SAME GREAT VEST - NEW NAME. The base of this entire vest is made of three layers: 1050 denier ballistic nylon fabric sandwiched between two layers of orange 1000 denier textured nylon fabric. On top of this shell are sewn protective side and chest panels The side panels are made of viper cloth and closed cell foam that have been stitched for added strength and durability. The foam will not absorb water therefore it adds a dimension of buoyancy to the vest. The chest area has a panel of viper cloth and 2 layers of kevlar and is also stitched for added strength and durability. These panels absorb the impact of a blow. This vest provides protection in the "key" areas of impact when catching a hog. It comes standard with a high neck that overlaps the cut collar and reflective tape on both sides. Five black nylon straps secure the vest in place - two go over the neck area and three over the back. Nickel plated hardware. One tough vest!
Which products offer the best protection for my dog?
All of our gear is made of the highest quality available yet provides you with options to suit your individual needs. The "Scale of Protection" guide corresponds with the indicators on the individual products. If you do not see an indicator on the product, it should not be considered for protective purposes.
How do I know which size vest to order?
Barrel Between Legs Body Length
Small 25 - 27" 2 1/2 - 3" 10 - 11"
Medium 27 - 29" 3 - 3 1/2" 11 - 12"
Large 29 - 31" 3 1/2 - 4" 12 - 13"
X Large 30 - 32" 4 - 5 1/2" 12 - 13"
How do I take measurements to ensure the best possible fit?
All measurements should be taken with the measuring tape against the body. Remember, you want the best fit possible. Our gear is designed to lie against the countours of the body - your measurements should be taken the same way.
1. Barrel - around the ribcage at the deepest part of the dog's chest, behind the front shoulders.
2. Between the Front Legs - most dogs need a 2-3 inch width unless it is a special case.
3. Body Length - between the inside of the front leg to the inside of the back leg.
DEFENDER CATCH VEST Scale of Protection 3