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WEST MARINE Neoprene Pet Vest

Specially designed for man’s best friend, this flotation device helps provide swimming endurance for Fido. Abrasion-resistant neoprene is soft and comfortable for your pet. Features include a handler’s strap for easy recovery and with SOLAS reflective surfaces for nighttime visibility.

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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Pet Vest, Small, 18"-24" Chest Girth, >12" Back Length, 12-24lb. Weight 10981660 65120259
In stock online.

$39.99

Pet Vest, Medium, 24"-30" Chest Girth, >16" Back Length, 24-60lb. Weight 10981678 65130259
In stock online.

$39.99

Pet Vest, Large, 27"-36" Chest Girth, >21" Back Length, 60-90lb. Weight 10981686 65140259
In stock online.

$39.99

Pet Vest, X-Large, 33"-44" Chest Girth, >27" Back Length, 90-120lb. Weight 10981694 65150259
In stock online.

$39.99

Product Description

Specially designed for man’s best friend, this flotation device helps provide swimming endurance for Fido. Abrasion-resistant neoprene is soft and comfortable for your pet. Features include a handler’s strap for easy recovery and with SOLAS reflective surfaces for nighttime visibility.

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West MarineNeoprene Pet Vest
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (9)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Waterproof (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (8)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
  • Paddling (4)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great fit

We have two West Highland Terriers around 20LBs. We have used the Outward hound and the West Marine deluxe in the past. The West Marine Deluxe only uses two straps around the body which...Read complete review

We have two West Highland Terriers around 20LBs. We have used the Outward hound and the West Marine deluxe in the past. The West Marine Deluxe only uses two straps around the body which cause the straps to dig in when lifting the dogs by the handle. The outward hound is a great jacket but the fit could have been better on a small dog. It was bulky around the neck and the reinforcing cloth under the belly proved to be a restrictive for a male dog. The WM Neoprene fit exceptionally well with a zipper on the top and allowed freedom of movement. There is band that raps completely around the belly but still allows the dogs to relieve themselves with out removing the jacket. It all comes down to how the jackets fit your particular dog.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It almost killed my dog !!!!

My dog weighs 92lbs, is skilled in swimming so I though this would be a great add on considering his age of 8. I purchased the recommend size for the dog's weight ... ...Read complete review

My dog weighs 92lbs, is skilled in swimming so I though this would be a great add on considering his age of 8. I purchased the recommend size for the dog's weight ... When he jumped into the river I had to reach in and pull him up with the handle bringing his head above water!! He was literally sinking !! I cradled him all the way to the shore. I removed the "life vest" to check it's buoyancy and found it had little to none. I doubled the vest and found minimal effort was needed to push it under the water! Now that that was over I had to reassure my dog that things were ok he eventually swam back to the boat three separate times on his own with out the vest.
I purchased this in case of an emergency for my dog and was really liking the idea but after seeing what I saw this vest won't do it. Seriously if I wasn't there when he jumped in I would have lost my best friend !! Test this product on with dog before relying on a emergency to only assume this will work.

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5.0

We're very pleased with The Pet Vest

By Fi ( as Semper Fi )

from San Clemente ca

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Paddling

    Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

    We're very happy that our pet feels comfortable with his new Per Vest.
    We love it too

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I am so pleased with the Per Vest

    By Fi ( as Semper Fi )

    from San Clemente Ca.

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Canoeing
      • Paddling
      • Wakeboarding

      Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

      We're so pleased with the Pet Vest. Our dog has never jumped off the boat but recently has done it twice. It's light and durable and it fits right. The handle on top works very well. We love for Fidelis

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Kept falling off

      By Dogfriendly

      from Palm beach gardens

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Rides Up in Water

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

      Nice store

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too big
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great vest for your dog

      By boom

      from staten island ny

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • easy to lift handle
      • Good Ventilation
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Paddling

        Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

        The west marine store was a great help the showed use the vest they had and help us find the right one for our dog which wasn't easy since he is a litte fat but the one we found fits him good was very easy to adjust he doesnt try to get out of it so we guess he likes it to the handle on it makes it easy to lift him out of the water and he doesn't have any problem swimming in it.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Great! No rubbing! Dog spends hours in the water with it.

        By Jay

        from Lake Ozark MO.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

              Working great for us. Our dog is a nut for the water and spends hours swimming on her own. We needed something that wouldn't rub her raw and this is work really well.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great fit

              By Harbor Dawg

              from Gig Harbor WA

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating
                • Paddling
                • Personal Watercraft

                Comments about West Marine Neoprene Pet Vest:

                We have two West Highland Terriers around 20LBs. We have used the Outward hound and the West Marine deluxe in the past. The West Marine Deluxe only uses two straps around the body which cause the straps to dig in when lifting the dogs by the handle. The outward hound is a great jacket but the fit could have been better on a small dog. It was bulky around the neck and the reinforcing cloth under the belly proved to be a restrictive for a male dog. The WM Neoprene fit exceptionally well with a zipper on the top and allowed freedom of movement. There is band that raps completely around the belly but still allows the dogs to relieve themselves with out removing the jacket. It all comes down to how the jackets fit your particular dog.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                 
                4.0

                Great for older dog

                By Dogbalou

                from Redding, CA

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Hard to Adjust

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

                We purchased these for both of our dogs. Our hound didn't swim and we felt secure with the dog vest on her. Our lab/pit cross loves to swim but is 13 now. You can tell she feels secure as she swims further out with her vest on. She doesn't mind waiting for me to zip it up.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                comfortable and well made

                By shortstop

                from anacortes, wa

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Ventilation
                • Lightweight
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Canoeing

                  Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

                  great pfd.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  It almost killed my dog !!!!

                  By Just Jeff

                  from Charles County Md.

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable

                  Cons

                  • Restricts Movement
                  • Too Hot

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating

                  Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

                  My dog weighs 92lbs, is skilled in swimming so I though this would be a great add on considering his age of 8. I purchased the recommend size for the dog's weight ... When he jumped into the river I had to reach in and pull him up with the handle bringing his head above water!! He was literally sinking !! I cradled him all the way to the shore. I removed the "life vest" to check it's buoyancy and found it had little to none. I doubled the vest and found minimal effort was needed to push it under the water! Now that that was over I had to reassure my dog that things were ok he eventually swam back to the boat three separate times on his own with out the vest.
                  I purchased this in case of an emergency for my dog and was really liking the idea but after seeing what I saw this vest won't do it. Seriously if I wasn't there when he jumped in I would have lost my best friend !! Test this product on with dog before relying on a emergency to only assume this will work.

                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Super & Safe for our Poodle Honey Bear!

                  By Cindy Lou Who?

                  from Morehead City, North Carolina

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Fit

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Swimming

                    Comments about Neoprene Pet Vest:

                    The Pet Life Vest is used when we go out
                    boating. We live at the Coast and needed a
                    reliable vest for Honey Bear.

                    Thanks, Thanks, Thanks.

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size

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