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DISCONTINUED -- Avery Dog Vest -- Killer Weed

Also available in BUCK BRUSH camo.



The Avery boater's vest is a 5mm neoprene dog vest designed to get your dog into a boat.

Built-in HANDLES on Top



Reach down, pull your swimming dog over the side of the boat, and pick him up. Works great out of the boat as well.

Maintain Dog's Body Heat



Originally designed to maintain body heat when he's out working in the cold and wet.

A vest must fit correctly to insulate properly. It needs to be snug on the dog so that it helps contain his body heat, but not too tight or it will affect his ability to run.

Chest Protection from Sticks & Stobs

Sometimes you send a dog into the water, and he doesn't know what's underwater in front of him.

This vest helps protect him some from abrasions from hidden sticks and stumps, especially if you have a hard driving dog.







"It is very handy to have the handle for moving the dog in/out of a boat/blind/pit etc."

By: Christopher From ME

Hunts.
This is the second boater's parka for my dog; it is excellent for keeping the dog warm and slightly cleaner. It is very handy to have the handle for moving the dog in/out of a boat/blind/pit etc. The only improvement could be a larger size. I have seen larger labs than mine, but he has large chest/neck that makes the vest a little snug.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6642
Reviewed: 2013-12-23
"Great product. Very well made and should last a very long time."

By: Lance Williams From TX

Great product. Very well made and should last a very long time. I did a good bit of research before buying a vest for my dog because I wanted a sturdy vest that she and I could both rely on. Now, after using the Avery Killer Weed product, I know I made the best decision.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8023
Reviewed: 2014-02-07
"My dog got caught in a swift current and was almost swept into the rapids. The handle on the vest allowed me to grab her and pull her to safety. Not sure what would have happened if there had not been a handle."

By: Matthew Blackwell From GA

Family pet.
I use this vest for backpacking with my dog in the winter. The area has multiple river crossings. My dog got caught in a swift current and was almost swept into the rapids. The handle on the vest allowed me to grab her and pull her to safety. Not sure what would have happened if there had not been a handle.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10830
Reviewed: 2014-05-14
"Sizing chart is spot on"

By: Warren Ross From ON

Choc Lab. Hunts. Family pet.
Took some time to trim, but well worth it. Sizing chart is spot on.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10142
Reviewed: 2014-04-21
"Works great on my Boykin Spaniel"

By: Jack Blades From SC

Owns 11 dogs. Hunts.
Works great on my Boykin Spaniel and fits good.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12549
Reviewed: 2014-08-03
"We love that it has a 'handle'."

By: Madeleine Lowe From NH

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
We have not tried it in hunting yet, just to fit it to her. She seems comfortable enough, but is slower in the water. Her fur is wet underneath, but not soaked, and we expect it will keep her warm. We love that it has a 'handle'. A deciding fact was your video on fitting where we could see the vest on a dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13233
Reviewed: 2014-08-28
"I love the product."

By: Christopher Barnhart From KS

Let me start by saying I have a very large dog. He's not fat. He's still fit; he's just big. I ordered A 3XL for my dog, and Gun Dog Supply had the most competitive price. The shipping was faster than I thought it was going to be, and I love the product. The only issue I had was not with Gun Dog Supply, it was with my dog. The largest size you can buy that Avery makes, the 3XL, was still too small. What I ended up doing was sewing two zippers onto a 2 inch piece of seat belt strap to zip into the middle to give it a couple inches of extra room. The first time it worked good until the zippers came undone, but then I sewed a piece of Velcro onto the seat belt strap, and now it works perfectly!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14821
Reviewed: 2014-10-24
"Fits very well"

By: Steven Thurber From WI

Hunts. Family pet.
Fits very well because you provided me with directions on how to properly measure my dog Page. Very Helpful. Thank you.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14763
Reviewed: 2014-10-22
"I really liked this product, and it did its job!"

By: Andrew Pinckney From GA

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.
I really liked this product, and it did its job! Kept my dog Moose warm in 30 degree weather! I recommend this to anyone who is a duck hunter!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16225
Reviewed: 2014-12-03
"Used it for a few hunts and it works as designed. "

By: Aaron Mullinax From TX

Lab. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Used it for a few hunts and it works as designed. Had to do some trimming but the video on the site was great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16018
Reviewed: 2014-11-27
"Highly recommend."

