GF Pet Elastofit Ice Dog Vest

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Rated 4.6078 out of 5 stars
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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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MaterialVinyl / PVC, PlasticPolyester, Synthetic FabricMesh, Synthetic FabricPolyester, Synthetic FabricPolyurethane, Polyester, Synthetic Fabric, Plastic
Breed SizeLarge BreedsLarge BreedsLarge BreedsMedium BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small Breeds
PatternSolidGraphicSolid
Closure TypeBuckleHook & Loop

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.

what is the neck size on the medium
Answer by ChewyMay 17, 2022
The Elasto-fit Ice Vest does not require a neck measurement for sizing, only the girth and length measurements are needed.


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51 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Snap on Sep 4, 2022

Better than expected

I have several of this vest, one for each of my dogs (only two of them in the photo). I soak the vests in cold tap water and put them in the freezer or fridge for a few minutes. The back and chest is cold to the touch after they have worn these for a little while. My dogs can wear these for a few hours at a time indoors, then it's time to soak again. We get the best result if we don't remove much of the water after soaking, just enough so it doesn't drip. My Frenchie (30 lbs, ~24 inch chest) is in between sizes, Large is slightly too loose and covers most of his back. Medium is tighter and shorter, but once wet it works fine as it does stretch a little (both fits fine around his neck). The medium is slightly better in the sense that it fits closer to his skin since it’s so tight, we need these vests to be tight so they actually lay against the skin/coat with no air in between. Hank the Great Dane (158 lbs, ~39 inch chest) wears a size 4XL, also tight and great fit for him.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By doggylover 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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By lovelabs on Aug 3, 2022
Top 500 Contributor

A must for working dogs

I purchased this cooling vest for my Labrador guide dog. The humidity bothers her more than the heat. The vest is extremely easy to use and put on her. simply run the material under cool water ring it out and it is ready for use. The Velcro sides are easy to adjust and hold secure. The material is thin enough to fit nicely under her guide dog harness. as we are out walking the water evaporates from the vest helping to keep her cool. I have noticed since she is wearing the vest she can work much longer in the heat and humidity versus not wearing the vest. after wearing the vest I simply hang it up to dry and it is ready for the next day and our adventure together.


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

Best Cooling Vest

I bought different kinds of cooling vests over the years and I have been disappointed with most of them. I am glad I finally found this. It is the best cooling vest I have ever bought. It is very light but it keeps my dogs cool during warm weather.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Ziggy on Aug 3, 2022

Didn't work for me

This didn't work too well for my dog. It didn't feel significantly cool, and that lasted only about 30 minutes. I wonder why so many people raved about it. My dog has a lot of fur. Maybe it works for shorthaired? Also, I didn't like how it had to fit under a harness, so I'd have to "undress" the dog to take it off. I would want to take off the cooling vest easily, once it looses effectiveness.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Bayli on Jul 22, 2022

Love this cooling vest....except it doesn't clean well

Love this cooling vest for my Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. She is 14+ years and has a hard time regulating her temperature as she ages. Although she has never been a fan of the heat. This vest cools her right down and she is completely content the problem is when I tried to clean it the blue faded a lot and it still looked dirty. I don't know if it has lost it's effectiveness but I'm disappointed it didn't hold up.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ChristieB on Jul 9, 2022

Does the Trick!

My part Chihuahua / part Dachshund doesn't like to put it on, but wears it just fine knowing that she is going for a walk! In our Florida sun and she is solid black, I needed something to keep her safe for her around the block walks. At 9am, it can be 86 degrees, so now I don't worry about her over heating. I also found that when she is in her dog stroller with it on, she is more calm and just sits rather that moving all around. It's a keeper!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Dottie on Jul 4, 2022

Gracie furmama

Today was the first time my girl wore this. We are in Florida and it is like a hot desert here right now. She is elderly so very sensitive to the heat. I can’t tell if it is keeping her cool. She still pants and has to stop for a few minutes several times. I have a cooling towel for her that works really great, but i have to pin it on her. This vest fits her just right. I really like it, but it has to keep her cool. We’ll see.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By A1Floridagirl on Jul 6, 2022

Dogs love their cooling vests

I got the GF cooling vests for my dogs as the hot, humid Florida summer is a little much for them. I got a small for my 13 lb Shih Tzu and a large for my 28 lb Border Collie and they are perfect. Now they enjoy their walks and my little guy isn’t ready to quit in 5 minutes. We only walk for about 30 minutes but the vests stay ice cold.