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SYLMAR Body Guard Dog Vest -- YELLOW/BLACK

  • #1 Best Seller. Extra Visibility.
  • Protection from the Thick Stuff
  • We actually sew these ourselves
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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.

    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. The XSS is approximately 1" shorter than the XS.

    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 CHEST GIRTH for the proper fit
    -- the circumference of the body, directly behind your dog's front legs.

    If your dog's chest size fits in two sizes (24, 27, 31, or 36), we recommend the SMALLER size for a better fit.

    X-Small Short 20" - 24"
    X-Small 20" - 24" Steve's 23lb. pointer
    Small 24" - 27" Steve's 25 and 28lb. pointers
    Medium 27" - 31" Steve's 55 and 60lb. pointers
    Large 31" - 36" Steve's 85lb German Shepherd
    X-Large 36" - 42"
    XX-Large 42" - 47"

    "I have a small dog. Should I choose X-Small Short or X-Small?"

    Choose based on the length of your dog:
  • X-Small Short is approximately 13" long
  • X-Small is approximately 14 1/2" long

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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    386 Reviews
    79% (304)
    17% (65)
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    97% Recommend this product (376 of 386 responses)
    By Pat
    S. Illinois
    Dog vest
    November 14, 2023
    I love these vests - this is the second one I have purchased. I measured my dog (Vizsla - 46 lbs) and the chart said to order a medium but it was to large - exchanged for a small and it fits perfectly. His measurements were right at the borderline of small and a medium. Small fits perfectly with plenty of adjustment in the buckles still. I like how the size is now listed on a tag on the vest - this will save a lot of time next time I order one.
    • Very nice vest - plenty of adjustment in a small for my 46lb vizsla. There is a label on the vest that says what size it is. This will help next time I need to order one.
    • NA
    By Adam
    Stillwater, Minnesota
    Solid vest! Some opportunities for design enhancement
    October 25, 2023
    Overall, this is one of the best and most rugged vests I've used. Very durable material and easy to put on the pooch. It stays put once on. As for fit, I see some opportunity for improvement. The neck doesn't fit great. Its a little loose. Allows debris to get in. A neoprene section might solve that. Extending the belly pan would also be helpful. It doesn't go far enough back to protect all of the dog's lower belly.
    • Ease of use. Durability. Solid material. Good value for the price.
    • Fit around neck. Length of protection for the belly could be longer
    By Paul
    Lansing, MI
    Sylmar Dog Vest
    January 17, 2023
    These are great vests. I have more than one so I can rotate and wash if needed. They offer great protection and visibility. My setter runs through the brush and I have not ever had any durability issues. Another plus is they are Made In USA. My dog is about 54 pounds and wears a size medium.
    • Protection and Visibility.
    By Donnie
    January 14, 2023
    Great product great price and customer service
    By Maureen S.
    New Jersey
    Sylmar Vest
    December 15, 2022
    I love this vest for my dog! I just went ‘live’ with it at a recent pheasant hunt. She moved easily as she ran the fields retrieving over 65 bird’s, remained protected in the heavy cover and under brush. It was easy for me to spot her while she worked (orange vest). She has tried a couple other vests and I could not get the fit I wanted for her. This one was different! Thanks for a great product!
    • Visibility, not bulky, fits well, easy to step into and out of, washed up well after
    • The strap material, nylon, frayed a bit from the thorns/briars. I want to see if I can find a confirm sleeve to help protect that (we have a ;leash sleeve; we use for our pet therapy group ID, so something smaller may work!)
    By Karen
    Silver City, NM
    Fits well and look great!
    December 6, 2022
    I've only had this on my dog a couple of times - she's not a fan of wearing clothes but she tolerates it. I wish it extended a little further back to protect her whole belly. She loves to run through the brush, and climb rocks. I am always fearful that she will injure herself - this helps alleviate my fears. The next time she crashes over a fallen tree she might be glad she's wearing this too. I also like the fact that it's a bright colour. There are hunters where we hike and this will let them know she's not a game animal.
    • Lightweight
    • Easy to put on
    • Bright colour to alert hunters
    • The material seems sturdy
    • I understand that you can't have more belly coverage for male dogs but it would be nice for females.
    By Adam M.
    Petoskey, Michigan
    Best Vest Out There
    December 1, 2022
    I purchased this because my first vest from Dan's Briarproof bit the dust after one season of hunting every weekend in the Ruffed Grouse woods of Northern Michigan. That vest was alright, but where that vest lacked, this vest certainly makes up for it. This vest covers more of the side of the dog, making the dog more visible. Additionally, the third buckle is extremely useful and seems well stitched together (this is where Dan's skid plate was seriously lacking). The third buckle helps fit around the dog's chest, allowing our Brittany to fit into this vest perfectly, with a small space between the front of the vest and her neck. Finally, the material seems pretty comparable to Dan's, except on the underside of the dog where there is much more protection and thicker material.

