Float Coat

  • Buoyant, secure, reflective

    The Float Coat™ from Ruffwear is the best safety gear for water-loving dogs. This life jacket is designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes, whether joining their humans when canoeing, rafting, kayaking, boating or paddleboarding.

    Read our review on the Ruffwear Float Coat here!

    Buoyant and not too bulky, this is a premium, fully-featured PFD with maximum flotation without being too restrictive. Thoughtful details include belly padding for added comfort and flotation and a strong handle, optimally positioned to lift dogs out of the water, and 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective trim for enhanced visibility in or out of the water.

    The material itself is impressive. Made of 1680-denier ballistic nylon, the Float Coat is highly resistant to tearing, adding longevity and durability. This especially matters when the material is rubbed along the boat or dock when pulling your dog in. It's less likely to catch, rip and wear out fast - which means many years of fun for your water-loving dogs!

    • Confidence-inspiring canine life jacket built with time-proven, abrasion-resistant materials
    • Natural swimming position made possible by strategically-placed closed cell foam panels
    • Strong, low-profile handle is optimally positioned to help dogs out of the water
    • Telescoping neck closure adjusts for a range of dog sizes and is permanently attached and secure
    • Easy-to-clip sheltered buckles keep straps firmly in place over time
    • Water-compatible webbing remains stable in wet environments
    • Light loop
    • Low-light visibility with reflective trim
    • Made in Vietnam

    Read our review on the Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat.

  • Dog's Girth

    XXS 33-43 cm (13-17 in)

    XS 43-56 cm (17-22 in)

    S 56-69 cm (22-27 in)

    M 69-81 cm (27-32 in)

    L 81-91 cm (32-36 in)

    XL 91-107 cm (36-42 in)

    Download the Ruffwear Life Jacket Fit Guide to find the right size lifejacket for your dog.

    • Secure fasteners
    • Hand wash
    • Mild detergent
    • Air dry

    5 out of 5 *****
    Dog's Name: Blu
    Date of Review: 2/18/2016
    We kick up our paws in: Tarpon Springs, FL
    My canine companion(s): Black Lab

    Good quality great fit

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I have used Ruff Gear product for my dogs in the past. I have found them to good be quality and reliable so when we needed a life vest for our black lab to go on our boat, there was no other option in my opinion. The fit is good and Blu seems very comfortable in his new vest. I trust it will work when needed to pull this 90 lbs guy out of the water.

    5 out of 5 *****
    Dog's Name: Gnarly
    Date of Review: 2/9/2016
    We kick up our paws in: Williamsburg, VA
    My canine companion(s): Boxer/Pit Mix

    Functional, Sturdy, Stylish

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Function: I purchased the K-9 float coat to help Gnarly become more comfortable in the water. When I first adopted him, he loved to wade in water, but panicked as soon as he couldn't touch the bottom. The float coat helped him build confidence and stamina. He's almost impossible to get out of the water now. The float coat is easy to put on and fasten. The straps are a little unruly to tighten. I advise adjusting as much as possible before putting on your dog. The handle is so sturdy! I'm able to lift a 55lbs Gnarly out of the water and onto my SUP board or dry land with no problem. The plastic D-ring for the leash has held up so far, but is the only part that I question as far as durability. The material is pretty resistant to scratches and tears. Gnarly has worn his through brambles and briars surrounding our swimming holes multiple times and you wouldn't know. Fit: Gnarly is right on the boarder between small and medium. I went for the medium, but I wish I had gone with the small. I keep the medium as tight as it will go but wish it were a bit more snug. Still, it stays in place and doesn't ride up. He wears it for up to an hour at a time and has no rub marks.


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