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The Ruffwear Float Coat is the ultimate in canine flotation and water safety. For dogs that love to join their humans rafting, kayaking, boating, surfing and paddle boarding, this life jacket is designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes. This is a premium, fully-featured life jacket that includes thoughtful details like a strong handle, optimally positioned to lift dogs out of the water, and reflective trim for enhanced visibility in or out of the water.

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Measurement is around the widest part of the rib cage. If you need more help with sizing visit our Float Coat™ Fit Guide.
In between sizes? Choose the smaller size.

13-17 in (33-43 cm)
17-22 in (43-56 cm)
22-27 in (56-69 cm)
27-32 in (69-81 cm)
32-36 in (81-91 cm)
36-42 in (91-107 cm)

How To Fit

Key Features

Additional Features

  • Easy-to-clip, sheltered buckles keep straps firmly in place over time
  • Water-compatible webbing remains stable in wet environments
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching The Beacon™
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Wash in cold water, gentle cycle
  • Use mild detergent
  • Hang to dry
  • Do not bleach, iron or dry clean

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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Sandra M.
United States United States

Life vest

Easy. To fit / put on. Have not been able to use but feel confident it will be perfect The quality is exceptional

Sandra H.
United States United States

Superior Product

I use these float coat in my practice. I am a canine hydrotherapist and work with dogs in an indoor warm water pool. They hold up very well with constant use.

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Jamie E.
United States United States

Lake dog

Fit my dog great! It was his first time boating and being on a lake. He is not a huge fan of the water so I was more concerned about his safety. Of course he fell off the dock and the life jacket brought him right back up! I would 100% recommend. I think he also felt more secure and safe with it on!

Jamie Eiben verified customer review of Float Coat™ Life Jacket
Andrea K.
United States United States

Ruffwear floatcoat

Love it! I use the floatcoat for my Staffords when they are swimming at the beach, at the pool where we do conditioning work, and during dock diving. I've always loved your products. They last forever and are well constructed. Our last set of float coats were hand me downs from previous dogs I owned - they definitely stand the test of time.

Andrea Kilkenny verified customer review of Float Coat™ Life JacketAndrea Kilkenny verified customer review of Float Coat™ Life JacketAndrea Kilkenny verified customer review of Float Coat™ Life Jacket
Sue F.
United States United States

Float Coat for a Ridgeback :-)

I purchased a medium Float Coat for my Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy when he was 6 months old. I just upgraded to a large Float Coat now that he’s a year old. The Float coat fits and looks great; Loki can run, jump and “swim” when he’s out of the coaching launch and the Float Coat doesn’t hinder his movements at all. Since he’s a Ridgeback he’s not a big swimmer, but with the Float Coat I know he’s safe if he takes a fall off the launch.

Sue Farwell verified customer review of Float Coat™ Life Jacket
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