🚩 GIRTH is the most important measurement for sizing this coat.
FIRST measure around the widest part of your dog's ribs, right behind his/her front legs. Use this GIRTH measurement with sizing chart below to determine the right size for your dog.
33 - 43 cm
43 - 56 cm
56 - 69 cm
69 - 81 cm
81 - 91 cm
91 - 107 cm
🚩 THEN measure your dog's back length and neck circumference.
The Jacket Length (A) is the length of the actual coat. Measure from the neck where the collar sits to the base of the tail. It's not essential the length measurement exactly reaches your dog's full length. The coat is designed to keep your dog's core body warm. Remember human coats don't always cover right down to our legs. Sometimes they land above our waists and that works for us.
The Neck Opening (B) is the size of the neck opening of the actual coat. Measure the circumference of your dog's neck to be sure it is smaller than the neck opening of the coat.
Jacket Length (A)
Neck Opening (B)
🚩 RIGHT! You're ready to order!
If the size that matches your dog's girth is not longer than your dog's length and can fit your dog's neck you should have a GOOD FIT. 👍 In between sizes? Choose the smaller size.
ANY SIZING QUESTIONS?
Just ring ☎️ 1300 725 781 for help.
Aussie summers are nothing if not intense. Imagine permanently wearing a fur coat right through Australia Day! Yipes! That's how our tough Aussie dogs are doing it. And that's why cooling gear can be so vital. When the going gets hot, count on the Swamp Cooler Vest to keep your dog cool outside.
🚩How to use it
All of Ruffwear's cooling gear work by using evaporative cooling techniques. The light-coloured fabric reflects solar radiation and provides sun coverage. But it's the act of wetting down the vest that activates the evaporative cooling action to give you that just-stepped-out-of-the-ocean feeling. Just give it a soak, put it on your dog, and go. When it dries, re-soak it to recharge it.
🚩 Easy to get on and off your rascal
The Swamp Cooler Vest includes side-release buckles for getting it on and off easily. There's a leash portal on the back so it can be worn over a harness. This vest is Ruffwear's the highest-coverage cooling option.
🚩 What's new in this latest version?
The external mesh on this newest version of the Swamp Cooler the external air mesh has been updated to be stronger for improved abrasion resistance and improved water absorption. The construction has also been upgraded to retain more water for a longer charge.
Ruffwear always give us brilliant names for their colours. This time we've got sage green and heliotrope purple. In case you are wondering, as I was, Heliotrope is a purple flowering plant. Apparently we have 81 species occurring naturally in Australia.
As a matter of course I looked up whether Heliotrope is toxic to dogs and apparently itcontains alkaloids that are potent liver toxins. When nibbled on in large quantities by our pets, extreme illness and possible death can occur. So beware if you have a Heliotrope munching rascal!
⚡ UPF 50+ COVERAGE ⚡ Vest style provides good coverage for maximum shade with side-release buckles for easy on/off.
⚡ SWAMP COOLER TECH⚡ Three-layer construction absorbs water and promotes evaporative cooling.
⚡ LEASH PORTAL ⚡ Leash portal on back for layering over a harness during on-leash pursuits.
Relaxed Fit for maximum shade with UPF 50+ coverage and side-release buckles for easy on/off
Wicking outer layer reflects heat and facilitates evaporation
Absorbent middle layer stores water for evaporation
Mesh lining keeps dog dry and comfortable
Leash portal on back is compatible with most harnesses
Reflective trim for visibility in low-light conditions and light loop for attaching the Ruffwear Beacon
🚩 Watch this video on how the cooling power of Ruffwear's gear was tested!
Great news! They found that the thicker the dog's 🐕 coat is, the more cooling power the vest delivers.
So measuring your mate can be an inexact science. If anything at all goes wrong with your order (sizing, colour, change of mind... whatever!) you've got absolutely no worries. Returns & exchanges are EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY at Waggle. We're 100% committed to getting things right for you and your mate. Read about our returns guarantee.
⚡ FAST DESPATCH ⚡ FLAT RATE DELIVERY ⚡ FREE OVER $200
We despatch most orders on the same day. Once your order is zooming out we'll email you your tracking number. Order before 2pm to be sure your order goes out today!
🚚 REGULAR DELIVERY AUSTRALIA POST : $9.95
Estimated delivery times: To Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane: 3-4 business days. To Country NSW, Country VIC, SE QLD, Adelaide, Hobart: 3-5 business days. To Darwin, Perth, Northern QLD, Country SA, Tasmania: 4-6 business days. To Country WA, NT: 4-7 business days
Please note:Due to the continuing impact of this bad ass 🦠 virus, Australia Post isn't hitting these delivery times every time. Hopefully life will be much more predictable soon!
🚀 AUSTRALIA EXPRESS POST : $14.95
Australia Express Post remains the fastest delivery option. Guaranteed next business day delivery within the Express Post network is currently suspended due to COVID-19.
✈️ OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA
We are happy 🤗 to post things out to you. Please contact us for the shipping rates to your area.
We are a small but mighty team dedicated to solving the challenges of Australian dogs. Located in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, we love dogs, camping and getting out in the great outdoors.
🚩 WE'VE HELPED OVER 40,000 AUSSIE CUSTOMERS SINCE 2006!
Ring 1300 725 781 for friendly, helpful advice backed by years of experience with canine gear in Australia.
🚩 WE'RE 100% AUSSIE OWNED
Almost all our gear is kept right here on our premises & most orders are despatched the same day. We are the OPPOSITE of those big faceless websites who persuade you to buy in Australia but are really sending your gear from overseas.
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