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The Ruffwear 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 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)

How To Fit

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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Lindsay D.
United States

No need for reviews

All ruffwear products are the best thing you can ever buy for your babies. Love everything.

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Jessica W.
United States

Happy Dog Happy Life!

We bought this lifejacket for our dog Blue--he's an 85lb Pitbull/Mastiff mix. He loves water, but he is not a strong swimmer. As soon as he learned that jumping into a pool (or lake or river or ocean) was a thing, he couldn't get enough of it. However, he's a little chest heavy so he starts sinking when he gets tired. First of all, the jacket fits PERFECTLY. As soon as it came in the mail we tried it on and he didn't want me to take it off, silly boy. Once we got him in the water with it, well good luck getting him out now! I love the handle on top as it makes it super easy to pull him out when it's time to take a break. The lifejacket is premium quality and it's stinkin' CUTE on him. Our biggest problem is that we're probably going to have to get a second one for our other blue pittie that ALSO loves swimming until he sinks.

Jessica W. verified customer review of Float Coat™
Joanne C.
United States

Gracie the german shepherd 21 months

Fit her perfectly with no inference when she swam or was just walking around.

Lynda Z.
United States

Love the Float Coar

Use this on my 75 pound German Shorthair/Standard Poodle mix for water therapy. He’s had Four ACL surgeries and it holds her a head out of the water. It’s perfect!

Kellie S.
United States

Great Lake day

Easy to fit and made the day relaxing with no worries about unplanned overboard water entry