small, great fit. She will swim in her "jacket" soon enough, I'm hopeful. :)

          Security Blanket

          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'

            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.