By: DUCK CUTTER

Owns 11 dogs. Steve was spot on with his video. Highly recommend.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15041
Reviewed: 2014-10-30
"He is 100 lbs, and the 3xl fits perfectly. No need to trim."

By: MARK MILLER From WI

Hunts. Family pet.
He is 100 lbs, and the 3xl fits perfectly. No need to trim.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14974
Reviewed: 2014-10-28
"Great fit. Dogs love it."

By: Frank Bacon From NE

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.
Great fit. Dogs love it. The youtube video on measuring and fitting the dog was great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16604
Reviewed: 2014-12-12
"Fantastic!"

By: Laura Philipps From BC

Hunts.
Fantastic! Exactly as described. Easy to customize for an exact fit for the dog. Very durable and well made.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16549
Reviewed: 2014-12-11
"Great product."

By: Thomas C Orlowski From MA

Hunts. Competes.
Have yet to use the new vest. However very familiar with the product. This is a replacement for an existing Avery boat Parka. Just a larger size. Great product. Love the zipper with velcro flap. Hunt the coast of New England from a TDB-17 Boat/blind. Although I use a boarding ladder the handle make getting the dog in much easier. Double D Rings allow a short snap lead to be attached to control the dog when needed getting to and from the truck to the boat in parking lots for his safety.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16514
Reviewed: 2014-12-09
"Great vest!"

By: John Miller From MI

Hunts. Family pet.
Great vest! Quality construction. It's hard to make a single vest that fits all body types. The sizes are based on the generic measurements, not the specific shape of your dog. My dog's chest is not proportional to his neck and waist, so I ended up with too much material in the neck and above the legs. Had to order that size though because it fits very snug around his chest. Next size smaller and I wouldn't have been able to zip it. Too much is better than not enough. If you have this problem, it can be taken care of quite cheaply by a decent tailor or seamstress. Fits like a glove now!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16486
Reviewed: 2014-12-09
"This thing is awesome!!!"

By: Joshua Courchene From FL

Hunts.
This thing is awesome!!! Get this one instead of the normal one. It has built in handles to pull your dog up anywhere, the truck, his stand, the blind, etc. Not just a boat. The fit is superb, and I like the fact that you can trim it to fit around the legs, neck, and back. All around great product. But make sure you follow the measurement chart. That is the most important thing.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16354
Reviewed: 2014-12-06
"Not only keeps my dog warm, but also saved me from a huge vet bill when my dog challenged a barb wire fence."

By: Ronald Waltman From CO

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.
Not only keeps my dog warm, but also saved me from a huge vet bill when my dog challenged a barb wire fence.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16318
Reviewed: 2014-12-05
"Great vest for dog."

By: Jeb Becker From TX

Hunts.
Great vest for dog. Just runs a little small.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16293
Reviewed: 2014-12-04
"Would highly recommend."

By: Lawson Keppinger From LA

Great product. Keeps my GSP warm. Did have to trim the front just like the video stated. Would highly recommend.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16257
Reviewed: 2014-12-04
"Works better and fits better than last vest."

By: George Hughes From MD

Works better and fits better than last vest.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16240
Reviewed: 2014-12-03
"Easy to custom fit."

By: Kathy

Family pet.
Easy to custom fit.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16065
Reviewed: 2014-11-29
"Quality product and very well made!"

By: Beth Johnes From Dry Pond Kennel In SC

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Measurement suggestions worked great. Got Sadie fitted today and went right to water training. She acted like she wasn't even wearing anything. It was a perfect morning since it was fairly cold out, and I could tell it will keep her warm during duck season. Quality product and very well made! Worth every penny!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15636
Reviewed: 2014-11-16
"Great product"

By: Thomas Hilton From MS

Lab. Hunts.
Great product

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15571
Reviewed: 2014-11-14
"Had to do some trimming around the shoulder and arm pit area and love it."

By: Kyle House From MO

Owns 11 dogs. Had to do some trimming around the shoulder and arm pit area and love it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15181
Reviewed: 2014-11-04
"Get rid of the two D-rings at the neck opening."

