Kurgo Core Cooling Dog Vest

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About This Item

  • Cooling vest covers your dog’s back and chest while allowing freedom to move.
  • Uses prolonged evaporation to lower your dog’s core temperature. Just wet, wring out and strap on!
  • Light color and reflective material helps to deflect the sun’s heat.
  • Can be used over and over; just wet with water when dry and repeat.
  • Lightweight material is machine washable and provides an easy fit with two points of adjustment.
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About Kurgo Gear

Go Together

Dogs are so important to our lives – they’re not just pets, but those with whom we share life’s adventures together. Whether you’re summiting a mountain or walking your local trails, every excursion is better when shared with your furry sidekick. Kurgo’s goal is to create gear that makes venturing outdoors with your pup easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Guaranteed To Go The Distance

Kurgo stands behind the quality and durability of our products with a lifetime warranty.

Go Confidently With Kurgo

Kurgo uses high-quality, durable, outdoor-inspired materials that stand up to nature and to all the miles you go with your dog.

Harnesses

Built for dogs on the go. Kurgo constructs every harness to be both strong and comfortable.

Seat Protection

Kurgo offers smart solutions for protecting your vehicle from wear and tear when you travel with your dog.

Outdoor Gear

Dogs naturally love to explore outdoors, so Kurgo builds gear to make every adventure more comfortable and accessible.

Backpacks

Built for pets who want to adventure, but still need a lift!

About Kurgo Gear

Kurgo believes that your dog deserves to go everywhere you go, safely and comfortably. Way back in the early 2000s, before dog travel gear was a thing, Kurgo set out to solve a problem: how to keep the family dog from jumping in the front seat of the car. After lots of brainstorming and prototypes, their Backseat Barrier was born. Twenty plus years later, they’re still finding new ways for you and your dog to go together in confidence.

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Questions & Answers

11 Customer Questions


Is it correct that this can be used over a no pull harness that has the leash attachment over the dogs back? There is an opening to accommodate that?
Answer by ChewyMay 18, 2018
This product has a 2-way zipper that allows access to underneath harness or leash attachments, so it can be easily worn over any harness.

Why would I not achieve the same cooling effects simply by wetting down my dog? My concern is that the vest will actually make my dog more hot, rather than cool him off. Can you explain, please? Thank you.
Answer by ChewyJul 21, 2019
This vest is light in color to reflect the sun's heat. As the water evaporates, it takes your dog’s body heat with it, keeping them fresh and comfy. Re-wet as many times as is necessary to make it to the end of the outing.

When you wet the vest will it get your dog wet? How many degrees will it decrease body temperature?
Answer by ChewyMay 26, 2018
This coat is not waterproof, water will go through it. It is made with lightweight material to help keep your pet cool. The amount of cooling will vary and depend upon the individual pet characteristics and activity level as well as weather conditions.

How do you wash this product?
Answer by ChewyJun 07, 2018
This Vest is machine washable and is recommended to air dry.


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30 Customer Reviews



Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By harness on Sep 17, 2022

NO RELIEF

I purchased and tried to use this item several times with different approaches for my 1 year old female GSD who tends to run warm generally this summer, but it honestly provided no relief at all.


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

Amazing product for black dogs in Florida sun and heat

I bought this for my Rottweiler at the end of last summer and didn't have much of an opportunity to use it until today. What a game changer! Typically our afternoon routine is les than 5 minutes in the back yard and it's too hot - especially with his black fur which is hot to touch after about a minute. I followed the directions and put it - he loved it and ran (yes, ran) all over the back yard playing. Today it's full sun, 93 degrees with feels like of 107. I kept checking under the vest and he was cool to touch! Can't wait to go out and play more! FYI - for 120lb Rottweiler, he has the XL and with the adjustments, fits great!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JandA on Jul 24, 2022

Cooling harness

Wasn’t sure these work. Ordered one from REI made by Ruffwear. Looked effective and well made, but both pup and parent would have been embarrassed by it in daylight. Returned at REI and staff said same before I told them why it was returned. Kurgo version from Chewy looks better and has worked great in NYC heatwave. Fit isn’t perfect but close enough that she’s comfortable and cool. Worth it


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Puggie on Jul 24, 2022

Great for summer

We bought this for our pug since we live in the South and the summers are HOT! We use mostly during the day when we take her to the bathroom. She loves it. It keeps her cool and comfortable going outside. The only down side is the zipper. When her leash is on, the zipper doesn't stay closed all that well


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KJohnson on Jun 18, 2022

REALLY works!

This is a quality product that works exactly as it's supposed to. I find it easier to wet completely using the bathtub faucet, and easier to wring out there as well. If you wring it out completely, when you take it off your dog will only be slightly damp after use, not wet. My silky terrier went from panting heavily and seeking shade every few feet on our walks in the high 70s (without the vest) to happily trotting along with occasional panting in the high 80s (with the vest). This is a necessity as July and August will hit 100 with high humidity.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By DPHiker on Jul 9, 2022

Works while wet but dries way too quickly

This is easy to put on and pretty light to carry. And it works pretty well while it's wet. But it mostly dries in about 10-15 minutes where I am so I have to carry a lot of extra water to keep it wet. I'm looking for a better one. If you use this for shorter walks or where water is readily available this may be good for you though.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By MimisMom on May 30, 2022

I think it works

My rescue lab mix is about 58 lbs and has a lanky body with a skinny neck but big chest. It's hard to find things that fit her properly. We tried on the large and the medium. Because of her skinny neck I went with the medium although it doesn't cover her body length all the way but I think it's still effective. She has black short fur and is rather heat intolerant. I picked this jacket for the light coloring too. In a 4 hour period on a high 80s day I had to rewet it about 4 times to keep her cool, so like once an hour. It was clear that as long as the the jacket was wet she was panting less and happier. I took 1 star off because I wish the the medium wasn't drastically shorter than the large size, and covered more of her body length.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gryphon on Aug 6, 2022

Works great

Cooling vest works well to cool of my dogs. Having to crate dogs in my car at events in the Florida heat is difficult and the vest with a fan on them works well.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nora0604 on May 27, 2022

Awesome vest!

I bought this for my blue heeler/lab mix (short, black fur) who overheats easily. We took it hiking through the Sand Dunes in Colorado with no shade for a few hours and it worked great! She was like a different dog and had a great time. I never saw signs of heat distress, other than minor panting. I wet it once before we started and used about 1 liter over a few hours to re-wet it. Even dry, I think the reflective feature was beneficial with her black fur. My girl is about 50 lbs and the medium was perfect. Highly recommend!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jade on May 10, 2022

Sizing Issues

I was very excited to try this on my rescue rottie because her black fur gets very hot in the summer sun and she struggles with the heat. Unfortunately, we couldn't use it! Her measurements were right in the "Large" range, but the vest was way too small for her. The size guide / sizing is not correct.