|Material||Nylon, Synthetic Fabric||Polyester, Polyurethane, Synthetic Fabric, Plastic||Polyester, Synthetic Fabric||Polyester, Polyurethane, Synthetic Fabric, Plastic||Polyester, Synthetic Fabric|
|Breed Size||Large Breeds||Giant Breeds||Large Breeds||Medium Breeds||Large Breeds|
|Closure Type||—||Buckle||Hook & Loop||Buckle||Hook & Loop|
While we have not yet taken this out for a test "drive", the fit is perfect and I really like the bumper across the front just under the throat area to help keep the dogs chin up. The handles are also handy and easy to use. I recommend it so far.
We bought this February of 2021 didn't use it but a few times. Gentle use. Just riding around on the boat. It looked a little "stresed" at the seam after one or two uses and today came apart way more. It looks brand new other than this but chewy will not replace because it's been over a year. Sucks because it barley got used. Not happy. Very disappointed with chewy as well theu still sell it and I would be happy to send back for a replacement so they could see it looks brand new other than this defect. We order food, treats and toys on automated ship so I was really hoping they would exchange it.
We are avid recreational boaters and highly recommend these vests. From Yachting to Kayaking or just playing in water these vests have never let us down. While we have tried several brands over our 30 years we have found that Outward Hound to be the best vest yet. Abby gives it a 5 paw review!
Jacket was easy to use, dog was comfortable in it and it kept her head above water while she jumped and played in the lake. One of the buckles kept coming undone, otherwise it would have been perfect.
Works ok, just slightly small. My dog is 40 pounds, the weight range is 30-55 pounds and it is very tight on the neck especially. If you are going to order especially for a dog bigger than mine I would order a large instead of a medium. The straps are nice and sturdy and holds up well though
product fit perfect kept her afloat she loved the water.
I bought the xtra small for a 6 pound chi with a 13 inch girth. Way too small around the neck. Will look for a different brand that has better sizing.
I took the suggestions in the reviews. Gizmo measured at the max for small in lenght and girth. So glad I ordered Med. The front strap is a little long but is can take that in He is long and weighs 19-20 lbs. Giz is my medic alert and we are hoping to cruise this summer he required to have a life vest.
I haven't used this for Cooper yet since it is winter time, but the jacket seems like good quality and should hold up. The x small did not fit our toy schnauzer, but the small is perfect. And the customer service is awesome. While they couldn't exchange the sizes, I received a credit on the original purchase and gifted the incorrect size to our friends with a Chihuahua. Everybody wins.
Our dog can swim but he was not confident about it. We got the life jacket to help him build his abilities and confidence and for peace of mind if we're out on a lake. We have the medium for our 48lb dog, it seems a little tight to get on, but he has no problem with it. It provides just enough flotation that his confidence increased swimming, he's much more willing to swim and to go after toys. He's fallen in a few times and has learned to come back to us since we can easily pick him up with the straps. The only true drawback we have is there's nowhere to attach a leash. I did know this when I purchased, but didn't think that would be as annoying as it has been.