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Top 10 Dog Winter Coats For 2017/2018

The 10 Best Dog Winter Coats - 2017

The following is a list of our favorite dog winter coats for 2017. With so many options out there, we have put together a list of 10 excellent coats that will not only keep your dog warm this winter, but are also weatherproof, waterproof, and comfortable to allow a free range of motion while being active outdoors. Each coat has unique features which are discussed below. You will also find our rating of each coat. They are all excellent and one is not particularly better than another. Click the links below to learn more specifics about each coat.

#1 - Ultra Paws Comfort Coat

The Comfort Coat offers excellent cold weather protection, with many features of a high-end coat at a great price. It has a waterproof outer shell with a warm, fiber-fill liner that is covered with soft fleece. There is an adjustable turtle neck to fit narrow and wide necks alike and keep the wind out. On top there is an opening for a leash attachment to connect to a collar or underlying dog harness. The Comfort Coat comes with reflective trim for nighttime visibility. We like how easy this harness is to get on; just over the head and adjust the strong Velcro attachments on each side.

Ultra Paws Comfort Coat

Our rating for warmth – 7.5/10
Our rating for coverage – 8/10
Our rating for water resistance – 8/10


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#2 - Alpine All-Weather Coats

Alpine All-Weather Coats are designed to keep dogs of all sizes warm and dry in all weather conditions. They are made with a tough, waterproof outer polyester. The layers are designed with extra fiber fill for added warmth and protection. Finally, the interior is lined with a thick warm fleece. They come with adjustable straps, covered d-ring access hole (to connect a leash to an underlying harness), fur lined collar with neck cinch, and reflective night safety straps and trim. The price is excellent for a coat that rivals many high-end brands. Be sure to also check out the plaid version of this dog coat as well.

Alpine All-Weather Coats

Our rating for warmth – 7.5/10
Our rating for coverage – 8/10
Our rating for water resistance – 8/10


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#3 - EzyDog Element Jacket

While not as thick as some of the other coats on this list, the Element Jacket offers a strong 600 denier polyester fabric outer shell that is lined with non-pilling fleece. This makes it one of the tougher jackets on our list which can hold up well to some abuse and won’t snag when your dog is running though thick brush. It offers great protection from wind and water and has a unique stretchable neck opening made of Neo-Xpand™ material. This offers protection of the chest area while also being easy for your dog to move around in. There is reflective piping for nighttime visibility and a waterproof access zipper on top for attaching a leash to a collar or harness underneath.

EzyDog Element Jacket

Our rating for warmth – 7/10
Our rating for coverage – 8/10
Our rating for water resistance – 9.5/10


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#4 - Hurtta Summit Parka

The Summit Parka offers the most coverage and protection of the coats on this list. It is designed for extreme conditions where warmth and water-resistance is needed. You will notice in looking at the shape of the coat that it covers up the hind quarters a little more than some other coats. It tends to be a little bulkier fitting than some other coats on this list. The outer shell is made of a proprietary material called Houndtex® that offers excellent waterproofing. It is lined with thick, warm fleece for a cozy finish. One unique thing about this coat is in how adjustable it is. There are elastic adjusters in the neck and hind area that allow you to get the coat to conform to your dog’s body shape while ensuring the wind stays out. As with other coats, the Summit Parka has reflectors for low-light visibility and a leash pass-through opening on the top.

Hurtta Summit Parka

Our rating for warmth – 9.5/10
Our rating for coverage – 9/10
Our rating for water resistance – 9.5/10


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#5 - Ruffwear Powder Hound Coat

The Powder Hound is a full coverage, sleeved-style dog coat that blends technical materials for weather resistant warmth. The upper portion of the coat is polyester fabric with 200-gram synthetic insulation. The lower portion is a breathable, technical, stretch knit. I like to think of it like a similar material to human Under Armour® wear. A convenient zipper on the left side of the jacket allows for a high-performance fit. The Powder Hound has low-light visibility with reflective trim and light loop for attaching a dog safety light on top. This is one of the warmest coats on the list offering great coverage and a performance fit so your dog has a wide range of motion while it’s on.

