Outward Hound Neoprene Dawson Swimmer Dog Life Jacket

By Outward Hound
Rated 3.9722 out of 5 stars


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About This Item


  • High-quality life jacket features foam neoprene side panels for maximum buoyancy and thermal insulation.
  • The front float fits comfortably under her neck to support her head and keep it above water.
  • Highly durable, quick-release snaps with adjustable straps on the belly and neck ensure a secure and comfortable fit.
  • Safety features include high-visibility red material, reflective piping and emergency lift handles.
  • Designed with the novice swimmer in mind but suitable for dogs of all skill levels.

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Breed SizeMedium BreedsLarge BreedsLarge BreedsMedium BreedsLarge Breeds
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Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions

What is the weight limit on the charge?
Answer by ChewyAug 27, 2019
While the chest girth is the recommended measurement for this life jacket, the X-Small is suitable for dogs 5-15 pounds or a chest girth of 11-15 in. The Small is suitable for dogs 15-30 lbs or a chest girth of 16-20 inches. The Medium is suitable for dogs 30-55 pounds or a chest girth of 21-27 inches. The Large is suitable for dogs 55-85 pounds or chest girth of 28-32 inches. The X-Large is suitable for dogs 85-100 pounds or a chest girth of 33-44 inches.

Is there velcro across the belly? Thank you!!
Answer by ChewyApr 10, 2018
This product does not have Velcro. It features adjustable straps on the belly and neck ensure a secure and comfortable fit.

Are those hideous logos removable?
Answer by ChewyJun 29, 2021
The labels on this life jacket are not removable.

Is this red? Or orange? I've seen it available in both colors on other vendors, but can't find a distinction here.
Answer by ChewyJul 16, 2019
This jacket comes in the color orange.

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Rated 3.9722 out of 5 stars
72 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

72 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jen on Jun 15, 2023

Perfect for our Newfoundland!

We took our girl on a whale watch in the Gulf of Maine! Safety first!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Judy on Mar 8, 2023

Too small For my Boston terrier

I have a 22 pound Boston terrier and I measured him and according to the measurements I needed a small. It was too small

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Denise on Nov 22, 2022

Never again

On its second use, one of the clip fasteners began slipping open under the slightest strain. I contacted the manufacturer to request a replacement part. They told me they "can fix that toy!" and requested photos. My first thought: "This is not a toy, it's a life jacket!" But I sent the requested info and waited. And waited. I wrote twice before finally getting the part, which I paid to have professionally sewn on. And the replacement also slipped right open, albeit this time on the first use. Poor service plus poor product = lost customer. Recommend to a friend? I wouldn't even recommend it to an enemy!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Russ on Jun 8, 2022

Not a well designed product

I thought this was a great looking life jacket for my Labrador retriever, but after using it several times now, I’m disappointed in the fit. It straps around the neck and chest but has no strap over the stomach area. Much of the flotation is toward the back end of the jacket, and absent a strap to hold it tight, the vest merely floats above the dogs hind end, without floating the dog with it. I suspect it would still float my dog, we’re he unconscious, but it keeps him low enough in the water that he doesn’t realize any flotation while swimming with it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CocoaBeans20 on Apr 7, 2022

Worked Well

This fit my American Bully very well. Some vests were too long. This shape or brand fit her stocky build well. Lasted the Vegas summer. Used appx 4x per week. Would have lasted longer but she grew out of it. Buying a second one now. Size is true to the chart.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Margo on Jun 24, 2022

Great for waterdogs

Vest provides peace of mind for pet moms when around bodies of water. We have Kern River, Lake Isabella, & our pool!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on Aug 26, 2021

Very stylish. snapping mechanism is awful.

These jackets although they do run a little big like I read a lot of comments saying are very stylish, light weight, and make it easy for my dogs to walk around without restraining their movement. However, the snaps on these are AWFUL, for that reason I give it a 1 star and would give it a 0 if possible. If the snaps can’t hold up to me tugging while I’m adjusting it to size them, then it’s not going to hold up when I may need to pull my dog out of the water during an emergency which in my opinion is very dangerous.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lady on Oct 16, 2021


I purchased the xl for my large golden, and for him this vest is perfect. He is a senior with some arthritis, so safety first. Swimming is quality of life for my big guy, and now we have peace of mind too.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kimberly on Sep 26, 2021

Front Clip Issue

The front clip on this jacket won't stay clipped after my dog only had worn it like 3 times. Without a secure front clip, the jacket is worthless because it just slides right down him and off.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Rottiemom on Aug 1, 2021

Broken after 2 months

Works great to keep her head up but straps do not stay tight on her. Thank goodness shes on the bigger size of the straps. The neck part does not stay facing the right way and does her no good. After 2 months of use in a pool only the staps are ripping. Would not recommend for heavy use at all