    I wish I could give this 4.5 stars if possible, as I think there is a little bit lacking in design. It would be fantastic to see elastic around the neck area so it hugs the dog's body better. While hunting in Michigan, you run into snow more often than you would like, and with the decent size opening between the neck and the vest, a good amount of snow finds its way into the vest, which we found made the dog cold more quickly.
    • High-quality stitching
    • Great visibility
    • Thick skid plate for superior protection
    • Poor fit around dogs neck for hunting in deep snow, not that big of a deal really, but thought I'd mention it.
    By DB
    Good vest
    November 27, 2022
    I run these vests on both of my Field Bred English Cockers. One vest is 5 years old and still in use.
    ( I attach a bell to the most rear - ward strap to keep the bell further from their ears )
    • Durable
    • Hi viz
    • Plenty of adjustments help avoid chafing
    By Rick R.
    Size is critical
    November 5, 2022
    According to the sizing chart if you are between sizes use the smaller version. Well my 41 pound English Setter was in between so I originally ordered the XS. It was too tight in the arm pits. Super easy to exchange and now have the small. Much better fit. Has enough room where it won’t bother her armpits. Chest covering sits a little too open and will probably catch a lot of seeds and junk. I may it tailored just to take up the slack.
    In my opinion the are mandatory for English setter’s and GSPs where they are hard charging through all the brush and downed timber looking for grouse. A puncture to the chest or abdomen would certainly wreck you day.
    • Protection, tough material, softens up with wear, much needed high visibility orange really helps to see your dog in thick cover, fast shipping.
    • Fit is critical. My 41 pound English Setter female wears a small. The xs body and chest fitter better, but the armpit holes were too small. On the small the chest plate sits open like a scoop, might need to add some corner gussets and close it up so it doesn
    By Carrie
    Chetek, WI
    Great vest
    November 4, 2022
    This vest works great, our brit adjusted quickly and its helped to reduce cuts and scrapes.
    • Easy to fit and to get on/off in the field.
    • None so far.
    By Paul
    Love the Sylmar Dog Vest!
    October 28, 2022
    In our last year's pheasant hunt out west three of our dogs got ripped up by barbed wire. So before our second trip out west we ordered two Sylmar vests. They were awesome. If you measure your dog and order the correct size there is minimal adjusts to make them fit nicely. A bonus is that the straps make for easy lifting when helping a dog into the truck.

