Mort in his vest

Mort in a Kumfy Koatz vest

The Kumfy Koatz is a dog harness that contains a pack that you can heat or cool before you go out to play. This harness will be a nice addition to our dog sports activities, and our next dog hike in the hot weather. Because the vest is insulated and contains the pack, it keeps dogs cool or warm in the elements for a longer period of time. For some breeds, especially ones that overheat quickly, this can be a great advantage to you for dog adventures and sports activities. Kumfy Tailz explains:

The outside layer of fabric on the Kumfy Koatz warming and cooling harnesses has recently been changed to a mesh fabric, available in numerous colors. Other than the fabric change, the product remains the same. The Kumfy Pax pouch slides easily into its pocket in the chest of the harness to keep your dog’s inner core organs warm or cool as needed. Your dog can now spend more time outdoors in Winter cold or Summer heat. To learn more, follow the Kumfy Tailz Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, or visit their website to see the new fabrics. Our giveaway (below) will offer a neoprene version of the Kumfy Koatz to one lucky winner. If you prefer a sure thing to an entry, simply visit the website to select and order your preference of color in the mesh fabric.”

Although it initially appeared to me like it might be awkward for a dog to wear, Mort had no problems after I fitted the harness and put it on. Here is Mort, acting as dog model.

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I could throw the ball, he lay down on the bed, curled up, stretched – you name it, the additional bulk of a cooling/heating pack did not slow him down. And trust me, I needed that ball to keep him still for all of those photos!

This page on their site contains a bit more information about how the harness works, and includes sizing information. Mort is a lanky 26lb dog, and he comfortably fit a Medium (there was room to reduce or increase – so he’s about a medium-Medium!)

We are giving one dog harness away!

If you have an US or Canadian mailing address, you can enter this giveaway for a free Komfy Koatz harness!

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Disclosure: Mort received the pictured vest for free for this review, which will be donated to the BARRK flyball team organization (initial stages of 501c3 registration) to share amongst the dogs.

About Author

Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.