Flak Jacket™

Built to Hunt, Built Right.

DEG’s Flak Jacket™ was designed and built to provide our steadfast Retrievers with the ultimate protection in the water and field.

At DEG, our Retrievers are family, and we provide for them as such.   From the intensive training and Summer work trips to the specialized equipment and dietary needs, we do not cut corners.  With this in mind, we tasked our design team to create the ultimate water and field accessory to keep our Retrievers protected and comfortable.  They work their hearts out for us in and out of season; so we went to work for them and produced the highest quality protective, hunting vest on the market.   We trust this vest with our retrievers and hope you experience it and trust it with yours.

The Details

  • Two (2) Layer Construction for Superior Durability and Protection
  • Waterproof Coated 1000d Cordura® Exterior Fabric (Coated on both First and Second Surfaces)
  • 5mm Neoprene Interior for Padded Protection, Warmth and Added Floatation
  • Premium Non-Corrosive DuraFlex® Rubber Molded Handle and YKK Zipper to Combat Moisture, Salt and Abuse
  • Heavy, Industrial Grade Webbing to Reinforce Handle
  • Industrial Bar Tack Stitching on all Critical Stress Points
  • Velcro Patch for Custom Patches on both Sides.  Includes One (1) American Flag Patch for Left Side Panel


Sizing Chart

* Using a soft tape, measure the widest part of your retriever’s chest from behind the front legs.


Chest Size (Inches)*

Small 24″
Medium 26″
Large 28″
XL 30″
XXL 32″

Note: This vest is designed to fit snugly.  It will stretch some after its first use.  We find that with our retrievers, the first time we put them in a new vest, the vest is very tight, but after initial use, the vest conforms nicely.  You do not want the vest to be loose.   Also please note, do not try on the vest for the first time before a hunt.  While we have designed the vest to minimize restriction, most dogs take some time to get used to wearing vests.

After use in saltwater environments, we recommend rinsing your Flak Jacket with fresh water and hang dry.  In muddy timber and swamp environments, we recommend rinsing your Flak Jacket as well as brushing away mud and dirt with a soft brush.   The 1000d Cordura® exterior is extremely durable; however, proper care will significantly reduce wear.

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 16 × 4 in


S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Grady S.
Fit Feedback:
Product Size: LG
Chest Size: 26.5
Weight: About 55 lbs
Great product

Fits great and extremely comfortable on the dog!

Fit Feedback:
Product Size: XL
Chest Size: 30”
Weight: 67 lbs
Flak jacket

Hands down, the best vest my dog has ever worn. Fits great and built tough. Customer service is also top notch. My dog recently lost the patch on the side in some thick brush. I emailed them, they got right back to me and sent me a new one the next day. Great people and product!

We appreciate your feedback very much and are thrilled you’re satisfied with the quality and durability of your Flak Jacket. We’re also glad we could send you a replacement patch to you quickly. The patch means a lot to us!

Steve R.
Fit Feedback:
Product Size: LG
Chest Size: 28
Weight: 62
High quality vest

Really happy with this vest for my female chocolate lab. Definitely an upgrade over her last vest. The fit is perfect, the cordura exterior seems tough as nails and the 5mm neoprene should add a bit of warmth. Had her first hunt with it last week with temps in the 20's and she was comfortable the whole time. Looking forward to getting many years out of this vest.

Steve- We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to review your Flak Jacket and are thrilled you’re satisfied with it. Thank you for the opportunity to have earned your business. Ward

Tim Bates
Fit Feedback:
Product Size: XL
Chest Size: 28in
Weight: 55lbs
Well worth the money.

Do not waste your money on the other brands. The last vest I had kept coming off my lab everytime I tried to pull her in the boat from the water. This vest is a game changer. My only issue with it, I wish I had gotten it sooner. I'm now confident when I pull Roxie out of the water that she is coming with the vest.
After getting it, maybe we should of went with a LG. But it's not too big or bulky on her.

Michae High
Fit Feedback:
Product Size: LG
Chest Size: N/A
Weight: 61 pounds
Love the flak jacket

Met Ward before Christmas down at Davis and sized my dog. Went w the large size. But tight and snug at first but after a hunt or two it’s basically perfect

I appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Great meeting you and I’m glad we were able to get Reynolds in the correct size Flak Jacket. Here to help if you have any questions or issue. Ward