Not every dog is built for frigid temps and snow-covered grass. Dogs with short or single-layer fur coats become big wimps when faced with anything below 50 degrees, and warm sweaters or insulated jackets make a world of difference to those who would prefer to live out their days on a tropical island. Check out the best dog coats for everything from short potty breaks to long hikes this chilly season.
Your pup will be snuggled up against the super-soft cotton interior of this jacket while the rugged outer shell blocks the wind and cold—if only YOU had a coat this comfortable! The elements have met their match, and all the dirt, mud, and grime that comes with it. Once you return from your chilly hike or walk, just toss this coat in the wash and bundle up again for your next adventure.
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From misty mornings to snowy nights, this sturdy canvas and wool coat from Billy Wolf will hold in the warmth to keep chills to a minimum. It’s reversible with solid khaki on one side and a pretty plaid on the other, and secures easily with two velcro closures. You’re all ready to make the sidewalk your runway with this toasty outerwear!
The best dog coats are the ones dogs don’t even realize they’re wearing. You get the best of both worlds with warmth and comfort, and the super lightweight material doesn’t hinder its ability to lock in heat. The carefully designed fit also means walking, running, climbing, or leaping in snow drifts are as effortless as they should be.
Toasty fleece and a water-resistant shell pose a double threat to the elements. Two velcro adjustment straps on the neck and belly ensure as snug a fit as you’d like, with a host of highly visible colors (and reflective accents) to spot your dog easily in their backyard tundra.
If your little guy weighs in at fewer than 25 pounds, this coat might just be for you. There’s a leash attachment fastened right onto the back of the jacket, as well as a snap closure that makes life a thousand times easier when trying to line up the zipper on a squirmy pup. Once they’re suited up, this puffy vest will no doubt give dogs the warm n’ fuzzies.
Just clip your dog’s leash to their collar (or harness, with the convenient opening) and you’re both ready for an adventure. The water-repellent exterior won’t let a little flurry get you down, but it’s really the guarantee on this product that truly shines. See, RC Pet Products promises a repair or replacement of any damaged coats for as long as you own them.
At the tippy top of the iceberg of winter coats you will find this Hurtta jacket. It’s built for long exposure in the coldest of cold conditions, with a unique foil lining that directs your dog’s own body heat back toward him. The high neck also includes an optional hood to protect the ears, and the entire coat has several adjustment points from head to tail.
Whether it’s a brisk winter morning or a downright arctic night, you can customize the insulation on this coat by removing or easily reattaching the top quilted layer. The bright green shell and reflective accents keep your dog visible, and it will stay put through anything with the secure zipper closure.
Along with their awesome line of soft harnesses, Puppia has these super warm fleece coats (with a built-in harness, of course). The outer shell is waterproof, and a zipper along the back keeps all the warmth inside. Don’t forget to measure your pup before purchasing, as these coats are geared toward smaller dogs!