The Bloodline Dog Vest from Rig'Em Right offers the utmost protection for your most reliable hunting partner. The unique 3-layer construction of the upper material consists of 3mm neoprene next to "skin" for warmth and comfort, a thin layer of foam for added flotation and an outer layer of heavy-duty canvas for protection from brush and briars. Also features 5mm neoprene throughout the chest for flexibility and warmth and a sturdy braided handle to help your buddy back into the blind. This vest has a more athletic cut around the neck and between the front legs to provide better mobility without rubbing and bunching. GORE OPTIFADE Marsh camouflage.
*Measurement should be taken just behind the front legs, measuring the total distance around your dog's chest at the widest part.
These vests are pretty well made and fit my lab great. However, I'm now on my 3rd vest for the 2020-2021 waterfowl season. My first vest lasted two days in the field and the second one got me a full month worth of use. They kept my dog warm and ultimately saved me a couple of vet visits but did not live up to my expectations of the typical quality that RIg'Em Right produces. For $80 I would expect to get a full season of use at minimum out of one of these. The neoprene panel on the front of the vest does not hold up in any sort of timber hunting situation - branches will easily penetrate the vest and leave you with torn chest panels and ripped seems. It does fair better in the open field but I have still have corn stalks get full penetration once again leaving the vest torn and useless when it comes to protecting the dog. I would highly recommend sticking to open water hunting scenarios when running one of these vests. Overall these are great fits and will keep your dog warm. With the season winding down, I would gladly spend another $240 next year to keep my dog working and out of the vets office. If you are the occasional hunter, these would be perfect for your dog. If you plan on hunting a full season, I would look elsewhere for a vest that will withstand the day in and day out "normal" wear and tear.
We’ve got three dogs wearing this vest (each have their own) and all three are breaking down in different areas. While it keeps the dogs warm and protects them, after just one month of hunting hard we’re going through zippers and the neoprene panel on the chest is splitting from the canvas seam. Hopefully I can get all three replaced, but I may have to look at other companies or options for something more durable.
I couldn’t find any other vest that would fit my dog without the seams blowing out after a retrieve. This one fits his body way better than any other vests largest size. This one has held up after one season and we are on the second season. The seams are starting to rip but everything is holding together still. Does way better than any other vest and I’ve tried multiple. Love the handle too, definitely use the crap out of it.
I bought one of these vests last year for my yellow lab Boomer and used it about 15 hunting trips and I was checking over all my equipment getting ready for this season and a noticed it was coming apart at the front leg seam. I filled out the warranty form to apply for a replacement and attached a few pictures showing the tear. They told me to toss the other one and sent me a brand new one. Rhe vest is not only the best one around, but the comebacks up their products. I will be buying more items from this company and they have a customer for Life. Rare to find hassle free customer service anywhere these days, but Rig em right is a first class company, give 5heir products a try Roger
I purchased 3 different dog vest from different companies. I was checking for quality and fit. Hands down Rig Em Right has the best vest on the market. In fact I liked it so much I ordered another one for backup. I may be crazy, but it seems like my dog swims faster and gets less tired on long blind retrieves. Anyways, I will be ordering more Rig Em Right gear closer to season! Thanks for a great product.
I bought this vest based on Cabelas salesperson recommendation. I have used it 6 times and the zipper broke off and one of the velcro rivets broke. Spent the extra money for this vest cause I thought it would last the season. I will be contacting rig em right to see if they will replace it.
I've had quite a few vests for my lab, and this one tops them all! The construction of the vest is excellent with well stitched seams. Have been hunting with his for a season now and cleans up great, still looks brand new!