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SMALL Sylmar Body Guard Vest -- Yellow/Brown

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






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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.

SIZING

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.)
XX-Large 42" - 47" (90-115 lbs.)



SMALL Sylmar Body Guard Vest

Visibility + Protection



Give your dog additional chest and body protection from the elements as well as added visibility in cover with the Sylmar Body-Guard vest.



You can also use the straps to help lift older dogs to their feet.




Country of Origin: Made in USA.



SMALL Sylmar Body Guard Vest -- Yellow/Brown
Item # 8955-S
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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    4.7
    262 Reviews
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    79% (206)
    4
    17% (45)
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    2% (6)
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    98% Recommend this product (257 of 262 responses)
    By Micromiem
    Oregon
    Super dog!
    September 17, 2021
    I bought this vest for my 2 y.o. pudelpointer for upland hunting, hoping to get her more protection on her chest and belly since she doesn't have much hair there. She has wore it a couple times now. Before this vest she has always been timid to go deeper into brushy spaces. After her first venture into the bushes with this vest she's become much more brazen and gleefully charges through tall grass, corn, trailing blackberry/elderberry brambles. She had a couple rub wounds on her chest, but I'm not 100% sure they were from the vest. This is also the first vest she's had that sits properly on her, and I think this is due to it clipping on top and the wider coverage. She is 42-45lbs and the medium barely fit her (it was too big).
    Pros
    • Durability when going through pokey vegetation.
    Cons
    • Didn't quite align with the size range. Arm holes might be a bit snug for a larger weight/size dog.
    By Don
    Minnesota
    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!
    Pros
    • Uses buckles vs zipper or velcro
    By Kevin
    Michigan
    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.
    Pros
    • Bright orange
    • Sturdy
    • Fits well
    • Provides chest and stomach protection.
    Cons
    • 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.
    Pros
    • Easy on/off
    Cons
    • None
    By Andrew
    Wyoming Michigan
    Dog vest
    December 25, 2020
    Love it sure works good keeps the dog from getting all scratch up
    Pros
    • Very easy to get on and adjust to fit
    Cons
    • 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.
    Pros
    • Fit, quality, color.
    • Gun Dog Supply customer service is also great.
    Cons
    • 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.
    Pros
    • True sizing, good quality all around and ease of getting on the dog.
    Cons
    • 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.
    Pros
    • Wide fit range
    • Bright color
    • Durable
    Cons
    • 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.
    Pros
    • Easy to put on. Fits my dog well.
    By Matt
    PA
    So far so good
    December 20, 2020
    The landscape in Pa is rough, bird hunting is rough as well....needed a hard working vest for a hard working dog from a hard working company
    Pros
    • Seems to be holding up quite nicely
    Cons
    • I ordered one size to big....but we are making it work
    By Curr
    Yankton, SD
    Great for Goldens
    December 19, 2020
    I brought my Golden duck hunting and there were a ton of cockle burrs around us she was covered with them. I was going pheasant hunting the next week and new I had to get something. I bought one for my golden and for my lab. It really helped with their bellies being rubbed raw to. They worked great and they really didn’t mind them at all. Great product!
    By John
    Klingville, MI
    Good fit and visible.
    December 19, 2020
    This is the 2nd one I purchased. The first one lasted about a year. Although I don't hunt my dog a lot, she wears a vest often around our farm, for visibility and chest protection. The old one was pretty faded due to use and after one of the snaps pulling loose on a bird hunt this fall, the old vest was peeled off later in the hunt and lost. The large fits my 65-lb draht perfectly and has adjustment capacity to fill out if needed (she is on the lean side). The new one is highly visible. The minor stiffness of the new fabric causes a little chafing still, but it is more of a post-hunt issue and does not hinder her during the hunt. In addition to visibility and chest protection, it provides the dog "handles" for things like vet visits. Other than the strap failure on the first one (again, after a year of usage), I like everything about the vest, and so does the dog. She knows when it gets pulled out that she is going to run some woods and fields, maybe even hunt. Picture shows the new one and the old one from this past summer and fall, just before replacing it.
    Pros
    • Fabric seems protective
    • High visibility
    • Very good fit
    Cons
    • Durability is probably about a year or so, as such the price is significant.
    • Will fade with use. It will likely be well faded before straps give out.
    By Sue
    Morrison, Illinois
    Great protection
    December 17, 2020
    Use this on my hard running GWP. Offers great protection and still allows movement. She gets very excited when I pull out her vest as she knows what it means.
