Avery Boater's Dog Parka
Does not have Floatation!
I was not happy with this vest because in the description and the picture it is advertised as having the floatation cells on the sides. This is not the case, when the vest came there was no floatation to it. I returned the vest but was out the shipping costs which I am pretty upset about. Be Aware Evidently the new Boaters Dog Parkas from Avery do not have any floatation in them like they are advertised having.
February 26, 2013
Beware, vest no longer includes flotation!
The tags attached to the vest says that it has the flotation, but it certainly DOES NOT! Dick's has not updated their website description or pictures of the product to indicate this. Some other retailers are now providing a disclaimer that Avery is no longer shipping the vest with flotation. Apparently, sometime in the last year Avery quit having them made with flotation or the factory in China messed up. Either way, if you order this product I doubt you are going to be getting the flotation feature. I do think the flotation helps my smaller lab on long retrieves for big ducks.
January 21, 2013
Great Product, Good Great Service
Great that I can bring my dog into the store to ensure proper sizing. Only product complaint is that all vests are made for labs so I have to buy larger size to accomodate airedale larger chest and do some sewing. But vest material is so strong and adaptable that this is not a significant problem. Easy to cut out the legs to fit individual dogs. Durable material. Provides some flotation and good warmth in winter waters.
December 30, 2011