How to Select the Right Ruffwear Dog Jacket for your Wintertime Adventures

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When you’re gearing up to head out for a winter adventure, one of the most important decisions you make is what to wear. To make this decision, you typically weigh factors like temperature, wind, precipitation and the forecast. Ruffwear offers five different winter dog coats, taking all of the same weather factors into account, to make sure that your dog can enjoy inclement weather outings as comfortably as you.


Here’s a summary of our dog jackets and a handy comparison chart to make your decision easier, based on your adventure plans.

Climate Changer™


As you layer for a cooler weather, one consistent go-to is a soft, warm fleece layer. Ruffwear has designed the Climate Changer as a lightweight, breathable warm fleece jacket with excellent belly coverage that dries quickly. This coat was designed with two goals in mind – keeping dogs warm while reducing the impact on our environment. The polyester fleece is made of 75% recycled materials and is recyclable when you are ready to retire it after years of use and abuse. Included is a full-length zipper providing a secure fit and integrated reflective trim.

Cloud Chaser™

CloudChaser_ObsidianBlackWhen you have a hunch that the weather could turn for the worse, reach for our most technical soft shell layer – the Cloud Chaser. This coat’s durable upper panel is waterproof and windproof protecting dogs from rain, snow and frigid winds. The coated, stretch lower panel provides excellent coverage that sheds water, snow and dirt. Lining the coat is a warm fleece layer that retains the dog’s core body heat. A full-length side zipper allows for easy on/off as well as providing a snug fit.

K-9 Overcoat™


Ruffwear’s classic tough, cold-weather utility jacket is the K-9 Overcoat. If you were to just have one dog coat for a variety of conditions, this would be your best option. The abrasion- and weather-resistant outer shell is made of recycled polyester while the recycled inner fleece lining provides warm, soft insulation retaining body heat. Instead of a zipper, this coat has two side-release buckles that are sheltered to increase durability and prevent snagging.



We designed the Quinzee to be your dog’s lightweight, packable puffy coat – excellent for outings in extremely cold, crisp conditions. An integrated stuff sack means you can easily make this coat small enough to fit in a corner of your pack. The Quinzee is filled with insulation that traps the dog’s body heat keeping them warm in extreme cold temperatures. The outer shell fabric is weather, snag and abrasion resistant. Two side release buckles and a zippered collar offer easy on and off for dogs with larger heads.

Powder Hound™


Our warmest jacket in our apparel offering, the Powder Hound is a hybrid design that combines technical materials for weather-resistant warmth. The polyester fabric and 200-gram synthetic insulation upper provides excellent warmth, while the breathable-technical stretch knit lower offers a comfortable, warm fit. The sleeved style provides full coverage for maximum warmth and full range of motion. The full-length zipper offers easy on/off.

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