Dogs have a built-in fur coat to keep them warm in the winter months. Unfortunately, some breeds still need an extra layer when it's especially cold or rainy. Jackets aren't just made to make your pup look adorable. High quality coats, like the Voyagers K9 Apparel Dog Coat, will keep your pet warm when the temperatures take a drastic dip.
A dog's age, breed, size and coat type all play a role in their ability to keep themselves warm. Small breeds and dogs with short or no fur can get cold after spending just a few minutes in the outdoors when the temperature is cold. Senior pets and dogs with certain health conditions can also have trouble regulating their body temperature.
Knowing when it's too cold for your pet to be outside is important, but it's not the only thing to consider. Precipitation can cause your dog's fur to get wet, which will make him get cold even faster. Providing him with an insulted, weatherproof jacket is an easy way to keep him warm when needed.
The Voyagers K9 Apparel Dog Coat is uniquely designed. As you can see, it doesn't look like traditional pet coats. Does this unique design make it less comfortable for your dog? Is it more effective at keeping your pup warm outside? I'll give you all the details in this product review.
Voyagers K9 Apparel Dog Coat Review
Voyagers K9 Apparel takes pride in ensuring that their products fit your dog perfectly. They have raised the bar by creating breed specific dog coats for more than 20 of the most popular short-haired dog breeds.
If your dog's breed isn't on the list, don't worry! The company will also use your dog's exact measurements to make a coat that will fit him perfectly. The coat featured in this review is the company's winter coat, but they also offer rain coats, tummy warmers, hoods and booties.
You can see that the unique design of this winter coat features an attached hood. The hood and the interior of the jacket are made of Polartec fleece that is stain resistant. The outer shell of the jacket is made of waterproof nylon.
I demonstrate how easy this dog jacket is to take on and off in my video review above. The hood slides easily over your pup's head and can be adjusted to fit around the neck or pull up over the ears and the top of your dog's head.
I like the adjustable straps that keep this jacket securely on your dog. Most dog jackets of this style have one strap that secures under the belly. The Voyagers K9 Apparel Dog Coat has 2 straps – each securing around opposite sides of the chest to ensure the jacket stays on your dog no matter how active he is.
There is also a leash opening on the back of the jacket, and you can see the reflective piping in the photo above. I also like that these jackets are machine washable and dryable. In my opinion, this is a must-have feature for any piece of dog clothing.
I was pleased to learn that these canine winter coats are sewn by hand in the USA. You can only order these jackets through the company's website, because they'll need your dog's unique measurements. The winter coats start at $83.00, depending on the size and color that you choose.
Obviously, this price isn't affordable on every budget. These coats are much more expensive than the traditional doggy jackets you can pick up at your local pet store. However, they're also made with much higher quality materials and feature the attached hood to keep your pup as warm as possible.
The high quality materials seem to be especially durable, so I do believe that this jacket will last for many years. Given the quality and the longevity of the product, I would say that this jacket is a decent value for the money spent.
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