Rated 5 out of 5 by yurok Black Lab
The "only" item my lab tolerates wearing on her back because it fits comfortably! Both of us love it!
May 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2dobermans Great American Made Product
I don't hunt , but I do have 5+ wooded acres where I take my Dobermans almost every day . I bought these vests for a number of reasons ==1] to make them visible to me and any one who may be illegally hunting in my woods 2] visibility during evening walks on the road 3] I permanently marked each vest with my dogs name - my phone number and my cell number in case one strays and is found .. Both of my kids are micro chipped , but this would save time in the process of getting them safely home. Product is good quality and the first ones lasted about 2 years of almost daily use before fraying on the edges . It would be nice if they could make a similar vest with a lot of durable mesh type material for warm weather wear. Just ordered 4 more
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockyRoo great vest
Love these vests. I've used them on all my dogs for years. Excellent visibility, excellent durability. Velcro works and lasts very well easy on and easy off. Usable in most hot weather. Comfortable, dogs do not seem to mind them.
I leave them on most of the time( in case dogs wander or get loose).
In over ten years, only one incident of dog catching a rear leg in it. It's a quick release, so no problem. One dog caught it on a barb wire fence and was able to pull out of it. Neighbor eventually returned it. I HIGHLY recommend these for safety and visibility.
March 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by WisconsinPeople Great Vest-just needs 1 improvement
This is an excellent vest! I bought the 34" for my 50# beagle/lab mix. He measures 33" around the largest part of his belly behind his front legs. This fits, but the vest is only attached by the last 1" of the velcro, so buyer be warned that you won't have much room left over if your dog is similar. However, like another customer mentioned previously, the velcro is sewn w/ the "rough" surface towards the dogs skin. This will eventually rub the poor dog's skin raw! I took a seam ripper & removed 2 velcro surfaces & sewed them back on the "right" way, so the "smooth" part is next to his skin. I hope the manufacturer reads this & corrects this problem! Otherwise it is a very nice vest & is very durable as he goes snooping where there are sharp blackberry bushes.
February 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by QwltrActnt Sturdy product
The 32 in. vest fits my 45 lb. Dalmatian to a T, but I'll be sewing more reflective tape on the back and sides of the vest for added visibility on our early morning and evening walks. The double-Velcro-strapping underneath takes a little getting used to to close the vest, but the fit is perfect for the chest of our petite Dalmatian.
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 12345abcdef Comfortable, great quality material, excellent fit
I looked around at several stores for a heavy duty vest for my dog for when we walk in the woods especially during hunting season. I chose this vest because LL Bean is noted for good quality. I could not be happier. I called LL Bean Customer Service to make sure I was measuring my dog correctly and they emailed a chart. Using this as a guide, I measured around her chest and ordered the recommended size. It fits perfectly. The vest is great quality, nice bright color and excellent fit. She is very active and the vest appears comfortable and does not move around even when she is running through the woods. It is just what I wanted.
December 19, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by K750 way too big
have a 80 Lab and ordered a 38 based on site info., too big, returned it for a 36, still too big. after messing around for two weeks I give up. also some think the double velcro thingy is nice but be forewarned, what it does is limit your adjustment, I might have been able to use vest if it wasn't for that.
December 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by superlube Great for Quail Hunting
This is my second vest purchase. So I must think they are good!
I use them on my dog when quail hunting and the hunter orange, 10 Mile cloth, makes him really stand out.
One suggestion: the velcro connection would be better if the center tab were the soft "loop" in stead of the rough "hook". This would allow for an expanded girth without exposing the rough "hook" of the velcro to the dogs underside.
Ii is easy to cut the stiching and restitch as above.
November 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by twogoldens Effective and serves its purpose.
Bought the 34 in. size for my 60 lb. golden retriever - although according to the chest size range she could squeeze into a 32 in., I wisely sized up. Fits her perfectly. Bought the 32 in. size for my 52 lb. golden - a little loose on him. Both dogs' fur coats blend in with the fall leaves and I feel much safer when they're wearing their vests in the fall/winter. Easy on/off and the vests resist dirt and water. Very satisfied.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by islandogs Great fit Dogs like it
This is a wonderful vest. I have a 45 pound australian shepard and and a 50 pound pointer mix, I got them each a 34" the pointer could maybe fit into a 32" as its a bit roomy on him but not so much that it bothers him.
This vest is made very well and washes and drys great too.
I recommend this vest highly. I will use it year round for my aussi that is camoflaug color.
November 18, 2015