    Pros
    • Long lasting, durable even with washing
    By Tim S.
    Shakopee, MN
    BUY IT
    December 11, 2020
    The dog vests I was finding in retail stores were all such garbage so finally I talked to my cousin who has a hunting dog and he recommended the Gun Dog Supply vest. I wanted something to help other hunters and me see my dog more clearly in the field and something that would protect her chest from possible injury. A friend of mine actually lost a dog from it getting stabbed in the chest by a sharp stick while hunting. I bought the medium for my small, slim red lab and it fits her great. She's about 52 pounds. I can't tell you how awesome it is to feel like she is protected in the field and I feel like she actually likes putting it on, kind of like her game day uniform. Anyway, I'd highly suggest that you buy this vest. It's a superior gun dog product.
    Pros
    • Adjustable, visable, protective, comfortable
    Cons
    • The 3 straps on the top don't need to be so long.
    By Louis
    Hudson, zNy
    Indispensable
    November 21, 2020
    Important item to protect your hard working dog in thick cover. This vest takes a beating and saves todos one in exchange. Also excellent to spray it with permethrin on exterior side to protect your dog from tics.
    I won’t hunt my dog without one
    Pros
    • Sturdy and highly visible
    • Easy to put on and take off
    • Well tolerated by dog
    Cons
    • None
    By Charles H.
    PA
    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
    Washington
    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.
    Pros
    • Fits well and looks good. Seems like durable fabric. And best of all, it is made in America.
    Cons
    • N/A
    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.
    Pros
    • Quality
    Cons
    • None
    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 John
    Evansville Indiana
    Awesome
    November 24, 2021
    Works great. Able to see my Boykin in tall cover
    By Thomas Y.
    New Jersey
    Well made vest
    November 24, 2021
    First off, I purchase all my gundog needs from this company. The service and pricing is fair and the products are good. I’ve purchased two of these body guard vests over the last 10 years. The vest are very well made and can handle the many hours in the field. My 50 pound Brittany wears a medium..
    Pros
    • Well made
    Cons
    • Sometimes tricky finding the correct size
    By RAD
    Wisconsin
    Quality and correct size
    November 17, 2021
    I have a big Laborador. Sizing was as described. Vest worked well on a 5 day upland hunting trip. No cuts or scratches in the areas covered and no abrasions or rubbing from the vest itself. Hi-vis yellow set him apart from other dogs.
    Pros
    • Fit, sizing, protection, visibility. When the material runs against heavy brush it can sound like a bird getting up! Adds to the excitement of the hunt. :) Seems to be a good product.
    Cons
    • None yet.
    By Larry S.
    Eloy Arizona
    Great, durable product with fast shipping
    November 16, 2021
    I have only used the vest once but was more than satisfied. Just in the short time we used it, she tore through some heavy brush without any issues. The material is thick and all of the stitching seems heavy duty. I was skeptical about the sizing but I measured twice and ordered once and the vest fit perfectly. Best part was the incredibly fast shipping, faster than Amazon.
    Pros
    • Heavy duty
    • Fast shipping
    • Good visibly
    Cons
    • I wish there was a flap that covered the back.
    By Mike
    Maryland
    Sylmar Vests did the job on my cocker and brittany
    November 15, 2021
    The two Sylmar medium vests fit the dogs well and made them easy to see. I did trim the excess off the ends of the adjustable straps, but had no problems. Easy to put on and take off.
    By Troy F.
    Illinois
    Jagd terrier
    November 14, 2021
    No more scratches all over my Jagd terriers belly. She's 14lbs and she's a Freakshow in the wood and the vest holds up excellent.
    By Jeremy
    East Tennessee
    Just as described! A+ (Size Med.)
    November 3, 2021
    This body guard dog vest was just as described. It fit my Brittany wonderfully and has lasted through some really tough stuff! Briar thickets, saplings, ect. I would recommend this product. Warning go by the weight chart when picking out size.
    Pros
    • Tough, well built and easy on/off
    By gator
    spokane
    better than most ive tried, still rubs dog's armpits.
    November 2, 2021
    I'm going to cut the arm holes bigger to see if that works. Tried that on other vests and no good. Looks like this one may have a chance
    By Tom
    Iowa
    Great dog vest
    November 2, 2021
    I’ve had 3 of these. They are very good vests. They are easy to put on, have high visibility in the field good chest protection. The only problem I’ve had was a plastic snap breaking on the first vest. I have 2 GSHs that weigh 70-80 pounds and the large adjusted well. Highly recommend. T
    Cons
    • One plastic buckle broke
    By Brian
    MA
    Great vest, but product runs big
    October 26, 2021
    This vest is very well constructed and excited about using it to protech my GSPs. Both my dogs are 48-55# and 22 and 23 inch tall. I ordered the Medium but feel its too large for both the dogs, so returned and ordered a Small. Haven't received the Small yet, but expect it should fit very well.
    Pros
    • highly constructed product.
    Cons
    • sizes seem to run too big for accurate desrcription.



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