The Ruffwear Swamp Cooler provides protection from the sun and cooling through evaporation. In warm climates, dogs typically stay cool by seeking shade during the heat of the day and moving around in cooler temperatures. The Swamp Cooler allows dogs to perform in hot climates. To activate the Swamp Cooler, soak in water, wring out and place on your dog. The light-colored fabric reflects solar radiation, while evaporative cooling pulls heat from the dog. The integrated leash portal allows leash attachment when the Swamp Cooler is worn over our Front Range™, Hi & Light™, Flagline™ or Web Master™ Harnesses.
- COOLING VEST: A vest that provides sun protection and evaporative cooling, keeping your dog cool; Perfect for hot summer activities like hiking, walking and camping
- THREE LAYER COOLING: Outer layer reflects heat and facilitates evaporation; Middle layer absorbs and stores water; Mesh lining keeps your dog dry and comfortable
- MAXIMUM SHADE: Vest style provides good coverage and UPF 50+ protection; Side-release buckles make it a breeze to put on and take off
- HARNESS-COMPATIBLE: Integrated leash portal when the Swamp Cooler is worn over a harness; Compatible with most dog harnesses, including our Front Range, Hi & Light and Web Master
- REFLECTIVE TRIM: Low-light visibility for additional safety; Integrated light loop for attaching The Beacon light (sold separately)
|13 – 17 in (33 – 43 cm)||XXS|
|17 – 22 in (43 – 56 cm)||XS|
22 – 27 in (56 – 69 cm)
|27 – 32 in (69 – 81 cm)||M|
|32 – 36 in (81 – 91 cm)||
|36 – 42 in (91 – 107 cm)||XL|
|9.75 in (24.5 cm)||13.5 in (34.5 cm)||XXS|
|12.25 in (31 cm)||16.25 in (41 cm)||XS|
|17.25 in (43.5 cm)||19.75 in (50 cm)||S|
|20 in (51 cm)||22 in (56 cm)||M|
|22.25 in (56.5 cm)||26.5 in (67.5 cm)||L|
|24 in (61 cm)||28 in (71 cm)||XL|
See it in Action
With the help of Ruffwear dog Ellie and FLIR thermal imaging technology, we put our cooling gear to the test.
Ellie’s external temperature before adding the Swamp Cooler Vest was 106° F / 41 C.
Ellie’s external temperature after adding the Swamp Cooler vest was 74.3° F / 23.5 C.
The Swamp Cooler works great for hiking, running, walking, camping, and more casual activities. In addition to helping keep cool through evaporative cooling, it boosts that cooling by offering the maximum amount of shade and thermal protection of our three cooling gear products. The material is rated at 50+ UPF protection (blocks 98% of the sun’s UV rays). The leash portal allows it to be worn over top of all our harnesses and most other harnesses.
- Secure fasteners
- Wash in cold water, gentle cycle
- Use mild detergent
- Hang to dry
- Do not bleach, iron or dry clean