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
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockyBear comfortable and excellent fit for large heavy dogs
I bought two for my 80 lbs. pitbulls for boating and in San Diego and they liked the fit and were able to move around and run comfortably. Both floated when they were tired of swimming allowing them to swim back to boat.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hiker62 Easy to put on and great fit
Bought this for my 11 year old , 85 lb lab. He enjoys the water but would not go deeper w/o touching bottom. After some coaxing with treats, he will swim after his water toy. The vest is easy to put on and to adjust, and supports his weight.Very satisfied with this product.
July 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CockerLover I should have listened
I bought this Flotation Device for my Cocker who loves to boat, but also finds creative ways to fall overboard. I should have paid attention to previous reviews. The device itself fits well and she seems comfortable. The issue is the the two straps that go under her belly have to pass thru two loops to attach to the device itself. It is almost impossible to pass the straps thru these loops. I am very surprised that it was designed this way as well as Bean still sells it. If someone at Bean would take 30 seconds to try it, they would understand. I should have returned it immediately, but I like the overall design. To resolve the issue, I removed the faulty straps and sewed on ones that fit properly (I know that is not an option for most folks). Please LLBean, take a minute and see what you are selling.
July 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DemiPetite Hot summer days
My lab mix would only go to the tops of his legs so I bought this to take him swimming and as a safety device if I took him in the canoe.
I had read complaints that the device was stiff as a board and that the straps were difficult to pull through the slots. I did not find either to be true so perhaps LL Bean heard and ordered changes.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeB Best friend's flotation devise
I bought this for my old Lab because she is a swimming fool (surprise), but her rear legs have weakened with age. The vest keeps her high enough in the water so she can paddle around comfortably without sinking... It has worked incredibly well!
July 17, 2013