fbpx ...
Home Product Reviews Beat the Summer Heat – Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Harness

Beat the Summer Heat – Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Harness

A DoggieTimes Product Review

by Kimberley Lehman

Hey DoggieTimes readers! Kimberley here, bringing you a review straight from the sunny and sometimes scorching sidewalks of Arizona, where even tires dare not tread without a good melt. Today, let’s dive into why the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Harness is a must-have for your adventurous pup this summer!




Why We Love It:

Picture this: Luna, my heat-loving, desert-bound pooch, trotting along confidently in her Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Harness. This isn’t just any harness; it’s her ticket to cool, comfortable adventures, even when the sun is blazing. With its evaporative cooling tech, Luna stays as chill as a Popsicle on a hot day.

And bonus!! You can even use it on not-so-hot days, the harness doesn’t mind what season it gets to ride on your dog.

Built for Comfort and Coolness:

Evaporative Cooling Tech:

Just wet the harness, put it on, and you’re good to go. The outer layer reflects heat, the middle layer stores water for evaporation, and the mesh lining keeps Luna dry and comfortable. It’s like a mini air conditioner for your dog! She just loves it and I love knowing she’s more comfortable so we can stay outside longer and adventure further!


wet it, put it on and go


Snug Fit:

With six points of adjustment, it ensures a perfect fit, no matter how much Luna wriggles her little squirmy self around. The harness stays secure and comfy, even during our most daring escapades.

Safety First:

The padded handle and load-dispersing chest and belly panel make it easy to help Luna over obstacles, ensuring she’s always ready for the next adventure. I also find the harness handle a joy to snag her up from other dog when needed, or getting her in and out of the car with ease.

Effortless Maintenance:

Cleanup is a breeze. A quick rinse, and it’s ready for the next outing. We all know that a clean, cool dog is a happy dog, and a happy dog means a I am happy dog parent.

But Wait, There’s More:

Leash Attachments:

Two leash attachment points (an aluminum V-ring and a reinforced webbing loop on the back) provide a strong connection, keeping Luna secure.

Visibility on Point:

Planning to stay out late? Attach The Beacon (sold separately) to the integrated light loop for extra safety and visibility. Because a shining dog is a safe dog!

Bottom Line:

From Arizona’s sizzling summers to cool morning hikes, the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Harness stands up to the test and comes out as Luna’s favorite gear. It’s not just a harness; it’s a promise of cool, safe adventures.

So, why wait? If your dog loves exploring as much as Luna does, the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Harness is your go-to for peace of mind and a splash of cool comfort.

Click here to score this cooling wonder and make your next summer adventure with your pup cooler and more enjoyable.


Official Review of the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Harness:

If you’re a nerd like me and want to learn more about this product before you buy, here are the nitty-gritty details I collected from several sources on the more technical aspects of this “pawsome” harness, outside of Luna’s and my glowing recommendations.

The Swamp Cooler by Ruffwear is designed for dogs that love outdoor adventures in hot weather. It’s lightweight, comfortable, and offers high visibility. One of the standout features is the evaporative cooling technology, which helps keep your dog cool even when the temperature is soaring.

Key Benefits for Heat-Loving Dogs:

Evaporative Cooling:

The wicking outer layer reflects heat and facilitates evaporation, while the absorbent middle layer stores water to cool your dog through evaporation.

Comfortable Fit:

Six points of adjustment ensure a snug fit, and the mesh lining keeps your dog dry.


A padded handle and load-dispersing chest and belly panel make it easy to assist your dog over obstacles, or into/out of vehicles, you name it. Handy feature you will use more than you expect.

– Lightweight and comfortable
– Easy to put on and take off
– Enhances safety with leash attachments and a light loop for The Beacon, sold separately but an excellent addition

– Requires initial setup for a perfect fit
– May need frequent wetting in extremely hot conditions

The Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Harness is a reliable option that combines cooling, comfort, and safety for summer adventures with your dog.

Adjustable Fit for Various Dog Sizes:

The adjustable fit on the Swamp Cooler is practical and user-friendly. It’s easy to adjust, ensuring a snug fit around your dog’s body. This feature allows the harness to accommodate different dog sizes easily. Once set, it stays in place, making it simple to put the harness on and take it off.

– Adaptable to different body sizes
– Secure, doesn’t loosen over time
– Easy to adjust initially

– Requires initial setup, which might take a few extra minutes

So there you have it, folks! Luna says keep your furry friend cool and comfy with the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Dog Harness, and enjoy your summer adventures together!





Kimberley Lehman

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

It's always time for dogs!

Recent Posts

A girl and her dog rub noses.

Join Us!

Dig in for doggie fun, news, inspiration, and so much more!

Uncover inspiring tales, paw-fect tips, and wag-worthy fun.

Follow Us On Facebook

@2024 – All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Dan Turner and Kimberley Lehman. Our platform is reader-supported.
DoggieTimes.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. When you make purchases through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you.