As I’ve mentioned before here on the blog, I’m a total sucker for Ruffwear and CoLLaR, two companies who make top notch, durable gear for exploring the outdoors with our K9 best friends.
Missy & Buzz own accessories from both, ranging from collars to leashes, backpacks, jackets, and harnesses. Today I’ll be talking to you about Ruffwear’s Cloud Chaser Jacket and CoLLaR’s Airy Vest.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored blog post. I did not receive any kind of compensation for this review. This is solely me expressing my personal opinion. As always here on K9sOverCoffee, I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers & always provide 100% honest reviews. Ruffwear & CoLLaR are not responsible for the content of this blog post.
Ruffwear’s Cloud Chaser Jacket
Ruffwear is a performance dog gear company launched in 1994 by outdoor enthusiast Patrick Kruse & his dog Otis. They are headquartered in Bend, Oregon.
Buzz’s Obsidian Black Cloud Chaser (he wears size large) can be purchased on Ruffwear’s website and retails for $79.95 (same price regardless of different sizes).
The Cloud Chaser’s Features
- Water-and Windproof
- Fleece-Lined Interior
- Breathable Membrane
- Zip Closure
- Reflective Trim
- Customizable Tag
- Machine Washable (cold water on gentle cycle, no dryer)
- Can Be Worn With Backpack And Harness
- Allows Full Range Of Motion
- Very Light – Weighs 8 oz
- Available In 2 Different Colors – Obsidian Black and Forest Green
- Available In 6 Different Sizes – 2XS, Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
$79.95 For Ruffwear's Cloud Chaser Jacket On Their Website
Ruffwear's Apparel Size Chart
Ruffwear's Cloud Chaser Jacket Comes With Reflective Trimming
What I’m Missing On The Cloud Chaser Jacket
– Color Choices
The Cloud Chaser is only available in two colors. I personally would like a broader color spectrum to chose from.
CoLLaR is a Ukrainian based wholesale company who has been making quality pet products since 1995. Their pet products are sold in 40 countries on all continents.
Missy’s black & blue Airy Vest in size M50 retails for $53.00 and can be purchased in Collar’s eBay store (free shipping). Prices range between $29 and $63, depending on the respective size.
$53 For CoLLaR's M45 Airy Vest On Ebay
Missy Wearing CoLLaR's Reversible Airy Vest Jacket
The Airy Vest Features
- Reversible Jacket (Black/Blue)
- Nylon Fabric
- Filled With Synthetic Insulation (Polyester Fibers) Designed To Replicate The Qualities Of Down, Even When Wet
- Water Resistant
- Lycra (Elastic Fiber) Trimmings Around Leg Holes
- Reversible Zip Closure
- Hand Wash Only
- Comes With A Compact Pouch For Storage and Transportation
- Allows Full Range Of Motion
- Super Light – Weighs Only 5.3 oz
- Available In 4 Different Color Combinations- Black/Blue, Lime/Blue, Purple/Pink, Lime/Yellow
- Available In 8 Different Sizes – XS25, XS30, S30, S35, S40, M45, M50, L55
Taking Measurements For CoLLaR's Airy Vest
CoLLaR's Airy Vest Size Chart
CoLLaR's Airy Vest Comes In 4 Different Color Combinations
What I’m Missing On The Airy Vest
– Reflective Features
Unlike Ruffwear’s Cloud Chaser Jacket, CoLLaR’s Airy Vest doesn’t have any reflective trimming, which would be a useful feature for those early and late fall/winter walks to ensure optimal visibility. We make up for it with Missy’s reflective Star Collar, also by CoLLaR.
Missy's Glow-In-The-Dark Collar from CoLLaR
– Full Coverage Of Belly Area
The Airy Vest doesn’t cover the entirety of the belly area, so part of it still gets wet in rainy walking conditions.
Missy Out On A Rainy Walk With CoLLaR's Airy Vest
We’re big believers in daily exercise here at K9sOverCoffee, so we appreciate companies such as Ruffwear & CoLLaR who make sturdy, durable gear for our outdoors adventures.
We especially love the zipper feature on both products. It ensures that the jacket/vest stays on, even when running and jumping. This was always an issue with previously used jackets that were secured using velcro belly straps. I can see those working well for senior or sick dogs who move at a slow pace, but it’s not ideal for active pups.
We recommend both Ruffwear’s Jacket and CoLLaR’s Airy Vest – if you’re a pet retail store, go ahead and contact CoLLaR about getting your hands on their products!
What is your favorite dog gear? Do you own any of Ruffwear’s or CoLLaR’s accessories? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!