April Showers - The Best Dog Raincoats
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 | D for Dog
As good dog owners, we can't be fair weathered walking companions. Our dogs love to go out, come rain or shine. But if your dog hates getting wet or you don't relish dealing with a soggy doggy after the walk, a dog raincoat is the answer.
A good dog raincoat or jacket should be waterproof, a great fit and of course comfortable for your dog. It doesn't sound like too much to ask for and yet so many dog coats fall short of even these most basic criteria.
We look at the 5 best raincoats for our four-legged friends, from our own testing and experience over the years.
Before we begin, one other thing to bear in mind when choosing your dog's coat is whether they need extra help keeping warm or whether you literally just want lightweight waterproof protection for them.
If your dog is prone to shivering and shaking on a wet walk, choose a rain jacket that includes a warm fleece lining. If, on the other hand, you just want to protect your dog from getting wet, choose a raincoat that is a waterproof layer only with no fleece lining.
Lightweight Waterproof Dog Raincoat
These amazing, lightweight waterproof dog raincoats have no extra bulk at all. Especially for dogs who don't want or need to be kept warm as they run about on a wet day, these coats protect your dog's back and chest from mud and rain.
Made from extremely waterproof yet breathable sportswear coated microfibre that is so soft a light it is often referred to as 'peached' because the material feels a bit like the skin of a peach. The inner is lined with a breathable Airtex.
The coat fastens with an adjustable strap and the elasticated v-neck makes for an easy and comfortable fit. Back leg straps stop the coat blowing up in the wind and reflective strips improve low light visibility.
And because each coat is hand made to order, there is also a bespoke sizing option which is perfect for dogs who don't quite fit standard dog clothing sizes.
Fleece Lined Waterproof Dog Coat
These fleece lined waterproof dog coats are the same fantastic coat as above but with the addition of a cosy black fleece inner lining for extra warmth on those chilly walks. Great for dogs who shiver and shake on wet walks.
EzyDog Element Dog Jacket
These EzyDog element dog jackets are hard to beat and offer your dog full protection from the elements.
Made from 600 denier Ripstop nylon with Oxford polyester side panels for unrivalled durability whilst remaining lightweight. They are lined with a soft, warm non-pilling fleece for dogs who like to be cosy on chilly walks.
Cam lock slider release buckles mean you simply adjust the coat once for the perfect fit and the jacket stays in place during even the most energetic walks.
This coat has a quick-fit neo-expanding neck, making it easy to put on. Light reflective piping helps with visibility in low light conditions and there is also a handy waterproof zip access hole for lead attachment to your dog's harness.
Outdoor Active Dog Jacket
An affordable and popular option, these Outdoor Active dog jackets are water resistant coats with polar fleece polyester filled lining to protect your dog from cold, wet and windy weather, leaving them comfortable, cosy and dry.
They feature an adjustable girth and neck plus hind leg elastic straps to keep the coat in place in windy conditions, if you want to use them.
Active Jacket also includes reflective piping, a protective chest section and handy harness hole.
These always sell out fast so grab one while you can. More stock is expected in September 2017 if we are currently sold out of the colour/size you want.
Dog Mac in a Pack Raincoat
New this year, this smart and compact dog pack a mac can go with you on all your walks, so if the weather unexpectedly turns from sunshine to showers you are always prepared.
Waterproof and wind-proof, they pack neatly away into their own carry pouch.
The design incorporates a belly band underneath for splash protection and a stand-up collar to help cover the neck. There is a magnetic popper at the neck and Velcro fastening underneath.
They also come with an optional lead attachment hole for when the mac is being worn over a collar or harness.
Here's a handy recap of some of the features of each coat.
For our full range of dog coats and vests, please visit Dog Coats & Tops.
That’s your pet sorted for those April showersBy Jenny Prevel
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