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- Keep your puppy cool with the useful and durable Swamp Cooler by Ruffwear™.
- Uses natural evaporative cooling to keep dogs comfortable.
- Three-layer construction maximizes cooling effects:
• Top air-mesh layer generates evaporation, releasing heat.
• Middle layer absorbs and stores the cool water.
• Bottom layer cools the dog.
- FIT TIPS: Each piece of apparel has either a performance fit or a comfort fit. The Swamp Cooler is designed to have a comfort fit for a full range of motion.
In between sizes?: For Comfort Fit, choose the larger size for a roomier fit.
- Dog Girth:
XXS - 12"-19"/30-48 cm.
XS - 17"-24"/43-61 cm.
S - 23"-30"/58-76 cm.
M - 27"-32"/69-81 cm.
L - 31"-40"/79-102 cm.
XL - 35"-48"/89-122 cm.
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While trying to give her dog Moqui a drink, Liz emptied half of her water bottle into a plastic bag and held it while the Rhodesian Ridgeback took a few slurps. Moqui then walked away panting, and Liz was left holding the bag—she couldn't set it down without losing the water and she didn't want to dump what was left back into her water bottle. "You need to do something about this," Liz said, challenging Patrick to develop a solution.
Patrick Kruse was the right person to ask. As a kid he constructed packs for his dog out of army surplus gas mask bags, using them on backpack trips in Northern California's Trinity Alps. As a young adult, he sailed for several years as crew on charter boats in the Caribbean and Central America where being resourceful was a necessity. Patrick's interest in kayaking lead him to start Salamander Paddle Gear acquainting him with numerous technical fabrics. With this unique mix of knowledge and experience Patrick developed The Quencher™, the original collapsible food and water bowl for dogs—and the solution to Liz and Moqui's drinking problem.
In 1994, after 16 months of research and development and product testing, Ruff Wear made its enthusiastically welcomed debut at an Outdoor Retailer trade show with The Quencher™. Since, it has won praise from thirsty dogs and been in a range of publications. "They were impressed with the simplicity, quality and function of The Quencher™ and wanted to see what other solutions we could come up with," Patrick says.
Ruff Wear now offers a full line of innovative performance dog gear. In addition to collapsible bowls, the company produces a full line of dog-related equipment designed to enhance the interaction between humans and dogs. A brief listing of gear includes dog packs, dog boots, dog harnesses, dog coats, and dog life jackets.
"We want to enhance the experience of all dogs and their two legged companions," Patrick says. Besides those who are active with their pets, trainers, working dogs, Search and Rescue teams, Canine Companions and Guide Dog Users all have become Ruff Wear supporters and each present specific challenges in product development. "My needs pale in comparison to those who depend on their dogs for assistance," he says. "The specific tasks and companionship dogs provide is really incredible. It puts a smile on my face when people appreciate the simple design approach that we build into our gear to address complex tasks."
"We’ve always been oriented toward products that will enhance and assist the interaction between dogs and humans. And that has always been and will continue to be our motivation."
Ruffwear Swamp Cooler™
Item was received timely and size was appropriate per sizing chart. Less hassle to order through Zappos than other online stores.
- Duane S - customer
- from Phoenix, AZ
- August 30, 2011
Our black coated Portuguese water dog loves to go sailing in this swamp cooler. Once in a while we mist it with ice water and you can tell how comfortable the dog is - she gets excited and doesn't mind wearing it at all...
I'd also recommend: Puppia, Surf'sUpDog, PetSafe, Earthdog
- Froli D - customer
- June 19, 2011
We haven't had a warm enough day to use it yet, but the fit is better than any other jacket or coat I've ever bought for my dog. I would have preferred a darker color that won't show dirt as much, but I understand why it's light. If it works on the hot days this summer, it would have been a steal at this price.
- Emily - customer
- from Maryland
- May 20, 2011
This vest makes all the difference for my dog when it's hot out. Without it, he takes a long time to recover from hot weather even though he's drinking a lot. Once he started wearing it, his recovery time after getting home was about half an hour. Once the vest dries out, I just pour more water on it. He doesn't mind wearing it and doesn't try to get out of it. He is 70lbs and a M in Ruffwear items, he's a boxer mix with a broader chest so I would go according to their size recommendations and measure around the chest for the best fit.
I'd also recommend: Granite Gear
- Erica S - customer
- from Las Vegas, NV
- November 25, 2010
First, I wanted to add that I have never used any type of cooling jacket for my canine before so I have nothing to compare to. (and may have given all five stars if I had) I've used it a few times now that the Chicago summer is warming up and it seems to work pretty well although it's been hard to tell. My main issue is the fact that I use a harness for my dog and it's almost impossible to use both at the same time. I love the convenience of evaporation working to keep your dog cooler and also the protection from the sun the jacket offers (my dog has black fur).
I'd also recommend: Not necessarily other brands but I would check out other RuffWear Products... relatively affordable and most of them are really great!
- Lindsay T - customer
- from Chicago, IL
- May 12, 2011