GF PET Elastofit Ice Dog Vest, Large -

GF Pet Elastofit Ice Dog Vest

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About This Item


  • Keeps your dog cool and comfortable for hours.
  • Elastofit technology and two adjustable Velcro closures ensure a fit that’s just right.
  • Fabric is lightweight and protects your pup from harmful UV rays.
  • Anti-microbial technology keeps invisible foes off the vest—and your pet.
  • No fridge necessary—just wet it, wring it out, and you’re ready to go!

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Questions & Answers

7 Customer Questions

What keeps it cold? Water evaporation or chemical reaction? And what size for an 80!lb Olde English Bulldogge
Answer by ChewyJun 08, 2021
There are no chemicals whatsoever. There is a thin layer of resin, in between the two layers of PVA. When this is wet the resin is what cools the vest down. Once the water evaporates, simply re-wet and use. To find the best fit we recommend measuring your pet and comparing the measurements to the sizing chart that is available in the “Size” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product. If your pet falls somewhere between two sizes, we advise ordering the larger of the two.

Can this vest be reactivated with salt water instead of regular water? And is it okay if my dog went swimming in salt water with this vest on, would it ruin the vest?
Answer by ChewyAug 05, 2021
A pet may swim in the ocean or salt water pool with this vest on but the manufacturer recommends to wash it with mild dish soap and regular water before letting it dry. The salt, if left on the material, may ruin the PVA fabric.

How long does the vest stay cool? I’ve seen other cooling vests that you have to wet first and they usually only stay cool for about 20min on really hot days.
Answer by ChewyJun 08, 2021
It all depends on the external temperature and the sun. It ranges from 4-6 hours. Once the vest starts to dry, simply re-wet for another 4-6 hours of cooling sensation.

Would they be able to wear this with a harness?
Answer by ChewyJun 13, 2022
While there is no harness hole on the Ice Vest, the vest is lightweight & thin enough that it can comfortably fit underneath a harness. We have The Ice Band cooling bandana will also not interfere with a harness.

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Rated 4.5333 out of 5 stars
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60 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By PawMom on May 29, 2023

Cooling vest for paw boy.

Good idea but material gets very rough when not wet. Great for a dog always in the water. I just wanted it to be cool for my dog while walking -material very stiff and uncomfortable for my paw boy. My philosophy-“ If its good for me as a human mom , it should be good for my paw boy”. Sorry but my skin could never tolerate the material.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Dianne on Apr 30, 2023

Nice and cool

My three Labs were reluctant to wear these but they enjoyed the coolness and have learned to accept they drive pretty stiff so if you don't keep them wet on the dogs they're a bit uncomfortable after they dry.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lolliepop on May 2, 2023

Cooling vest

It works very just takes few to get cold in the freezerr, I take water with me to pour water on the vest to keep cooling during the walk.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Cathy on Mar 29, 2023

Cooling Vest

I got the cooling vest for my Frenchie, we live in Florida, our obedience classes are outside, he was overheating. This Vest really helped a lot, we were able to get through the whole class.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lynda on Mar 25, 2023

Looks like it will work

Have not used it yet but I did wet it and it felt cool and soft. It is hard as a rock dry so make sure you fold it whey way you want it while wet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Darl on May 21, 2023

Great product

Easy to put on, easy to use, great quality and expect it to work well

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Bugbug on Nov 9, 2022

Helped with overheating issue

My dog has anxiety and overheats easily because of it. I purchased this vest to help keep her cool and comfortable and it works! My only concern is the quality. I feel this could have been designed with better materials. I would recommend trying it!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Sadie on Nov 2, 2022

It's just ok.

This vest did it's job and cooled our boy down but he HATES it. The vest has a bit of an odd smell initially and stains easily. It feels a bit like a dish sponge, very hard when dry, but then squishy when wet. We kept it but wouldn't buy it again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By customer on Aug 14, 2022

Very pleased with this cooling vest

This product is basically a lightweight vest that stays wet to keep your dog cool, so the evaporative cooling effect will partly depend on humidity and your mileage may vary. But overall I am very pleased with it, especially because I got it on sale. I had the most trouble figuring out the correct size for my dog, who is a small-medium dog but a bit chubby: 29 lbs, about 23 inches around the chest barrel (with lots of fur), and 18 inches long from collar to base of tail. So I could have gone with the Large or the X-Large. I went with X-Large, figuring that having the vest be a little loose is better than too tight, and I'm glad I did. The photos I attached show the vest's actual dimensions: Circumference is a little over 24 inches; the width of the stretchy panel underneath when not stretched is about 7 inches; the length of the vest underside is about 12.5 inches long; and the length of the vest top is almost 15 inches long. I didn't take a photo of the stretchy panel underneath because it took both hands to do that, so you'll have to just trust me that stretching that part to the maximum makes the width about 9 inches wide -- i.e., fully stretching it out adds only 2 more inches. I went with the X-Large so that my dog had room to breathe easily, without the vest feeling tight on him. It was the right call. Also, the part underneath doesn't extend all the way down the tummy, so it doesn't get in the way of my boy peeing. Great vest!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By cooperdooperdoo on Sep 10, 2022

Works very well

Our +14 year old lab suffers from LarPar & hot humid days are awful for him. This jacket really helps to cool him down. And it doesn't get his bed terribly wet (a concern i had). It works well as instructed (just wet with cold water) but it works faster if I put it in the fridge for a few mins (wet). We had the neck/scarf version - but this obviously cools the majority of his body vs just a small area. Definitely recommend.