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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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Jessica P.
United States

V High Quality

My heeler was struggling to swim and the float coat worked well to hold him up

Mateo T.
United States

A Confidence Builder

The Ruffwear vest gave confidence to my dog in learning how to swim. As a puppy he did ok. But when he double in size, he sank like a lead weight. This scared him and didn’t want to go back into deep water. The vest got him swimming back in deep water, and now he can’t wait to go swimming. He now swims without a vest.

Mateo T. verified customer review of Float Coat™
Jordan S.
United States

play time...all the time

The excitement that comes over my dog when he gets this put on its crazy. He can swim all day long and along side the paddle board with this. No worries about him getting tired as long as he floats! great for visibility as well. The grab handle is key to get him back up in the boat or on the board.

Eun-Young M.
United States

Ruffwear vests for my 2 small dogs

I love the quality of vest, you get what you pay for.

Sandra H.
United States

Excellent life jacket

The float coat is an excellent product. I am a canine hydrotherapist and have used them for years. They are very durable a Ruffwear is a great company to deal with.

Sandra H. verified customer review of Float Coat™