Chilly Dogs - Outdoor gear for Active Dogs - Dog Coats

Chilly Dogs - Outdoor gear for Active Dogs - Dog Coats
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I think they are considerably warmer than the heavy "all fleece" versions. And do a better job of retaining body heat and cutting windchill. ....if you are only leash walking the dog, you might want fuller coverage. ChillyDog excels in my opinion in part because of its sleek fit, so there is nothing flapping around and letting cold air in when the dog is running. But in severe cold weather for a leash walk, fuller fabric coverage might be better. Once or twice a year on a single digit icy day when I won't let the dogs run, I layer a set of jammies under the Chillydog coats to get more skin covered for a leash walk.
Chilly Dogs - Outdoor gear for Active Dogs - Dog Coats /Custom fit for Dachshunds
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Chilly Dogs coats are a line of 100% Canadian made fleece dog coats with a distinctive high turtleneck collar. They offer various combinations of fleece lining and shell material, including the part fleece/part shell Great White North we tested. With 28 sizes, including Standard and Long & Lean sizes for some back lengths, they beat out even our favorite brand Hurtta for size options, and pride themselves on striving to fit “all breeds from small Chihuahuas to Great Danes”. We’re starting to love handmade gear (like our collars) that stands up to the big manufacturers, so we were excited to put this coat to the test! Chilly Dogs - Outdoor gear for Active Dogs - Dog Coats
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The beach was empty and frigid, but Penny could not have cared less. She bounded around like it was a summer day. At times I wondered whether Chilly Dogs installed some sort of antigravity technology in their new coats.Chilly Dogs coats are a line of 100% Canadian made fleece dog coats with a distinctive high turtleneck collar. They offer various combinations of fleece lining and shell material, including the part fleece/part shell we tested. With 28 sizes, including Standard and Long & Lean sizes for some back lengths, they beat out even our favorite brand Hurtta for size options, and pride themselves on striving to fit “all breeds from small Chihuahuas to Great Danes”. starting to love handmade gear (like our Head-Lites collars) that stands up to the big manufacturers, so we were excited to put this coat to the test!Chilly Dogs - Outdoor gear for Active Dogs - Dog Coats. In the Raspberry Fleece colourway, naturally! Need people to know my bull terrier is a girl!Sizing issues aside, the round cut and darted shape at is really designed for lanky hound bodies with low-set tails. With the coat being sized by back length, this shouldn’t be a factor in fitting, since Chilly Dogs instructs you to measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail, but it appears from some of their product photos that they mean for the coats to fit longer in the back, extending down over the tail a bit. Of course, this does not work at all with Robin’s high curly tail, which either pushes the coat to one side or bunches it up over his back. It’s worth noting that he’s successfully worn other coats with a round cut at the rump (including his Ruffwear Climate Changer, our day-to-day layer) but that we generally prefer coat brands that cater to tail versatility with a tail adjuster or a tail port (or accurate back length sizing).The coat features a nicely embroidered “Chilly Dogs” logo on the left shoulder, and its contrasting fleece and shell textures/colors give it a distinctive look, but otherwise it has a fairly handmade feel, lacking the high tech details (like printed reflectors, bias tape edging, and adjustment points) that mass-produced coats have. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does make the price tag hard to swallow when the coat looks like something I could make at home. As far as missing details go, this style of coat really needs a harness port because the high neck interferes with normal collar/leash use. I’m also always a fan of hind leg straps, which can make a slightly-too-big coat stay in place.The beach was empty and frigid, but Penny could not have cared less. She bounded around like it was a summer day. At times I wondered whether Chilly Dogs installed some sort of antigravity technology in their new coats.