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Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Do
Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Do
Swamp Cooler™ Cooling Do
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
4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
71 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.

Features

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.

  • 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 & Care

  • 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

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 71 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 51 Total 4 star reviews: 12 Total 3 star reviews: 7 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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71 reviews
  • Olivia R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    14 seconds ago
    Great!

    While I have not used this product yet. I have to give five stars to Ruffwear's customer service. I ran out of time to exchange this product for a different size and they extended the return window, no questions asked. We are an outdoorsy family, and take our dog with us everywhere. However we also live in North Carolina, where it's not the heat that will get you but the humidity. I'm constantly worried about keeping our dog cool while still letting him be a dog outside, I cannot wait to use this during the summer!

  • Jennifer B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Great for hot days

    My dog is a thin-coated pointer and has a tough time in extreme temps. She’s had a winter windbreaker all her life but we’ve avoided hot weather walks entirely until now. The swamp cooler vest is great. It keeps her cool on mid-day full sunlight walks even when temps are in the low 90s.

  • Susan K.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Cools like a charm!

    This dog cooling vest is wonderful! It’s well made and it cools almost immediately. It keeps cool for a long time. A terrific cooling coat!

  • Jeremy R.
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    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Works Incredibly Well

    We have a rescue dog that had mange as a puppy. As an adult, she now has an extremely thin coat. With black skin and basically no hair, she overheats quickly on summer mountain outings. This jacket kept her cool and noticeably happier on the trail. Our only issue is her chest diameter was on the cusp between a size L and M. We should have gone with the M, as this jacket is too big on her. Spendy investment for the wrong size. Live and learn.

  • Deb D.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Swamp cooler helps

    We enjoy agility and Rally lessons. One class is held in the evenings and one in mid morning. Agility is outdoors, Rally inside. My dog is black, large, and heavy coated, and heat and sun have a significant impact. I do shave her coat in summer to a half inch. The swamp cooler has a much better result when her coat is short. I wet the cooler at home, drain excess water, seal and place it in a large plastic bag and fold and rolll the swamp cooler around frozen plastic ice packs - careful to keep the plastic between the ice packs and the swamp cooler so the jacket doesn't freeze to the packs - and transport to class in a soft side cooler. I live in the Southeast and it is Hot this summer. After our first run we use the swamp cooler to lower her temperature and use a portable fan to initiate a breeze on her body between runs. The swamp jacket is effective at the job when used as described and my dog wears it for the remainder of the class. Once, the building AC For Rally was out and we used the same system indoors. She was the only non-panting canine student.

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