I had been looking for versatile doggie jackets 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 in size M. Buzz weighs 70 lb and “chose” Obsidian Black in size L. The jackets are also available in Granite Grey & in Red Rock.
Update 2021: Ruffwear has changed the color availability of the Cloud Chaser quite a bit over the years. Officially, it’s only available in Obsidian Black these days. However, you can still find a few options in green, red and grey on Amazon.
Reviewing Ruffwear’s All-Weather Sleeved Cloud Chaser Jacket
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All-Weather Sleeved Jacket
I really like how versatile this jacket is:
- Breathable membrane protects against the elements
- Water-and windproof material
- Fleece-lined interior keeps dogs warm
- Only weighs 8 ounces
The sleeves allow full range of motion for Fido’s front legs. That makes 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. Additionally, the four-way stretch makes for a comfortable fit.
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 you’re walking your pup in the dark morning and evening hours during wintertime.
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.
I use car harnesses for safety reasons whenever the pups come along for a car ride. That said, I’m 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 to prevent 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.
Well, he doesn’t seem to mind it at all and it has been covering the incision perfectly. Yet another practical use for the Ruffwear Cloud Chaser jacket!
Every Cloud Chaser Jacket Is Customizable
The customizable tag on the interior of the jacket is definitely a unique feature! It comes with two spots for your pup’s name and your phone number.
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.
Reviewing Ruffwear’s All-Weather Sleeved Cloud Chaser Jacket: 4 Enthusiastic High Paws!
The pups give their new Ruffwear Cloud Chaser jackets 4 enthusiastic high paws!
Obviously the Cloud Chaser is not a necessity for dogs with undercoats and thick fur in general, but my Boxer mixes have very thin fur and do get cold easily during winter.
The Cloud Chasers 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 to make the jacket available in a broader color palette. How about light blue and deep pink or purple?!