The Jet Stream Vest by Ruffwear is a lightweight vest that allows your dog to have fun in the sun while staying cool! This vest covers the full chest by zipping up on one sie.
The 3-layer chest panel cools by dispersing heat away from your dog's core, using evaporative cooling. As well, the lightweight spandex back panel provides shade and is UPF rated to 50+ to protect from sunburn on the back.
So how does evaporative cooling work? When you step out of the ocean after swimming, you may notice a cooler feeling when your skin first hits the air. This is evaporative cooling!
Ruffwear's cooling gear - including the Jet Stream, the Swamp Cooler and the Core Cooler - create this same effect by combing 3 layers:
- a wicking outer layer that facilitates evaporation
- a middle layer that holds water for evaporation, and
- a comfortable inner layer that keeps your dog dry and pulls surface heat away from your dog.
To activate the Jet stream, soak in water, wring it out, zip it on your dog and go!
To choose the best size for your dog, measure around the widest part of the chest/rib cage.