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K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets

The K9 Float Coat from Ruffwear offers a premium, fully featured life jacket for calm to fast moving water in day or night. Telescoping neck closure adjusts for a range of dog sizes and is permanently attached and secure. Fitting size easurement around widest part of rib cage (in betweeen sizes choose the next smallest size).

  • Confidence-inspiring canine life jacket built with time proven, abrasion-resistant materials
  • Natural swimming position is made possible by strategically-placed close cell foam panels
  • Strong, low-profile handle is optimally positioned to help dogs out of water
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, L, 32"-36" 14474266 45101-755L
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$89.99

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K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, XL, 36"-42" 14474274 45101-755L1
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$89.99

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K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, M, 27"-32" 14474258 45101-755M
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$89.99

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K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, S, 22"-27" 14474241 45101-755S
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$89.99

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K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, XS, 17"-22" 14474233 45101-755S1
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$89.99

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K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, 2XS, 13"-17" 14474225 45101-755S2
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$79.95

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Product Description

The K9 Float Coat from Ruffwear offers a premium, fully featured life jacket for calm to fast moving water in day or night. Telescoping neck closure adjusts for a range of dog sizes and is permanently attached and secure. Fitting size easurement around widest part of rib cage (in betweeen sizes choose the next smallest size).

  • Confidence-inspiring canine life jacket built with time proven, abrasion-resistant materials
  • Natural swimming position is made possible by strategically-placed close cell foam panels
  • Strong, low-profile handle is optimally positioned to help dogs out of water

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RuffwearK-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Adjustable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Floation Device

My dog is a very active dog. Jacket stays in place after numerous jumps off of the boat in to the lake. It doesn't restrict her movement at all. The contoured fit that...Read complete review

My dog is a very active dog. Jacket stays in place after numerous jumps off of the boat in to the lake. It doesn't restrict her movement at all. The contoured fit that conforms to her body is a plus too. This is a high quality floatation device that would be hard to exceed.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Handle and neck strap are badly designed

Our 25-lb. dog loves to leap off our sailboat, but needs to be lifted onto the swim platform after retrieving his toy-- the handle on his previous life vest (made by...Read complete review

Our 25-lb. dog loves to leap off our sailboat, but needs to be lifted onto the swim platform after retrieving his toy-- the handle on his previous life vest (made by Outward Hound) worked great for this, but the vest was getting too small. So I ordered this Ruffwear vest. When I tried to test-lift him while he was wearing it, it became clear it wouldn't work for us: the handle and chest straps are located so far forward that he practically fell out of it, and his hind feet were still on the ground. Also, since the neck strap is a closed loop, it has to be slipped over the dog's head-- not too bad when putting it on, but tends to get caught on the ears when taking it off (which your dog will not like, trust me). And finally, the handle is quite small, and I suspect it would be difficult to grab with a boat hook or large hand under less-than-optimal conditions. Seems to be sturdy and well-made, but unfortunately is poorly designed (and pricey!)-- returning it. (If you'll never need to lift your dog out of the water with the handle, then maybe you'll like this vest-- didn't get a chance to test the flotation/swimming part of it.)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great vest

By Pintosf

from San Francisco

About Me Single Dog Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Put On
  • Easy to see
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Good for everything

    Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

    It is the most expensive vest but worth the money for the safety of me child (pup). Floats her great and keeps her horizontal in the water. Thanks WM!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quite possibly the best purchase I've made this year

    By The dadster

    from Northern NJ

    About Me Single Dog Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Put On
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

      My dog loves to go on the boat now I feel safe that he is wearing a quality life vest

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Puggle tested, owner approved. 2 thumbs up!

      By Mom to 3 (kids & dogs)

      from Westbrook, CT

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Pros

      • adjustable straps
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to Use
      • Efficient
      • Quality Construction
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Paddleboarding Pups

        Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

        We have a 2 yo puggle who likes to jump on our pool floats, so I picked up the dog vest so my kids and I can paddle board with her in the ocean. We went for our maiden voyage yesterday (many stares for my paddle boarding puggle, even strangers taking pictures!) and I 1) felt completly at ease about her safety if we fell, total possibility for this mom and 2) when one said stranger asked to take our picture (no thank you), I wasn't paying attention and our pup decided there was something interesting in the ocean and jumped off - then wouldn't come back to the board instead headed to the shore (we were about 50' from beach) and swam with no problems at all! Thoroughly impressed.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        RuffWear dog K 9 Float

        By none

        from New Jersey

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to Use
        • Quality Construction
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

            Quality product. Very easy to put on

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Big Dog Tested

            By Damon

            from Kent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

                Fit great on my 130+ Great Dane

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Small Dog Life Jacket

                By Charlie

                from Mt. Pleasant, SC

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to Use
                • Efficient
                • Quality Construction
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

                  The life jacket is perfect for a small dog. It keeps his head above water even if he is not swimming.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great vest!!

                  By Troy V Peterson (Youtube)

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortabler
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Efficient
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Reliable
                  • Visable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

                      This vest is very well built, comfortable for the dog and had good chest and gut strap padding.

                      Unlike the West Marine product (Landfill), This vest will not compress your dogs intestines or chest with unpadded straps. Your d will be comfortablewearing it, even when you pick them out of the water using the handle.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Handle and neck strap are badly designed

                      By Tom from Cape Cod

                      from Cape Cod, MA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Handle Badly Placed
                      • Hard to Adjust
                      • Neck Strap Doesn't Open

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

                        Our 25-lb. dog loves to leap off our sailboat, but needs to be lifted onto the swim platform after retrieving his toy-- the handle on his previous life vest (made by Outward Hound) worked great for this, but the vest was getting too small. So I ordered this Ruffwear vest. When I tried to test-lift him while he was wearing it, it became clear it wouldn't work for us: the handle and chest straps are located so far forward that he practically fell out of it, and his hind feet were still on the ground. Also, since the neck strap is a closed loop, it has to be slipped over the dog's head-- not too bad when putting it on, but tends to get caught on the ears when taking it off (which your dog will not like, trust me). And finally, the handle is quite small, and I suspect it would be difficult to grab with a boat hook or large hand under less-than-optimal conditions. Seems to be sturdy and well-made, but unfortunately is poorly designed (and pricey!)-- returning it. (If you'll never need to lift your dog out of the water with the handle, then maybe you'll like this vest-- didn't get a chance to test the flotation/swimming part of it.)

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Worth the price!

                        By Emily the Adventurer

                        from Buffalo, NY

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Allows Full Movement
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Cost

                        Best Uses

                        • Kayaking
                        • Swimming
                        • Water Sports Of Any Kind

                        Comments about Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

                        I was uncertain of which size to purchase since my cocker spaniel measured in at exactly 22". I called a rep at Ruffwear and she suggested a small, especially since he is 11 months and still growing. It fit perfectly! I used the life jacket for swimming and kayaking but it can be used any number of ways. It provided me mental security that my dog would be okay if he fell off the boat or got tired swimming out on the lake. I am very happy with the purchase and would certainly recommend this life jacket over any life vest! Life jackets might be expensive but they are more secure and do not flip around, as I read in some vest reviews.

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Floation Device

                        By AJ34ME

                        from Lake Norman, North Carolina

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good fit
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • A little pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating
                        • Canoeing
                        • Paddling
                        • Personal Watercraft
                        • Swimming

                        Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

                        My dog is a very active dog. Jacket stays in place after numerous jumps off of the boat in to the lake. It doesn't restrict her movement at all. The contoured fit that conforms to her body is a plus too. This is a high quality floatation device that would be hard to exceed.

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size

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