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  • Vest is activated by soaking it in water, wringing it out, then placing on your dog
  • Light-colored outer layer reflects heat and solar radiation
  • Comfortable liner transfers cooling to dog's fur
  • Vest style provides good coverage for maximum shade
  • Side-release buckles allow easy on/off
  • Reflective trim helps keep your dog visible in low light
  • Integrated leash portal allows leash attachment when the Swamp Cooler is worn over a compatible Ruffwear harness (sold separately)

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Specs

Best Use Hiking
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Fits Chest 22 - 27 / 27 - 32 / 32 - 36 / 36 - 42 inches
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from re: Life savers! I've taken this out on some very warm days and it has made a huge difference in the comfort of my dog where my friend's dog was panting heavily and mine was totally fine. Another time, this was the lifesaver that helped get us out on a day that got hotter than planned and ended up on the trail longer than anticipated. It made a huge difference. Remember if you can to wet it down before heading out and carry in a bag, but you can also re-wet it down in creek crossing or lake of course. I just picked up a second one for my new 1 year old pup so both are all set now for summer hikes. It doesn't mean that I won't pay attention to the heat and try to keep them out of the hottest time of day, but when it's warm this sure helps keep them cool. Breeds of dogs handle weather differently, but if you tend to take your dog out in warm weather this is a wonderful item to have to help keep your dog from overheating.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations! I wasn't sure my black lab/weimaraner mix would even tolerate me putting something on her when we walked in hot, sunny weather (90+ humidity), more less when it was wet. To my surprise, she loves it and I do as well. Once you saturate it with water and wring it out, it doesn't even feel wet. When we get back from our 30-45 minutes walks it is still dripping water, her back is cool and yet dry.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Size selection How come you don't have size XS and XXS like Ruffwear's website offers? I order a S in case it wasn't too much different than the XS that my dog fits perfectly in the winter coat of this style, but sadly it is quite a bit too big. I would like to just exchange it for the XS, but I guess I'll have to go on over to Ruffwear and order another.
Date published: 2017-05-26
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I have a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy that wilts in the summer heat. I feel horrible keeping him indoors all day. Would this beat work through a double coat, like a Bernese or Golden? 

Asked by: Seabass
​According to Ruffwear, this cooling vest works for dogs with double coats.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-13

What's the difference between the swamp cooler, the jet stream and core cooler in terms of 1. weight and 2. cooling effect?

Asked by: bsteph
The Swamp Cooler is a good option for moderate activity. It has a comfortable liner that transfers cooling to your dog's fur and reflects heat and solar radiation, and weighs approximately 9.6 oz. The Jet Stream is designed for high intensity activities and has a 3 layer design to keep your dog cool, wick moisture and also shield your dog from the sun. It weighs approximately 4 oz. The Core Cooling Panel is an accessory that can be added to Ruff Wear dog packs; it is not a stand alone cooling accessory. It uses a 3 layer Core cooler which helps keep your dog cool during high intensity activities and weighs approximately 4 oz. Both cooling vests and the chest panel are activated by soaking in water and wringing out.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-09
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from re: Life savers! I've taken this out on some very warm days and it has made a huge difference in the comfort of my dog where my friend's dog was panting heavily and mine was totally fine. Another time, this was the lifesaver that helped get us out on a day that got hotter than planned and ended up on the trail longer than anticipated. It made a huge difference. Remember if you can to wet it down before heading out and carry in a bag, but you can also re-wet it down in creek crossing or lake of course. I just picked up a second one for my new 1 year old pup so both are all set now for summer hikes. It doesn't mean that I won't pay attention to the heat and try to keep them out of the hottest time of day, but when it's warm this sure helps keep them cool. Breeds of dogs handle weather differently, but if you tend to take your dog out in warm weather this is a wonderful item to have to help keep your dog from overheating.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations! I wasn't sure my black lab/weimaraner mix would even tolerate me putting something on her when we walked in hot, sunny weather (90+ humidity), more less when it was wet. To my surprise, she loves it and I do as well. Once you saturate it with water and wring it out, it doesn't even feel wet. When we get back from our 30-45 minutes walks it is still dripping water, her back is cool and yet dry.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Size selection How come you don't have size XS and XXS like Ruffwear's website offers? I order a S in case it wasn't too much different than the XS that my dog fits perfectly in the winter coat of this style, but sadly it is quite a bit too big. I would like to just exchange it for the XS, but I guess I'll have to go on over to Ruffwear and order another.
Date published: 2017-05-26
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Questions & Answers

I have a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy that wilts in the summer heat. I feel horrible keeping him indoors all day. Would this beat work through a double coat, like a Bernese or Golden? 

Asked by: Seabass
​According to Ruffwear, this cooling vest works for dogs with double coats.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-13

What's the difference between the swamp cooler, the jet stream and core cooler in terms of 1. weight and 2. cooling effect?

Asked by: bsteph
The Swamp Cooler is a good option for moderate activity. It has a comfortable liner that transfers cooling to your dog's fur and reflects heat and solar radiation, and weighs approximately 9.6 oz. The Jet Stream is designed for high intensity activities and has a 3 layer design to keep your dog cool, wick moisture and also shield your dog from the sun. It weighs approximately 4 oz. The Core Cooling Panel is an accessory that can be added to Ruff Wear dog packs; it is not a stand alone cooling accessory. It uses a 3 layer Core cooler which helps keep your dog cool during high intensity activities and weighs approximately 4 oz. Both cooling vests and the chest panel are activated by soaking in water and wringing out.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-09
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