Review of the Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler coat
With the Swamp Cooler you can help your dog beat the heat with this innovative Ruff wear cooling vest. Just soak it in cold water, wring it out, and fasten around your dog.
How it works: Evaporative cooling (like an actual swamp cooler) exchanges the dog's heat with the coolness of the stored water in the coat to keep him comfortable and ready to run that extra mile.
Auto-lock buckles on each side of the jacket provide easy on/off.
Reviewed and approved.
We have owned the first and second version and they really do work. It is important to keep the coat socked in water as this is how it works. If it is allowed to dry out it will have the opposite effect. We used on our very lively dog on a very hot day. Before putting the coat on she was panting. After putting the coat on she stopped panting and she really did stay cool to the touch
We have had the older version and the newer version and both coats performed well, the later coat the clips are hidden from view.
The coat performed well lasting up to 3 hours before having to add water again. Having active dogs meant that they always suffered in the heat, but on wearing this cooling coat for 30 minutes our dogs temperature was reduced and their panting also reduced.
We have also used it as a body warmer for our dog when they had a hair clip and the temperature dropped. We just used it dry.
Conclusion - A great cooling coat that fitted really well, they are expensive but the dual purpose meant it was worth every penny. The price is the same no matter which size you require, a little odd but it seems to work for Ruffwear.
Features of the Swamp Cooler: Uses natural evaporative cooling to keep dogs comfortable - Three-layer construction maximizes cooling effects: - Top air-mesh layer generates evaporation, releasing heat - Middle layer absorbs and stores the cool water - Bottom layer cools the dog. A Ruffwear product
Directions of use: To activate, simply soak the coat in cold water, wring out, and fasten to dog.
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|Dog Cooling Coat Size Guide
Dogs Girth: measurement around the widest part of the rib cage.
In-between sizes: Choose the next size up for more coverage.
We didn't realise how much harm can come to our dog in hot weather. We thought we would give this cool coat a go. Well I am very impressed, at times my dog does not even pant when others are. Would recommend this coat to others.
A truly amazing coat. Fits our Springer just perfectly. She loves her walks in the Kent countryside but often finds the hot weather to much. This cool coat has certainly given us peace of mind.