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386 Reviews
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97% Recommend this product (376 of 386 responses)
By Jaspers v.
North Wisconsin
Amazing product!!
March 30, 2024
I have used this vest for years and it has saved my dog from getting torn up in the briars yearly!! He loves it! Great customer service!?
  • Lasts longtime !! Fits great!
  • None
By Bob
Plymouth, MA
Functions as advertised
February 20, 2024
My GSP was not thrilled with the vest when I fitted it to him at home, but when we went to the field yesterday, he didn’t give it a second thought. He went through weeds and brush and didn’t get a scratch. Also, he had no evidence of any chafing. Steve’s video for sizing and fitting a vest is very helpful.
  • Durable, easy to adjust.
  • Does what it is designed to do.
By Joe
Great protection for my GSP
February 3, 2024
This vest provides protection for my GSPs. I have 2 dogs and use these vests on both.
  • Great chest and belly protection. Affordable price
By Mike J.
Excelsior, MN
Excellent, but could improve
January 26, 2024
The medium is an excellent fit for my 70# male Lab and his 57# mom. I bought the 1st one for my hard charging male after he got cut and scraped during a recent hunt. It fit really well and improved visibility so well in the thick cover that I bought a 2nd for his more moderate hunting mom. The combination of the brightly colored vests and different pitched bells, allows me to keep tabs on them in the thick stuff. My main gripe is the loose weave nylon strap material. It is already beginning to fray after having to pick all manner of burrs from them is a regular occurrence. A quick pass of a flame will take care of the fraying, but a better choice of material similar to that on my upland vest would be the better solution.
  • Excellent fit, high visibility, light weight, good price.
  • Loose weave nylon strap material frays easily and is a burr magnet.
By Kenny
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Great product
January 21, 2024
The measurement guide is spot on, took measurements ordered a medium as recommended and received a perfect fit!! Won’t run my G.S.P in the field without one ever again!!
By Tom
Tappahannock VA
Excellent briar protection for my Boykin
January 4, 2024
This vest is great for thick cover protection including briars and my Boykin happily wears it all day. Means we’re going to work!
By Jim
Trabuco Canyon, CA
Sylmar Body Guard Dog Vest
December 29, 2023
Good protection for your GSP when hunting or training in tough brush and briars.
  • Solid product at a good price. Delivery was fast.
  • N/A
December 29, 2023
Keeps my German Shorthair’s belly protected in taller grass,& makes her easy to see.
  • Easy to adjust
  • Easy too see
  • Easy to put on & take off
  • None so far
By Mike g.
Elkton, MD
Sylmar dog vest
December 12, 2023
Good fit on the dog with room to grow.
  • Good fit, with plenty of adjustment. And made in the USA.
  • nothing to report.
By Mick
Thurmont, MD
Sylmar Vest
December 5, 2023
Got this vest to protect my deer tracking WHD while doing tracks. I had noticed that her under belly was getting raw from tracking through briars and other harsh brush since she is so low to the ground. After determining which size she needed which turned out to be the XS I couldn’t be happier, fits well over her tracking harness and fully protects her chest sides and under belly. The material is light and appears to be durable.
By Jason M.
Nice fit
December 5, 2023
Easy to use nice fit seems very durable
By Kirk Y.
Really good vest
December 1, 2023
This is the second one I have bought. First one is in the third year for my older Lab. I have had other brands and when the last one tore up for my 3 year old Lab I bought a second one of these. They are quite hard on vests. Its easy to adjust and once it is set the straps are always in the right place. Highly recommend it.
  • Tough
  • Once adjusted it stays just snap the straps together.
  • Open enough leg holes that if you adjust it right it doesn't rub.
By Steve
sylmar vest
November 29, 2023
fit was perfect protects throat injury and makes her easier to see in thick tall cover very good product and service
  • easy to put on
  • does not hinder movement
By Aly
November 28, 2023
Mine is NSDTR and she is “low rider”. Wanted to protect her from spikey prickly weed - still gotta brush out so much out of her fur. The design is not optimal unless you run through pure grasslands. Overpriced. Ok material. If I knew what i was getting - I would have not made this purchase
By Stella's v.
