Best Cooling Coat For Dogs: Ruffwear Swamp Cooler vs Jet Stream

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In this best cooling coat for dogs guide, we review the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler vs Jet Stream coat.

We look at what you can use a cooling coat for, what’s good about the Ruffwear cooling coats, how they differ and which is a better option.

If summer and hot weather is coming up where you live, these coats are worth a good look for keeping your dog cool.

Let’s check them out!

(NOTE: this is a general informational and educational guide only. It is not professional advice. See a vet or qualified expert for professional advice).

 

Best Cooling Coat For Dogs: Ruffwear Swamp Cooler vs Jet Stream

If you’re running short on time you can view the cooling vests here, otherwise there’s reviews and a comparison below:

Some people also choose to make the Ruffwear Front Range Harness (on Amazon), which is compatible with these cooling vests, their harness of choice.

 

Which Cooling Coat To Get – Swamp Cooler or Jet Stream?

The Swamp Cooler is better for longer walks and it also holds and retains more water, whereas the Jet Stream is better for shorter or faster paced walks and doesn’t hold as much water.

The Jet Stream is slightly more lighter and allows for slightly better movement.

Despite this, the Swamp cooler is still very lightweight and allows for good movement.

The Swamp Cooler also has what in our opinion are much easier and quicker to use side fastening and release buckles, whereas the Jet Stream has a zippered closure that can be trickier for thicker and bulkier dogs.

For the very small price difference, we like the Swamp Cooler better, but the Jet Stream is also a good product.

Some people get one of each – and use the Jet Stream in the morning for a lighter quicker walk before work, and the Swamp Cooler after work or on weekends for longer walks.

Both are compatible with the Ruffwear Front Range Harness (on Amazon).

 

Best Cooling Coat For Dogs: Reviews

Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Cooling Coat

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A cooling coat that is designed to keep your dog cool in hotter temperatures.

It does this by having an outer layer that reflects heat and facilitates evaporation, while the middle layer absorbs and stores water. The inner layer transfers the Swamp Cooler’s cooling effect to your dog.

It’s evaporative cooling and has the same effect of keeping your dog cool as sweating does.

You soak the coat in cold water, wring it out, and fasten around your dog. Some people even choose to put it in the refrigerator or freezer before walking.

There are side release buckles that allow for easy on and off of the coat.

Comes in 6 sizes – XX Small through to X Large, with XL fitting a 36-42 inch girth around the deepest part of the rib cage.

Comes in 2 colors – full gray, of the 2017 gray with a blue line/swirl.

The Swamp Cooler is compatible with other Ruffwear products like the Ruffwear Front Range Harness (on Amazon). Simply attach the leash to the harness through the leash portal.

View Ruffwear Swamp Cooler on Amazon

 

Ruffwear Jet Stream Cooling Coat

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The Jet Stream is a cooling coat/vest cut for fast, and light athletic endeavours.

Has 3 layers – an outer layer that facilitates evaporation, an absorbent middle layer stores water for evaporation, and a comfortable inner layer that transfers the cooling effect from the jacket to the dog.

Comes in 6 sizes – XX Small through to X Large, with XL fitting a 36-42 inch girth around the deepest part of the rib cage.

It has a zippered closure and release instead of side buckles. You put your dog’s front legs through the holes then raise it, pull it around the body, and zip up from the top length of the vest.

View Ruffwear Jet Stream on Amazon

 

Ruffwear Swamp Cooler vs Jet Stream Comparison, Differences and Similarities

The differences between the two are:

  • Swamp Cooler has side fastening and release buckles, whereas the Jet Stream has a zippered closure
  • Swamp Cooler better for longer walks and holds more water plus retains water, whereas the Jet Stream is better for shorter or faster paced walks and doesn’t hold or retain as much water
  • The Jet Stream comes in an Orange color as of 2017, whereas the Swamp Cooler only comes in grey
  • The Jet Stream is cut to be more lightweight and allow for completely free movement. The Swamp cooler is still lightweight and allows for great movement

The similarities are:

 

Best Cooling Coat For Dogs: Buyer’s Guide

A cooling coat as the name suggests is a vest/coat that is designed to cool down your dog in warm or humid temperatures.

You soak the vest in water, wring it out, put in on your dog, and go for a walk, hike, run or other activity.

Some people even put the vest in a fridge or freezer prior to walking to further cool the vest.

The cooling works with the same principle as human sweating – the vest has an evaporative effect that cools the dog.

 

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