By: Anthony Gholson From ID

Hunts.
Get rid of the two D-rings at the neck opening.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18190
Reviewed: 2015-01-29
"AWESOME!"

By: Cara Mcneely From MT

Family pet.
AWESOME! I love the handles and the spacious holes for her front legs. The neck also is not restrictive, and the video on how to fit it correctly to my dog was very helpful.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18647
Reviewed: 2015-02-13
"You get great deals and great service."

By: Jared Carter From TX

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.
Gun Dog Supply is the only way to shop. You get great deals and great service.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19844
Reviewed: 2015-04-01
"Fits great."

By: Keegan Boudreau From ON

Hunts. Family pet.
Fits great. I had to trim just a tad off the chest, but other than that great vest. The handles are an awesome feature. I wouldn't buy a vest without them.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20792
Reviewed: 2015-05-10
"Very well made, durable."

By: Stan Sadenwasser From WI

Hunts. Family pet.
8 months old -- XS fits well, with enough room for growth. Very well made, durable.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23711
Reviewed: 2015-09-24
"Very well made, durable."

By: Stan Sadenwasser From WI

Hunts. Family pet.
8 months old. XS fits well with enough room for growth. Very well made, durable.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 24364
Reviewed: 2015-10-27
"Very well made, durable."

By: Stan Sadenwasser From WI

Hunts. Family pet.
8 months old, XS fits well with enough room for growth. Very well made, durable.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 24480
Reviewed: 2015-11-01
"The vest is easy to install and the handles are great for emergencies."

By: Steve Breidenstein From MD

Labrador. Hunts.
The vest is easy to install and the handles are great for emergencies. The D Rings are strong and great for containing a new hunter to the boat.The vest also holds the dog higher in the water during retrieves Ike is twenty months old and this weekend he totaled 13 retreives with the vest on.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3543
Reviewed: 2013-10-15
"This vest is awesome"

By: JON

LAB. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.
This vest is awesome. I love it for my labs. Fits a little tight around the chest and lose in the neck depending on the dog, but the measurements they give you are almost dead on. Now I just have to hope my Pups don't get any bigger. The vest keeps the dogs really warm in cold water and fits tight they seem to like the vest. Zipper is almost industrial type. Handles could be a little easier to use but work.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3157
Reviewed: 2012-08-30
"Great product, very well thought through."

By: Jason Brunet

Black Lab. Hunts.
Great product, very well thought through. There are several dog vests that just don't have all the necessary items that this vest has. The grab handles are great for lifting your dog in the boat.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4522
Reviewed: 2013-10-29
"perfect for my Boykins"

By: John Mayofrom GA

Boykin Sapniel. Owns 3 dogs. Hunts.
perfect for my Boykins and highest quality

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4440
Reviewed: 2013-10-28
"Money well spent for my dog"

By: Jeff Willis From TX

Lab. Hunts. Competes.
Great product gives my dog protection from under water objects . Helps keep him warm in the cold water during duck season . Money well spent for my dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4666
Reviewed: 2013-10-31
"revolutionary product that should set the standard for hunting vests."

By: Wes Fischer From FL

pit bull. Hunts.
revolutionary product that should set the standard for hunting vests. if a better product exists, id have to see it with my own eyes

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4904
Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"I followed the measuring directions, but the there is a large gap around the neck that looks like it will catch water when the dog is swimming that I am concerned about."

By: Timothy Towell From OR

Black Lab. Hunts. Competes.
I followed the measuring directions, but the there is a large gap around the neck that looks like it will catch water when the dog is swimming that I am concerned about. Everything else seems to fit and look perfect. Will follow-up after the Goose Season starts...

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4886
Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"Excellent quality vest"

By: Brayden Burnett From MO

Labrador Retriever. Hunts.
Excellent quality vest. Made from much thicker more durable neoprene than my dog's old Avery 3mm vest. Plus the handles and leash rings are a nice to have.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4884
Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"Construction is very good and helped to keep the dog warmer."

