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Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Do
Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Do
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Heliotrope Purple
Heliotrope Purple
Sage Green
Sage Green
Sage Green
Sage Green
Sage Green
Sage Green
Sage Green
Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Do
Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Do
Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Do
Sage Green
Sage Green
Sage Green
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
138 Reviews

Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Dog Vest

cooling dog vest

Color

Selected: Sage Green

When shade is low and the mercury is high, dogs can count on the Swamp Cooler to help get them outside. Strategic material choices and design offer solutions for the challenges that warm-weather exploring presents. The light-colored fabric reflects solar radiation and provides shading while wetting the vest activates our Swamp Cooler™ Tech for that refreshing, just-stepped-out-of-a-lake feeling also known as evaporative cooling. Just give it a soak, put it on your dog, and go. When it dries, re-soak it to recharge it.

The Swamp Cooler Vest includes side-release buckles for easy on/off and a leash portal so it can be worn over a harness - topping off the essential features to make it our highest-coverage cooling option in the Swamp Cooler™ Collection.

What's New: We updated the external air mesh for improved abrasion resistance and improved water absorption, and we developed a new construction that retains more water in high-exposure zones on the vest for a longer charge.

How does Swamp Cooler™ Tech work? Learn more about evaporative cooling and other ways to keep your dog cool.

When shade is low and the mercury is high, dogs can count on the Swamp Cooler to help get them outside. Strategic material choices and design offer solutions for the challenges that warm-weather exploring presents. The light-colored fabric reflects solar radiation and provides shading while wetting the vest activates our Swamp Cooler™ Tech for that refreshing, just-stepped-out-of-a-lake feeling also known as evaporative cooling. Just give it a soak, put it on your dog, and go. When it dries, re-soak it to recharge it.

The Swamp Cooler Vest includes side-release buckles for easy on/off and a leash portal so it can be worn over a harness - topping off the essential features to make it our highest-coverage cooling option in the Swamp Cooler™ Collection.

What's New: We updated the external air mesh for improved abrasion resistance and improved water absorption, and we developed a new construction that retains more water in high-exposure zones on the vest for a longer charge.

How does Swamp Cooler™ Tech work? Learn more about evaporative cooling and other ways to keep your dog cool.

UPF 50+ COVERAGE

Vest style provides good coverage for maximum shade with side-release buckles for easy on/off.

SWAMP COOLER™ TECH

Three-layer construction absorbs water and promotes evaporative cooling.

LEASH PORTAL

Leash portal on back for layering over a harness during on-leash pursuits.

Additional Features

  • Relaxed Fit for maximum shade with UPF 50+ coverage and side-release buckles for easy on/off

  • Wicking outer layer reflects heat and facilitates evaporation

  • Absorbent middle layer stores water for evaporation

  • Mesh lining keeps dog dry and comfortable

  • Leash portal on back is compatible with most harnesses

  • Reflective trim for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon™

  • Materials

    • Outer layer: Polyester air mesh
    • Middle layer: Polyester non-woven felt
    • Lining: Dry-weave polyester mesh
    • Buckles: ITW Nexus Waveloc side-release buckles
    • Reflective trim
    • Made in Vietnam
  • Care

    • Secure fasteners
    • Wash in cold water
    • Gentle cycle
    • Use mild detergent
    • Air dry

UPF 50+ COVERAGE

Vest style provides good coverage for maximum shade with side-release buckles for easy on/off.

SWAMP COOLER™ TECH

Three-layer construction absorbs water and promotes evaporative cooling.

LEASH PORTAL

Leash portal on back for layering over a harness during on-leash pursuits.

