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The Float Coat is the ultimate in canine flotation and water safety. For dogs that love to join their humans rafting, kayaking, boating, surfing and paddle boarding, this life jacket is designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes. This is a premium, fully-featured dog life jacket that includes thoughtful details like a strong handle, optimally positioned to lift dogs out of the water, and reflective trim for enhanced visibility in or out of the water.

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Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage. If you need more help with sizing visit our Float Coat™ Fit Guide.
In between sizes? Choose the smaller size.

13-17 in (33-43 cm)
17-22 in (43-56 cm)
22-27 in (56-69 cm)
27-32 in (69-81 cm)
32-36 in (81-91 cm)
36-42 in (91-107 cm)

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Key Features

Additional Features

  • Easy-to-clip, sheltered buckles keep straps firmly in place over time
  • Water-compatible webbing remains stable in wet environments
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching The Beacon™
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Wash in cold water, gentle cycle
  • Use mild detergent
  • Hang to dry
  • Do not bleach, iron or dry clean

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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kevin c.
United States

float coat

This is my second coat. The first one was great for my Catahoula until the pup grew to the point the straps were against his body. When the padding is gone and only the straps are against the belly of your dog. If your dog is like my 80pluss pounds it can harm your dog when retrieving pet for the water. His first coat was large. This new one is an extra large. Because of his build, he is swimming in this thing. I will need to modify the coat to fit him. It would be nice if there was a coat in between the two sizes. Or perhaps one designed for dogs with large chest cavity and small waist as many of the working dog breeds are. I love Ruff wear products I believe they are some of the best made. That said I am now afraid to buy any new coat type products for my pooch. He is also in need of a new storm chaser I feel I will have the same problem. At the cost of these products I feel I should not be having to modify anything. Reading reviews on many of the Ruff wear products I see this problem mentioned a lot. Perhaps it's something for the Ruff wear teem to consider.

John H.
United States

Perfect floating suitcase

These are great. Can hoist puppets onto boats, paddle boards, and onto docks.

Bradford L.
United States

Float coat for elder dog for water therapy

Floatation device works great - for my dog it keeps the water out of her mouth and ears. Store bought flotation devices do not work for my dog. Thank-you for being there and helping to extend the life of my dog!!

Josephine N.
United States


Somewhat neurotic dog was comfortable in the vest and didn't have anything to tug or gnaw on. Also, she looks absolutely adorable! Everything arrived and functioned as expected--very happy customer. Idea for your next product: anti-fear-of-ocean spray. You can call it L'eau de l'eau. Perhaps some Courageous Pirate Booties (see what I did there?) Or bedazzled Collar of Loving Water All these items would obviously be part of a line of 'hydrophi-lick' products. You're welcome.

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Leslie S.
United States

Teaching old dog new tricks

I have loved our Float coat- it was just what my basset hound mix needed to feel more confident about learning how to swim at 7 years old!

Leslie S. verified customer review of Float Coat™
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