Hopatcong, NJ
Great product~
November 22, 2023
I borrowed one of these from a friend and liked it so much I bought one for my dog. I've used it twice so far and it works very well... I like the type of fabric it's made of--much better and stronger than the next popular brand--worth the extra $$ in the long run..
  • Nice quality.....durable
  • not as "fitted" as I would like but it works well...
By James D.
November 21, 2023
great protection AND visibility - just used for a week but looks to be sturdy and well made
By Richard
Columbia Basin, Eastern Washington State
Awesome Chest Protection for a Quail Flushing Dog
November 16, 2023
Our dog runs no less than 5-miles per day (double that when the weather is nice) plowing through desert scrub brush and the occasional briar patch, and this vest keeps her clean and protected.
  • Great visibility even at long distances!
  • None yet.
By Pat
S. Illinois
Dog vest
November 14, 2023
I love these vests - this is the second one I have purchased. I measured my dog (Vizsla - 46 lbs) and the chart said to order a medium but it was to large - exchanged for a small and it fits perfectly. His measurements were right at the borderline of small and a medium. Small fits perfectly with plenty of adjustment in the buckles still. I like how the size is now listed on a tag on the vest - this will save a lot of time next time I order one.
  • Very nice vest - plenty of adjustment in a small for my 46lb vizsla. There is a label on the vest that says what size it is. This will help next time I need to order one.
  • NA
By Reid
Bemidji, MN
Excellent Vest. Durable and visable. Everything you need and want for a bird dog in the northwoods.
November 7, 2023
Excellent vest. Made of high quality materials. After a season, running through aspen clear cuts in MN, there has been no damage to the vest or my dog. It has really helped protect my pup from all the raspberry briars and young aspen stickers that she plows through. Plus it is super visable in the thick clear cuts areas which is so important when you cannot see more than 30 yrds. The buckles and straps are strong and durable. I forsee this vest lasting me a long time.
  • Durable. Visable. Fits well and easily adjustable.
  • Does need a short break in period. Because the material is so durable, it is a little stiff at first and does need a break in period. A day of training is all it needs. Also, not really a con but would be great if they put a bell loop portions of the vest.
By Chuck
Letcher, SD
Perfect vest for my second dog!
November 3, 2023
Saw these online and liked the idea of a different color for my second dog. Order arrived quickly and as advertised. Held up great through a week of pheasant hunting in SD through weeds and standing corn.
  • Color
  • Quality
  • Customer service
  • None
By Pat
Columbia MO
French Brittany
November 3, 2023
I wantrd something that wasn't loose fitting on my 36 lb French Brittany. So I went with "S" size. It leaves most of his back exposed but covers his chest and sides perfectly. My iniital concern was it might be a lttle tight around his front legs and possible cause chaffing. This proved to be unfounded. He has worn it now for 5-6 eight hour hunts without issue. It does a great job protecing his under belly and sides from scrapes, cuts and ect. It works great!
  • See above
  • none so far...
By Gunny B.
Needs a little more shoulder room
October 26, 2023
Great vest!!! The only issue I have with it is the shoulder/front leg holes seem small and do not allow a lot of room for running and proper fit on my large lab. I know I'm being nick-picky but other than that this vest is one of the best I've found. We hunted all weekend with no issues.
By Adam
Stillwater, Minnesota
Solid vest! Some opportunities for design enhancement
October 25, 2023
Overall, this is one of the best and most rugged vests I've used. Very durable material and easy to put on the pooch. It stays put once on. As for fit, I see some opportunity for improvement. The neck doesn't fit great. Its a little loose. Allows debris to get in. A neoprene section might solve that. Extending the belly pan would also be helpful. It doesn't go far enough back to protect all of the dog's lower belly.
  • Ease of use. Durability. Solid material. Good value for the price.
  • Fit around neck. Length of protection for the belly could be longer
By Spyder
Elk River, MN
October 25, 2023
I am very pleased with my purchase of the SYLMAR body vest I bought for my Chocolate Lab. The vest fit nice and doesn't slide or bunch up on her. Would recommend this to all hunters looking for some body protection for their hunting partner.
