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Swamp Cooler™
Cooling Vest
DESCRIPTION

The Ruffwear Swamp Cooler uses natural evaporative cooling to keep your dog cool. Soak it in cold water, wring it out, and fasten around your dog. Evaporative cooling exchanges the dog's heat as water evaporates from the coat's reservoir. The Swamp Cooler's light color is designed to reflect heat from the sun. Combined with the evaporative cooling effect, the Swamp Cooler keeps dogs comfortable when temperatures rise. Auto-lock buckles on each side of the jacket provide easy on/off. 

Check out our Ruffwear Fit Guide to help find the proper fit for your dog.

KEY FEATURES
  • Cooling vest for hot conditions
  • Maximum cooling through evaporation and heat reflection
  • Three-layer construction maximizes cooling effects:
    ⁃ wicking outer layer facilitates evaporation
    ⁃ absorbent middle layer stores water for evaporation
    ⁃ comfortable inner layer transfers cooling effect to the dog
  • Active fit for full range of motion
  • Side-release buckles for easy on/off
  • Low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching The Beacon™
  • Made in Vietnam

      
      
     
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      Price: $54.95
     
     
     
         

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    Average Rating

    5 out of 5

    Number of Reviews: 53 customers reviewed this product.

    Recommended: 50 out of 53 said they would recommend this product.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Casey

    Date of Review: 4/16/2014

    We kick up our paws in: South Texas

    My canine companion(s): Lab

    Great Construction!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    We haven't yet had the need to use it, as our Texas heat hasn't really started, but since Casey is a working dog, and we will be out in the heat daily, I am sure we will be using it often. It is exactly what I was looking for when I ordered it. If by other products I have purchased from Ruff Wear, I can pretty much depend on y'all for a great product. And I appreciate that so much, Thank you!

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Cooper

    Date of Review: 3/13/2014

    We kick up our paws in: Palm Desert, CA

    My canine companion(s): Goldendoodle

    excellent

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    We are in the California desert with summer temps reaching 110+. The cooler provides about 45 minutes of cooling at these temps. We would be unable to take our dog out without the cooler. This is our 2nd purchase. We had a medium size for our dog that we lost. Cooper is considerbly larger and required a large size.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Frank

    Date of Review: 1/30/2014

    We kick up our paws in: Santiago, Chile

    My canine companion(s): French Bulldog

    Exceeded Expectations!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    We bought this vest for our Frenchie as summer began here in Santiago and the dry heat and blazing sun had him incapacitated. We couldn't even make it all the way around 1 block on a walk without him either vomiting from the heat, or laying down in the shade and refusing to continue. With this vest he is able to make it through the entire walk no problem, and he loves it so much he won't even let us take it off when we get home! This has been a lifesaver for us, and I recommend it to anyone else with a frenchie. I read comments that the neck was too small to fit other frenchies big heads, but we had no problem at all.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Cody

    Date of Review: 11/6/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Golden, CO

    My canine companion(s): Australian Shepherd

    Amazing

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    We just recently moved to sunny Colorado, with our black tri-colored Aussie. On a recent hike, the temps weren't terribly high, but it was really sunny and I noticed Cody was struggling to find shade, and was really dragging. I thought something was wrong with her, until I realized that the sun was baking her black fur, even though the temperature was only 60 degrees. I decided to purchase the Swamp Cooler vest, even though Cody is generally OK in the heat. Wow- what a difference!! She instantly had more energy and can run farther with less fatigue when wearing it. We recently took a trip to Moab, and she ran 25 miles in the desert without struggling at all because she was wearing the vest. It didn't even require a lot of water- just 3 good soaks kept her cool for our entire 12 mile run. When we stopped, I could put my hand underneath the vest and feel the difference in temperature of her fur. Everyone asked about it too- nothing like seeing a dog in clothes in the middle of the desert!

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Sandy

    Date of Review: 10/21/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Houston, TX

    My canine companion(s): Labrador Retriever

    Great construction & clean fit

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Having the Swamp Cooler really helps our Lab get through the extreme Houston heat...

