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
Paris is Lovely
Paris the Papillion does not like rain, however when she is wearing her darling coat she will journey outside to prance around and do her thing...now if only there were boots.
February 24, 2015
Great coat for Ohio winters
George a 80# Pitbull loves his coat and waits to have it put on so he can roll in the Ohio snow. The lining is nice and warm and the coat does not shift around while rolling in the snow. Easy to put on and take off. George would give it 4 paws.
February 11, 2015
Arf! Good jacket! Arf!
Not sure how much my German Shepard likes the jacket as I think that she would rather be wet. But I am impressed with the jacket and since I am the one with the credit card, I guess that is all that matters!
February 11, 2015
When I first opened this jacket, I was amazed at the quality. My doggy is a 23-lb mix breed who looks and acts like a mini-retriever, but she really *hates* the water - even with webbed feet. When I first strapped on this jacket, she just froze. LOL. Didn't like it. I told her to sit, and she still froze. Then yesterday when it rained, I prepared to go for a walk, and while she was very excited while we were getting ready, she was able to walk around after I put it on her. She still wouldn't sit. So I took it off, had her sit, and then put it on while she was sitting -- then she got it. She's blond. This jacket is so, so well made. The fleece lining is wonderful, and I love the reflective tape around the edges and also around the "waistline." Also I love the little reinforced buttonhole at the top which allow the leash to be pulled through. I LOVE Land's End for being so attuned to dogs as is obvious by the design and quality of this jacket. Thank you so much!
January 31, 2015
I live in Georgia, so I am not facing the harsh climates others might.....but it can get cold here! I like the squall jacket because it provides a layer of warmth and also repels water for rainy days. I have an older squall that did not have the slit for attaching a leash to a harness, but the newer one has that capability. When choosing a size, you need to consider the dog's length. I have an Australian Terrier who is about 17 pounds with short legs. However, he has a long back. He wears a Medium. It gives him good coverage. There is plenty of extra room in the girth, but I can make it snug with the Velcro closure. I throw the jackets in the washing machine on delicate and air dry them. They dry quickly and wash well. This jacket is sufficient to keep their body heat in during our colder days and my dogs look very cute wearing them!
January 28, 2015
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