I had been looking for versatile doggie jackets for the outdoors for a while, and finally decided to go with Ruffwear’s Cloud Chaser jackets. Missy weighs 50 lb and is now sporting the Forest Green version (size M), while Buzz weighs 70 lb and “chose” Obsidian Black (size L). The jackets are also available in Granite Grey & in Red Rock.
Update 2019: The Cloud Chaser is no longer available in green & black, but comes in red & blue instead.
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All-Weather Sleeved Jacket
I really like how versatile this jacket is: Its breathable membrane protects against the elements (water-and windproof), it has a warming fleece-lined interior, and only weighs 8 ounces.
The sleeves allow full range of motion for Fido’s front legs and make this outfit the perfect doggie attire for long walks, hikes, and outside playtime in the colder months.
The Cloud Chaser Is Very Easy To Put On
The zipper on the left side makes it extremely easy to put the jacket on and also to take it off, while the four-way stretch makes for a comfortable fit.
Buzz Wearing The Cloud Chaser Jacket™ By Ruffwear
Reflective Trim For Visibility In Low Light
Ruffwear’s design also incorporates a safety feature in form of a reflective trim. You will come to appreciate this a lot when walking your pup in the dark morning & evening hours, especially during wintertime.
Reflective Trim On Ruffwear's Cloud Chaser™ Jackets
The Cloud Chaser Can Easily Be Combined With Dog Backpacks & Harnesses
The jacket is thin enough to be combined with dog backpacks and still allows full range of motion after the backpack has been strapped on.
Ruffwear's Cloud Chaser™ Jacket Combined With Backpack
I use car harnesses for safety reasons whenever the pups come along for a car ride. I am very pleased to report that the car harnesses still fit nicely on top of the Ruffwear Cloud Chaser™ jackets!
Great Alternative To Elizabethan Collar/Comfy Cone
Buzz just had to have a small mass on his left shoulder removed. I was initially going to have him wear his Comfy Cone which would have prevented him from licking or scratching at the incision. However, it wouldn’t have prevented his sister Missy from potentially getting to it…enter Ruffwear’s Cloud Chaser™ jacket!
I figured I’d see how he does with wearing the jacket inside the house until the removal of his staples ~ he doesn’t seem to mind it at all and it has been covering the incision perfectly. Yet another practical usage of the Ruffwear Cloud Chaser™ jacket!
Buzz With Staples On His Chest
Every Cloud Chaser Jacket Is Customizable
A unique feature is certainly the customizable tag on the jacket’s interior! It provides two spots for your pup’s name and your phone number.
Customizable Ruffwear Cloud Chaser™ Jackets
The care label can be found on the back of the customizable tag: The Ruffwear Cloud Chaser™ jacket can be washed in the washing machine, but needs to be washed in cold water on the gentle cycle. However, it CAN NOT be dried in the dryer, but has to air dry instead (it also can’t be dry cleaned).
4 Enthusiastic High Paws!
The pups give their new Ruffwear Cloud Chaser™ jackets 4 enthusiastic high paws! They keep them comfortable on walks & playtime in cold weather, while allowing full range of motion!
The only suggestion for improvement I can think of is making the jacket available in a broader color palette, particularly light blue and deep pink or purple 😉
I did not receive any kind of compensation for this review ~ neither in product-form nor in $$$-form! This is solely me expressing my personal opinion!
Does your pup own a Ruffwear Cloud Chaser™ jacket? What’s your favorite dog clothing brand?