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WEST MARINE Deluxe Pet Vests

Keep your faithful companion safe on the water!

Though you might consider your pet a strong swimmer, fast currents or choppy water can sometimes prove too much for your faithful companion. Our new Deluxe Pet Flotation has been redesigned to keep your pet safe and comfortable on the water. New sizing provides maximum flotation while maintaining a comfortable fit for total freedom of movement.

  • D-Ring for attaching leash
  • Reflective trim
  • Padded handle
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Large (27"-36" Chest Girth; >21" Back Length; 60-90lb. Weight) 7837263 WM101-09-YEL-L
In stock online.

$29.99

Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Small (18"-24" Chest Girth; >12" Back Length; up to 12-24lb. Weight) 7837248 WM101-09-YEL-S
In stock online.

$29.99

Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, X-Small (12"-18" Chest Girth; >9" Back Length; up to 12lb. Weight) 7837230 WM101-09-YEL-XS
In stock online.

$29.99

Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Medium (24"-30" Chest Girth; >16" Back Length; 24-60lb. Weight) 7837255 WME-60001-10104
In stock online.

$29.99

Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, X-Large (33"-44" Chest Girth; >27 Back Length; 90-120lb. Weight) 7837271 WME-60001-10106
In stock online.

$29.99

Product Description

Keep your faithful companion safe on the water!

Though you might consider your pet a strong swimmer, fast currents or choppy water can sometimes prove too much for your faithful companion. Our new Deluxe Pet Flotation has been redesigned to keep your pet safe and comfortable on the water. New sizing provides maximum flotation while maintaining a comfortable fit for total freedom of movement.

  • D-Ring for attaching leash
  • Reflective trim
  • Padded handle

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West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, X-small (12"-18" Chest Girth; >9" Back Length; Up To 12lb. Weight)
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (12)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Good ventilation (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (10)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
    • Paddling (3)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Intermediate (8), Advanced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My Pom loves his life vest

    My Pomeranian loves this life vest. He loves the water but gets tried so he could not swim as long. So I decided to buy this life vest he can stay in the water...Read complete review

    My Pomeranian loves this life vest. He loves the water but gets tried so he could not swim as long. So I decided to buy this life vest he can stay in the water and play longer! We also take him on the boat and I feel like a life vest is a must for any dog on a boat.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Dangerous: pets float face down

    This is a terrific life vest except for one critical aspect: The large amount of floatation in the back and lack of collar floatation means the pet floats face (head) down and could...Read complete review

    This is a terrific life vest except for one critical aspect: The large amount of floatation in the back and lack of collar floatation means the pet floats face (head) down and could easily drown.

    A simple redesign could address this "fatal flaw." Until then, purchase a different vest with this critical feature.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Tested again & again last season

    By Christine

    from Litchfield NH

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Paddling

      Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, X-small (12"-18" Chest Girth; >9" Back Length; Up To 12lb. Weight):

      We have 2 small dogs: one 18 lbs one 20 lbs. Anytime we are on our boat they have these on because as soon as we stop to hang out they jump off. Even better, our Shih-Tzu figured out he doesn't have to paddle and can just float in it. The funniest thing we have ever seen! They work both in our pool and on our boat. The handle is very sturdy and we can easily lift the pups out of the water. They don't flip over with these on, and don't mind wearing them.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Haven't tried it yet- the water is hard!

      By Dave

      from Earleville.MD

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Medium (24"-30" Chest Girth; >16" Back Length; 24-60lb. Weight):

          It's too early to comment much as the river is still frozen, however, our doggie tried it on and it fits well, is easily adjusted and appears that is will work this summer.

          Service and delivery comments:

          as expected...on time in good condition.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
           
          4.0

          Fits long for posted weight

          By Fun Runner

          from Alberta, Canada

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Durable
          • Good Ventilation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Fits Long For Weight

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing
          • Paddling

          Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Small (18"-24" Chest Girth; >12" Back Length; Up To 12-24lb. Weight):

          In spite of a Miniture Picher being a long bodied dog the small was too long for the dog. We we should have gone for the smallest vest despite the rating of 12 - 24 lbs

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          My dog hated it!

          By Maggie

          from New Jersey

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Stiff
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, X-small (12"-18" Chest Girth; >9" Back Length; Up To 12lb. Weight):

              This life vest was not very flexible and the location of the straps are not ideal for a male dog. The second trap went over my male pom's man parts and was extremely uncomfortable for him. The straps also don't have any sort of comfort covering so that was even worse. I have since bought a life vest from another company that is much better quality, more comfortable and more flexible.

              Service and delivery comments:

              They make is so impossible to return items. The invoice in the package says to go to the website - the website tells you to call someone and then the person just gives you a number to put on your paper invoice. It was ridiculous.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              SO FAR SO GOOD!

              By dog lover

              from East Randolph, Vermont

              About Me Intermediate

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Large (27"-36" Chest Girth; >21" Back Length; 60-90lb. Weight):

                Our black lab doesn't seem to mind wearing this all day on our motorboat. Easy to put on, very easy to adjust, true to size according to the sizing chart. We tested it out,it seems to work well, and the handle held up well when we lifted all 80 pounds of her out of the water into the boat. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that we haven't had to test its use (thankfully) in a real emergency should our dog not be awake and alert. A must for furry family members on boats! Check out her picture for style and fit! She sure looks happy!! Thanks West Marine!

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My Pom loves his life vest

                By the swimming pom

                from Buffalo NY

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Ventilation
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Canoeing
                  • Swimming

                  Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Large (27"-36" Chest Girth; >21" Back Length; 60-90lb. Weight):

                  My Pomeranian loves this life vest. He loves the water but gets tried so he could not swim as long. So I decided to buy this life vest he can stay in the water and play longer! We also take him on the boat and I feel like a life vest is a must for any dog on a boat.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Comfortable fit

                  By H.I.M.

                  from Goose Creek, SC

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating

                    Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Large (27"-36" Chest Girth; >21" Back Length; 60-90lb. Weight):

                    Fits my schipperke comfortable. He can still jump, walk, etc., while wearing it.

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    May be Ok for anything but X Small

                    By repoman

                    from Kingsland, GA

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating

                        Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, X-small (12"-18" Chest Girth; >9" Back Length; Up To 12lb. Weight):

                        We have a chihuahua and even the x small swallows him, but it works fine,

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size
                         
                        4.0

                        Vest for my dog!

                        By Jaques

                        from Tokyo, Japan.

                        About Me Intermediate

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Ventilation
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, Small (18"-24" Chest Girth; >12" Back Length; Up To 12-24lb. Weight):

                            The vest for my dog!

                            • Chest Size:
                            • Feels true to size

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Usually not for cats

                            By mflauer

                            from Brigantine, NJ

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Boating

                              Comments about West Marine Deluxe Pet Vest, Yellow, X-small (12"-18" Chest Girth; >9" Back Length; Up To 12lb. Weight):

                              We were cautioned about trying to get a cat to wear it but we tried anyway. He's almost 11lbs and slightly handycatted due to a neurological problem. Since she can barely walk in this (usually just tips over)so it's great to keep her in place because she has no fear and would just walk off the end of the boat.

                              Service and delivery comments:

                              Fast delivery. Always good service

                              • Chest Size:
                              • Feels true to size

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