    We liked the vest so much that I ordered three more for my other dogs. So now my whole pack has one. Can't go wrong with this vest.
    • Fits well .... Easy to put on .... Very visible in the field .... Straps help to lift dogs into a truck that is difficult to get into.
    • There are no cons as of this point. Have used them for most of one season.
    By Jim
    Mid Michigan
    Fits very well
    October 28, 2022
    I had a different brand vest that I used for another Brittany that we had but never really liked the fit. Following the sizing guidance when I ordered the Sylmar I originally bought an extra small and it was very tight on our new Britt who is a couple of weeks from being 1 year old. I sent that back and got a small which fits very well. I like the fit of the Sylmar better than the one I already had because it is shaped more to the dog's body and really seems to allow her to run and jump obstacles without any issues. The only issue was having to return the first one and the additional postage.
    • Fit
    By Keith
    Great Upland Vest
    October 27, 2022
    One of the few quality vests that have a size small enough to fit my Boykin. Keeps her protected from the thorns and burrs. I did have a local seamstress add a nylon strap and d-ring so I could attach her ID tag and bell. Also a good thing to have in case I need to use a leash without having another collar around her neck with the e-collar.
    • Durability
    By Marty
    Loganton, PA
    Orange Dog Vest
    October 26, 2022
    This is a very well-made vest. I bought size medium for my two female American Labs. One weighs 65 lbs and the other 58 lbs. The adjustment straps are easy to use. I previously owned vests made by Browning and Cabela's. The buckles tore off the Cabela's vest. The material used for the Sylmar vest seems heavier. This vest still needs to stand the test of time and use, but I am pleased with the fit, material, and construction. Watch the company video on fitting the vest to the dog. Nicely done.
    • Material, design, and fit.
    By Dave
    West Virginia
    Initial response
    September 27, 2022
    I have two Britanys that I use to hunt pheasant, grouse, and woodcock. The product fits well and looks substantial. Season starts in October and will use the product then for the first time. I used another brand last year and was not satisfied. These vest look made much better. I like the material.
    • Fit well
    • Hardy material
    By Amy
    Saving my dog
    September 14, 2022
    I love this vest. It’s easy to put on my dog and it’s very durable. I believe this will help keep her safe outside while she runs around. Ordering and shipping was fast and easy.
    • Durable and lightweight
    • Size chart is a little off. Measurements called for a large and had to return it (which was easy) and order a medium.
    By John
    New England
    Best overall protection vest
    September 9, 2022
    A great choice for overall protection of your hunting companion. Works well on cool mornings and mid day in 30-60 degree temps. Keeps their chest underside safe from burrs, thorns, branches, or most any other potentially irritating or dangerous objects. Light weight and visible. Well worth the price.
    • Light weight, non insulated, easy to pack, not restricting of movement, sheds most birds to keep them off fur.
    • After a season or two the orange does fade quickly but a minor trade off for the price and protection of your hunting or hiking partner. This will be the second vest purchased in 4 seasons. Only reason I replaced it was color faded and became dull but otherwise it's in good shape.
    By Lori K.
    Spokane, WA
    Safety 1st
    August 23, 2022
    Had narrow vests for my gsps to wear while in the woods. My gsp had a run in with a branch, which his original vest did not protect him. I bought these to help prevent injuries, and so far I think they will be very beneficial. Bought size medium, dogs do not seem to mind them.
    By Linda
    Pittsburgh pa
    Best vest ever
    February 24, 2022
    I walk my dogs everyday at a local land trust. They run loose and thru bushes and brush. Any other vest I got would be torn in no time. I got this vest and it is fantastic. Shows no wear and tear and also keeps his belly and chest clean when it’s muddy. I liked it so much I got one for my neighbor’s dog who frequently comes with us. Love it! Also easy to put on and clean up.
    • Easy to put on cleans up nicely durable
    • Can't think of any
    By Mark
    February 16, 2022
    The vest worked out great. The adjustability is key. I had a cheap vest with Velcro and always had problems. When you get in the bush after ruffed grouse it’s cheap insurance to prevent injury.
    By Steve
    Gary, South Dakota
    Must have
    February 4, 2022
    My dogs are constantly getting cut from barbwire fencing and cattails, this vest is the best I have found to protect them.
    By Mark
    Great Protection for High-Impact Dogs
    December 13, 2021
    The Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest is the best I have found so far. It provides chest and side protection from brush, thorns, and alike. In addition, the blaze orange/red makes sure he is seen and not mistook for prey. I’ve seen no restriction of movement or agility. The straps and quick release buckles are heavy duty and I often use the middle strap as a handhold to control movement when necessary. Good quality construction - you get what you pay for. My German Pinscher weighs 45-pounds with a broad chest/thin wast, size medium fits well with room to spare.
    • Body Protection
    • High Visibility
    • Quality Construction
    • None
    By Don
    All-around great vest
    July 6, 2021
    The Sylmar Body Guard vest is: 1) bright and easy to see, 2) uses a durable fabric and protects dog, 3) cut for athletic dogs, 4) it’s easy on/off, and 5) this vest allows me to use the flag harness on dog ( the flag can go out the top of the vest). Hunting in the northwoods near the Canada border-- this vest is a must have for our dog. Visibility of dog through the timber is great!
    • Uses buckles vs zipper or velcro
    By Kevin
    Great protection
    April 25, 2021
    This vest is well built and provides great protection around the chest and belly area. The orange is very bright and helps me keep an eye on my shed hunting dog who is brindle and blends into the woods very well. It’s a little stiff and noisy at first but softens up a little as you break it in.
    • Bright orange
    • Sturdy
    • Fits well
    • Provides chest and stomach protection.
    • Stiff
    • Noisy
    By Robin N.
    Burnsville, MN
    Great protective vest for hard-charging dogs
    April 23, 2021
    This protective vest has been very helpful for our springer spaniel, Obi. Obi has injured himself multiple times in the woods and fields near our cabin in Northern Minnesota. He would catch his skin on a tree branch or another object and tear his skin, requiring stitches. Since he has been wearing this vest, he has not injured himself. We love the color, also, as it is easier to see him in the woods.
    • Easy on/off
    • None
    By Andrew
    Wyoming Michigan
    Dog vest
    December 25, 2020
    Love it sure works good keeps the dog from getting all scratch up
    • Very easy to get on and adjust to fit
    • It takes the dog a little time to get use to it
    By Nate S.
    Johnston, Iowa
    The best dog vest on the market!
    December 23, 2020
    I’ve tried many vests on my three vizslas, and all but the Sylmar rubbed their ‘armpits’ (under front legs) raw. These cheaper vests did far more harm than good. This has never been the case with the Sylmar vest.

