FRISCO Ripstop Dog Life Jacket, Medium -

Frisco Ripstop Dog Life Jacket

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  • Sleek design allows your pet to move comfortably in the water. Four reflective accents and bright color offer increased visibility so you can always spot your pet in and out of the water.
  • Designed with 20mm thick foam panels for buoyancy. Front panel has a flotation flap that helps support your dog's head and keep it above water.
  • Three adjustable straps with side-release buckles help you get the perfect fit for comfort and safety.
  • Grab handle on top lets you quickly and easily pull your pet out of the water in the case of an emergency. A D-ring on the back allows you to attach a leash when necessary.
  • To find the right jacket for your pup, measure their chest, neck and weight. Then, compare their measurements to the size chart and the Maximum Buoyant Weight listed.

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Questions & Answers

21 Customer Questions

How much weight can an xl jackets carry
Answer by ChewyMar 06, 2019
The X-Small life jacket fits dogs 5-15 pounds, the Small life jacket fits dogs 15-30 pounds, the Medium life jacket fits dogs 30-55 pounds, the Large life jacket fits dogs 55-85 pounds, and the X-Large life jacket fits dogs 85-100 pounds.

Do you take the collar off the dog when the wear the life jacket?
Answer by ChewyDec 18, 2018
You don't have to remove your pet's collar when you put the Frisco Dog Life Jacket on.

Is there mesh on this? Last time we had a dog life jacket my dog couldn't swim the one time she fell in because her claw got caught up in the mesh on her chest.
Answer by ChewyMar 12, 2020
This Life Jacket does not feature any mesh material.

Could this be used for a cat based on the same measurements?
Answer by ChewyJul 17, 2019
This life jacket is designed and tested for use with dog's and is not recommended for cats.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tuxe on Dec 19, 2022

Life Jacket

Our puppy loves that he can come an go in the pool now that he has his life jacket. He know that the pool and the life jacket go together and will sit below the life jacket hanger waiting for us to put it on him so that he gan get in the pool.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By seniorrescue on Oct 31, 2022

perfect product for our senior rescues

I ordered these for our seniors. They need help walking and we can take their weight while getting support for their backs. For our little ones I attached as leash to make a longer handle. Perfect length as is to help our lab mix. I can put it on him while he is laying down (it's that easy). Reflective strips are sooo good that it was hard to get a flash picture. LOL If they should get caught a in a wave - no worries . There is a flap to hold their head up.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DiscoDog on Oct 13, 2022

It has really helped

I have a 14 year old lab that loves to swim, but she was panting when she got out of the pool and got to the point that she would not swim anymore. So, I tried the vest. After 3 training sessions - she loves it! She will go in and out of the pool. She will paddle around and fetch the wubba. She is not panting when she gets out of the pool. She seems to have built up her confidence and has returned to the swim life an old lab! She is a 60 pound English lab. The Large is snug. I used the measuring tool. My dog was at the top end of the large size.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Henry on Jan 8, 2023


I got a jacket for my dog that was too big instead of sending it back they told me to donate it. I did and got one that fit. I am very impressed with this company.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By suzanne307 on Aug 16, 2022

Nice but size not optimal

This is a really nicely made life jacket for a reasonable price. I really like that it has an extra little float pad for under the chin. Unfortunately it didn't work that great for us for a couple reasons. One reason is the sizing. We have an average size Pug(17 pounds) and the medium fit but is a bit long and bulky but according to the measurements the small would be too small. The other issue is not a flaw but just something that didn't work for us. The jacket has a lot of flotation material, which for most circumstances is a great thing. We have been using a jacket for our dog when we do his physical therapy in the pool. So our old jacket that has less flotation material is actually better because he has to work a little harder but still won't sink. That part of the jacket not working out is on me-I didn't think about what purpose it was serving for us. And the sizing is just one of those things that is sometimes awkward when you have small dogs that aren't small. Overall I thought was well made just not what we needed.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Miguel on Aug 17, 2022

Look, I can swim!

I have a 100-lb bullmastiff. She loves to get in the water but she is afraid of getting in deeper water because she has problems floating, so until now she was limited to the water near the beach. After using this life jacket 2 or 3 times, she now feels more comfortable going out to where I’m swimming. I doubt the life jacket would keep her afloat if she got tired, but as long as she is actively swimming, it helps her keep her butt up. To me, it was worth the money. The jacket fits well and it feels durable. Very easy to put on and take off, and I can keep it on even if she is out of the water

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kariss on Oct 17, 2022

Nice & Bright!

We have 2 JRT's. Our 19lb JRT absolutely needed the medium size. Our 15lb JRT fits perfect in the small size- although there wouldn't be much room if he gained any weight.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By good on Jun 28, 2022

Great but made for female dogs

This life vest is amazing quality. I purchased 3, 2 for my Chihuahuas that are about 6 lbs each and 1 medium for my dachshund who is 16 lbs. They fit, and I believe the vests would definitely keep them afloat without any effort or risk of their heads dropping into the water. However, they cannot move easily since it's so bulky and the belly strap is extremely wide. On my Chihuahuas the straps are so wide it not only covers they're weeners but hits their hind legs so they can't walk properly... It's so odd. Why would they design this with such a I'll fitting cut for male dogs. On my dachshund I purchased a medium going by the sizing chart however again it's just I'll fitting. The neck fits perfectly, but the body fits loose, the length hits him right at the base of his tail so it's the correct length however the belly strap being too wide covered his weener and again it's so bulky he wouldn't be able to walk around with it. The vests seem like great quality but the fit/cut is just not for male dogs and I'm surprised I didn't read any reviews mentioning the belly strap.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jena on Jul 28, 2022

Great price& great quality!

I will start by saying we have not tested in water yet, just received today. We are impressed with the quality for a great price. Our 70lbs 1 1/2 year old was measuring at the top of the large measurement chart so we bought the extra large to be safe. It fits great with room to grow. We are excited to take him for his first swim in the lake. Based on all the other reviews we feel it will do just great in the water.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Waterdog on Aug 29, 2022

Great lifecoat

This is the second life jacket we have gotten our pitbull mix. He loves water but hates getting his head wet. This jacket has a flap at the neck to help remind him to keep his head up. Love that the velcro underneath is not mesh, and the bright color makes him very visible.