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Tesoro

    Date of Review: 10/8/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Utah/CA

    My canine companion(s): Black Lab

    Great

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I got all kinds of comments at a BMW rally in Salem Or. this summer, probably sold a few for Ruff Wear. Very good for black dogs,kept him nice and cool. He was raised with a vest on, as a service dog and now our pet, so he is fine with it on when in the car. It would b e better if it had a camo type coloring to hide the dirt but is a nice cool color.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Minnie & Haley

    Date of Review: 9/22/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Silverton, OR

    My canine companion(s): Toy Fox Terrier

    Reliable

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    My dogs have short hair and can sunburn. I will also add my dogs HATE water! When we go motorcycle riding temperatures vary a lot. We purchased the swamp coolers because we were traveling in central California with triple digit temperatures. Once the swamp coolers were wet Minnie and Haley didn't mind putting them on or wearing the swamp cooler. They would tolerate water being poured on the outside. The swamp cooler seemed to keep their body temperature lower than without the swamp cooler. I gave this 4 stars because improvements could be made. Ruff wear needs to think versatile like Columbias Bugaboo jacket, lots of layers and all versatility. In addition to the swamp cooler Minnie and Haley are secured on the motorcycle with the Ruffwear Master Harness-thus two layers. It would be worth A LOT of money if the Master Harness would have: 1 - zip in swamp cooler 2 - zip in insulated waterproof jacket 3 - zip in fleece jacket 4 - zip in rain jacket 5 - snap on pack 6 - with the basic harness structure that can be worn just as webbing

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Anja

    Date of Review: 9/16/2013

    We kick up our paws in: The High Desert of California

    My canine companion(s): German Shepherd

    My Dog LOVES This

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    The Swamp Cooler came on a rare hot AND humid afternoon, which seemed the perfect time to give it a good test. Having my dog wear a coat in the desert in the summer seems counter-intuitive, but we forged ahead anyway and were VERY pleased with the results. I checked under the coat multiple times during our hour walk and every time found my dog to be cool. In fact, she thought acted like it was one of those lovely cool Fall mornings, and not sweltering. We both highly recommend this product.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Blossom

    Date of Review: 9/16/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Montana

    My canine companion(s): cocker spaniel

    awesome

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I ordered the size small which turned out to be too big. Returned and reordered an extra small. It was a perfect fit. My cocker spaniel has a thyroid condition which causes her to to over heat easily. The swamp cooler keeps her cool even when we are in 90+ heat.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Emily

    Date of Review: 9/14/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Kansas City, Mo

    My canine companion(s): Shorkie

    Great

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Worked very well. We used it in temps of 95+ degrees. Our pet did not mind wearing it at all.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Kirby

    Date of Review: 9/9/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Colorado

    My canine companion(s): Pomeranian Mix

    Love it...BUT....

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Kirby is a very furry but active Pomeranian mix. He doesn't like the heat at all, and Colorado's summers can climb over 90 degrees quite often. I use the swamp cooler when Kirby and I go on hikes together, and he seems to be a lot more comfortable with it on. My only suggestion for this coat would to have a hole for a harness clip. I'm sure this coat is not intended to be used with a harness, but I feel more comfortable with Kirby attached to one. Right now I use a harness OVER the swamp cooler, but I would like to use one underneath. So, perhaps a small hole or zippered opening in the middle of the coat to allow a harness clip be a new feature on the next swamp cooler. For reference, Kirby is a Pomeranian Mix and he is 20lbs. I bought a size XS and it fits very well.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: louie

    Date of Review: 8/16/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Utah

    My canine companion(s): Wiemar

    Great

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Adds 40 minites of energy for Louie on the 90 degree plus days for our daily hike. Unfortunatly my pup Louie chewed up one of the straps. I'm attempting to repair with a sewing machine. Louie was bored and performed some unintended destruction.