  • Bright Color
  • Have not found any yet and don't anticipate finding any.
By Brett
Pheasant hunting
October 25, 2023
Great product well-made first year hunting dog pheasant.
By LaMonte
Bainbridge Island, wa
Hunting vest
October 14, 2023
Well built. Fixt well with suitable adjustment.
  • Nothing to report at this time. Will be testing at the SD bird. hunt this month.
By Chris
Awesome fit and visibility
October 5, 2023
Makes my beagle much more visible while at the same time fitting great. It was a little different than hher winter coat which is just a blanket over her but she got used to it in a few minutes. Would recommend this for anyone who hunts with their dog.
By John
Safety Vest
September 30, 2023
Fits great but have not had a chance to use it in feild
  • Fits great,High Visibility.Made with very good material. A solid product
  • Have a small female short hair and wish it was a little longer on bottom side ,but all vests are about the same .
By Bruce
Curtis Nebraska
Dog vest
September 21, 2023
We haven't been pheasant hunting yet but it took about 1 hour for my lab to be used to wearing it and it fit well.
By K
Northwest Arkansas
Love the vest
September 13, 2023
Great for my Brittany who has very little hair on chest and belly.
  • Great coverage & protection
  • No chaffing
  • Easy to put on
  • Affordable
  • None that I can identify
By Jay
Rural NH
Bright and Durable
September 12, 2023
Goes on easily. Fits well with a martingale collar or harness if needed.
  • Easy on off
By Tom D.
Kendall Park, NJ
Perfect fit!
August 23, 2023
I searched all over for an upland vest to fit my English Cocker Spaniel, Lilly. The Sylmar vest in extra small short fit like it was tailor made for her. I have one for my lab that’s going on it’s third season so I’m confident this will hold up. It looks great on her too.
  • Great fit, material and workmanship.
  • None so far. Haven
By Aaron
Good vest
August 23, 2023
Good vest. Extra Small fits my 34lb cocker, Gus. Does not seem to bother Gus. The underside or black part of the vest is double ply the material, so it offers good protection from puncture. Gus is brown so he is hard to see unless there is snow on the ground. The orange is perfect. Also the vest is cut in such a way that allows Gus (male) to pee without getting his vest wet. I have seen other vests that cover or rub on the male dogs. All in all I look forward to using this vest this next season.
  • Made well
  • Double Ply on the underside
  • Fits male dogs
  • Sizing on the chart worked for my dog
  • Wish it came with a dedicated handle for lifting the dog over downed barbed wire fences and other obstacles. Although not everyone has a hunting dog they can easily lift so I get why there isn't one.
By james V.
live in DE, hunt NE and West.
body vest
July 27, 2023
I have a comment on the design. The nylon straps should be sewn to the edge of the orange vest material. This will provide superior comfort for the dog and reduce the snagging potential. vest gaps a bit much in the top front of the chest. I have made a number of orders over the years and find your service very good. None better. Hunt 2 brittanies with numerous friends and family Jim
By Bill
Western NY
Gun dog vest
February 24, 2023
Bought the vest for my Boykin Spaniel for pheasant hunting as she gets full of burs and stickers. The season is over here but I did run her with the vest on a couple days ago. She's 35 lbs and a small fits well.
By chuck
very nice
February 22, 2023
bought the vest to help keep an eye on my gsp in the woods and to protect him from old barb wire fencing and briars associated with running in the woods had no idea how much stuff he could get into until i saw the scars on the vest. Glad he wears it, it doesnt have any rips or tears and fits him well, even if he should get into something to sharp for the vest i'm glad its not his skin. Worth every penny to protect a member of our family
  • durable and affordable, peace of mind knowing he has extra protection for his body
  • none
By Alex
Queen Creek, Arizona
Great for desert vegetation!
January 25, 2023
Got the small for my french brittany and was a great fit. This vest was perfect for our desert quail hunt and kept a lot of cacti spines off his body.
