I liked the velcro connections. It's much easier to put on when the two large dogs wiggle away from me. Thank you.
This coat is easy to put on and take off, keeping my little dude toasty warm. My only issue is that I wish it had snaps at the top like in the middle and at the bottom. It would help secure the portion of the coat near the neckline and keep the neck tabs on the fleece/inner coat connected to the outer coat. Otherwise, this coat is fantastic!
My dog is 41 lbs, medium height lab mix. I ordered a large. Item runs small. Order one size up from what you would normally purchase .
There are several great aspects to this coat: both pieces are attractive, each piece offers some warmth on its own (the softshell contains batting), and it's easy to put on. However, there are also a few drawbacks. When used all as one piece, the inner neck flaps tend to come out of their pockets in the outer coat, so that means readjusting or having material bunched up or flopping around. The coat isn't super well-constructed: after only two wears, the velcro is coming off of the belly strap so I'll have to sew that back on. And the sizing is weird. I bought the XL because my dog fit into three of the four sizing guidelines (he is 22" long, but well within the range of all of the other guidelines). However, the coat seemed a bit small all around. I can close the coat, but the coverage isn't great. I contacted Chewy and they sent an XXL quickly; always great customer service here! However, that one is giant compared to the XL. Neither coat fits all that well, and I'm not sure how long they'll last given that a seam on the velcro came apart so quickly. I may look to another brand if I need a coat in the future.
I love the look of this coat! I love the idea of the 2 layers snapping together to become a warm winter coat, but they should have designed it better. They did not put enough snaps to ensure that the 2 pieces stay together when my dog walks. The fleece inside layer falls out where you just “tuck“ it into the outside layer. They needed to put snaps there. I had to take the inside layer off to finish my dogs walk, so it was not a very warm winter coat. Very disappointing! If you want to use the 2 layers separately, it is wonderful (which is why I gave 2 stars). But if you were looking for something to battle cold weather this is not it, due to the bad design.
Made well with a simple design. I have a 60lb lab mix who is long so got the xxl and added some Velcro to the closures to snug it up. The length is perfect, I highly recommend measuring to decide which size is best. The fleece drags on his hair ( typical lab hair) and won't release so ends up choking him. I'll probably add a nylon liner to fix that but the outer shell works great. Lots of options with the combo.
After reading reviews, I chose this coat. The problem is getting the inner coat's velcro flaps to stay inside the outer coat's "pockets". So the outer, windbreaker type, has a place on the inside to tuck the solid blue liner's flaps in but they don't stay there. They slip out and hang down. The only way around that is to put each on individually and velcro snap each one, the way one person might put on a sweater and then a coat. If I sew more velcro tabs inside the neck and body tab pockets, that might work. It's been in the teens here, so my dog really needs both parts on to stay warm.
A really warm coat that doesn’t have sleeves, good for super cold days and dogs that don’t like you touching their legs. Appears to be water resistant. Only drawback is that the neck straps on the fleece part slip out of the outer layer very easily, even when it’s being worn. Some additional snaps or Velcro or something would help a lot.
Our dog is a “if it’s cold and wet, I’m not going outside” kind of dog. She seems to really not mind being out in the cold in her coat. It fits well and it is easy to get on and off. She’ll stay out longer and play with our other dog (who is a husky mix and is OBSESSED with the cold weather). It’s been great for both of them!
I loved the look of this jacket and the fact that it is reversible, but the sizing is terribly off. I read the reviews and sized up and it still didn't fit. I don't think sizing down would help either. Bummer. I really wish it had fit.