One of our original designs, we came up with the Air-Lite service dog vest when we first began in Arizona. We were speaking with lots of customers that lived in warmer climates or simply needed that perfect cape for the summer months. So we began thinking...
The service dog cape is definitely not a new idea, but we wanted something that have not only a streamlined style, but also be effective in keeping a dog comfortable during their hours of daily work.
To reflect heat, we began looking for something White. This is a White vest, just so you know. If you want something with a bit more color, check out our Mesh Service Dog Cape or our Air-Tec. We also knew that we needed something that would breath all the time which led us to mesh. Working with a mill on the east coast, we began to test different materials and finally chose our ultra-tough 1,000 denier white nylon mesh. This material not only breathes well and reflects heat off of your dog, but the entire vest weighs mere ounces, while retaining extreme strength and durability. As always, all of the points of the vest that see the most use are triple-stitched to withstand whatever your dog encounters.
In addition to the durable base layer, we trim each side of the Air-Lite, as well as the front, with our own REFLEX webbing. This will add a heavy degree of safety to both you and your K-9 at night time and during low light walks. Unlike the cheap reflective tapes that are often used, we have our webbing milled for us with triple reflective tracers woven in and out of the webbing itself. The result is a reflective component that doesn't wear off and can be washed over and over again without coming off.
In order to display your service dog IDs or tags, the Air-Lite vest is equipped with a die-cast d-ring on the right side of the vest.
The Air-Lite also comes with one of our 2" x 4" patches sewn on the top center for you. Just choose the patch you need from the option drop down menu above.
This vest goes on and off your dog very quickly and both the front chest strap, as well as the girth strap, are fully adjustable for a perfect fit. The girth strap (the one that goes under your dog and then buckles) even has a built in plastic slide to feed the excess strap through. This means not only a much higher quality fit and finish, but a safer product for your dog as well.
The Air-Lite is available in the following sizes: (girth measurement)
*Call or e-mail for other Custom Sizes. We can make a vest to fit your dog.
Want to know how to size your dog for a service dog vest? Click here to view our sizing instructions
A note about sizing - please make sure to measure your dog's girth, TWICE, for an accurate measurement. To do this, use a SOFT FABRIC measuring tape and measure your dog around the chest just behind the front legs. Make sure your dog is standing up while you are doing this. You can also circle your dog's chest with a leash and then measure the leash where you mark it.
Important Note: It is illegal to represent your dog as a Service Dog if your dog is indeed not a Service Dog. Wiredog will NEVER knowingly sell to an individual committing this fraudulent activity. If you are unsure about what a Service Dog is, please refer to our Service Dog Information page for the definition according to the Federal ADA Act.
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The vest arrived exactly as advertised. Good quality. Perfect fit.
My service dog is from Siberian bloodlines and prefers the cold. She gets hot very easily and doesn't like to wear her padded vest. We were headed to the southern part of the country so I bought this vest for her and she really preferred it. It must have been much cooler for her and more comfortable because she didn't balk about getting it on. I like the white color of the mesh. Very pleased with this product and recommend it.
by Your Name
This vest was exactly what I was looking for when traveling to FL from NY. Light weight and fit well. The only thing I would have liked would be some way to secure the extra length of the strap around the girth - it hung down and I had to stitch it so it wouldn't annoy my dog. Otherwise perfect!
The standard issue Therapy Dog vest we were given was just too warm for my Zoey, hospitals. typically running a bit warmer than we are used to. The Air-Lite Mesh Vest was just the ticket. The fit, as discussed with Joy, was perfect and the product seems extremely well made. I'll get back to you, in a few months, and let you know how it's holding up.
Perfect fit as per description.............like it was made for my dog.. Slight difficulty with clasp which sometimes doesnt seem to want to undo.
Light weight and easy to use. Would recommend.
by palm bch gardens, Fl.
Wow this vest is really great! We put it on our dog as soon as it arrived! The fit was perfect with room to grow, very lite, attractive and nice looking on. Our german rottweiller loved it so much he went to take his nap with it on! We are very pleased and so is our dog! Excellant service all the way with this company thanks!
by sarahjane dooley
The large size mesh vest fits my flat coated retriever well and there is a D ring to attach her leash . The tag I ordered works ok on the D ring if I ad a small ring to connect the two. The hole in the tag is too small to fit the D ring itself. "Ollie" and I like that the vest is very light and airy for these warmer months.
It fits and is breathable for our hot California weather. It seems well made and is reasonably priced.
by Lucy Slaughter
I am very pleased with this product. It is built well and easy to adjust. My dog is not over heating and mobility is not impeded.
my past experience with a service dog website/online ordering company was a nightmare. i had to report them to the better business bureau.i was quite nervous to again try to purchase an item for my service dog BUT this time i hit the jackpot on a GOOD and HONEST business! very fast service! the vest fits wonderfully. my girl has a 29" girth and the 30-34 size is perfect. construction is topnotch. thank you
I bought two vest for both my dogs and they are the nicest and simplest vest to put on light aire and my dogs don't mind wearing them Thank you for your vest product and service
The vest is great in the desert hot weather. It fits well. I like the patch placement and size of the lettering. Makes it easy to read.
For some reason, the promotional coupon code, did not appear to apply to my online order. Otherwise, I am very pleased with the order.
I like the product. It is lightweight and very good for my dog as he gets hot very easily. The lightweight material is excellent. It fits ok, but it has to be tight around the belly to keep it straight when walking. The loop for the leash is in a strange place. It would better up around the top of the vest. My dog likes it just fine.
Great summer harness. The dog loves it too. She says that she barely feels it but knows she is supposed to be working now. Recommend it to anyone who lives in the HEAT!
The mesh vest broke on the very first wearing. It is in the mail to you, I hope that it can be replaced.
It seems perfect for summer.
by Rick Bones
The vest is well-made, high quality construction. It's light and non-cumbersome. The front strap is a bit too low that it's in the way when he runs, but not a big deal. Highly recommended!!
Lightweight mesh for our hot weather, just as advertised! Speedy delivery. I will look here for any other needs. Thank you.
Although I'm not real gungho about the cut of the cape, the shipping time was excellent and the quality is very good.
by Helene Fee
This vest is very well made and is exactly as it was depicted on the website. It fits our golden retriever perfectly and is exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much!
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