Choosing the Right Dog Coat

Choosing the Right Dog Coat

Our dogs are eager to join us and explore the veritable playground that is the outdoors, even when temperatures drop and the weather turns.

That’s why Ruffwear has spent years crafting a variety of jackets built to perform no matter what winter throws your way. Having the right gear is essential to keeping our best trail buddies comfortable and to extending the adventure.

But which style is right for your dog?

Much like the process you go through to pick your own coat, choosing a coat for your dog comes down to a few key considerations. We’ll cover a couple questions to help you get started. Then, watch the video and check out the chart below for a piece-by-piece comparison of our full line of dog coats.

Sleeves, or no sleeves?

Choosing the right coverage

Sweaters and coats with sleeves provide more coverage and more warmth. This style works well in really cold temps, for short-haired dogs who need a little help staying warm, or for long-haired dogs who get snowballs that form on their underside.

For dogs with a varied shape (i.e. broader shoulders, thicker chest, neck or legs), jackets without sleeves can sometimes be easier to fit. And since they use buckles instead of zippers, they’re easy to put on – great for aging or squirmy dogs.

What’s the weather?

Choosing the right warmth and waterproofness

L'hiver a tout - temps froid, temps sec, précipitations mixtes, neige poudreuse, vents violents. Each Ruffwear coat has key features mindfully matched to take on the varying challenges of exploring in winter weather. 

  • Waterproof/water-resistant material: great for rainy weather, wet snow conditions
  • Isolation synthétique: ajoute de la chaleur par temps froid, neige
  • Fleece lining: adds warmth and comfort. Fully fleeced jackets (Fernie™, Climate Changer™) work as standalone insulation in dry, cool conditions, or a layering piece in colder conditions.
  • Vêtements non doublés: good for mild temps, windy conditions, or light rain

Inclement weather or certain activities may call for a combination of these features, either in one jacket or as a layering system. Check out the video for a more in-depth look at each jacket and what our designers had in mind when developing them. The chart below compares key features in each style to help point you in the right direction.

Comparison Video

Watch our designer, Monica walk through the different styles

Comparison Chart

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