Ruffwear Powder Hound

Our rating for warmth – 8/10
Our rating for coverage – 8/10
Our rating for water resistance – 6/10


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#6 - Alpine Extreme Weather Puffer Coat

New for Fall 2017, Alpine Extreme Weather Puffer Coats are great for all types of outdoor adventures. Similar puffer style coats can be as much as double the cost, but we have found this brand to be well made and offer very similar features despite being significantly cheaper. The Puffer coat is made with a waterproof exterior, lined with thick fleece and filled with warm fiber insulation. Similar to the Alpine All-Weather brand in fit, the Puffer coat comes in a wide range of sizes to ensure a great fit for dogs big and small. We like the simple design that quickly slips over your dog’s head and secures with a quick snap of the adjustable buckle over the back. There are optional elastic hind leg bands that can be worn if desired to keep the coat secure during active play sessions.

Alpine Puffer Coat

Our rating for warmth – 8/10
Our rating for coverage – 7.5/10
Our rating for water resistance – 7/10


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#7 - Ruffwear Cloud Chaser Coat

The Cloud Chaser has a Waterproof, windproof, breathable three-layer soft-shell upper fabric that protects dogs from the elements. It is similar in fit to the Powder Hound, but differs in that the upper material is fully waterproof and it doesn’t have synthetic insulating material. This coat is meant to fit more snugly and maintain core body heat. This coat can be ideal for a full range of motion in deeper snow. The underside is similar to the Powder Hound and is made of the same stretch knit fabric, allowing for a full range of motion.

Ruffwear Cloud Chaser

Our rating for warmth – 7/10
Our rating for coverage – 8/10
Our rating for water resistance – 7/10


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#8 - Ruffwear Climate Changer Coat

The Climate Changer is an everyday fleece dog coat for cold, clear conditions. It is made from recycled polyester fleece that is quick drying and provides warmth without bulk. This sleeved style coat provides full coverage for maximum warmth and a full range of motion. This means that it isn’t quite as quick to put on as other coat options, but more of your dog’s body is protected from the cold. If desired, the Climate Changer can be layered under another dog coat on extreme cold days. There is reflective trim for low light visibility and an attachment loop on top for securing a dog safety light. It’s not really fair to compare this coat with other waterproof options, but it is an excellent, warm choice for dry conditions or for layering during extreme cold. Also, since the Climate Changer is low profile and more form fitting than other coats, a dog harness can be worn on the outside of this coat.

Ruffwear Climate Changer

Our rating for warmth – 7/10
Our rating for coverage – 7.5/10
Our rating for water resistance – 2/10


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#9 - Highline Fleece Coats

The step-in Highline Fleece Coats are simply perfect and perfectly simple. Designed with ease in mind for both human and canine alike, after slipping the front paws through the coat, attach the touch fastener tabs at the top and you’re ready for the park. Made from a thick 280 gram fleece, these coats will keep every pup comfy and warm this fall and winter season. The touch fastener tab design across the back make it easy to adjust fit and attach a leash to a harness underneath if desired. The Highline Fleece coats are available in 6 color combinations to choose from and come in sizes that fit every breed from 3 to 150 pounds!

Highline Fleece Coats

Our rating for warmth – 7/10
Our rating for coverage – 8.5/10
Our rating for water resistance – 2/10


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#10 - Doggie Sport Hoodie

While the Sport Hoodie is not the choice for extreme cold or wet environments, this simple to put on hoodie will keep your dog warm and stylin' around town. The hoodies come in a large range of sizes and are made of a non-irritating 65% polyester 35% cotton blend. The Sport Hoodie is made to fit a bit loose and comfortable with a snap closure at the neck for easy-on easy-off. Choose from 8 bright colors with accented piping for a truly sporty look.

Doggie Sport Hoodie

Our rating for warmth – 6/10
Our rating for coverage – 6.5/10
Our rating for water resistance – 2/10


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