Now that the colder winter weather is setting in, we have been thinking about the best dog coats for our beloved pets. For those intrepid explorers amongst you, keep your best friend warm and dry whilst adventuring. Some dogs have short hair or thin skin making them prone to cold weather just like you. If you live where it is wet and cold a dog jacket can also benefit your dog’s physical and mental health. We considered coats that were machine washable, waterproof and water resistant. Coats best for cold weather that can insulate to keep your dog warm, and checked that they are available in a wide range of sizes to accommodate most dog breeds. Coats which are either with or adjustable to accommodate a harness or leash that fit under or through the jacket.
The brands featured in this article are our pick of practical and stylish coats that will keep your pooch warm and happy when the chill sets in.
1. Hurtta Summit Parka Dog Winter Coat
This is a revamped, highly functional version of their bestselling winter jacket. The highly technical winter jacket protects your dog’s most important muscle groups, chest and the sensitive abdomen area.
It is recommended for active dogs as it is designed not to slip and shift as your dog moves about making it easy to put on and off.
The jacket is designed to insulate short-haired dogs and dogs with no undercoat, preventing them from freezing at unfavorable weather. It has a high collar to keep the neck warm and lower hem to protect your dog lower body.
Waterproof yet breathable Houndtex coating with high visibility 3M reflectors making your dog visible even at night or dim light. Perfect fit with adjustable back length, belt and collar just ensure you measure your dog well.
Suitable for all dog sizes as it comes in different sizes to choose from for your dogs comfort. A real must for an active (especially short haired) dog in the cold winter.
- Waterproof and pleasant to wear.
- 3M reflectors making your pet visible in dim light.
- Adjustable back length, belt and collar.
- Recloseable opening for harness on the back in sizes 30-90cm.
- Protects the chest and key muscle groups.
- Integrated harness in small sizes 20-25cm.
- Recloseable attachment loops for back legs in large sizes 65-90cm.
- Machine washable.
- Rates 4.5 in Amazon.
2 EzyDog Element Dog Jacket,
Ezydog have redesigned their Element jacket to bring back its popular fit with additional features. It has a 600D wind and waterproof outer shell. It is fleece lined, with a Quick-Fit Neo-Expand neckline for easy dressing! Featuring side release buckles with elastic straps for adjusting to a perfect fit, a waterproof access zip for attaching a lead, and light reflective piping on the side panels, this stylish jacket boasts all the features we look for.
- Quick fit neoexpand neckline for easy put-on
- Cam lock side release allowing one adjustment for perfect clsure
- Non piling fleece for superior comfort and warmth
- Waterproof access zipper for leash/harness
- Reflective trim for night-time safety
- Light in weigh
- Rate 4.4 Amazon
3 Alpine Extreme Weather Puffer Coat
New for Fall 2018, Alpine Extreme Weather puffer coats are great for all types of outdoor adventures. Similar puffer style coats can be as much as double the cost, but we have found this brand to be well-made and offer very similar features despite being significantly cheaper. The Puffer coat is made with a waterproof exterior, lined with thick fleece and filled with warm fiber insulation. Similar to the Alpine All-Weather brand in fit.
The Puffer coat comes in a wide range of sizes to ensure a great fit for dogs big and small. We like the simple design that quickly slips over your dog’s head and secures with a quick snap of the adjustable buckle over the back. There are optional elastic hind leg bands that can be worn if desired to keep the coat secure during active play sessions.
- Made with waterproof exterior
- Lined with thick fleece and filled with warm fiber insulation
- Simple design that slips over the dog’s head
- Fits all dogs shape and sizes
- Rates 4.5 Amazon
4 Hurtta Casual Quilted Overall Dog Coat
Hurtta make a range of dog coats in all styles and sizes, and they aim to make outerwear which enables outdoor activity, year-round.
This particular fit (L), is specially designed for slim breeds, and its warm quilting makes it ideal for short haired and hairless dogs even in cold windy weather.
If you love walking your dog at night or in dim light this jacket comes with a highly visible reflective piping keeping you and your dog safe while out.
Water and dirt repellent surfaces which ensures comfort and ease of movement for your dog as well as making it easy to clean. It comes in different colors and sizes to fit your dog taste and personality!
- Warm and soft.
- Ideal for city walks and everyday outings.
- L fit for slim dogs.
- Highly visible reflectors.
- Has an adjustable 15-25mm elastic waistband and neck ensure the right fit for your dog.
- Rating 4.3 Amazon
5 Kuoser Cozy Water And Windproof Reversible Winter Dog Coat (Best so far)
With a staggering 3,000-plus reviews on Amazon, this popular dog winter coat offers a stellar combination of features. First, it’s water-resistant, with a polyester and terylene-cotton blend on the outer shell and a comfy fiber-filler inside. It’s also reversible and comes in four different color combinations. Lightweight and windproof, this coat has an easy-to-close VELCRO strap and lots of room around the belly, so it’s not too constricting. The one drawback is that it doesn’t have a slit
on the back for a harness, so if your pup uses this type of leash, it may not be the best choice.
- Water repellent
- Light Weight
- Wind proof
- Rate 3.4 Amazon
The coats and jackets featured here are designed for exceptional fit, ease of movement and maximum durability, warmth and can be purchased to fit your dog perfectly after measuring it. I hope this article will be helpful and assist you to pick the best wear for your dog during the chilly months.
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