OUTWARD HOUND Standley Sport Dog Life Jacket, Small - Chewy.com

Outward Hound Standley Sport Dog Life Jacket

By Outward Hound
Rated 4.3636 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • High-quality life jacket is made with extra rugged ripstop nylon that’s reinforced to stand up to frequent, adventurous use.
  • Mesh bellyband allows for quick water drainage; unique sternum design and lightweight construction provide ideal performance and a wide range of motion.
  • Highly durable, quick-release snaps with adjustable straps on the belly and neck ensure a secure and comfortable fit.
  • Includes double handles for emergency lifting and a leash clasp for use as a harness.
  • Designed with the skilled swimmer in mind but suitable for dogs of all experience levels.

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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

"Designed with the skilled swimmer in mind..." Does this mean it does not provide as much buoyancy as other life jackets?
Answer by ChewyMay 28, 2019
This life jacket is designed with the skilled swimmer in mind but is still suitable for dogs of all experience levels.

what is the weight of this jacket, please
Answer by ChewyJul 26, 2018
The X-Small jacket weighs approximately 5.6 ounces, the Small weighs approximately 8.8 ounces, the Medium weighs approximately 12 ounces, the Large weighs approximately 12.6 ounces, and the X-Large weighs approximately 1.2 pounds.

Is the leash clip plastic or metal?
Answer by ChewyJun 25, 2022
The loop for a leash to attach to is made of plastic

How do you figure the size to the dog
Answer by ChewySep 11, 2018
For the best possible fit use chest girth as your main measurement.

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Rated 4.3636 out of 5 stars
33 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

33 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By gregg on May 11, 2023

Cheap and doesn’t last

I had this and the blue straps quickly became brittle and just break if trying to strap the buckles. Waste of my money and into the trash as I couldn’t return or use.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Ollie on Dec 16, 2022

Sport water life vest

Good fit with sturdy handles. It's winter so can't wait to see if it floats....

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Bailer on Feb 26, 2022

either too big or really small

I waited since last year to order this swim vest because it seems to be the only one that offers more freedom of movement for the dog. It also seems like it wont be as hot to wear since it has mesh and openings on the sides. We don't need a life jacket, just a swim assist so to speak. The small is really small, and the medium is definitely too big. Plus, because the small is so small, lifting him with the handle looks like it could hurt his ribs. We have a Havaneese. He is 23 lbs. His girth measures 21 so we are right on the cusp between sizes. The vest looks well made and we will try out the small, hopefully it offers enough.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Leigh on Apr 25, 2022

Good food for cats

This food is good quality, my cats like the taste and it’s a great price.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By GSDGGWPMOM on Sep 6, 2021

Not for beginners

This jacket would be great for dogs that are riding in a watercraft “just in case” or those who are confident swimmers and again only need a just in case vest. However it dose not have enough “flotation” for a dog that is not comfortable in the water yet it’s only a step above no jacket at all. Just know your pets ability. It’s non bulky design is appealing but you give up the flotation level with the bulk.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Morgan on Mar 22, 2021

Works well

I really liked this life jacket. Some of the others were too bulky and it was hard for the dog to also swim in it. This jacket leaves enough room for the dog to feel comfortable to take a nap. Would highly recommend this jacket the sizes run a little large so just to keep that in mind.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Larry on Jan 18, 2021

Perfect fit!

We initially ordered the medium, but we found it to be too big. It's true that girth is the main and pretty much the only measurement to size your dog, but this was not successful for our pet. We a French bulldog, so measurements are odd anyway...girth and length tend to be disproportional relative to a normal dog. Our dogs chest is right at 21", which calls for a medium. The problem with the medium was the distance between the main straps under the device. They span roughly 7" from front to rear and that caught our dog under the legs and belly. It was just a little too far and dug in my dogs front arm pits and in front of the rear legs. We exchanged for the small, and it was absolutely perfect. This floatation device is the best fit we have ever had. It allows our dog plenty of room to walk, run and even potty. Everything about this device was designed perfectly. The buckles are very convenient and line up easily...anyone who has had those buckles that are constantly not lining up and just frustration, know what I am talking about. Theses buckles are great and there are velcro pieces to hold the excess straps out of the way. These are a one time need...once you have the straps to where you want them, stow them away and never mess with the loose ends again...that is, unless your dog gains weight. The device is so comfortable, my dog can run, play and even go to the potty with ease. It appears to also be very breathable. The only thing I cannot comment on is the buoyancy, as it is winter....maybe the bath tub.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Finn on Feb 18, 2021

Life vest for Finn

Fits great on my 100# RR. Haven't tried it in the water yet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TeamHannah on Sep 7, 2020

No too bulky, light weight

I bought this life vest for my 13 lb mini aussie and it is perfect. It isn't too bulky, it's light weight and breathable for those hot days. The adjustable straps come with a built in strap to roll them up if they are too long. and it is super easy to put on your dog. It works as it should, measurement guidelines were spot on for us.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Eileen on Aug 24, 2020

Perfect for my Chinese Crested!

This life vest was perfect for my Chinese Crested dog. He weighs about 10 pounds and the small fit him perfectly. He was comfortable riding on the boat and swimming with the life vest.