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CLOSEOUT: Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler Evaporative Dog Cooling Vest

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On a warm sunny day, when your dog is feeling the heat, he'll head for the shade, lie down, and pant the heat away. The Swamp Cooler from Ruff Wear uses evaporative cooling to help your dog stay cool, happy and active.


The Swamp Cooler is perfect for hiking and biking in the desert, summer walking, playing on the beach, boating on open water under full sun, or just backyard play in the sun. Also use it to keep your dog cool while waiting for your turn during outdoor agility trials, dog shows, and other events.

COMFORT FIT: relaxed, generous cut -- for in-between sizes, choose the larger coat for more coverage


  • Uses evaporative cooling to keep your dog cool in the heat
  • Exchanges your dog's heat with the coolness of the stored water
  • Releases the heat as the water evaporates
  • Three-layer construction maximizes cooling effects:
      -- Top air-mesh layer generates evaporation, releasing heat
      -- Middle layer absorbs and stores the cooling water
      -- Bottom layer cools your dog
  • Light color reflects sunlight and ultraviolet rays for added sun protection
  • Auto-lock buckles adjustable for a custom fit


  • Soak the Swamp Cooler Vest completely with cool water
  • Wring out excess
  • Put the vest on your dog
  • Periodically add more water to the vest as it dries out

  • Country of Origin: Made in Vietnam.

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    100% Recommend this product (7 of 7 responses)
    By Alex
    South Texas
    Amazing Product
    September 13, 2020
    We purchased this vest and a Ryobi misting fan to help keep our almost 8m old pup cool for her first dove hunt in South Texas.
    The combination worked so well!! Kept her cool...whenever she would get heated...she ran to her fan, we turned it on and poured cool water on her vest. She hunted all day returning over 25 birds...longest return over 150 yards and returned birds for neighboring hunters. Another dog that was with us got too hot and had to be placed in ac truck several times during the day. We were out there for over 6 hours.DEFINITELY worth the investment!!
    By Todd
    Iron River Michigan
    Swamp vest
    October 25, 2021
    I hunt early season in Montana or Nebraska very hot weather. I would hunt for an hour or two until my dog would get hot put the swamp vest on then hunt back to truck pouring one or two bottles of water onto the vest when it's starting to dry out. When I got back to the truck my dog would be cooler. Putting my hand between the vest and his back was cool to touch amazing.. I would carry the vest in a two gallon zip Lock in my pouch already wet. Awesome product won't hunt without it in warm weather.
    By Nancy
    The perfect shirt
    June 16, 2021
    I have a great Pyrenees that suffers greatly on the 100 degree plus days we get where I live. This shirt has made her life livable again. Can't thank you enough for this product!
    • Adjustable fit. High quality fabric. It actually works!
    • It's drips too much for her to wear it inside.
    By Charles N.
    Review for Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler Dog Cooling Vest
    October 29, 2018
    The vest definitely works. It holds water and cools the dogs pretty quickly. In the absence of a pool of water it helps. It is hard for strong running dogs, while training, to not fight the vest. So I kept them quiet and just let the vest cool them down in between training exercises.

    By Joanne M.
    Review for Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler Dog Cooling Vest
    April 8, 2016
    Have not used it yet. I am sure it will work great when it is hot. Looks very well constructed.
    By Khai H.
    Review for Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler Dog Cooling Vest
    September 14, 2015
    Great product. Dove hunting during early September in North Texas can be extremely hard on a dog. It has been as hot as 102 degrees on a few afternoon hunts this year. I bought the Swamp Vest to make sure my 12 month old lab would not get overheated. It worked better than I had hoped. The vest does a great job of keeping my dog Remi comfortable in extreme heat. You just need to be diligent to wet the vest about every 10 minutes. I froze water bottles and would pour the melted water over the vest frequently. When I first used it, I wasn't sure how effective it was until I slid my hand between the vest and the dog's back. It felt 20 degrees cooler. She hunted steady that afternoon, and we had our limit in an hour and half. She never got hot and seemed completely comfortable. The vest's seam edge is somewhat stiff, and it can chafe the inside of the front legs near the dog's armpits. I folded these down with a couple of stitches of the sewing machine to prevent chafing. Lastly, I sized the dog as a large based on the measurement guide, but since she is a rather slender dog, the vest was about one size too big. I had to do some alterations to make it fit her properly. The only negative I see is that the sides of the vest has gotten a bit tattered as it snags on the sunflower stalks. It is more cosmetic, as it does not affect the vest's performance in any way. I will be buying another vest for my Aussie.
    By Beatrice M.
    Review for Ruff Wear Swamp Cooler Dog Cooling Vest
    September 11, 2015
    My son thought it was great, and the dog kept it on. Son's friends will be vests purchasing soon.

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