    1 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Jake and Weian - long-legged terriers then Boson, Irish wolfhound

    Date of Review: 8/15/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Mobile Bay

    My canine companion(s): KBT, SCWT, IW

    negative

    Would you recommend this product?.: No

    . Too many contacts said it would not allow evaporation. The dog is not able to cool. That is not will work when the temp. is 95 and the humidity is the same. No rating because it is no stars just blackness.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Larry

    Date of Review: 8/14/2013

    We kick up our paws in: WI

    My canine companion(s): Black lab

    Great

    Would you recommend this product?.: No

    He did great with the new vest in the heat and sun. It even helps if it is not wet as it is cooler than his black fur.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Cruise

    Date of Review: 8/11/2013

    We kick up our paws in: NJ

    My canine companion(s): Pit Bull mix

    Best product of its kind!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Great product for outdoors! My pup is sensitive to the heat and can't be out for more than 10 minutes in anything over 85 degrees. With his cooler on, he can comfortably go all day! It is comfortable enough for play and for work. He is a servicve dog so I have a harness and vest I use with him at times and it fits fairly well over the top of the cooler. My one real problem with it is that I wish it dripped less. Sinc he accompanies me everywhere, I do not feel comfortable letting him wear it indoors because of the wet trail it can lead, that is not noticeable outdoors. This should not be a problem for most people though! Awesome overall! Definitely recommend as the best product of its kind on the market!

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Monkey and Giget

    Date of Review: 8/1/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Cortez, CO

    My canine companion(s): Basenji/Heeler

    Awesome!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I was surprised at how soft and light weight the material was. It was easy to put on and adjust to each dog. They are going to love this when traveling and hiking and I cant wait to put them to good use. What a wonderful idea especially for hot days or dogs that are dark in color. I will have to invest in two more for the other two dogs.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Mishka

    Date of Review: 7/31/2013

    We kick up our paws in: MT

    My canine companion(s): Lab

    Exceeded expectations

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I read all the glorious reviews here, and decided to try this jacket. I thought it would keep my spoiled Lab a little cooler and less unhappy in heat. Boy, I never expected it to work THIS good. He is cool and comfortable for hours, never pants, including in a car. In a few hours I just re-wet it, and he's good for the rest of the day. This product is awesome. Thank you, Ruffwear!

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Arleigh

    Date of Review: 7/18/2013

    We kick up our paws in: northern Virginia

    My canine companion(s): Weimaraner

    Excellent

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    My dog has worn this vest the past two days during a period of high temps and humidity. His recovery after a walk is amazing. In fact, he is fine when he gets home. Previously, he would lay on the tile floor for quite awhile. I take a water bottle filled with cold water to add to the vest while we walk. Worth every penny.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Oshi

    Date of Review: 7/16/2013

    We kick up our paws in: phoenix,Arizona

    My canine companion(s): Cocker Spaniel

    awesome

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Oshi runs agility indoors, but it's air cooled (actual swamp cooler, not AC) so wnen it was 113* last week or even 106* like this week, I'm sweating, but my dog is comfortable !

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Tip & Olive

    Date of Review: 7/14/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Birmingham AL

    My canine companion(s): Greyhounds

    Works well - well made

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Overall I'm very happy with the vests. They are well made and fit the greyhounds just fine. Here in AL the summers are hot and humid. The vest works best here in direct sun.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Leo and Maxine

    Date of Review: 7/13/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Phoenix, Az

    My canine companion(s): Lab and AMB

    Excellent

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I made this purchase for my son's and daughter's dogs, after using it on my dogs last summer and this. It really makes a difference in their ability to exercise in the heat. I'm happy to see that the color has been changed. The grey should be less likely to show dirt, although it is very easy to wash.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Daisy Mae

    Date of Review: 7/10/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Charlotte, NC

    My canine companion(s): Dobermans

    Fantastic

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    The Ruffwear Swamp Coolers are life savers for our babies on hot days. I never leave home without my swamp cooler in a cooler with water and ice. Every day we're stopped asked what the coat is all about and where to purchase one!!! I love sharing the information with other dogs lovers. Thank you for making such a wonderful product.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Zoey

    Date of Review: 7/10/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Colorado

    My canine companion(s): Mini Schnauzer

    Awesome...

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    The Swamp Cooler keeps our little girl nice and cool on our hot Colorado days. And because she is our service dog she goes every where with us so it's important that we are able to keep her cool...

