Helped Duck Hunt
January 18, 2023
Parka works great! My cocker wasn’t committing to going for long retrieves in cold water till I put this parka on her. It’s fits a little funny even though I measured her. It’s very tight/snug around the abdomen, but then gappy around the front legs and shoulders. Helped her keep her core temp up though for sure!
By Kenneth K.
Camo Boaters Dog Parka
December 1, 2022
Heavy Duty Parka. Size chart fit my GSP. Has added hand slots for pulling the dog into the boat as well as 2 D Rings for a lead. Good quality product.
November 22, 2022
Bought this vest for my duck dog and he doesn’t mind wearing it. It’s well constructed, easy to fit and made with quality. It seems to keep him warm which keeps his energy level high. I’ve bought multiple items from the good folks at Gun Dog Supply and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for supplies for man best hunting buddy.
November 16, 2022
Vest is well built. I had to get a XXL to fit my 95 lb Lab/coon hound mix. The main issue with this vest is the leg holes are so far apart after trimming to fit my dog the leg holes are way bigger then needed on the top.
By Al S.
A good quality dog vest!
November 4, 2022
Our dog is hard to shop for due to his size (3XL). I tried a vest from another place, and it held up poorly! The vest I purchased from Gun Dog Supply has a heavy-duty reinforced zipper, the stitching is made with a top-quality thread along with areas reinforced with additional stitching so you trim that vest to fit. It fits him quite well and I know it will last a while! I recommend the vest to anyone!
great hunting vest for my lab
June 4, 2022
Great price for this hunting vest. After many, many, many years and numerous labs, the last one needed replacing. Found this one. It is heavier than the last one and was a great deal.
Good - Overall
March 28, 2022
Good vest, like that it is customizable (able to cut and fit to the dog). Chest size fits very well, neck is a bit big but was able to sew up the neck so it fits better. Overall good product at a solid price.
By david b.
Avery Boaters vest
January 28, 2022
I ordered 2 of them the first was an xl it was to big the second one I ordered a large and it was to small. No fault of yours I guess I got the measurements wrong
Good, but it's meant for a lab type not for versatile type dog.
January 21, 2022
I had to return it. It did look good and simple, but it has been designed for a lab not for GWP or other pointing dogs. Their anatomy body ratio and anatomy are different.
By E L.
Not a good fit for my dog !
January 12, 2022
This Avery product appears to be well made, however it was not a good fit for my dog (Pudelpointer) The medium would fit around her neck but not her chest and the large would fit around her chest but the neck opening was way to large . I was afraid the neck opening would be like a scoop and create resistance while swimming or get caught on some object .
not a good fit for deep chested dog.
January 12, 2022
Nice quality product but unfortunately it just was not a good fit for my GSP. It gapped dramatically at the neck with no way to adjust without major altering by seamstress, I tried few sizes. I have a large male GSP with deeper chest. I assume they are more suited for labs that is more tubular in shape but as always Gun Dog Supply customer service was great.
Avery max 5 vest
December 1, 2021
Best dog vest I’ve ever had for my retrievers!
My dog must not be normal
November 30, 2021
I was able to cut the leg holes and adjust the fit on the chest, but the neck is way too loose and the stomach is too tight. My dog won't run full speed or pant while wearing the vest even after multiple training sessions.
November 24, 2021
Got this for my 55 lb Chessie. Easy to customize for great fit!
Works good dog likes it!
November 16, 2021
He knows its time to go have fun when we put it on him. Had to cut the arm holes out as suggested to make more room. 100lb lab got the XL, snug to zip for sure he's a big boy. Front up near his neck and top of chest seems a little loose, not sure how snug its supposed to be towards the top.
By John A.
November 11, 2021
Great vest. Fastest shipping From Gun Dog Supply. Also Great customer service
By David S.
Central Square NY
Dog Parka Vest
October 19, 2021
Fit's my lab, easy to use, Cleaning is also easy to perform on the vest. protects my lab belly as he is retrieving down birds in the swamp.
