The LCS Bird Dog Armor Vest is built to protect your dog from harsh brush in the upland field, while increasing his visibility for safety. It has blaze orange rip-stop nylon fabric from the dog’s shoulder to the loin with reflective strips. The nylon is constructed with elastic stretch gussets on both sides to allow freedom of movement while keeping a close fit. Nylon adjustable straps across the back create an easy-to-size vest and the quick-clips make putting it on or taking it off a snap. The black 600 denier Cordura nylon brush guard is made to stop difficult undergrowth and briars by covering the entire chest and brisket. One of the least expensive, yet toughest constructed upland dog vests on the market, backed by 30 years of LCS field testing.
Available in sizes small, medium, and large.
Small fits dogs 30-45 lbs.
Medium fits dogs 45-65 lbs.
Large fits dogs 65+ lbs.
In response to the product review "Somewhat disappointed - Based on the current description, the vest may have been upgraded..."
The goal is to have the vest take the damage instead of the dog.
Purchased this item for my Weim. The dog doesnt even seem to know hes wearing it and in addition to offering some protection to his underside this vest provides great visibility in the field
Bird Dog Vest
I have tried a few different dog vests and this one seems to work the best for my English Setter. The leg openings get shredded by briars and I have bought a few of these. But I have not been able to find one that I like better. I wish it was made in USA instead of China.
- Paul, MI
Based on the current description, the vest may have been upgraded from the two I bought. So, this review may not reflect the current item.
I was impressed with the quality initially, but disappointed after using. Now to be honest, I hunt some very rough areas....lots of briars. The skid plate has held up great. But the vest has shown lots of wear, tearing, and unravelling seams.
I found it very difficult to get a good fit on my Brittany. I tried 2 different sizes, one was too tight the other too loose. The only adjustments were the 3 top straps, but the vest still balooned between straps. The balloons alowed debris to enter and collect on the bottom on the skid plate. I have to continually stop and remove the vest and empty the debris to keep my dog comfortable and free from abrasions.
I would accept the wear given our hunting conditions if only I could get a better fit.
Nevertheless, I wouldnt hesitate to order from LCS....thay are great to do business with.
- Tom, PA
LCS Bird Dog Armor Vest
My Labs cant wait to get their vests on. They are on their second set, the first lasted three years. These dogs will not slow down in any terrain. The alpha has flushed and taken many a bird in flight. The design is not restrictive. The omega literally shredded the first vest, but this is a dog that would drop in his tracks, if it were up to him. I can not believe how the vest have lasted, from what the boys do to them and wash after wash.
Ran my GSP pup today after purchasing this best on Friday. Im very pleased with my purchase and even in the unseasonably warm weather he didnt really sweat at all in it.
- Brian, PA
This is one tough vest. It is virtually indestructible. The straps are easy to adjust and this vest is easy to clean up after the mud.
- Matt Martin, OH
The little Brittany launched herself into the air to jump the ditch. Like a slingshot I saw her, what seemed to be in slow motion, hit the old strand of barbed wire and fly thru the air five foot backwards. $129 Vet bill, and I was lucky to stop the bleeding in the field. I bought this vest the next day. I dont know if it will stop barbed wire but it has blunted briars and blackberry thickets for two long seasons. A good buy!
- Charlie Nichols, WV
No better tummy type vest
I have use many brands of tummy protector vest and these are by far my favorite. For thin haired pointers these offer great protection against the abrasive grasses of the mid-west pheasant fields.