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Zion

    Date of Review: 7/9/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Montana/Utah

    My canine companion(s): Lab/Boxer

    OK!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Zion is all black and a sun lover - go figure! Upon measuring her she fell in the Medium category, so I ordered it. WAY TOO BIG! Had to send it back and get a Small. All good now. It seems to do just the trick on hot days. Headed to the desert for a couple days to really test it out.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Jack

    Date of Review: 7/9/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Maryland

    My canine companion(s): Lab

    Great!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Jack is black in hot and humid Maryland. This is great for keeping him cool on a hike. We've even used it dry to keep the sun off. It works great

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Pooh

    Date of Review: 7/6/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Boise, ID

    My canine companion(s): vizsla x

    very helpful in dry heat

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Pooh is 15+ years old now and doesn't tolerate high temperatures they way he used to. We just went through a week of over 100 degree temperatures without any worry of overheating on walks or while in the car. It definitely helps a lot. We should have purchased one of these years ago! I am a veterinarian and I recommend them to all of my clients who enjoy hiking and camping with their dogs in the summer months. The only change in design that would be helpful is a slot in the top where a harness loop could be passed through.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Harley, Thelma, & Queso

    Date of Review: 7/2/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Bend, OR

    My canine companion(s): Rottweiler/Hound mix, Coonhound mix, Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix

    Wish I knew about it sooner

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Harley has a thick coat and overheats easy. I always have to cut our walks or bike rides short due to concerns about heat exhaustion. With Thelma being younger and more athletic I usually need to choose between exercising them separately or compromise in between their two levels. They both wear the swamp coats and I've noticed a large increase in Harley's endurance & overall comfort. Thelma is also happier being cooler. My littlest one Queso will be trying on the xx-small since he has the thickest coat of them all. Hopefully it fits!

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Maxie & Sophie

    Date of Review: 7/2/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Eastern Mass

    My canine companion(s): Laboradoddles

    Great for Cooling My 2 Down

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    This works even better than I had thought it would. My 2 wear them in the car to keep them cool until we get to the park for a run. I take them off at the park since they swim. I put the swamp coolers in a bucket with cold water. I put them back on when we get back in the car. They fit well too. I got a lrg for 60 lb Maxie and Med for 50 lb Sophie.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Lucky

    Date of Review: 7/2/2013

    We kick up our paws in: where our wheels are paked

    My canine companion(s): black Pug

    works very well

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    This is a great vest. It kept my Pug cool in California heat. I carried a spray bottle to keep it wet. I soaked it in the sink first. I would recommend this but call because the sizes are weird.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Lucky

    Date of Review: 7/2/2013

    We kick up our paws in: where our wheels are paked

    My canine companion(s): black Pug

    good product

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    This pdoduct works great. Just wanted to add one thing. Definitely needed a harness slot.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Deme

    Date of Review: 7/1/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Indiana

    My canine companion(s): Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

    Easy to use

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Our old lady of 9.5 still runs like a fool and does sheep herding. With our summer heat we needed a way to thoroughly cool her down. Love, love, love this product. I especially like that the plastic snap closures are padded away from the body... so no accidents with catching fur or skin!

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Duncan

    Date of Review: 6/29/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Blue Ridge Mountains

    My canine companion(s): Catahoula

    Pricey but worth it

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    My dog and I are training to go backpacking and he becomes concerningly warm following a 6 mile hike in the summer months. Ice packs are not useful when you are on the trail for days at a time, so this is an ingenious idea. I carry a camelbak and rehydrate the vest as needed. Often, it's several hours before that is required. My only complaint is the price. It's totally worth it in the end, but I still wish there was a more cost-effective alternative.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: KIMBER

    Date of Review: 6/28/2013

    We kick up our paws in: LAKE POWELL AZ

    My canine companion(s): PIT BULL

    GREAT!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    MONEY WELL SPENT.

    3 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Dewey

    Date of Review: 6/28/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Brandon, MB Canada

    My canine companion(s): Newfoundland

    Fair

    Would you recommend this product?.: No

    I found that the swamp cooler dries out fairly quickly and this defeats its purpose. I can't say it really helped to keep my dog cool. I would prefer an ice pack insert vest where the cool would last longer but have been unable to find one large enough. I would not recommend to other Newfoundland dog owners. The XL did fit well.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Jack

    Date of Review: 6/28/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Tampa, Florida

    My canine companion(s): Large hound mix, adopted from Louisiana

    Love it!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I dampen it and put in freezer before a morning run. Jack is 95% black, so in Florida the poor dog is a heat magnet. This jacket does help to reduce the heat the dog endures. BUT..... I want to run with a harness not a collar, and the swamp jacket requires a harness. I use ruffwear running collar and lead, but want to use a harness with the swamp jacket.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Phil

    Date of Review: 6/27/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Orange County, CA

    My canine companion(s): Shih Tzu - 10 lbs.

