Out of all the different kinds, it’s hard to choose the right dog coat for your dog. With this guide, we’re trying to make your choice a little easier.
After you’ve determined if your dog needs a coat, it’s important to choose the right coat for your dog. There are lots of things to keep in mind. First of all, the technical features. To guide you a bit in this technical part, we’ll explain different textile terms to help you make a better choice.
Some of our dog coats have no filling, others have 160g, and others even 300g. but what does this mean? The filling is the level of warmth a coat provides. Let’s say you have a dog coat with 160g filling, this means that every square meter of fabric has 160g of filling. If the coat has a higher grammage, the coat will be warmer and vice versa.
If your dog catches a cold easily or you live in an extremely cold climate, a high grammage is recommended. The dog coat waterproof 300g then is the perfect fit. For normal cover, a 160g coat, like the dog coat original, offers often enough protection.
Some coats don’t have a filling but are made from warm materials like heavy fleece or fake fur. The heavy fleece dog coat fabric is similar to wool when it comes to warmth. The benefit of this material is that it’s easier to maintain than wool. The fake fur material is extremely soft and cozy. On top of that, the fake fur creates an isolating layer around the dog with an equivalent of 400g warmth.
You might have heard from denier when choosing tights. Denier is a measuring unit that determines the density of the fabric. If a fabric has a higher denier, it is woven closed to each other and therefore stronger. Tights often have a lower denier and are a bit see-through and are easily torn.
Most of our dog coats are 500D, meaning it’s very resistant to tearing during playing with another dog or from running through branches.
Waterproof vs water repellent
Some coats, like the dog coat reflective, are water repellent. This means that the dog coat has a special coating that acts as a barrier to the rain. Your dog can stay outside for a while without getting wet. After long exposure to rain, the water will penetrate the fabric and slowly start to seep in some water. If you’re occasionally walking in rainy weather, or it doesn’t rain that hard, a water repellent coat will be good enough.
A waterproof dog coat, like the raincoat, has an additional layer on the inside of the fabric. Because of this, the fabric will not let any water penetrate the fabric. If you walk a lot in the rain, or when it’s pouring outside, a waterproof coat is what you need.
If you often walk in a badly lit environment, you can opt for a reflective coat to fully protect your dog in the dark. our reflective dog coats are equipped with a reflective layer that is extremely visible when it catches the light of a vehicle. The reflective coats also offer protection against rain and are very stylish in daylight too.
Choosing the right size
Next to choosing the right type of coat, it’s also important to choose the right size. To do this, you’ll need 3 things: your dog, a measuring tape, and our dog coat size guide. First, measure the length of your dog’s back (from where the collar sits to where the tail starts). Then compare this measurement to our size guide to check which size you need. Mostly, the belly and chest area will fit automatically.
If you’re having some difficulties with choosing the right type or size of coat, you can always reach out to our customer service for advice.