By: David Madison From MN

Labs. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet.
Construction is very good and helped to keep the dog warmer. Takes some time for the dog to get comfortable wearing the vest. I may need to trim the vest so that it is more comfortable.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5408
Reviewed: 2013-11-14
"Works great and good fit"

By: Michael Figueroafrom OR

Labrador Retriever. Hunts.
Nice vest, not one complaint. Works great and good fit

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6312
Reviewed: 2013-12-08
"Works Great"

By: Matt Webb From FL

Lab. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Works Great

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6697
Reviewed: 2013-12-26
"Works Great"

By: Jock Headlee From OR

toller. Hunts.
Works great. My buddy isn`t shaking as much after a long retrieve.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6732
Reviewed: 2013-12-27
"No faults."

By: Zach Wetsel From TX

Chocolate Lab. Hunts. Family pet.
No faults. Contains every feature I think is necessary for a good dog vest...

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6786
Reviewed: 2013-12-28
"it keeps him warm and allows me to grab him out of the water into the boat"

By: Curlyhead

Black Lab. Hunts. Family pet.
Fit great (take accurate measurements before ordering based on chart). It took a couple times for my dog to get use to wearing it, but it keeps him warm and allows me to grab him out of the water into the boat.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7163
Reviewed: 2014-01-07
"Very nice vest"

By: Ray Parrott From KY

Very nice vest. The weather has been very cold and icy here and the vest has done what it is supposed to do so far.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7252
Reviewed: 2014-01-12
"I highly recommend this product for anyone that works or hunts their dog in the winter months."

By: Chad Loker From OK

Hunts.
Outside of having to have altered just a little to fit correctly, it works like it should. Only took about 5 minutes to take it up in two places and restitch it to fit. I highly recommend this product for anyone that works or hunts their dog in the winter months.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5886
Reviewed: 2013-11-28
"Quality and craftsmanship is excellent."

By: Eric Stuart

Lab. Hunts. Family pet.
Quality and craftsmanship is excellent. Trimmed around front of leg holes to better fit my lab. Rings on top are a nice touch to secure dog when needed. Zipper and seems are all solid. Bunches a little on top of leg hole when dog is standing but most likely stretches out when running and swimming. After a couple hours of cold ocean swimming the dogs chest and back were dry and warm. Impressive. My dog is a female lab about 78 pounds and I ordered the 2xl which fits her well.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5911
Reviewed: 2013-11-29
"Good vest"

By: Jeffrey Hradek From OH

Black lab. Hunts.
Good vest, keeps my dog warm but the zipper is hard to zip up

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3619
Reviewed: 2013-10-18
"The vest is definitely of good quality so no complaints there."

By: Nathan Tillinghast

Wire haired pointing Griffon. Hunts. Family pet.
The vest is definitely of good quality so no complaints there. My dog happens to have a quite large chest in comparison to his neckline however, and so I am still working on adjustments. Luckily, with a can of neoprene cement this vest allows you to make those adjustments. The only complaint I have is the zipper. With cold hands it can take a couple tries to get it on the dog.....but that is also with him wiggling around in anticipation of the hunt.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4204
Reviewed: 2013-10-22
"I would recommend this vest to anyone."

By: Jeffrey Sopel From BC

Hunts.
Firstly, It is very difficult to find a quality vest that fits a small dog like my Brittany. Seems everyone makes products for larger dogs which is frustrating. I read and watched so many product reviews that size was the determining factor here. Avery seemed to offer the best fit size. Un boxing I was impressed with the quality Avery put into their product. The zipper plus velcro is a good idea. The snugger the fit the better. The neoprene is 5mm quality, much better than the thin 3mm. I liked the grab handles to pull or rescue her from the boat or water. I don't think the loop rings are needed at all. The rings hinder a clean tight closure and risk snagging up on things as far as I see. Also if you need to leash your dog at this stage something is wrong. Putting the vest on was a breeze. She took a min time to adjust. If the fit around the shoulders didn't bunch up a bit as she looks back it would be better. Water swim and fetch she quickly adjusted to the vest. She has no problem with it, and I love the protection, warmth and durability Avery has put into the product. I think in all it will stand up well and Avery seems committed to quality work, feedback and improvements of their products. I would recommend this vest to anyone.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19958
Reviewed: 2015-04-06
"well made, but tough to zip up and not really easy to customize for a proper fit, gaps at side above legs."

