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Also available in KILLER WEED 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.





BEST-SELLER.
"I have used mine now for two years with little damage."

By: Lance at GDS

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.

I recommend this vest. The 5mm neoprene holds up great. I have used mine now for two years with little damage.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 11118
Reviewed: 2014-05-27
"Definitely better construction than the Cabela's ones I'd gotten in the past."

By: Dan Disher From WI

Hunts.

I like it. Taken a bit for the dog to buy it. Definitely better construction than the Cabela's ones I'd gotten in the past.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14593
Reviewed: 2014-10-17
"Amazing quality."

By: Larry Tolleson From TX

Lab. Hunts. Family pet.

Amazing quality. So far she loves it!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14402
Reviewed: 2014-10-10
"Great vest."

By: Phyllis King From MI

Great vest. Best investment I have made.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14109
Reviewed: 2014-09-28
"Overall, a great product!"

By: David Lane From WI

This vest really works well to protect my dog! I also really like that it's zips and velcros, and the handles are a great as well. Overall, a great product!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14033
Reviewed: 2014-09-26
"Check out Steve's video to determine size!!"

By: William Stoune From IL

Hunts. Competes.

Check out Steve's video to determine size!! That is customer service.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14841
Reviewed: 2014-10-24
"This vest fit her perfect."

By: Irene Beckwith From WI

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

My pup is only 7 months old. I live in WI. I didn't want her getting cold this duck season as a pup, so I bought this vest. After reading the reviews, I wasn't sure if this vest would fit my big chested Chesapeake. This vest fit her perfect. I liked the fact that you can cut it to fit her around the arms. This vest worked great out in the marsh, and it kept her warm, dry and clean. I was made fun of for buying this for my Chessie. I didn't want to chance her getting hypothermia.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14669
Reviewed: 2014-10-19
"Awesome Vest"

By: Jim From CA

Hunts.

Awesome Vest: has Handles, Harness Clip and you can cut it to fit exactly how you want!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15955
Reviewed: 2014-11-25
"Perfect in all respects!"

By: Robert Jr From WA

mix. Family pet.

Perfect in all respects!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15628
Reviewed: 2014-11-16
"Fits great and very sturdy!"

By: Jason Hopkins From OK

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.

Fits great and very sturdy!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15398
Reviewed: 2014-11-10
"Great product for those cold mornings when I look over and there's ice all over my buddy."

By: Shawn Morton From NC

Hunts.

Great product for those cold mornings when I look over and there's ice all over my buddy. I don't feel to bad for him!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16494
Reviewed: 2014-12-09
"Great product."

By: Cj Hathaway From NY

Family pet.

Buddy now likes his jacket. At first he thought it was a straight jacket until he realized that it's keeping him warm. He still gets in the truck and has to have the window down all the time. Great product. Would recommend. Thanks CJ

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16426
Reviewed: 2014-12-08
"Great service, shipping time, and high quality product."

By: Lora Avant From SC

Labrador Retriever.

Great service, shipping time, and high quality product.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16421
Reviewed: 2014-12-07
"Great vest."

By: Andrew Schweitzer From NJ

Hunts.

Great vest. This is the second one I own.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16285
Reviewed: 2014-12-04
"Great vest."

By: Ed Howard From AB

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.

Great vest. Was easy to adjust and trim. Great instructions on the inside plus signs and symptoms of dog hypothermia inside. Would buy it again and again.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15511
Reviewed: 2014-11-13
"Great vest love the handles!"

By: Jonathan Maulden From Concord

Hunts.

Great vest love the handles!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16932
Reviewed: 2014-12-24
"Thanks!"

By: Bryan Lewright From TX

Lab. Hunts. Family pet.

Thanks for asking Steve!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17545
Reviewed: 2015-01-09
"Exactly what I wanted."

By: James Clar From NY

Hunts. Family pet.

Exactly what I wanted.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 21642
Reviewed: 2015-06-17
"Very nice."

By: Christopher Crow From TX

Hunts.

Very nice.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23084
Reviewed: 2015-08-23
"I highly recommend this vest"

By: Jr

labador retreiver. Hunts.

great products , one stop shop

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3105
Reviewed: 2012-06-25
"Vest is doing very well"

By: Alan Mellott From OR

Hunts.

