for full test results on each jacket, along with videos of the dogs testing the
jackets, see www.BoatUS.com/foundation/findings. visit our foundation
facebook page ( www.facebook.com/BoatUSfoundation) and send us a picture
of your dog on your boat or enjoying the water, and enter to win one of the
here’s jackie, wearing an
outward hound jacket.
by the economical West Marine Pet Flotation
Device ($24.99) — the same results as for
the medium-sized dogs.
Our biggest dogs, a 90-pound Chesapeake
Bay retriever and a 130-pound
Newfoundland, were very comfortable in
the water. Jackets for these dogs seemed to
be the most forgiving for getting a good fit.
Adjustments, when needed, were made
easily, and the price for the jackets averaged
around $50. The jacket that best suited both
dogs was the Outward Hound
($28.99), just beating out the
MTI Adventure Wear Underdog
($39.99) and the Kurgo Surf n’
Turf ($58.99), which were tied
for second place.
The BoatU.S. Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)( 3) organization devoted to implementing
projects that keep boaters safer and our environment protected, is independently funded
by donations from BoatU.S. Members and by grants. www.BoatUS.com/Foundation
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