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KoolSkinz is a uniquely designed pet vest with innovative features that help your dog stay kool in the summer and warm in the winter.
– December 21, 2017
I ordered a custom XS vest for my long haired chihuaha and it fits snug and looks stylish. The hot/cool Kooling packs help keep my little guy warm during these snippy months. Easy to use and the ability to use my own design for the vest was great!
– January 1, 2018
My two pups LOVE their koolskinz vests. My 50 pound dog wears a Medium and my 35 pound wears a Small. We did not customize the print but love the yoga dogs and red bones prints offered on the website. The dogs run, play, hike and even nap in their vests and they seem totally comfortable. The packs stay kool for a long time and their skin feels cool to the touch underneath the packs. We use hand warmers for winter hikes and the doggies seem to like a little extra warmth. I highly recommend this vest for dogs who spend a lot of time outdoors. The prints are super fun and the vest looks good on them! Thanks Koolskinz!
– May 24, 2018
My bull terrier pup Indie Rose absolutely loves her vest! She is a very active pup and lives in the hot California climate so the cool packs in her vest are a MUST for every hike!! The designs are so cute that Indie has two different types so she can choose depending on her mood!! I cannot recommend this product enough!
These vest are not only super stylish but extremely functional… so easy to use. My little girl Indie an energetic Bull Terrier needs to be walked several times a day and accompanies me on most of my hikes so the cooling packs are vital in the warm climate we experience here in California. I highly recommend them to any dog owner especially those living in warmer or cooler climates – I love that they are compatible with both seasons without having to purchase to different products. We frequently get comments from other dog owners about how cute the vests are too.
– May 25, 2018
Thank you Ally for the comments. Much appreciated and we are glad Indie can be part of the #KoolSquad.
– May 28, 2018
As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I get products to test from time to time – this weekend I tested the KoolSkinz Pet Vest. The vest is designed to be worn under your dog’s harness or collar and includes 3 reusable Kool packs that can be chilled to help your dog stay cool or heated to help them stay warm. The Kool packs are filled with S9 Kooling agent that is clear when hot or room temperature and then turns semi-solid and white when cold. All 3 packs are the same size so you don’t have to worry if you are putting them in the right pockets on the Pet Vest.
At first, I was really worried that the dog wouldn’t be able to move properly or he would destroy the Pet Vest because he loves to rub on the ground, the trees, the bushes, and really anything else his height. He was able to move freely without issues and didn’t mind continuing to rub on everything. The Pet Vest is a stretchy material and I did notice slight catches in the material after he had worn it a few times but it doesn’t seem to effect the functionality. The only other thing that I disliked about it was that the trim around the neck/chest was stitched with a single thread and as the dog wore it and stretched it the seems popped in multiple places. Again, it doesn’t affect the functionality but it looks silly having broken black threads on the bright material so I’m going to just pull the rest of the pieces out. I was also very impressed with the strength of the Kool packs. Our dog loves to roll on the ground and run into things. I kept expecting to see one of the Kool packs burst open but they have held up to his abuse.
When we arrived at the campground it was just over 80 degrees. We put the Kool packs into the cooler for 20 minutes and they turned white and semi-hard. I tested the temperature on the inside of my wrist to be sure it wasn’t too cold then placed it in the Pet Vest and put the Pet Vest on my dog. The Kool packs in their cold form aren’t “burning” cold like ice cubes. They work in two ways, one is releasing cool temperatures in the vest surrounding the dog but the other is to pull heat away from the dog’s body which is why they don’t need to be freezing cold. I was shocked that 20 minutes of chill time could stay cold for 2 hours but sure enough after 2 hours of wear the Kool packs were still chilled and definitely helping to cool the dog.
Our dog is a fairly big dog (he’s a black lab) but he doesn’t like to be cold. When we go camping and the sun goes down the temperatures can drop quickly especially when we have fire restrictions and no fire for warmth. The Kool packs can be boiled for around 2 minutes then put into the Pet Vest to help keep the dog warm for up to half an hour. We brought an extra pot of water for our propane stove and boiled the Kool packs to put in the Pet Vest to help keep him warm. Our dog stopped shivering almost immediately and seemed to greatly enjoy the extra time he could spend outside with us. Really great side note with the Pet Vest is that it will also hold hand warmers so if you are backpacking or don’t have access to a microwave or boiling water you can use those to help keep your dog warm! (they also last a lot longer than the Kool packs do when heated)
The vest is machine washable which is a major perk for us. The dog LOVES to roll in the dirt and after every camping trip we get a steady stream of mud off the dog. After a weekend in the vest it was pretty filthy also. I threw the vest in the washer (with all of the buckles snapped together per the directions) and let it air dry. The vest cleaned very well and after washing the colors were bright and vivid and the material lacked any evidence of previously holding about a pound of dirt!
All around the concept of this product is really neat. In Arizona they close down the trails to dogs after temperatures reach 100 degrees. I definitely wouldn’t want to be out (nor take my dog out) hiking in temperatures that warm but even at 80 degrees it can get very hot and having something as simple as this KoolSkinz Pet Vest can make a big difference. We have definitely been using the packs more for heat than cold because of how much the dog dislikes being cold but it is such a great option because really how else do you blanket wrap an active dog to keep him warm.
– May 28, 2018
Thank you Krista for the candid and thorough review of our flagship product. We are addressing the concerns about the thread around the neck opening with our cut and sew team. We will have a solution for this in our next production run. So pleased that your dog enjoyed the benefits of Kool and warmth during the same trip. We also appreciate your comments about dog owners using good judgement and not over extending a dog’s activities in extreme conditions. Welcome to the #Koolsquad
– June 8, 2018
Just received and tried out a vest for my English Bulldog. Was skeptical about it fitting out of the box, but I had on him with little effort or adjustment. He loves it and we able to take longer walks now with it getting hotter as summer approaches. This breed is very susceptible to heat stroke and I feel much better taking him out with this on. Thank you for the vest!
– June 10, 2018
Thank you David for the feedback. Welcome to the #KoolSquad! Would love to see some pics on our social media sites. Enjoy the summer.
(verified owner) – July 17, 2018
I ordered a Large KoolSkinz vest for my 14.5-year-old beagle black lab mix because he is not able to regulate his temperature as well as he did when he was younger. I was very impressed when I placed my order and I got an email from Michael Bevis to check on my dog’s information to make sure that we got the proper size to fit. Even after I received the vest, I had a few questions and Michael responded in a matter of minutes. I cannot say enough about his customer service. After I received the vest and put it on him, I noticed a difference right away. He was able to go outside and play with his 8-year-old hound sister and not get overheated. I was amazed that he was able to keep up with and even out walk her on a hot humid morning walk. He was not able to do that before because he will get overheated. I would recommend this vest for any dogs that need some extra help with the summer heat.
– July 17, 2018
Thanks for the feedback Ken. Glad to hear your dog is enjoying staying Kool!
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