Rated 3 out of 5 by PDA1 Clasps are a challenge
I love the look of the vest but the clasps are a challenge which makes the best more difficult to put on. As for function it works fine. Just wish it had more support under the dogs stomach.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Colleenesh Best Doggie PFD!
I've tried many brands of doggie PFDs and this is the best one (though I can't speak for the $100+ models). Easiest to adjust. Stays adjusted. No velcro (most brands depend on the velcro which is a mistake when you mix the dogs' activity and water -> velcro doesn't stay put & degrades quickly). It also has a little handy zippered pocket, and a strong top grab handle. A wonderful product!
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovindog water dogs
A couple years ago I bought this life vest for my "god dog", Benny, a little Westie. Fits perfectly and the handle on the top is great for scooping your pup out of the water. Benny's family adopted a second Westie and I recently purchased the same vest for him. Who's the best water dogs...Ben and Jerry!
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grammyjo2 Safe, good handle
I haven't had a chance to use this yet, but like the looks & handle for getting my dog out of water & back in kayak or paddle board!
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lin58 Incredible Service
Everything I ordered this year from LL Bean arrived incredibly fast and as always my purchases are of the highest quality!
December 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by darant dog life jacket
Nicely made, almost fits perfect. I did measure hear before I sent with size, but a little loose around the middle. She looks very stylish and does not mind wearing it.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElectraandAnnie NRS Canine Floatation Device
I love this life jacket. My Brittany puppy is 18 lbs. and I ordered the XS so she can grown into it. I have it on the smallest adjustments for now and there's a little rotation around her girth as I expected.
At three months she is slim and getting the long legs of a teenager. In another month or so it will be perfect. It's easy for me to get it on her because she doesn't fidget and thinks it's a big deal.
She wears the jacket both kayaking and on the Stand Up Paddle board and she seems to feel confident as a sea nymph.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marls Dogs life vest
I am very glad we tried our neighbors vest prior to purchasing one for our miniture poodle. The one we borrowed was a small, and although the dogs are different shaped, I thought it would be good for him. We did use it, however, the small was much too large for our dog. When I ordered one for my poodle, we did get the extra small, it fits him great, and he doesn't care that it is on him. He comes right to me when he sees it, and does not try to take it off. We are very happy with it.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staceyleft1 Sturdy & Safe
This jacket was my second canine pfd purchase. The first one I had bought from a pet store, it worked by was cheaply made and did not have a leash attachment. The LL Bean vest has sturdy straps and buckles, a great leash clip, and great flotation.
August 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MargaretF Great jacket. Not for very small dogs
This jacket is very cute and functional. LOVE the handle on the back that makes it easy to pick the dog up out of the water. Also like the ability to attach the leash.This vest does not obstruct the dog from swimming as the flotation is all on the top.
Only thing is, I have a small dog; a small dachshund. I bought the extra small and still had to tighten the straps as far as they would go. It just barely fits. One other thing is that on occasion, one of her arms will go through the neck hole. Would like to see that tightened up a bit more.Otherwise, a great quality item.
August 14, 2013