By Paul
Lansing, MI
Sylmar Dog Vest
January 17, 2023
These are great vests. I have more than one so I can rotate and wash if needed. They offer great protection and visibility. My setter runs through the brush and I have not ever had any durability issues. Another plus is they are Made In USA. My dog is about 54 pounds and wears a size medium.
  • Protection and Visibility.
By Donnie
January 14, 2023
Great product great price and customer service
By Greg
Protective reflective vests
January 6, 2023
Perfect fit , well constructed. Great ordering instructions, fast shipping, very well built!
By Tim
Excellent customer service
January 5, 2023
We had ordered a orange vest from you.. when we received it, looked good, fit good and easy to put on.
  • Easy to put on, easy to adjust,doesn
  • When we received the vest, after only a couple of times wearing it. , the stitching had come out in one area. When we called about it , they were very helpful and got us a replacement immediately. We were very, very happy with the customer service!
Worth it
January 5, 2023
On the first day out, my dog ran chest first into some barbed wire. Not a scratch on the dog because the vest protected him. Not even a scratch on the vest. Combined with the easier visibility in the brush, this vest has already been worth its cost. Dog didn't mind it at all either.
  • cost, visibility, protection, doesn't cause overheating, ease of use, fit
By Jerry K.
East Hartford CT
5 stars
January 5, 2023
This is a top quality vest worth every dollar to protect my GSP. We put a lot of time and effort in training our dogs and need to do all we protect them. Thanks for carrying a great product
  • Great durable product
  • None. Not cheap but you get what you pay for
By Bob G.
Works fine
January 5, 2023
My dog does not like to wear a vest of any kind. That being said, this vest is less binding than the others I have, and thus she doesn’t fight it quite so much. I like the fit and the vest is well made and durable. The only complaint I might have is that the fabric is noisy. That might be a benefit to me as I can hear where she is, but a detriment also as the birds hear her too! Noisy is the only reason I gave this vest 4 stars instead of 5 stars.
  • Good fit.
  • Easy to put on.
  • Durable.
  • Noisy.
By Dennis
Lawrence, Kansas
Finally fit our French Brittanys
January 5, 2023
Finding a good vest for their body farm has bred difficult. These vests after the first two days of hunting are doing great. I’m still examining of the piping around the front legs will run too much due to their Comparatively small chests but so far so good!
Symar Body Guard Dog Vest
January 5, 2023
Attaches great and is very adjustable for a comfortable fit. Doesn't interfere with our dogs movement.
  • good adjustability
By Sue
Easy to see on dogs
December 26, 2022
Took my dogs hunting and they each wore one of these vests. They were easy to spot in the woods, the dogs had no trouble moving in them, and they stayed well protected. Definitely recommend.
  • Bright color for ease of spotting hunting dogs
  • Doesn't impede movement
  • A little tricky to get on a wiggly dog
By Rick M.
North Vancouver, B.C.
Great best!
December 22, 2022
Great quality, well made, and bulletproof. We hunt a lot around 7 foot blackberry bushes, they can rip up our dog. This vest protects perfectly!
  • Quality, construction, easy to adjust.
  • None, so far.
By Greg T.
Protected him from druse and cactus
December 17, 2022
This was the first time I purchased one of these it protected my boy well. But the it rubbed him raw under the front legs I may have got the wrong size. But according to the video on sizing it was the right size. I adjusted it according to the video so it would not rub him raw but it still did. I don’t know if they will let me return it to try the next size down. It seamed like it was a little to long in the length. So not sure if that is why it rubbed him raw.
By Maureen S.
New Jersey
Sylmar Vest
December 15, 2022
I love this vest for my dog! I just went ‘live’ with it at a recent pheasant hunt. She moved easily as she ran the fields retrieving over 65 bird’s, remained protected in the heavy cover and under brush. It was easy for me to spot her while she worked (orange vest). She has tried a couple other vests and I could not get the fit I wanted for her. This one was different! Thanks for a great product!
  • Visibility, not bulky, fits well, easy to step into and out of, washed up well after
  • The strap material, nylon, frayed a bit from the thorns/briars. I want to see if I can find a confirm sleeve to help protect that (we have a ;leash sleeve; we use for our pet therapy group ID, so something smaller may work!)

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