By: William Schuh

yellow lab. Hunts.
well made, but tough to zip up and not really easy to customize for a proper fit, gaps at side above legs. did not take long for dog to get used to wearing it. Definitely need to put on a few times before taking dog hunting though.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6110
Reviewed: 2013-12-03
"This is a quality vest"

By: Jerod Smith From OH

This is a quality vest, but had some issues with the first vest I bought. The stitching for the zipper gave way after 2 seasons.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 9739
Reviewed: 2014-04-07
"An order of magnitude better than than Cabela's 5mm Neoprene Flotation Dog Vest with Armor-Flex."

By: Bob Eplingfrom OH

Golden retriever. Hunts.
An order of magnitude better than than Cabela's 5mm Neoprene Flotation Dog Vest with Armor-Flex. The handles are a great feature.


Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4827
Reviewed: 2013-10-31
"So far so good."

By: BRYAN WHITE From NE

Hunts. Family pet.
This is the first dog vest I have ever bought, so nothing to compare to. So far so good. He has worn it hunting twice with no problems. I've read that the neck in the front catches water, and it does seem a little loose in that area, but no problems for me yet.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16705
Reviewed: 2014-12-16
"My lab is Irish and is on the small side. The fit isn't perfect."

By: Michael Belt From TX

Hunts.
My lab is Irish and is on the small side. The fit isn't perfect. At this point, I like it more than my dog does. He is still getting used to it.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6806
Reviewed: 2013-12-29
"My dog is skinny and it's very loose around the neck and rubs her raw in the arms after a few hours but it does keep her warm."

By: Brandon Zei From NC

Vizsla. Hunts. Family pet.
My dog is skinny and it's very loose around the neck and rubs her raw in the arms after a few hours but it does keep her warm.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4931
Reviewed: 2013-11-02
"Just wish it was a little snugger on her."

By: Jane Britt From NC

Hunts. Family pet.
My dog is about 25 lbs and this is still somewhat too big for her. Not another option in size since this is an xs, but the construction of the vest is great. Just wish it was a little snugger on her.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15872
Reviewed: 2014-11-23
"My dog was definitely warmer and ran freely"

By: Bob Carey From CA

lab. Hunts. Family pet.
My dog was definitely warmer and ran freely.
I like the protection it gives his chest in case he bangs into a submerged stump.
The zipper came down about half way under the velcro flap; the vest stayed on because of the velcro. Only used in twice now, I'll look at the zipper more closely when I use it next.



Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6190
Reviewed: 2013-12-04
"The vest fits great"

By: Richard From TX

Hunts.
The vest fits great (just as advertised in the video based on measurements). It's too warm in Texas to use it, so I am unable to score it as a 5 star yet.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13744
Reviewed: 2014-09-15
"Overall great vest though."

By: Justin Frye From MN

Yellow Lab. Hunts. Competes.
I have a 65lb YLM and the vest is very high quality. Chest is good and tight but the neck is a little big on him. Overall great vest though.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4875
Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"Thick, warm, Ruger (dog) doesn't seem to mind wearing."

By: Wayne Priest From MN

Golden Retriever. Hunts. Family pet.
Thick, warm, Ruger (dog) doesn't seem to mind wearing. Only thing better would be floation. Not much needed, but something. In cold (almost frozen) water, that takes energy to keep moving and warm. Floation just makes that part a little easier so he has more energy to get through the water, mud, and slews.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5158
Reviewed: 2013-11-07
"It fits the chest, but the neck is too big and allows water & debris to get in."

By: Sharon Wheat From LA

Labrador. Hunts.
It fits the chest, but the neck is too big and allows water & debris to get in.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16340
Reviewed: 2014-12-05
"The only thing I'm worried about is the zipper they tend to break"

By: Tristan Knight From TX

Hunts.
Seems solid, I like the hand holes in the top they are very handy when helping my dog back into the boat or onto a stand. The only thing I'm worried about is the zipper they tend to break

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5742
Reviewed: 2013-11-25
"I like the vest. It is easy to use and trim."

By: Mark Sanders From

Owns 11 dogs. Hunts.
I like the vest. It is easy to use and trim. I have only used it during training. I will use it while hunting starting next month.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13428
Reviewed: 2014-09-04
"Quality product."