Small ESS- Runt in litter from last year. 22 lbs - Vest had to be trimmed in several points. We duck hunt in really cold water. Lots of fences to go thru. Vest is doing very well . She waits to be picked up on fences she can't get through. Vest allows this with hand holds.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6852
Reviewed: 2013-12-30
"I would recommend this vest to anyone who has hard charging dogs."

By: James Maddox From OR

Hunts. Family pet.

So far excels over my first vest. Rip stop really works, and I like the handles, particularly since my dogs are smaller. Barbwire doesn't seem to affect it as bad. I would recommend this vest to anyone who has hard charging dogs.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6932
Reviewed: 2014-01-01
"The handholds are strong enough to pick up my 60lb lab with one hand"

By: Duane S Wiseley

Labradore Retriver. Hunts.

The handholds are strong enough to pick up my 60lb lab with one hand. Easy zip and Velcro closure. Built to last several seasons.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4180
Reviewed: 2013-10-22
"Highly recommend."

By: Shawn Cathey

lab. Hunts. Family pet.

He has been in some really cold water and his core body area stays warm and dry...Highly recommend.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6046
Reviewed: 2013-12-03
"well made"

By: JR From TX

Boykin. Hunts.

Seems to be well made & works as designed...

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5274
Reviewed: 2013-11-12
"Great vest for my 1 year old male lab that is very white"

By: Josh Herzing From TX

Hunts.

Great vest for my 1 year old male lab that is very white. Helps hide him and keep him warm, the handle is a plus for getting him in the boat.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5312
Reviewed: 2013-11-12
"Really good vest! It's built to get on and off easily."

By: Daniel Blair From AR

Really good vest! It's built to get on and off easily. Sturdy construction.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5726
Reviewed: 2013-11-25
"Helps keep my lab warm while hunting and hides some of his light color."

By: Gregory Graham From TX

Yellow Lab. Hunts.

Helps keep my lab warm while hunting and hides some of his light color.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4865
Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"Highly recommended."

By: JJfrom UT

Labrador. Hunts.

Very good quality dog vest. Highly recommended.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4687
Reviewed: 2013-10-31
"I highly recommend this vest"

By: David Daugherty

German Shorthaired Pointer. Hunts. Family pet.

The construction and materials quality is very high. The fit is way off for a German Shorthair, however. Both the neck and stomache section had way too much material. I guess they made it for a dog much less trim than the average GSP. Unless it fits well it won't do much good. I took mine to a local alterations shop and for $20 they did a nice job making it fit my dog perfectly (I expected to need to do this before buying). Once fitted, the vest works extremely well. I highly recommend this vest, but plan on getting it customized by your local seamstress.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3026
Reviewed: 2012-03-15
"Vest is of good quality material and construction."

By: TP From CT

Hunts.

Vest is of good quality material and construction. Went with a Large for my 55 lb Labrador. She has a deep 28 inch chest, but is rather narrow. The vest flares out a little farther than I'd like above the shoulders, but it is more due to her narrow proportions; a smaller vest would not fit her. I did trim the chest of the vest to prevent her front legs from chafing, and this worked well. This was my second purchase from Gun Dog Supply, and again they proved to be reliable and efficient with top notch customer service.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17605
Reviewed: 2015-01-12
"My Catahoula is a smallish dog with the very deep chest that is typical of the breed. Luckily, with the design of the stitching on this vest I was able to do some careful trimming for a pretty decent fit."

By: Neil Jacobsen From CA

Catahoula. Family pet.

My Catahoula is a smallish dog with the very deep chest that is typical of the breed. Luckily, with the design of the stitching on this vest I was able to do some careful trimming for a pretty decent fit. With her short coat, she gets cold pretty fast when she's not on the move, and this vest will certainly help with that.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15216
Reviewed: 2014-11-05
"Solid performance"

By: BIg Joe Laratro

Solid performance. Use it every time it's cold.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4135
Reviewed: 2013-10-21
"Handles work great for helping dog get back into the boat."

