Rated 4 out of 5 by Chrissy30 Almost perfect!
Great value, works great. Very good quality for excellent price. After reading reviews, I ordered the medium for my 18 pound pug. His weight called for the small but I went with the larger size and it fit great. Only issue now is the back (length) is a tad too long for his body and causes his hind quarters to sit a bit higher than his front. But the chin guard helps. He is a pretty good swimmer so it's not needed in the pool but we use it in the gulf water when boating. He does not mind it too much and it could well save his life. Now I don't worry about him when we are out in the deep gulf waters. Overall we are quite satisfied with the purchase!
October 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MommaTish Perfect
After reviewing several life jackets for our Yorkie we decided on the outward hound and so glad we did, it fits perfectly, he has a long body and this spans his whole back and he feels so confident and comfortable he begs us to put it on so he can go swimming, it has great buoyancy (he is a huge Yorkie, 23 lbs.) and the under chin feature is an extra feature that adds extra security, esp for us when he's in the water a long time because we swim from our boat in very deep water and he wants to stay in the water for long periods of time and he loves to stop paddling and just float and this allows him to just relax, we've used it about 10 times (we keep it on him allday while in the boat) but shows absolutely no wear at all, it's very well made and the wide belly band with the 2 straps on top allows us to pick him up out of the water with ease, thank you for making such a high quality, well thought out product!!
August 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karp Perfect for puppers boat safety
My dog's size was at the top end of an XS. After reading many previous reviews I chose to go up a size to a S. Good call. The jacket fit very well. It's easy to put on, and he appears to be comfortable wearing it. If you're on the fence about size, chose the next larger size. Thank you to all the previous reviewers for supplying enough information to help me decide.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scrubby Great Design, Great Price
This life jacket is well designed and is one of the few I've seen that has the critical flotation device under the dogs chin to keep his head above water. My Jack Russell could probably swim several miles without a life jacket, but if he were in a boating mishap, how would he know which way to swim? Or what if he were unconscious? The handles on top make it easy to lift him back into the boat.
We swim daily in the ocean without a life jacket, even when it is rough. I put the life jacket on him so he could get used to it under favorable conditions and he acted like it wasn't even there. Swam around as usual.
October 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emmyp22 Fantastic product!
This is the best life jacket that I've ever purchased. All other jackets are unconfortable and unusable for my dachshunds because they press on their throats. This one fits them perfectly. It doesn't press on them or restrict them in the water. I love the full underneath piece instead of the usual 2 straps. Most importantly it keeps them floating and comfortable. The handle is a great feature to pick them up out of the water and put them back in the kayak. I highly recomend this product, especially for dachshunds. The only thing that could be better is if the flap that gives under the chin support was a couple inches longer and an inch wider. It does work but it could be a little bigger to be a tad more effective as it doesn't sit centered enough.
September 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunshine Great purchase!
I have two Dorkies, under ten pounds. The vests were easy to put on and the fit was perfect. My pets did not seem uncomfortable and they could move around easily. The price was great, too. We will use these a lot when we take them on our kayaks. I would highly recommend this product!
October 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Courtney Don't Second Guess!
If you are thinking about buying the Outward Hound PupSaver Ripstop life jacket, don't second guess yourself! I am one to read reviews until my eyes cross and if I see even a few bad reviews I will look at another product. Boy, am I glad that I decided to go with this life jacket. I have a yellow lab (65 lbs) and she fits perfectly in the Large size. She is one to squirm when anything is put on her, and she didn't even flinch with this. She swam and swam and swam, and I was able to rest easy knowing that she had the additional floatation support. We take her on Lake Michigan which gets incredibly choppy and rough at times, but with this she swam with no problems. I ordered on a Monday morning and received the product by Tuesday afternoon. Everything from searching for the product to actually using the product was flawless. I have looked into many other life jackets, and would buy this again without thinking twice.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by L737Rod Wow! Don't Pass This By!
I have 2 dogs, German Short Haired Pointer mix and American Staff. Mix and both around 65lbs. Both fit into the Large perfectly! I have to say with both having very different body types this surprised me. I even bought an extra large to make sure and it was too big. My first canoe trip proved they were the BEST things since sliced bread! Both dogs were very comfortable in them and the handles were just ..... I can't even express .... Amazing! My Am Staff doesn't swim with her large chest making her unbalanced but with this on she swam half the day! My GSP was constantly jumping out of the canoe (he loves the water) and the handles made it very easy for me to fish him out without tipping the canoe...I KNOW, RIGHT! Do yourself a favor and snatch up this great deal! I also love how all the clips and ties were secured well and out of the way!
August 24, 2016