Aussie Life Jacket XXSmall/XSmall Size: XXSmall
THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT!
This life vest is great for our two dogs when we kayak. The vests are not bulky or difficult for them to move around in on land like different styles we have bought in the past from other places. They can run in them. The vest holds them up in the water. I don't know what they would be like in rough water ( you may want to check out the other vest at Drs Foster and Smith that has a flotation piece u
under the chin).
They run a little on the small side but don't hesitate to order because they are great about returns for a different size/ type.
good price and quality
November 30, 2013
Great performance at an economical price!
We purchased two of these: one for a setter and the other for a beagle. Both worked great. The handles on the back are very handy to help picking the dog up out of the water onto our pontoon boat. Measure your dog carefully for sizing. We ended up getting a size too small for our setter. Bigger is better, particularly with bigger chested dogs. Bright orange is nice as well.
September 2, 2013
no expert on life jackets-
we have only used it in the water once for about 10 min. Finding a life jacket for our 10 lb Min Pin has been difficult- this is the best so far.
The band does cover his privates- but he doesn't seem to complain- will cut to fit. Price is nice, workmanship seems ok, reflective strip is on the top of the back- not terribly helpful unless the dog was under you.
It didn't seem to waterlog. It has some flotation in the belly band- but I wish more- or the main flotation a bit lower. For a small dog the two handles seem a little bulky and unnecessary- but I imagine in a large dog they could be a lifesaver. Each handle alone supported him well with the generous band. Nice flotation on the neck and really handy ring for a leash.
September 15, 2013
Quality Life Vest
We bought this jacket for our puppy for Labor Day weekend. I only gave it 4stars only because it will probably only be used the one weekend and cannot give a long term review. By next spring, he will be too big for this jacket.
However, the jacket appears very durable and quality made. We especially loved the double lift handles which wrap around the underside of the jacket. It made it very easy to lift our puppy out of the water onto our boat. This is compared with the large jacket we have, which only has one handle sewn into the top of the jacket and doesn't feel as secure when lifting a large dog out of the water.
Compared with the dog life vests offered in our Boating catalogs, this jacket appeared to be better quality and half the cost. Another big plus was that this life vest is not "FooFooey", we needed a small vest for a Large Breed puppy, not a FooFoo dog.
September 10, 2013