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Best Waterproof Dog Collars Reviewed & Tested

The 10 Best Waterproof Dog Collars - 2018

Waterproof - Easy Clean - No Smell

The following is a list of our favorite waterproof dog collars for 2018. With so many options out there, we have put together a list of 10 collars that will stand up to the wettest, dirtiest conditions. These collars won't stink or harbor bacteria like normal nylon collars and the sturdy hardware and tough materials make them an excellent choice for the most active of dogs. Whether your dog just loves the water or loves to roll in the mud, these collars are the answer. Each waterproof collar has unique features which are discussed below. They are all excellent and one is not particularly better than another. Click the links below to learn more specifics about each collar.

#1 - Zeta Waterproof Dog Collars

The Zeta Collars feature the softness and feel of leather, an embossed finish, the durability of nylon, flexibility in any temperature and superior color stability. You'll also find that they help identify dogs in the field, are water repellent, and easily cleaned. The Zeta collars are soil, odor and rot resistant. The dog collars come in an assortment of great colors.

Zeta Collar

Material – Biothane (a synthetic material with the softness and strength of leather)
Hardware – Nickle Plated


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#2 - SaltyDog Waterproof Dog Collars

The Dog Outdoors SaltyDog™ saltwater proof dog collars might just be the last collar your dog ever owns. We built a waterproof collar that is made for dogs that love to get dirty. Water immediately beads off the dog collar material and never stays wet. The SaltyDog™ is made from extremely strong, yet flexible granite Biothane material and comes complete with rust-proof stainless steel hardware and rivets. While the material has a break strength of 1000 lbs it is still soft to the touch. Whether at the beach or rolling in the mud, this saltwater dog collar will never stink and easily wipes clean to look like new after every adventure.

SaltyDog Waterproof Dog Collar

Material – Granite Biothane (the strongest, toughest Biothane material available)
Hardware – Stainless Steel (great for coastal environments)


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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 - 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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#7 - 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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#8 - 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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#9 - 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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#10 - Ultra Paws Comfort Coat

(This item is being discontinued for 2018) 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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