Nice vest - easy to tailor
October 18, 2021
The leg holes were a little too far apart on this vest for my dog, which restricted his movement. However, the vest is designed to be modified, and after a few cuts with the scissors, it fit him perfectly. The vest has held up well so far, and it seems to keep him warm, as it stops his shivering. The handle in the back is convenient when I need to pull him into the boat.
Warm vest for cold fishing and canoeing
May 26, 2021
I have a heeler/border collie/lab mix just over 50lb. Measured as/ordered a M, but had to return for a L. Easy return/refund process. Got vest for early spring fishing trip in Idaho (dry) and cold spring fed river swimming in Missouri (lots of in and out of canoe). Pup seems happy wearing for both and feels warm when you stick a hand under the neoprene. Friend I fished with saw it and decided to get one for his lab too for ice fishing and cold Idaho activities. Seems well built and reinforced. Like that you can adjust/cut to fit.
Dog parks vest
January 19, 2021
Very happy with vest.
By Jerry D.
January 13, 2021
Fits well and I'm looking forward in using it this weekend.
By Corey S.
Great product just didn't fit my dog properly
December 23, 2020
The Avery boaters vest was very nicely made and I loved the features it came with. It just didn’t fit my lab very well. I tried the large and it was to small (couldn’t zip it up) and the extra large was way to big in the neck and chest.
December 22, 2020
Neoprene vest fits well. I measured as the (helpful) video suggested. Vest fits perfect around the chest and torso but a little loose around the neck. Can't fault the vest for that and I'm sure the dog will grow into it soon. Hair was underneath the vest when he got out of the water. Did not present any issues for the dog.
December 22, 2020
I wanted a vest that would keep my lab warm and protected from anything that could potentially cause him harm and this vest is just that. 10/10 would recommend
My dog likes it!
December 20, 2020
Fit was a little tight around the front legs but easily remedied with some trimming. Neck was a little loose. I really like the solid zipper and velcro flap to cover the zipper. Using the measurements, it was easy to get the right size. I had him wearing it around the house before his first ever hunt to get him use to it. He was shivering until I put his vest on the first day he hunted. The vest is very well made and worked great.
Good Vest -- sizing inaccurate.
November 30, 2020
Avery "MAX-5" Boater 5mm Neoprene Dog Vest We have a Borador with 28" chest. The Large is too small; it measures 25" (not 28") from zipper to zipper (when laid flat). The 28" from the chart is measured from fabric edge to edge. Our dog was very uncomfortable with the fit -- she is used to vests & harnesses. Large -- 18" neck, 28" chest X-Large -- 19" neck, 31" chest The fabric itself seems of good material and should insulate & protect well. Really like the stitching & trimmability. Being only half Lab, she got cold when hunting in December for pheasants. This hopefully, will keep her warm on those below freezing days. Exchanging for XLarge.
Avery Boater's Dog Parka
October 15, 2020
I have the same vest for both of my dogs. They are the best vests I have ever had for my dogs and exceed all of my expectations.
Low country SC
Fit as expected
September 25, 2020
Fit just as expected, great service, fast shipping!
September 4, 2020
This is my second vest of this type. Dog out grew the first one. It is still like brand new. very durable, quality vest. I only have one issue with it and that might just be the way my dog is built. It hangs open a little at her neck. Doesn't seem to matter but it would be nice to fit a little tighter in that area. Males might fill out the chest a little more. I have a female chocolate lab. 52# Her first vest was a large and it got too hard to zipper. She has a 19" neck and 31" chest. X Large fits her good. I would say they are very true to their size chart.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
September 3, 2020
It fits my 34 pound Boykin Spaniel very well. Its slightly snug through the chest but it doesn't hinder mobility at all. Its thick enough to be a really great insulator
By Tom O.
Review for Avery Bottomland Boaters Dog Parka Vest
October 12, 2018
Bought this Vest to replace one that was Medium and pup still growing. Based on Steve's recommendation, got Extra Large and its fits her back great, no more at risk of busting out of it in deep cover, and leaving it in the bushes! Might still put a caribinier thru the 2 D rings just in case the zipper and velcro get pulled loose if pup gets front of vest stuck in woody stuff while swimming etc. Thanks for the advice Steve, like you guys a lot!
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