Reversible Down Pet Vest
Re-designed coat is 100% improvement
I bought the squall and fleece jackets for my dachshund in previous years, and this jacket looked like a nice change. It is completely re-designed with side Velcro fasteners and a covered chest. Even has a slot for the harness leash fastener to come through. This is the best cold weather piece I have ever seen for dogs--and last year I spend $100 on a dog coat. Your dog will be so warm.
October 15, 2012
Great idea but the vest is too narrow and doesn't come down far enough on my Miniature Schnauzer's sides. Sits like a saddle on his back. Thus, not very warm in really cold weather and I have to try and fit it over a shirt.
A Down garment uses "Down" not polyfill. I don't object to polyfill but do object to it's being called Down.
November 30, 2013
No longer has real down insulation
I bought this dog coat last year when it had 100% down insulation, which gave my 10 pound toy spaniel a lot of warmth without weight. Size small fit her last year (barely) but she gained a couple of pounds, so I ordered a medium this year (2013). I didn't notice in the current product description that the newer version has "100% poly fill" instead of down. The newer coat is noticeably thinner than the old one. Since the reason I bought this coat was for the down insulation, I'm returning this more cheaply-made version. Very disappointing!
November 28, 2013
Best dog coat ever!
This coat fits my 12 lb. little white rescue mutt perfectly and is so comfortable he doesn't want to take it off! Love that it covers the chest, which is a cold spot for him, and is much easier on/off than other coats I've tried. I ordered the small and it fits like it was made for him. The cut-out around the tail allows the back to extend down a bit further on the flanks, adding to the warmth. It stays put and doesn't flap on him, as other reviewers mentioned. And we all know that down is just about the warmest stuff on the planet, so I know he is toasty. Construction looks like it will last and be washable. Very happy with my purchase (and a woof! from my dog).
November 20, 2013
The vest had no "down" in it.
I was very disappointed with the reversible "down" pet vest that I received. There was no "down"--the filling was polyester; and was very,very skimpy. The vest would provide no warmth at all--it was like two pieces of nylon stitched together. The vest was adorable and fit perfectly, but it wasn't as described so I returned it. This is the first time I've been terribly disappointed with a Land's End product.
November 13, 2013
Jackson Loves his doggie vest
My dog Jackson is always wanting us to light a fire he loves warmth...When this arrived I put it on him and zap he is asleep on his rug with out a fire...Great product and just to let you all know Jackson is an 85 pound American Pit Bull who loves people and other animals. He does not read the paper or listen to the news...Great doggie vest Lands End...I am buying a second one to take camping.....
October 8, 2013
Too Big for Chihuahuas
This coat is gorgeous and super soft. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit my 4lb chihuahua who desperately needs a nice winter coat like this.
August 23, 2013
best dog coat ever!!
i have purchased many dog coats over the last few years, this is by far the best. i have 2 pit bulls with large chests. One of which has a bad leg which makes it difficult to lift him to put into typical jacket. this coat slips over the head and easily adjust for chest. VERY PLEASED!!
February 13, 2013
Highly recommended. Best winter jacket so far !!!.. some re-designing to do.
Love it, but need some improvements. Bought it for my 1 year old mini poodle. Fleece-free is the reason why I bought this jacket (w/ fleece, hair get matted). Secondly, it's down filled. In Quebec's climate I need the best jacket to protect my dog. Armpits too open, a little more material won't hurt. When we are walking w/ the direction of the wind, I have to push down the back end of the jacket. It's flipping towards the head and his back is exposed, warmth dissipated in a second. An elastic sewed in inside the back seams would be great. Collar is a bit short. It is sitting on the base of his neck, maybe make it 2 inches longer. Ditch the Velcro, matted and pulled hair is the result when hair gets tangled with it. Length is perfect. Oh yes, please add some reflectors.
Bought 5 different winter coats for him ( from different stores/brand, hated it! ), THIS is a KEEPER. Kudos Landsend!!!!
February 1, 2013
Wonderful down vest...but better design needed!
I agree with many of the comments listed. I purchased this for my small poodle mix. The small is roomy, which is OK, however the back of the vest flares out like our dog has wings. In the wind, the back flaps forward defeating the warmth of the jacket. As mentioned the jacket is well made, and very much needed in our Chicago climate for our dogs...we applaud Land's End for this. But the Velcro needs to change, And the back design of the vest needs to be tapered in, perhaps round with elastic or a pull toggle. I would also suggest that expandable fleece be attached to the armholes....our dog is a small but the armholes are rather huge, which is fine for all size dog movement, but for many thin dogs a lot of cold air gets under the vest. I actually pull a sweater over the down vest, which catches on the Velcro, but adds more warmth around the armholes, and prevents the back end of the down vest from blowing forward. I am grateful we have this vest for our small dog in this brutally cold weather!
Despite all that has been said, We applaud Land's End for this down vest/jacket addition....just please,make some improvements in the design, make this vest more like a jacket, fix the armholes, and please fix the back section, fix Velcro closures, ditch the reversible aspect, come out with solid colors...reflectors, would be nice....and you will have a winner! Thank you.
January 24, 2013