Swamp Cooler from RuffWear, Dog Cooling Coat

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Help your dog beat the heat with this innovative dog cooling vest. Just soak the Swamp Cooler Dog Cooling Vest in cold water, wring it out, fasten around your dog and go have fun!

Features of the Swamp Cooler Cooling Vest:

  • Evaporative cooling + heat reflection = cooler pooch: The Swamp Cooler provides cooling through both reflecting the sun's hot rays and through water evaporative cooling (like an actual swamp cooler), which exchanges the dog's heat with the coolness of the stored water. All you have to do is soak the Vest, and put it on your dog. (re-wet as needed).
  • The three-layer construction maximizes cooling effects: The Swamp Cooler's wicking outer layer facilitates evaporation, the absorbent middle layer stores water for evaporation and the comfortable inner layer transfers the cooling effect to your dog.
  • Freedom to move and easy on/off: The Swamp Cooler Cool Coat features active fit for full range of motion and side-release buckles for easy on/off.
  • Be seen!: Low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching The Beacon light. (optional)
  • The Swamp Cooler Cooling Vest is perfect for:
    • Exercising with your dog in the heat.
    • Participating in outdoor agility trials and/or dog shows.
    • Dark colored or thick-coated dogs as well as dogs with a thin coat that are susceptible to sunburn.
  • Details: Washing instructions: Fasten all buckles, wash in cold, gentle cycle and tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron. Graphite gray color (light gray).
  • Safety Notes: Be sure to monitor your dog for heat stress and bring extra water for your dog in hot weather. Also note that pavement can be too hot for bare paws. Re-wet your dog's Swamp Cooler Coat as needed to keep your dog cool.

Shipping: This special order item ships FREE directly from our supplier to continental US addresses only (No PO boxes or APOs).

Sizing: Please measure carefully (consider measuring twice to help avoid the cost and inconvenience of a return). The girth is the measurement around the widest part of your dog’s rib cage.

Dog jacket size guide

Size Fits Girth (G) Back Length
of Coat
Neck Opening
of Coat
XXS 13" - 17" 13'' 13.75"
XS 17" - 22" 18" 15"
S 22" - 27" 22.5" 19.25"
M 27" - 32" 26" 21.5"
L 32" - 36" 27.5" 24"
XL 36" - 42" 36" 26.5"

I have a black Schipperke who has a thick coat and gets hot very easily. This coat has made such a difference for her in the summer, it is really well made and super easy to use.
We live in the inland area of San Diego Co. and it gets HOT. My dog has black hair about the thickness of a german shepherd and she suffers from the heat when she obsessively chases lizards and rabbits, taking a long time to recuperate. I put this on her and she cools down much more rapidly than normal, which is the difference between 10 min. and 30 min.! You can see the appreciation in her eyes when you put it on her. When you feel underneath it, it's nice and cool under there, I love it that I have something to use that can help her be who she is and not have to suffer for it! Only one problem is that it gets dirty real quick when she lays on the ground and picks up burs and things, but so does any dog wear, so what are you gonna do? But I can live with that since all it needs is to be rinsed off, except of course the brush ripping it up and sticking into it. I just limit her freedom when she's wearing it.
Jessie has multiple liver shunts and was not expected to live past a few month of life, however she is a strong willed little girl and is now 4 y/o. She can not take the heat, it really makes her sick. We live in So. CA. and it gets hot here in the summer. We have been searching for things to keep her cool and came upon this swamp cooler vest and thought we would give it a try. She used it last weekend when the temp here was 103* and we were so happy that the vest worked beautifully. It truly is a life saver for Jessie. She will be able to spend some time outside with us this summer thanks to this vest.
It works great. At first I was wondering how well; the top layer drys out pretty quickly (Phoenix, AZ...very warm & dry) but the bottom remains moist. Putting my hand beneath and onto her coat, it feels cool to the touch. The combo of the cool & moist material with the light reflective color proves to be outstanding for dogs who seek the shade. The bottom line: Mya walks more smoothly and remains more energized with the coat on than without. One last thing...people will ask you why you have a jacket on your dog or just look at you like you're a moron. I wonder if Ruffwear should put a big "COOLER!!!" on the side.
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