Product Reviews: Ethical Pet Products Rain Coat
If you live on the east coast like we do, you've been treated to several straight days of non-stop rain. If you're not quite ready to get out there and start building your arc, take a few minutes to learn about the Spot Pet Products/Ethical Pet Fashion Rainy Days Slicker Raincoat, Yellow.
The first question you're probably asking yourself is, "does my dog need a raincoat?" Let's be honest here . . . the answer is probably no. But this is clearly labeled a "Fashion" rain coat, so let's acknowledge that up front. I was interested in getting Boston a raincoat, in particular, because as a blue Dobe, she has less fur and gets cold much faster than Griffin does. And, well, because I thought it would look adorable. Spoiler alert -- it does. See for yourself!
The quintessential purpose of a raincoat is to keep dry. This coat does that no problem. The material is 100% polyester with a waterproof coating. I agree with most of their advertised benefits, which per their listing on Chewy are as follows:
- Sporty hooded design is made of 100% polyester with a waterproof coating; color-contrasting stripes and edge piping complete the stylish look.
- Reflective stripes on the back and hood help increase his visibility on dark, gloomy days for added safety.
- Leash attachment slit features a covered flap to help keep his back dry in even heavy showers.
- Quick and easy to put on with a velcro chest closure and adjustable belly strap for a snug, comfortable fit.
- Classic yellow slicker is available in a wide range of sizes to fit dogs of almost every shape and size.
The Not As Good:
We only have one real issue with this rain coat - the front velcro strip. It's not too serious and, for the price, isn't necessarily a dealbreaker. But it is something to keep in mind, especially if you have a deep-chested dog, like a Doberman:
The velcro strip along the front runs vertically, and we found that it came undone pretty easily, particularly when B was running and playing. To improve the design, we'd recommend multiple horizontal velcro strips that can be adjusted to different widths, or some sort of snap/button to help it stay closed.
Overall, we like this raincoat, and we've used it numerous times in the few months that we've had it. Although we wish the front velcro strip was a bit more secure, we typically don't want to stay out in the rain too long anyways, so it's not a huge issue. The rain coat retails on Chewy and Amazon for between $10 and $12.
Note: We received this raincoat free of charge via Pupfluence in exchange for our honest review.