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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Kacy J.
United States

Awesome vest for our 90lb German Shepherd

Our 90lb German Shepherd loves to swim. We needed a life vest that would keep his head up and also fit well. The Float Coat has worked really well. It’s easy to put on and take off. Atlas doesn’t mind wearing it and it keeps him floating in our swimming pool. He even jumps into the water ans also runs around the yard with it on. It doesn’t get in the way when he has to go to the bathroom but is long enough to keep him floating in the water. I highly recommend this life vest.

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Ali E.
United States

Great Product

I love this life jacket for my girl, she’s an awful swimmer but this is helping her learn how to. The only problem is that there isn’t enough support for her head so her ears do dip under and then she panics. But overall I love putting this on her and helping her learn to swim safely.

Helen D.
United States

Expensive but worth it

My puppies swim and play in their float coats without rubbing or chaffing. Despite being excellent little swimmers it makes me so much more comfortable on daily river sup trips to know they are protected and I can ****** them out of the water in a jiff.

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Kevin S.
United States

Don't even think about buying anything else.

Ruffwear loves dogs and it shows. Very happy with the strength of the stitching. The top grab handle fabric and stitching is super strong. My dog is 85 lbs and I can grab that handle and pull him out of the water. The handle doesn't even hint it can't take it. Best attention to detail in a float vest I have seen. Max loves it too! Just pick a color and buy it. Stop looking you found it.

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Maika R.
United States

Great Float Coat for my Pup!

Fantastic product! Very well made and super stylish for my pup :-) Top handle made it easy to pull her up in and out of the water plus the telescope neck really kept her head off the water. Totally worth the money!