Our dogs are eager to join us and explore the real playground that is the outdoors, even when temperatures cool down and the weather changes.
That’s why Ruffwear has spent years producing a variety of jackets built to be worn regardless of time. Having the right equipment is essential to keep our bigeye on a comfortable path, and prolong the adventure.
Which coat is best for each dog?
Similar to the process of choosing your own coat, choosing a coat for your dog comes down to some important considerations like temperature, weather and preferences.
WITH OR WITHOUT SLEEVES?
CHOOSE THE RIGHT FORMAT
Jackets with sleeves provide more coverage and more warmth. This style works well in very cold temperatures, for short-haired dogs that need a little help to warm up, or for long-haired dogs that receive snowballs that form at the bottom.
For dogs with a varied shape (i.e. wider shoulders, chest, neck or thicker legs), sleeveless coats can sometimes be easier to adjust. And as they use buckles instead of clasps, they are easy to put on – great for elderly or troubled dogs.
WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER?
CHOOSE THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE AND IMPERMEABILITY
Winter has it all – cold temperatures, dry weather, mixed precipitation, sprayed snow, stormy winds. Each Ruffwear jacket has important features that consciously meet the diverse challenges of exploring in winter.
- Waterproof/water resistant material: ideal for rainy weather, wet snow
- High-level synthetic insulation: adds heat in cold temperatures, dry snow
- Polar lining: adds warmth and comfort. Fully woolcoats (Fernie ™, Climate Changer ™) function as standalone insulation in dry and cold conditions or as a layered piece in colder conditions.
- Cover without lining: good for mild temperatures, wind yeconditions or light rain
Adverse weather conditions or certain activities may require a combination of various items, i.e. in a coat or as a layering system.