RIP Vest Measurements

Which rip gear offers 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.  Approximate guideline for our gear:

Viper Chest - Great for bailers that need a little some chest protection and a little side protection from nicks.

Texas Boar Bib - Rip collar/Vest Hybrid with plates for hard neck/chin blows.

Defender Holder - Holder vest with impact panels for those hard blows.

Tank Defender - Shorter version of Defender holder.

Devastator Kevlar - For your hard holders.

Guardian Kevlar - Ultimate protection including neck/chin plates for hard holders.

Plate Tank Vest - Holders that get blows under the chin and chest.

How do I know which size vest to order? 

                              Barrel            Between Legs       Body Length

Small                  63.5 - 65.5cm        6.5 - 7.5cm        25.5 - 28cm

Medium              68.5 - 73.5cm        7.5 - 9cm           28 - 33cm

Large                  73.5 - 78.5cm        9 - 10.2cm         30.5 - 33cm

X Large               76 - 81cm             10 - 14cm          30.5 - 33cm

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 contours of the body - your measurements should be taken the same way.

1.   Barrel - around the rib cage 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. 

When you receive your vest please try on your dog for fit. If you have purchased the wrong size please do not use it and contact us right away for an exchange. Exchanges (at your cost for shipping) can only take place if the vest has been returned to us within 7 days of purchase in BRAND NEW CONDITION AND NOT USED. We do not charge a restocking fee for exchanges however a restocking fee of 20% will be applied for refunds approved by management. Clearance sales are final - no returns. Please choose carefully. Thank you

How do I know which size collar to order?

Small = 35.5 - 53 cm

Medium = 40.5 - 56cm

Large =  46 - 61cm