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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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Shannon H.
United States


Our handsome black labrador is safe and stunning in the orange float coat. We are no longer worried about him when he swims far out into the lake to check on kids floating around on inner tubes. the cut and fit is perfect, doesn't slow down his mad fetching skills.

Shannon H. verified customer review of Float Coat™
Michael W.
United States


Have not tried it on our Jack Russell yet. Got it late in the season. Water too cold. Will review in the spring. Fits him like a glove. Will see how it works in the water

Glen S.
United States

Float Coat Review

This was all good.

Andrea G.
United States

Float coat

Love it! Our lab puppy was having a hard time keeping his hind legs up while swimming so we bought this to teach him to use his legs. He loves it. He jumps in and out of the water, is using his legs and swimming with confidence.

Andrea G. verified customer review of Float Coat™
Mark B.
United States

Keeping puppies safe

We have two McNab sisters. They are lean, strong working dogs who didn't swim very well until we got their Float Coats. Now when we get the canoe or SUPs out the reaction is just as excited as going for a bike ride! The coats are easy to adjust, provide plenty of flotation and we are sure they helped both dogs learn to swim better.

Mark B. verified customer review of Float Coat™