    Love it!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Phil need the XXS. He is 10 Lbs.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Hana

    Date of Review: 6/25/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Luxembourg

    My canine companion(s): Newfoundland

    Incredible

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    We're going into our second summer with the Swamp Cooler and I'm even more impressed than I was last year. Hana runs from every other harness, colar, etc. that we have but when I get the Swamp Cooler out she stands still. I thought I was doing her a favour by taking it off right after our walks, as I do the harness, but if she's not ready, she noses it until I put it back on. It's incredible. I can see that she walks faster and seems less tired while wearing it, but I'm impressed that it works so well the dog associates it with being more comfortable. Great product, but I agree that printing 'cooler' on it (with icicles on the letters) would help stop the critical stares.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Sandy and Buddy

    Date of Review: 6/23/2013

    We kick up our paws in: cow country east of Dallas Texas

    My canine companion(s): my girls are yellow labs

    we love them

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    east Texas summers are 110 in the shade. dogs die of heat stroke every summer. my girls are two and four years old and play hard all day, keep the vest wet and we play in the sun till the cows come home and we can do it again tomarrow.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Cooper

    Date of Review: 6/21/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Cumming Ga

    My canine companion(s): Boxer, Lab, Aus. Shep/CorgiX,Yorki, Chihuahua X, Poodle X

    fantastic

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I walk 6 miles a day at our local Greenway with my Boxer and Lab and they stay much cooler and comfortable with their swamp jackets on. People are always asking me why I have coats on my dogs in this heat and I am glad to tell them about your wonderful swamp coolers.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Moose

    Date of Review: 6/16/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Southern California

    My canine companion(s): Black Lab

    Great!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Moose was suffering from the heat and was exhausted just trying to cool off during the night. I put the coat on him and he sleeps through the night comfortably. He almost smiles when I get him ready for bed now and he sees his cooling jacket.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Walker

    Date of Review: 6/13/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Kingman,Arizona

    My canine companion(s): American Staffordshire terrier

    Works awesome- except

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I love this product and my dog does not even run away when is time to put it on HOWEVER, one of the male side clips broke after a month and a half. I am sure ruff wear will take care of it.

    4 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Bodhi

    Date of Review: 6/12/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Redding, CA

    My canine companion(s): Golden Retriever

    Very good

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Works great but has real durability problems. Bodhi runs through brush and. Under fences. The mesh tore badly don the first run.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Brando

    Date of Review: 6/10/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Florida

    My canine companion(s): Beagle mix

    great

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I have an overweight beagle that goes on a walk everyday. He gets so hot and tiredand sometimes has to stop, but with this swamp jacket he seems much better and able to keep up. I am so glad I found this as I know exercise will enable him to lose weight.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Athena

    Date of Review: 6/6/2013

    We kick up our paws in: The woods, PA

    My canine companion(s): Shiloh Shepherd

    Fantastic

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I bought this jacket for my 9 month old Shiloh. She loves to run through the woods, rock climb, you name it. But, we had a very hot day and after a 15 min SLOW walk, I almost had to carry her home. She is almost entirely black and has a long, thick coat. She doesn't mind wearing anything and after I put this jacket on her she was ready to keep going for hours. Then, if we pass a creek, I just soak it in the cold water and put it back on her. It's made so it doesn't make your dog wet (maybe a bit damp) so putting her in my back seat to go home wasn't a big deal. This is a GREAT product! Don't let your dog get a heatstroke! It'll cost you more than keeping your active buddy cool for $54!!

