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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
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Adjustable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too big

         

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    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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