By: Jessica West From MI

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

The 3xl fits my 100 pound lab great and keeps her warm on Michigan later cold weather hunts. Handles work great for helping dog get back into the boat.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15683
Reviewed: 2014-11-17
"Its good product built well"

By: From PA

lab pit mix. Family pet.

Its good product built well.only problem i had was the fit was a little big did the measuring she was 1 inch bigger everywhere than the lg so got the xl but its to big should have got the lg

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6013
Reviewed: 2013-12-02
"I really liked the quality of this product and hopefully what it would be used for. "

By: Chris Platt From NJ

Goldendoodle. Family pet. Competes.

I really liked the quality of this product and hopefully what it would be used for. But it did not fit. It was perfect/ tight around the chest, but that was about all. The arm holes were way off. it was really short in length and it became too big as it went down her back. And the neck was way too big. It would have prevented her from swimming because the neck was so big it would have taken in water. I really liked that product but I think because of the abnormal shape of my dog it didn't work out and i just sent it back to be returned. Thanks Chris

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5966
Reviewed: 2013-12-01
"Overall quality is really good"

By: Pavel Spitsyn From FL

Family pet.

Bought this to protect dog from burs as we very often walking in mountains, and the dog has a long fur. As we have normally high temperature, looks like it would be too warm for dog. Considering to do some small ventilation halls. Overall quality is really good.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10186
Reviewed: 2014-04-25
"I ordered two on accident, which is my fault. But when I got them in I took one out of the box and went to try it on my dog, and it was missing the zipper. So I tried on the other one and it fit, so I wrote my name and number on it in sharpie. After further investigation I realized the zipper comes off really easily."

By: Kyle Lybarger From AL

Hunts.

I ordered two on accident, which is my fault. But when I got them in I took one out of the box and went to try it on my dog, and it was missing the zipper. So I tried on the other one and it fit, so I wrote my name and number on it in sharpie. After further investigation I realized the zipper comes off really easily. There may be a reason for this, but I couldn't think of one. I still have to send the one back, but if I hadn't already wrote in sharpie on the other I would probably have sent both back. I can't afford to lose the zipper in the field. I'll already be putting it on him in the dark. Other than the zipper it seemed like a good product at a fair price.

Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15469
Reviewed: 2014-11-12
Customer Review #3312

By: Stephen W Kendall

Labrador Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

I have an 80 pound Labrador Retriever male, slender, only 23 months old, is lean muscled up but not a huge dog. This vest, a 3XL, the largest Avery makes, was no where near a proper fit for this dog. Way too small, could not even get the zipper to zip from the front I had to press the ends together so hard. Am returning it to gundog supply and asking for a refund.

Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3312
Reviewed: 2013-02-26
"CUSTOMER RETURNED VEST FOR FULL REFUND"

By: Craig Simpson

lab. Hunts.

Customer Returned This Item.

Dont be fooled by the fancy video. The product is a rip off. First, the chart for measurements is off. always go one size up. I made the adjustments with cutting the seams and it was still not good enough. My dog got rash burns. The hair wore off of her under legs. The material is not pliable enough for a good zipped fit. It kept her warm, if I could ever get the zipper to engage. The zipper is terrible quality. It would rarely engage and the material was not pliable enough for me to get it to engage. It was a real pain. If it did engage, the material still caused rash burns on my dog and bare spots on her fur.I wish I could get my money back. I should have saved my receipt. The Hodgman brand works better and is easier on the wallet.Overall, poor design and material.





Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about the trouble with the vest. We would be glad to extend the return period if you would like to send it back for a refund. I have included our return instructions below.
-- Steve
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6014
Reviewed: 2013-12-02
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Avery "Buck Brush" Boater 5mm Neoprene Dog Vest for Duck Hunting

Keeps dog warm. Protects chest. "Boat handles" make getting retriever back in the boat easier!

Avery Buck Brush Boater's Dog Parka Vest
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$44.99

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Video of Avery Buck Brush Boater's Dog Parka Vest


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.

Add $3.00 for XX-Large or XXX-Large.

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
  • Buck Brush 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.



    Avery Buck Brush Boater's Dog Parka Vest
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    $44.99

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