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Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat

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    57 Reviews

    Details

    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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    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.

        Great for our Dog

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        We have had a great experience with this for our dog. She does not seem uncomfortable with the life vest on and allows us to feel at ease with her swimming anywhere. Loved having this for our dog this summer to go paddle boarding with us.

        Ruffwear Delivers

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This is my second Ruffwear product for my boxer / border collie mix - we also have a pack for hiking and running that she loves. No matter what, the design, durability and simplicity of Ruffwear products is impressive to me. The handle on top of the float coat is built to last, so no concerns about lifting her in and out of the boat. The straps in the middle of her torso really need to be cinched down so there's not tons of extra space - otherwise, loving this product! The blue / pink is adorable in person too!

        Perfect for the long days on the water

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        My dog loves to play fetch on the water. But sometimes she doesnt know when enough is enough and it is break time. This jacket makes it possible for her to get after it as efficiently as possible. And on the throws where she is tired, i have peace of mind that she will make it without any worries.

        She loves it!

          My dog is around 45 lbs and the small fit her perfectly. Seems to be very comfortable and doesn't bother her for full day float trips. The handle on the back is very strong and helpful with lifting her into the boat.

          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

          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.