    I use medium vests for both my male and female vizslas. We hunt upland game (primarily pheasant) in Iowa. The vest design is of quality, and holds up in nearly all conditions. The orange color is additionally helpful for locating the dogs in taller grass.

    Highly recommend.
    • Fit, quality, color.
    • Gun Dog Supply customer service is also great.
    • More expensive than many other vests, but deservingly so. Worth the investment.
    By Mike
    Grapeview, WA
    Protect your dogs underside and chest.
    December 21, 2020
    We purchased one for our Braque pointer and another for the lab, both females. Pleased with the level of protection we seen. Very good quality , I would recommend. The lab tangled with some downed barb wire this weekend and the vest helped keep the damage to a minimum! She would have been in the vet office, had she not had the vest on.
    • True sizing, good quality all around and ease of getting on the dog.
    • None at this point.
    By Robert
    Welcome, NC
    Safety First
    December 21, 2020
    Deer season in NC can be a dangerous time to have your dog running through the woods, even if it is around your property line. This vest protects Remi from the briars and brush piles she finds while keeping her visible for the hunters in the woods. The blaze orange also gives me the comfort of knowing I can easily spot her on her runs. I love the fit and the easy on-and-off clips. We have used it over a month now everyday and with a quick rinse it still looks like new.
    • Wide fit range
    • Bright color
    • Durable
    • A bit pricey but concluded it's worth it
    • Straps too long but allows for wider fit range. I had to roll them up and duct tape them so they don't flap around
    By Dan B.
    Oskaloosa, Iowa
    Great vest
    December 21, 2020
    I have owned several different brands of vests. I own both orange and green. Easy to see, easy to put on, easy to clean. Very rugged. Protects my dog well.
    • Easy to put on. Fits my dog well.

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