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Top 10 Best Dog Winter Coats For 2020

The 10 Best Dog Winter Coats - 2020

The following is a list of our favorite dog winter coats for 2020. 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 - allowing a full 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 winter dog coat.

So what is the best dog winter coat? Find out below...

#1 - Ruffwear Powder Hound Dog Winter 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.

Best Dog Winter Coat Ruffwear Powder Hound

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Powder Hound Dog Winter Coat

Our rating for warmth – 9/10
Our rating for coverage – 9/10
Our rating for water resistance – 6/10


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#2 - Ruffwear Overcoat Fuse (Rugged harness/coat combination)

The Overcoat Fuse distills years of designing harnesses and apparel into a single harness-coat combo, giving dogs who typically layer gear a seamless solution for getting outside in cool weather and light precipitation. Attach a leash directly to the coat at either the back or the chest, and quickly access pick-up bags and small essentials in the two zippered pockets. With this rugged workhorse of a jacket, it's a simple slip on, clip in, and go.

Best Dog Winter Coat Ruffwear Fuse

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Fuse Dog Winter Coat

Our rating for warmth – 7/10
Our rating for coverage – 7.5/10
Our rating for water resistance – 6/10


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#3 - Ruffwear Vert Jacket

The Vert Jacket is a waterproof, windproof, breathable jacket designed for winter conditions. Inspired by mountain guides and dogs who work on the mountain, the Vert offers protection from the elements and cozy fleece lining for warmth during work and play. Leg loops can be used to keep the jacket in place during a tempest, while the leash portal allows the Vert to be worn over most harnesses. Fold up the over-sized storm collar for maximum weather protection.

Best Dog Winter Coat Ruffwear Vert Jacket

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Vert Dog Winter Coat

Our rating for warmth – 8/10
Our rating for coverage – 9/10
Our rating for water resistance – 9/10


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#4 - GF Pet Scout Jacket - Sherpa Lined, Waterproof Shell

The GF Pet Scout Jacket is a perfect match for sporty dogs. It's water-resistant, color-block design and warm sherpa lining make this dog coat a must this winter. Unique patent pending Elastofit® technology give this dog coat a stretchable neck and chest girth section for unrestricted play. It also allows the jacket to expand and fit your dog's unique fit. See a demonstration video for this dog coat by clicking the link below. Easy on and off with no need to have your dog step through or put the coat over their head. No more leg lifting to get them in!

Best Dog Winter Coat GF Pet Scout Jacket

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Scout Dog Winter Coat

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


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#5 - Ruffwear Cloud Chaser Dog 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.

Best Dog Winter Coat Ruffwear Cloud Chaser

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Cloud Chaser Dog Winter Coat

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


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#6 - Ruffwear Quinzee Dog Coat

The Quinzee is a packable insulated jacket. Recycled polyester insulation provides lofty warmth in brisk conditions, while side release buckles provide easy adjustment and on/off. The Quinzee stuffs into its integrated stuff sack for convenient storage on the go. It has a 75D polyester outer shell fabric, recycled 250g high loft polyester insulation, and 30D polyester lining for excellent warmth. There is also a leash portal on back is compatible with most harnesses.

Best Dog Winter Coat Ruffwear Quinzee

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Quinzee Dog Winter Coat

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


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#7 - Chilly Dog Sweaters

New, hand-knit Chilly Dog Sweaters. Hand-knit by Artisan Knitters in Northern Highlands of South America, following the Fair Trade Guideline. These wool and alpaca dog sweaters are the warmest because the the natural fibers have greater bulk which prevents air pockets. Great for dogs with thin coats. Numerous fashionable styles for dogs big and small. Our sizing can fit a tea cup dog to a Great Dane. These are the warmest and best quality sweaters you will find out there!

Best Dog Winter Coat ChillyDog

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - ChillyDog Sweaters

Our rating for warmth – 9/10
Our rating for coverage – 7.5/10
Our rating for water resistance – 2/10


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#8 - 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.

Best Dog Winter Coat EzyDog Element Jacket

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Element Dog Winter Coat

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


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#9 - Hurtta Summit Parka

The Summit Parka offers the most coverage and protection of the dog 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.

Best Dog Winter Coat Hurtta Summit Parka

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Summit Dog Winter Coat

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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#10 - Flex Fit Dog Hoodies

Step-in Flex Fit dog hoodies. Your pup will love the comfort and style of this winter wardrobe essential. With the flexible fabric and ribbed trim, even hard-to-fit dogs will love the style of this pullover hoodie. We have used human-grade high-quality thicker material (290 GSM - gram per square meter) not usually seen in pet garments. This makes these dog hoodies a cozy choice for colder climates with the thick, plush material. The leash access hole at the base of the hood makes walks a breeze for dogs that prefer their hoods worn up or for pups that use a harness.. 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!

Best Dog Winter Coat Flex Fit Hoodies

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Flex Fit Dog Winter Hoodies

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


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*Also available at our new store BP Dog Apparel - www.bpdogapparel.com

Bonus - Favorite Extreme Cold Accessory - The Snood Ear Protector

The Snood Winter Ear Protector adds ultimate warmth to any dog winter coat. Protect your dog's ears from wind chill and cold with this snug and warm fleece hood for dogs. Designed specifically for dogs that live in extreme cold climates. Wind chill and freezing temperatures are hard on the dogs ears. A Fleece Snood can help keep the dog from getting cold or even frost bite on their sensitive ears when outside. Adjustable with two elastic drawstrings for the perfect fit.

Best Dog Winter Coat Accessory Snood Ear Protector

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Snood Dog Winter Ear Protector

Our rating for warmth – 10/10
Our rating for coverage – 10/10
Our rating for water resistance – 5/10


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Bonus #2 - Ruffwear Climate Changer Dog 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.

Best Dog Winter Coat Ruffwear Climate Changer

Best Dog Winter Coats of 2020 - Climate Changer Dog Winter Coat

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


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