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RUFFWEAR 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
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, L, 32"-36" 14474266 45101-755L
In stock online.

$89.99

K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, XL, 36"-42" 14474274 45101-755L1
In stock online.

$89.99

K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, M, 27"-32" 14474258 45101-755M
In stock online.

$89.99

K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, S, 22"-27" 14474241 45101-755S
In stock online.

$89.99

K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, XS, 17"-22" 14474233 45101-755S1
In stock online.

$89.99

K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, 2XS, 13"-17" 14474225 45101-755S2
In stock online.

$79.95

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
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

50%

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 (4)
    • 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.

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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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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
       
      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
           
          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 fit!

            By cheyanz

            from Lake Havasu City, AZ

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Perfect for the boat!

              Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

              Fits my little 4 pound yorkie. She has full range of motion while wearing this vest.

              • 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
                     
                    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

                    (5 of 5 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 Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, S, 22"-27":

                    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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Floatiation Device

                    By AJ34ME

                    from Lake Norman, North Carolina

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • A little pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating
                    • Canoeing
                    • Paddling
                    • Personal Watercraft

                    Comments about Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket, Yellow, S, 22"-27":

                    I am very pleased with this floatation devise for my dog. She is a very active. And, is not restricted in movement at all. The life jacket stays in place after many jumps into the water off of the back of the boat. Although it is a little pricey. I think it was a very good choice for my dog.

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    awesome

                    By betty

                    from cape breton ns

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Snug Fit
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jackets:

                        great fit.dogs can swim,run,pee,pooh while wearing this pfd. our dog wears it all day while sailing and comes on he run as soon as he sees it.

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