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    Looking to buy a dog vest for my lab and need some recommendations..


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    I am a fan of the Avery boaters dog parka.

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    2nd Avery boaters Parka!! Close 2nd is Cabela's .
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    I like the handles on the Avery vest. However, I have had three with zipper problems Avery was great about replacing them, but I got tired of sending them back. Now I have Cabela's. No zipper(all Velcro ), but no handles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexGold View Post
    I like the handles on the Avery vest. However, I have had three with zipper problems Avery was great about replacing them, but I got tired of sending them back. Now I have Cabela's. No zipper(all Velcro ), but no handles.
    Does the cabela dog vest have flotation pads integrated into the vest to assist with swimming?

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    How does the velcro hold up long term on the cabela's? On the avery the the velcro does not stick that well.
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    I had an Avery that got a hole in it where I pulled it together to zip the zipper. Called Avery and they would do nothing about it. Made me very leary of buying anything Avery sold. don't know how they are now, but I thought customer service was very bad.
    Just my experience with Avery.

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    ^^^ I was thinking about Avery boaters parka but now that u mention this I am hesitant.

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    I have the Banded 5mm dog parka it has built in floatation and seems to be very well made. Have only used it a few times so far this season but seems very well made.
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    Just bought the Cabelas 5mm floatation vest on sale for $29.99. Not a fan of the zippers, get a little room for adjustment with velcro..
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