Cooling Vest/Swamp Cooler

R 1,449.00

Vendor: Ruffwear SKU: 05401-033-S2Categories: Cooling, Out and About, Recent Sales

When dogs are required to spend a long time in hot conditions they’re susceptible to over-heating, and in worse cases to death from heat stroke.

This is a cooling vest for hot conditions with maximum cooling through evaporation and heat reflection. The Ruffwear Swamp Cooler uses natural evaporative cooling to keep your dog cool. Soak it in cold water, wring it out, and fasten around your dog. Evaporative cooling exchanges the dog's heat as water evaporates from the coat's reservoir. The three-layer construction maximizes cooling effects: the wicking outer layer facilitates evaporation, an absorbent middle layer that stores water for evaporation and a comfortable inner layer that transfers the cooling effect to the dog.

The Swamp Cooler's light color is designed to reflect heat from the sun. Combined with the evaporative cooling effect, the Swamp Cooler keeps dogs comfortable when temperatures rise.

An active fit for full range of motion. Side-release buckles for easy on/off.

Made with low-light visibility material with reflective trim and light loop for attaching 'The Beacon' (TM).

Colours available as shown in images.

Suitable for all dogs, but especially for show, obedience, endurance and dogs in training. Also for hot weather hikes and long walks, or a day on the beach.

No chemicals used. Works on the wet T-shirt principle. Easy to clean. Comfortable design.

Washing instructions

  • Secure fasteners
  • Wash in cold water
  • Gentle cycle
  • Mild detergent
  • Hang dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
Additional Information

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Deliveries & Returns

It is important that you inspect your product on receipt.

Delivery Costs and Timelines

Delivery costs are as follows:

Order of R 650 and above – Free within the borders of South Africa using standard courier services, provided the total weight is below 15kg.

For orders below R 650 a R 85 (VAT inclusive) courier cost will be levied.

Courier delivery times are from 2 – 3 business days in the major metropolitan areas. Delivery timelines to outlying areas typically take 3 – 5 business days.

Courier delivery is door to door. If you are unsure if your area is serviced, please send us an email to and we will gladly confirm with our couriers.


Delivery Insurance is optional, but since the risk of loss or damage to products transfers to the customer when the products are delivered to the courier, it is recommended that you take advantage of this facility.

Indicative insurance charges are 2% of the value of your order, subject to a minimum of R57.00 (including VAT).


We comply with the Consumer Protection Act in this regard, however you should be aware of your rights and obligations. As all of our products are imported, and at times the shipping costs more than the product itself, we are not able to offer extended warranties.

You are entitled to receive a full refund within 10 business days after delivery if the goods purchased were found to be damaged or unsuitable for the indicated purpose (i.e. were not as advertised by FurBall, or were not suitable for the purpose you had explicitly communicated to FurBall and for which FurBall had explicitly advised you they would be suitable).

Your selection of an incorrect size would not be a valid reason for return under the Act, so you should take care to check and confirm measurements before ordering.

Goods and packaging should be returned in the same condition as they were received, and FurBall has the right under the Act to deduct from any refund the costs of rendering goods and/or packaging fit for re-stocking. It is important, therefore, that you do not damage packaging when inspecting goods.

FurBall may (upon request) consider returns under other circumstances, but with no obligation.

Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.