Jun 19, 2023
9 Best Dog Raincoats to Keep Your Pooch Warm & Dry
These durable and well-made dog raincoats are designed to keep your adventure pup warm and dry outside Author Kat Englishman Photographer Photo courtesy Ruffwear Dogs are the ultimate adventure
These durable and well-made dog raincoats are designed to keep your adventure pup warm and dry outside
Photo courtesy Ruffwear
Dogs are the ultimate adventure partners. Our furry friends seem to be genetically programmed to have more fun outside than anyone, or anything, else. With tongues lolling and tails wagging, they'll happily splash through muddy puddles and romp around on rainy days and in cold weather if it means getting to join in on the fun you’re having outside. Even though many dogs may seem more than happy in all weather conditions—and you may be thinking, they already have a coat!—a waterproof dog raincoat can extend your time outside and keep everyone happy (and keep your car and/or house a little less muddy, too).
When it comes to picking out the right raincoat for dogs, it's important to make sure you have the right fit for total range of motion, a durable material that won’t rip when it gets snagged on rogue branches or beat up on the trail, and a high-quality waterproof or water-repellent coating meant to last. Factoring in the climate is also essential to finding the best waterproof layer. If the conditions are warmer, go for a breathable, lightweight option. Live somewhere with chillier temps? Get rain gear for your dog that's windproof and has insulation to keep your pooch comfortable in wet and cold conditions. Bells and whistles like girth adjustability, reflective trim, and a leash hole are nice features to look for, too.
To help your dog stay adventure-ready in any weather, we sniffed out the best dog raincoats to keep them warm and dry no matter what the day brings—because pet parents know the worst thing you could do is leave your good boy at home (even if they had a nice, warm dog bed to snuggle up in).
Great coverage from head to tail combined with an easy on/off design makes Ruffwear's dog rain jacket ideal for adventure-loving humans and their pups who appreciate well-made dog wear. Its feather-light construction is designed to layer over an insulated dog coat or act as a waterproof rain shell on its own, which is just one of the features that have made it a best seller. In our testing we found that it has a very relaxed fit so your pooch won't feel restricted as they leap and bound along the trail, but this means it runs large, so size down if you want it to be snug. Customize the fit with adjustable side release buckles and even rear leg loops for additional security. There's a leash hole that's compatible with most harnesses and a loop beneath the oversized storm collar to clip on a light that, paired with the reflective detailing, provides great visibility when the sky opens up.
Made with 100% recycled polyester material that has a similar waterproofness to a human rainwear, this waterproof dog raincoat features elasticized leg holes to ensure it stays put, plus a hood with a visor for total coverage. There's no insulation so it works like a windbreaker too, and the extensive size range (x-small through x-large) and flexible fit make it great for small dogs and large dogs alike. As a bonus, 1% of each purchase goes to Mutual Rescue, a multimedia initiative that highlights the bond between humans and homeless pets. Go for the bright yellow color to give your doggy the look of a classic rain poncho.
For the pup that wants to stay warm and dry, and look good too, this sleek dog raincoat has a rubberized coating just like classic rain slickers that provides a modern style that fends off wind and wet weather. Velcro fastenings around the chest and belly helps this dog rain jacket stay put as they splash through city streets and a reflective strip for additional visibility.
Made with an oil-finished cotton just like some of Filson's hard-wearing human apparel, the Shelter Cloth Dog Coat brings lightweight weather protection in a midweight dog coat that's ideal for cooler seasons. The interior is lined with Mackinaw Wool for extra warmth, and the jacket is reversible in case you (or your dog) favors the classic red and black check.
Made from an ultra-durable ripstop fabric with a heavy duty waterproof coating that’s designed to stand up to wear and tear, this waterproof dog coat is made for endless outdoor adventures in any weather. A comfy mesh lining provides breathability and an athletic and adjustable fit provides freedom of movement. Pop up the rain collar for additional coverage and relax knowing that the reflective trim details will keep you both safe in dark, stormy conditions.
Lightweight, wind, and waterproof, this dog raincoat made by New England’s go-to outdoor outfitter is a canine version of their best-selling Trail Model Rain Jacket that provides just as much protection on rainy days. Made from 100% recycled nylon ripstop material with adjustable Velcro features and easy on/off design, this waterproof jacket fits small dogs and large dogs and includes reflective piping, a pocket, and harness access. If you ever yearned to have a matching raincoat with your dog, now is your chance.
Hurtta's Rain Blocker Eco provides the most pet raincoat coverage for your pup by protecting all four legs plus their head and neck with an easy-to-put-on design, making it ideal for heavy rain. It’s got an impressive amount of features, including fully taped seams to seal out moisture, a high collar and rain trap made from a soft and waterproof tricot material, and adjustable fasteners at the neck and waist. There are also elastic bands at the hind legs for extra security neckline, and the back is drawstring adjustable and has a leash hole for use with a harness. There's also reflective piping for visibility, and your doggo will look like they're suiting up in a jumpsuit to join a crew of Alaskan king crab fishermen.
For a multi-sport adventure day with your pup or a weekend getaway with rainy weather in the forecast, grab Eddie Bauer’s packable dog rain jacket. It's made to conveniently pack down into its own pocket. It's also totally water-resistant and breathable, includes a zippered pocket for treats or poop bags, and looks like the dog clothes version of a classic poncho.
Conditions like sleet or freezing rain understandably call for more than just waterproofness. To keep your pooch toasty warm and protected from cold rain, the Weatherbeeta dog raincoat is made with a durable, waterproof 1200-denier outer shell and warm yet breathable polyfill insulation. The Weatherbeeta is a reflective dog raincoat with accents throughout, and it includes a harness hole for leash access.
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