By: Adam Hampton From NC

Lab. Hunts.
Fits the chest but not in the neck or back. Quality product.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5308
Reviewed: 2013-11-12
"Excellent quality"

By: Felix Rabito Jr From LA

Standard Poodle. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Excellent quality - the neoprene and stitching are ruggedly made and the handles are a good idea. But my dog is built like a Greyhound and even the small is too big in the neck and waist - I finally altered my previous dog's vest and it seems to be working well. The vest ( like most) seem to be made for more stocky built dogs like retrievers and spaniels.


Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5207
Reviewed: 2013-11-09
"Seems to be well made and fits well."

By: Larry Hill

Hunts.
Seems to be well made and fits well. Have not used it yet, but I think it will do the job.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16617
Reviewed: 2014-12-13
"Well made."

By: Michael Duprefrom LA

Well made. Runs very small though. My suggestion is to measure dog according to chart , then order 1 size up from what Avery suggest

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6305
Reviewed: 2013-12-07
"It's the best made late season vest I have seen."

By: Erik Swenson From MN

It's the best made late season vest I have seen. That said, it's a retriever vest. No vender makes a late season vest for pointing breeds that I have seen. Upland hunters need a vest designed pointers bodies, visibility, and hard running dogs.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17270
Reviewed: 2015-01-02
"I'm not sure if it didn't fit right because he is thinner than most full grown labs, but the front drooped down and acted as a scoop that collected water and let out body heat."

By: Austin Meter From TX

Black lab. Hunts.
I bought this for my 11 month old lab for cold duck hunts. I'm not sure if it didn't fit right because he is thinner than most full grown labs, but the front drooped down and acted as a scoop that collected water and let out body heat. It also was baggy in the front legs. I ordered the wrong size right? No, the chest portion fit him very snug, so if I was to go any smaller it would be too tight there. I took my dog into cabelas and found a cheaper $35 vest that fit him like a glove. It's not as fancy as this one but it keeps my dog warn. One thing that I must note is that the customer service has been outstanding throughout my return.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5504
Reviewed: 2013-11-18
Customer Review #6808

By: Robert Ruggeri From WA

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts.
This vest does not fit well. I have adjusted the fit as best as I could by cutting larger arm and neck holes, but the fit is still terrible. No room for the shoulders, too much material forward of the shoulders, and short length. It pouches out in front and scoops a lot of water while swimming. Not good for warmth and bad drag. My dog is big and has a very deep chest. That aggravates the problem, but I have another brand of vest that fits much better. I think Avery is skimping on the material and making a flat vest instead of contouring properly for large dogs.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6808
Reviewed: 2013-12-29
Customer Review #4925

By: Tommy Mckim From KY

Hunts.
It fit the chest fine but was way off around the neck of my dog,its to loose. When in the water it acts like a scoop and she cant swim.

Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4925
Reviewed: 2013-11-02
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Keeps dog warm. Protects chest. "Boat handles" make getting retriever back in the boat easier!

DISCONTINUED -- Avery Killer Weed Boater's Dog Parka Vest



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The Boater's Dog Parka by Avery is the result of years of experience making dog vests and listening to suggestions from thousands of waterfowl hunters. It has several features including grab handles, a sewn-in webbing harness, and D-rings for maximum versatility. For durability, it is constructed of Avery's "DuraStretch" material with double bar tacked seams, #10 molded zipper with neoprene zipper protector, and cold weather pull tab. It has a tapered cut for maximum body coverage and 1" Velcro for torso adjustability.

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The Boater's Dog Parka by Avery is the result of years of experience making dog vests and listening to suggestions from thousands of waterfowl hunters.

Features:

  • 5mm neoprene
  • Killer Weed camo
  • Sewn-in webbing harness
  • Grab handles
  • D-rings
  • Tough DuraStretch outer fabric
  • #10 molded zipper & cold weather pull tab
  • 1" Velcro for torso adjustability
  • Neoprene zipper protector
  • Tapered cut for maximum body coverage
  • Double bar tacked seams
  • Glued & stitched just like waders
  • 7 sizes to fit any dog


    SIZE CHART

    X-Small -- 15" neck, 22" chest
    Small -- 15" neck, 24" chest
    Medium -- 17" neck, 26" chest
    Large -- 18" neck, 28" chest
    X-Large -- 19" neck, 31" chest
    XX-Large -- 20" neck, 33" chest
    XXX-Large -- 21" neck, 35" chest



  • How to Measure Your Dog for a Neoprene Dog Vest

    It's really important to get the correct fit for your vest. We want it snug on the dog's chest so that it retains body heat while your dogs in the water, but not so tight that it makes running or swimming difficult.

