Dog Squall Jacket
I LOVE this coat for my two dogs! A friend gave this coat to my dogs, even though I was anti-coat. It has been GREAT! It doesn't look like "clothes" (which I like), and the fleece lining keeps my older lab mix, who started getting cold in the winter as she got older, warm! My younger Chesapeake doesn't really need it for warmth, but I put it on her anyway when it's raining or snowing, b/c it's nice not to have wet dogs coming back in the house. I've had the coats on them in downpours and have NEVER had them get wet through in these coats. They stay in place really well, even when running, playing, rolling around in the mud/snow, at the dog park. I've had them for several years now, and they're holding up quite well!! I especially like the reflective trim and reflective strip on the back for walking in the evenings in the winter after work when it gets dark earlier in the day. With a black dog and dark brown dog that are hard to see in the dark, the reflective strips help them (and thus me) to be seen by cars. The coats are very easy to take on/off and adjust, and I haven't had the issue of the Velcro losing its grip as I have had with Velcro closures on horse blankets in the past. Both my dogs like their coats, but my older dog REALLY LOVES hers! She doesn't want it taken off when she comes inside :) The only recommendation I would have would be leg straps, like on a horse blanket, but I haven't had it actually come off, just a little sliding to the side on the back, on my narrower-bodied lab mix. Leg straps, as on a horse blanket would fix this, but some dogs might not like those, and the blankets do stay put really well.
January 7, 2014
I bought this squall jacket for my 10lb Chihuahua because his current winter coat is bulky and ill-fitting. I thought this would be a good coat for him to wear when the temperature is in the 20's but it's not. It's not even as heavy as his spring time fleece coat. What a disappointment -- and this jacket wasn't cheap either. I am keeping it because it is longer than the jackets he has now and it will be good when it's raining. I don't think I'd put this on him to go out in the snow. This squall jacket definitely needs improvement!!
January 14, 2015
great coats velcro really holds repels rain and snow and dries quickly in time for next walk reflective trim helps at night
January 5, 2015
XL for a lab
Based on customer reviews I ordered XL for my labs, each 60 lbs. They fit great, see photo!
December 29, 2014
Best jacket ever!
I bought this for my Australian Cattle Dog and it fits her perfectly. I live in New York on the beach where the wind makes the winter's especially harsh. This jacket protects Lucy from the wind, the rain, and the snow, and keeps her nice and warm. I don't know who is happier with this purchase, me or her!
December 27, 2014
Well made jacket. Easy on/off
This is the first squall jacket I buy for my dog and I wish I had discovered this product earlier. The jacket is well made, does well in the washer, and best of all it is easy to put on and take off. I will surely be buying a second one soon.
December 13, 2014
Perfect for the rain
I received this dog squall jacket just in time for the Southern California rain today. It worked perfectly to repel the rain. It was raining steadily for my 30 minute walk and my dog came home dry except for his paws and face. I almost did not order this after reading the low reviews. However, most of the "One Boat" reviews are comparing this new one to the older ones they bought years ago. Although the quality might be lacking in comparison, that does not mean this one is not functional. Perhaps there should be two dog squalls, a more expensive heavy duty one for really cold weather and this one which is perfect for the warmer climates. I would not want to have a dog squall heavier than this one. I have a 15 lb Bichon Frise and I followed the measurement guide & it fit well plus stayed on.
December 13, 2014
High hopes dashed
I have been looking at the pet squall jacket for several seasons and was excited when they were on sale. I measured my dogs and from that information, I ordered 2 small jackets for 2 of my 3 Mini Aussies. From the size chart, they should have provided adequate coverage and fit. However, the jackets did not cover their backs (only about 2/3 of the way) and the Velcro strap was too short to keep the coat secured. My decision to order a small was also based on a previous review that said the small size was generous. I was disappointed at the fit as the jackets were light enough to prevent my dogs from over-heating and still provide protection from the rain. So, I will be returning the jackets and ordering medium sizes.
December 10, 2014
Getting ready for the winter.
I ordered the blue in a small for my 17 lbs mini poodle and the fit is nice (actually fits better than the fleece version in the same size). It's not quite as warm as I expected, but it is nice and super reflective. It will be great for early winter walks, which is what I needed. (I'm Canadian and my dog already has boots and a heavy winter jacket for the brutal months)
December 8, 2014
Not at all what they used to be unfortunately.
I live Lands' End. Really do. I purchased this jacket for my two maltese back in 2002 and they were thick, study and warm. I nave felt I needed to layer it and they fit perfectly. They lasted a decade! I now have two new maltese so instead of reusing the old jackets which were still great I got them their own with their own names on it.
The jackets arrived and they were so light weight! One small layer of fleece and not at all warm. Also the sizing was way off. the small was huge and i had checked the measurements. Very disappointed in the flimsy jackets. they are cute thought i'll give them that but i have to layer sweaters underneath to make them warm enough.... my little one looks like the kid from a christmas story! LOL Which is cute. Maltese dogs have hair not fur so they feel the cold just like we do. If you think of this jacket more as a topper then ok but as a jacket on it's own for a dog with hair, not fur I can't recommend it. Sorry Lands' End.
December 1, 2014