Additional Features

  • Relaxed Fit for maximum shade with UPF 50+ coverage and side-release buckles for easy on/off

  • Wicking outer layer reflects heat and facilitates evaporation

  • Absorbent middle layer stores water for evaporation

  • Mesh lining keeps dog dry and comfortable

  • Leash portal on back is compatible with most harnesses

  • Reflective trim for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching The Beacon™

  • Materials

    • Outer layer: Polyester air mesh
    • Middle layer: Polyester non-woven felt
    • Lining: Dry-weave polyester mesh
    • Buckles: ITW Nexus Waveloc side-release buckles
    • Reflective trim
    • Made in Vietnam
  • Care

    • Secure fasteners
    • Wash in cold water
    • Gentle cycle
    • Use mild detergent
    • Air dry

Find The Right Size For Your Dog

Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage.

Sizing Chart

Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage. In between sizes? Choose the smaller size.

FIT GUIDE

While each style of Ruffwear apparel is designed for its intended use, this guide generalizes our fits in three ways. The Swamp Cooler Vest is a Relaxed Fit with vest coverage and side-release buckles for easy on/off.

Fit guide table
Formfitting Regular Fit Relaxed Fit
Snug and conforms to the body’s contours. Can be worn standalone or layered under Relaxed apparel. Tailored with a bit of wiggle room. Can be worn standalone or layered under Relaxed apparel. A loose fit that drapes the body. Can be worn standalone or over Regular or Formfitting apparel. Works well for hard-to-fit dog shapes and sizes.
Product sizing chart table
Girth Size
13 - 17 in (33 - 43 cm) XXS
17 - 22 in (43 - 56 cm) XS
22 - 27 in (56 - 69 cm) S
27 - 32 in (69 - 81 cm) M
32 - 36 in (81 - 91 cm) L
36 - 42 in (91 - 107 cm) XL
Product Dimensions Figure
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Product dimensions table
Length (A) Neck (B) Size
9.75 in (24.5 cm) 13.5 in (34.5 cm) XXS
12.25 in (31 cm) >16.25 in (41 cm) XS
17.25 in (43.5 cm) 19.75 in (50 cm) S
20 in (51 cm) 22 in (56 cm) M
22.25 in (56.5 cm) 26.5 in (67.5 cm) L
24 in (61 cm) 28 in (71 cm) XL
Find The Right Size For Your Dog chart
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13-17 in (33-43 cm)

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

Ratings & Reviews

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 138 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 112 Total 4 star reviews: 17 Total 3 star reviews: 8 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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138 reviews
  • Jodi D.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    18 hours ago
    Helps My Older Dog Be Active in Summer

    I am so pleasantly surprised with this cooling vest. My 12-year old poodle doesn’t handle the summer heat very well anymore. This vest allows her to be active again! She wore the vest to the lake last weekend and it helped her immensely. Still helped cool a little under the PFD, but obviously works best on its own. Very easy to pour a glass of water from the marina restaurant or dunk in the lake to refresh. Highly recommend!

  • Kaitlin T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    good for my fluffy dog!

    Living in DC this year its been hotter than it has ever been and my dog is a mix between a pitbull, german shepherd, golden retriever, husky, and chow chow. bottom line is he has an insane amount of hair and the 100 degree heat coupled with 100% humidity is way too much for him even in the early morning. I got this to try out and its a lifesaver!! I still need to bring him out in the earlier morning with it, but i took him for a 2-3 mile walk in it and he was tired at the end but not overheating.

  • Vicki F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Best cooler!

    Keeps both my dogs cool for a long time. I had to buy a larger size for both dogs to cover their back ends better and then snugged up the belly piece all the way so they stay put.

  • Lianne C.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 days ago
    Hot summer solutions

    We love ruffwear life vest so this seemed like an obvious choice for hot summer days.

    It’s got UV protection, reflective strip, and great coverage.

  • Lolena S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 days ago
    Megatron hasn’t sighed at me once

    She sighs a lot. Usually as a way to communicate that she wants something, is bored or is displeased with me being her owner. She has no heat tolerance and once we get to about 80 degrees in the house she sighs and does her dramatic lay downs. This vest has made everyone’s life better. Not a single sigh since I put it on.

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