If you want your dog with you on absolutely every adventure this winter, check out the Great White North Winter Coat by Chilly Dogs. This jacket is designed and engineered for freezing temperatures, extreme mobility, and absolute warmth.
Hank loves being outside and adventuring with us but when it’s cold, windy, and snowing, he gets very miserable very fast. It’s pretty cute because when he wants to let us know he is not happy he sits down and squints his eyes (see below photo from when he was a pup). Our love for skiing means that we are going to be out in exactly the weather that Hank does not love. Although he loves sleeping in front of the fire at home, we want him to enjoy the great outdoors as much as we do.
We got him a fleece by Ruffwear for mild days and for inside the camper when it’s chilly but we wanted a heavy winter jacket for the really cold and wet days. Chilly Dogs designs and manufactures their products in Canada, and so right off I knew I was dealing with a company who understands winter. I was really impressed just looking online at the fit of the Great White North Winter Coat. I was even more impressed when it showed up in the mail. The quality is incredible.
The design is unique and easy to get on your dog. Hank is pretty mellow and careless with stuff like this so we put it right on him and he didn’t seem to mind. If you have a more rambunctious pup, the design allows for easy on and off.
The entire coat is a 12oz Canadian made, non-piling fleece that is extremely soft and machine washable (the entire jacket is machine washable). The fleece is the perfect weight and proves to be durable and breathable. We were a little bit skeptical of how the fleece would handle in the snow. We thought that maybe snow would just build up and stick to the fleece. After using this jacket in deep deep snow, the snow does not build up at all which is a huge bonus.
Chilly Dogs added 3M reflective piping around the outer seams of the jacket for visibility at night (safety and protection!!!). With over 14 years of experience, I think it’s safe to say that Chilly Dogs knows what they are doing and are putting the safety, protection, and warmth of your dog at high standards.
The temperature rating for this jacket is 14 degrees F to -22 degrees F so the extremely cold days are covered. Hank is probably not the average breed however, with his thin hair. Your dog can’t talk to you though so if you’re wearing a ton of layers and are cold, chances are your pup’s going to be a bit chilly too.
Chilly Dogs makes a bunch of dog products including some lighter weight jackets so be sure to check them out to get your best friend and adventure partner outfitted properly.
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