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Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange

Gives your dog increased visibility and additional chest & body protection in thick cover.

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Code: 5764
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Not recommended for hog hunting.

The Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest gives your dog additional chest and body protection with increased visibility at a distance and in cover.

Can also be used post-injury or surgery to protect the chest, belly, or flanks from licking, chewing or scratching. Bandages can be covered and made secure. Also excellent for itchy hot spots or nipple problems.

The three straps over the top can be used to assist older dogs to their feet.

Made in the USA.

Construction Materials:

Rip-stop 500 denier Cordura nylon with an additional layer of 1000 denier cordura nylon for the chest and body plate.

NOTE: XSS and XS sizes are manufactured with smaller straps and buckles.

We recommend a break-in period for the Body Guard Vest before extended use. The more use the vest receives the softer it will become, yet it will maintain its toughness and durability because of the ripstop material. Hand washing will also help to soften the material.


Measure your dog's girth for the proper fit -- the circumference of the body, directly behind your dog's front legs. Weight is included below only as an additional guideline.

Size GIRTHDog's Approx. Weight
X-Small Short 20" - 24" (15-25 lbs.)
X-Small 20" - 24" (15-25 lbs.)
Small 24" - 27" (25-35 lbs.)
Medium 27" - 31" (35-50 lbs.)
Large 31" - 36" (50-75 lbs.)
X-Large 36" - 42" (75-90 lbs.)

Country of Origin: Made in USA.

Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
Item # 5764


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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
178 Reviews
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98% Recommend this product (175 of 178 responses)
By Charles H.
Meets or exceeds my needs/expectations
October 16, 2020
Very good quality and easy to adjust. My Lab got used to wearing it very quickly! I would buy it again and recommend it to others.
By Billy
Fits nicely on my brittney!
October 7, 2020
Ginger put it right on and had no problem wearing it. Didn’t hinder her in anyway. All she needs now is pheasant season to start!
By Randy
West Central Illinois
Fits like a glove
September 28, 2020
I got the small & it fits my 5 month old 30 lbs GSP pup perfectly, with plenty of strap left to grow into it.
ProsFits well and looks good. Seems like durable fabric. And best of all, it is made in America.
By Neal S.
Caribou, Maine
Great so far!
September 23, 2020
Been using for over a week on our 5 month, went with a size small based on the chart and is spot on. I actually upsized it slightly in anticipation of her growing and still works great. She doesn’t mind wearing it, not nearly as stiff as other reviewers indicated, completely satisfied.
By Pete
Tri-Cities, TN
serves the purpose of higher viz and chest protection
September 14, 2020
I bought this vest for my 2 year old 58 lb female Golden in preparation for taking her quail and pheasant hunting this fall. Per the advice in other comments, I vigorously hand-washed the vest four times in Sport Wash and liquid fabric softener which did result in making it softer and bleeding out quite a bit of orange dye. My Golden didn't like wearing the vest the first time but has gotten used to it after several training sessions. The front leg holes do seem to hinder her movement a little but she can run OK while wearing the vest. Perhaps enlarging or elongating the leg openings a bit would help.
Pros* provides chest protection * increases visibility which should make it safer for the dog while afield * easy to put on the dog and adjust fit * quick release buckles * lightweight
Cons* leg openings are a little restrictive (but the dog has adjusted to them) * the vest design is a little long for my dog but softening the vest has allowed it to fold forward for a more comfortable fit
By Ron
Well Made
October 17, 2020
The vest is well made. Our dog, however, was right on the boundary between the medium and large size. We ordered the large and and it was a bit big for him. We used it for a recent pheasant hunt in very brushy habitat and it did a great job of keeping the burrs off the dog and with the exception of one seam that started to pull loose it held up well. Since the vest was a bit too big, it did cause some significant rubbing and irritation with hair loss on both the front legs. My wife had ordered the medium size before we left on the hunting trip to see if it would fit better, but it did not arrive before we left (it was ordered late, so it wasn't a surprise). We tried it on the dog when we got home and it was actually too small and would likely cause rubbing as well. I don't think the problem is with the vest, it is the fact that our dog is right on the bubble between the sizes. We sent the medium vest back and will try to adapt the large one to make it fit better.
ProsWell made and tough. It provides good visibility in heavy cover. Made in the USA.
ConsDoesn't quite fit a dog that's in between sizes.
By Grant
Northern MN
October 4, 2020
This is by far one of the best vests I have found for my dogs. Big box companies charge double the price for a lower quality vest. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to protect your dogs underside and keep them visable.
ProsVery Durable
By MN H.
Great vest for protection in warmer weather
October 1, 2020
Fits my Lab well. Great protection that won't overheat my dog. Both my dad & I use these on our dogs while pheasant, grouse & rabbit hunting
By John E.
Highly visible and protective-good value
September 25, 2020
I bought this vest for my Drahthaar. I wanted a light weight, highly visible vest that would also protect her from the the large variety of thorny flora where we train daily.
We hunt in the fall in New England's thick backcountry where bird hunting season overlaps with big game seasons and coyote hunting. I looked at a number of vests from various suppliers. I called Gun Dog Supply support and we discussed requirements. This USA-made vest best fit my requirements at a reasonable price. It's very well made, bright orange up the sides and has a double "skid" plate for extra protection at chest and underside. Easy on and easy off. It broke in quickly without chaffing and my Drahthaar doesn't know its there. I bought based on chest measurement and not weight and it fits perfectly with room to grow. For me it is a great value. Highly recommend.
ProsHighly visible with bright blaze up dog's sides. Great visibility at dawn and dusk. Double layer skid plate at vulnerable chest and underside. Sheds thorns with ease. Easy on, easy off Plenty of adjustment with strap configuration. Broke in quickly without chaffing or discomfort.
ConsIn high heat, the coverage could be a concern.
By John
Quality product
September 24, 2020
Nice fit and finish. Size large fit my 62 pound GSP well.
ProsFit, visibility and coverage.
By Jay
Brockway, PA
Best vest out there!
September 23, 2020
I have owned 3 of these vests. They work great protecting my dogs' chests and keeping them visible in the brush. I've never had any issues with it chafing my dogs' skin and it stays put once on! Highly recommend!
By Customer
Lake geneva wi
September 15, 2020
Great protection and visibility with this vest !
By Douglas P.
Seems durable
September 4, 2020
I havent had a chance to use it in the field yet, but it fits well and looks like it will take some tough use.
By Zeket
Pretty good vest for the money.
September 2, 2020
I have had one of these on my beagle for a couple years and it seems to hold up well to thorns, etc. It doesn't seem to rub the dogs legs (if you choose the right size for your dog.)
ProsDurable Great Visibility Easy on and off
ConsGets dirty easy and needs cleaned often. I have tried scotch guard but dirt still sticks to it.
By Matt
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
October 19, 2018
Sizing chart is accurate, very durable and works great protecting the dog in the woods or in the field
By John H.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
October 15, 2018
Great fit, easy to get on/off, wears nicely in tough conditions to prevent injury and wear on the dog. Only downside is that it isn't all orange and the chest/belly of the vest is black and dog isn't as visible when bouncing through thick cover. Great product.

Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
October 12, 2018

By Howard W.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
October 12, 2018
Great vest, fits my Springer Lab nicely. This vest is well built & rugged. Protects these two rascals through brush, briars & thick underbrush, when flushing pheasants. Well Worth the money, will last for many hunting seasons. Order the vest, you won't be disappointed.

By Phil W.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
October 11, 2018
By Dale P.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
October 11, 2018
Love these for my Irish Setters. The size Large fit them well, with plenty of strap to make adjustments. Both dogs took to them quickly.

By Stephen
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
October 11, 2018

Actually the Dog liked it from the start. No issues wearing it.

By Ralph S.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
October 11, 2018
Works as advertised seems to be built strong and tough I think it will last throughout the long bird season at the club! 6 months of hunting 1-2 times per week.

By Chris
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
May 1, 2017
The vest fits perfectly on my springer (55lbs), and he didn't mind it a bit. Shipping was lightning fast so I am very happy all the way around.
By Arnold O.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Vest -- Yellow
November 20, 2016
Size recommended by weight was accurate.
By Anthony S.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
November 20, 2016
Fits like a glove, with no chafing.
By David B.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
November 18, 2016
Fits great and great protection on long hunts.
By Alvin B.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
November 12, 2016
Fit great, allows dog to slip through cover easier, gives me a little more peace of mind for dogs safety.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
November 12, 2016
My black lab is small for the breed at 50 lbs. Pheasant hunting in cover presents issues with visibility to other hunters and this vest is wonderful. Not only is it visible to hunters it also protects her stomach and chest from getting raw hunting in heavy cover. If you love your dog this is highly recommended.
By Rick H.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
November 9, 2016
The vest is great its hard to found a vest for a pointer that doesn't rub or pinch them. I recommend the product and I highly recommend Gun Dog Supply.
By Diana B.
Review for Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest -- Orange
November 6, 2016
This was the third vest we bought and this one was the keeper!

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