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Evelyn

    Date of Review: 6/6/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Colorado

    My canine companion(s): English bulldog

    Helpful for dogs who run hot

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Bulldogs are not made for temps much out of the low 70s, if that. Evelyn really is not a fan of her Swamp Cooler, but it does help her. It keeps her from suffering and helps her relax and not wear herself with panting.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Jim

    Date of Review: 6/3/2013

    We kick up our paws in: San Diego

    My canine companion(s): Border Collie mix

    Terrific!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    We've had this vest for a couple of years now, and it works perfectly not only in our current climate, but in humid, hot southwestern Germany, where we used to live. Jim enjoys his walks and stays cool. Perfect!

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Tavish

    Date of Review: 6/1/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Virginia

    My canine companion(s): Vizsla

    Well-made, comfortable, and really works!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    After trying several other ways to "beat the heat," the Swamp Cooler vest is our go-to accessory when we're on the go. Read our more comprehensive review here: http://www.intrepidpup.com/2013/05/31/swampcooler

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Jessie

    Date of Review: 5/18/2013

    We kick up our paws in: So. CA.

    My canine companion(s): Jack Russell

    Excellent

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Jessie has multiple liver shunts and was not expected to live past a few month of life, however she is a strong willed little girl and is now 4 y/o. She can not take the heat, it really makes her sick. We live in So. CA. and it gets hot here in the summer. We have been searching for things to keep her cool and came upon this swamp cooler vest and thought we would give it a try. She used it last weekend when the temp here was 103* and we were so happy that the vest worked beautifully. It truly is a life saver for Jessie. She will be able to spend some time outside with us this summer thanks to this vest.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Clyde and Choxie

    Date of Review: 5/12/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Breckenridge, Colorado

    My canine companion(s): Bernese Mountain Dogs

    Excellent

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Our dogs would not go out in the warm weather if it were not for the Swamp Cooler. First suggested to us at the Teva Mtn Games in Vail. Since then we always have it with us. We have recommended to everyone we meet. Great product and solution for dogs in the summer

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Levi

    Date of Review: 5/9/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Citrus Heights, CA

    My canine companion(s): Hovawart

    Awesome!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    Hovawarts are referred to as an "all weather" breed in Germany, but I doubt it gets up to 100+F there. My black, furry boy Levi gets hot in any weather over 75F. The Swamp Cooler keeps Levi going with the same energy as he would have on a cool day. Took him hiking one day when it was 94F in the shade. No Problem. This will truly help him get through our hot Sacramento area summers. Thanks Ruffwear!

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Mya

    Date of Review: 4/19/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Scottsdale, AZ

    My canine companion(s): Doberman Pinscher

    Fantastic

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    It works great. At first I was wondering how well; the top layer drys out pretty quickly (Phoenix, AZ...very warm & dry) but the bottom remains moist. Putting my hand beneath and onto her coat, it feels cool to the touch. The combo of the cool & moist material with the light reflective color proves to be outstanding for dogs who seek the shade. The bottom line: Mya walks more smoothly and remains more energized with the coat on than without. One last thing...people will ask you why you have a jacket on your dog or just look at you like you're a moron. I wonder if Ruffwear should put a big "COOLER!!!" on the side.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Daisy & Louise

    Date of Review: 4/2/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Brownsburg, Indiana

    My canine companion(s): Beagles

    It really works!!

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    There was a drought in Indiana last summer. Whenever we went camping with our Beagles, we always used the Swamp Cooler jackets. On our last camping trip, I just stuffed the jackets in a plastic bag (they were all dry) and I forgot about them until last week when I was checking out our camper. I opened the bag and boy did they ever stink. I threw them in the washer and dryer on the gentle cycle and both of them came out great. No more smells and no more dirt. I really like the way they clip under the body to keep the chest cool. That is very important. When we go hiking, we carry extra water to pour on the girls to keep them cool.

    5 out of 5

    Dog's Name: Rufus

    Date of Review: 2/14/2013

    We kick up our paws in: Fairfax, VA

    My canine companion(s): Vizsla

    Works Great

    Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

    I routinely take him running with me and before getting the vest I'd be dragging my vizsla behind me by the end of the run (which is saying something because he's much more of an athlete than me), and as soon as we'd get back to the car he'd drink a ton of water. After I got this he's pulling me along like he does in cooler months and barely drinks anything after the run. It looks a little dorky and you'll get some dirty looks from people wondering why you have a dog wearing a coat in the summer, but it's well worth it!