    HOW TO MEASURE -- To measure your dog you are going to need either a seamstress tape or you can use any sort of piece of string, something you can wrap around the dog and then measure it with a tape measure, or you can even use a leash to get the correct measurement and then measure that off with a tape measure.

    MEASURE ON A TABLE -- I like to measure the dog standing up on a table. This way I'm standing up, I'm comfortable, and I've got the dog where I can position him correctly.

    There are two measurements you need when you are sizing your dog for a vest: the chest measurement and then the neck measurement.

    NECK MEASUREMENT -- The neck measurement is taken lower on the dog's neck than you would measure for a dog collar. A dog collar sits more toward the middle or higher up on the neck, but the vest doesn't go up that high, so take the measurement lower on the neck -- a little bit above the shoulders.

    CHEST MEASUREMENT -- Have your dog stand. The chest measurement is taken from the deepest part of the chest -- typically closer to behind the front legs.

    Remember, when you're measuring your dog, the most important size is the chest measurement. It's got to fit the chest tight. Everything else you can cut around, but if you're too small in the chest, you're not gonna be able to put it on your dog. If the neck measurement is off a little bit, you can trim it down to size.

    CUSTOMIZING TO FIT IS EASY

    Dogs are all different shapes and sizes, so it's possible you may have to trim the neck and/or leg holes to get a perfect fit.

    BAR TACKS STOP FRAYING -- What's nice about these vests is that they have "bar tacks" sewn across the seams so you can customize the neck and leg holes for your dog.

    When you use scissors to cut the hole larger, normally a seam would just rip and unravel on you. Instead, the bar tack is sewn perpendicular to the seam which stops the seams from shredding.

    TRIM THE LEG OPENINGS IF TOO TIGHT -- When I'm sizing a vest for my dog, I like to put her in the water first to find out when she's swimming if it's going to be too tight. Make sure that there is not a problem with her legs.

    CUSTOMIZE THE NECK -- You want the neck snug so it retains heat, but you also don't want to cut the neck opening too low, because it will scoop water as your dog swims. I prefer the neck up a little bit higher, but not where it's in the way.

    Also, have your dog sit in the vest. Sometimes a vest works fine from a standing position, but when she sits down it's pushing up against her, so we trim a little bit out of here to make that comfortable.

    There is about an inch between bar tacks, and when you cut you don't have to cut all the way to the next bar tack, but you may get a little fraying. Just customize it to fit your dog better.

    GET YOUR DOG ACCUSTOMED TO THE VEST

    In the above video you can see that is the first time my lab, Flint, has worn any kind of vest. She's a little uncomfortable with it. She doesn't really grasp exactly what it is.

    You want to fit your dog's vest, and get them used to wearing it while training and working and swimming long before the opening day of the season. Give your dog plenty of time to move around in it, swim in it, sit on a stand or ladder, retrieve a few dummies, and just get used to it.

    A neoprene vest is just more gear that they're going to be using while we're duck hunting, so just like any other training, give them plenty of time in the vest BEFORE hunting.

    WHAT IF YOU NEED A VEST NOW AND YOU'RE NOT SURE ABOUT THE SIZE?

    Some folks wait until the last minute, and realize they need it now! If you're in a hurry, or if it's late season and it's close to the time that you're gonna need a new vest, the last thing you want to do is get to the duck hole only to find that your new vest doesn't fit.

    Say you're in between sizes, or just not confident which size your dog really needs, then you may want to order two and try them both out. Return the one that doesn't fit. You only pay return shipping for the vest that didn't fit.

    If you order a vest that doesn't fit correctly, we will be glad to take it back or do an exchange for you. It's okay that you put it on the dog, but please don't cut or customize it until you're sure the chest fits just right.

    Country of Origin: Made in China.

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