The Good: Fit perfectly, easy to put on (just slip it on and Velcro two straps).
The Bad: While the head covering was the right size, most dogs (I think) are just going to shake it down their neck a bit.
The Pawtom Line: This may be the best dog rain coat on the market. The colors are great, the build quality is high, it fit perfectly and kept my dog (mostly) dry.
How do they customize the raincoat to your dog?
If my memory is correct, this is the first custom piece of adventure gear we’ve reviewed for our dog Story.
K9 Apparel was very good in being specific and requested the following information.
1) Breed: Carolina Dog
2) Weight: ~50 lbs
- Chest (C) = 28 in
- Neck (N) = 16-17 in
- Length (L) = 28 in
- Chest Width (CW) = 8 in
- Waist (W) = 22 in
- Underbelly (U) = 16 in (not 100% sure I measured this correctly)
4) Profile picture of dog (see below)
How did the rain coat fit?
K9 Apparel requested so many dimensions that I had high expectations for a good fit.
I was not disappointed.
From picture above you can see the coat stops just short of the tail, and the snood-like neck/head cover leaves just enough for her to see.
Keep in mind, if your dog is running around with the rain coat, it’s likely that the head cover will slip back some.
The coat was also super easy to put on our dog. It slides on over the dog’s head and attaches with two Velcro straps. For durability I kind of wish these were buttons, but unless you’re really hard on your gear the Velcro should be fine.
Did the rain coat actually keep the rain off the dog?
With the exception of her tail, feet, and about 2-3 inches past her eyes, the rest of her body was dry.
The coat is made of Taslan nylon with DWR finish and mesh lining. The top portion of the coat acted very much like a moisture wicking material, and was dry within a few minutes of playing in the rain.