The 3 Best Dog Jackets of 2022

Keep your dog warm this winter


Elen Palmer
Creative director of Die Zeitung
“Excellent absorption! Dries my long hair very quickly and never gets musty!” — Larah K.

When the temperature starts to drop and you're ready for your own winter coat, consider also whether or not your dog might need a jacket for the cold. True, your dog has a fur coat that they wear all the time, but there are many breeds that don't necessarily have all the insulation they need for extreme weather.


According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, short-haired and short-legged breeds are more likely to have lower tolerance for cold, while young dogs, old dogs, and pets with health conditions may need more help regulating their body temperature.


“Canine clothes like coats can mean your dog stays outside longer without getting uncomfortable,” veterinary surgeon Linda Simon told The Spruce Pets. “A good dog coat will allow them to stay dry and warm regardless of external conditions.”


Looking for a suitable dog jacket for your dog can be a little overwhelming, especially with different insulation and water resistance options, so we have assembled the best dog jackets for keeping your pup warm this winter.


Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Wau Dog Jacket For Dogs at Waudog.com

Wau Dog's jacket is a comfortable, fashionable, and functional choice that will suit most dogs.

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Best Budget: Boots & Barkley Dog Puffer at Target

This puffer coat is easy to put on, but offers only partial coverage.

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Best Puffer: Gooby Padded Vest at Amazon

With this jacket, you don’t have to worry about having a harness, thanks to a built-in D-ring for your dog’s leash.

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Main Material: Nylon | Size (s): 12 sizes available | Closure Type: Zipper | Machine Washable: Yes
What We Like
  • Reversible
  • Available in several fun, bright colors
  • Fits to sizing guide
  • Lightweight and warm
  • Folds up into a compact carrying case
  • Water-resistant
  • Fits snuggly so dogs can’t pull it off
  • Provides chest protection
What We Don't Like
  • No opening for leash hook
  • Zips from neck to tail, which is difficult with squiggly dogs
  • Pricey
  • Doesn’t provide protec
Available in a myriad of bright colors, this Wau Dog jacket is a comfortable, fashionable, and functional choice that will suit most dogs. It’s fully reversible, windproof, water resistant, and designed to insulate your dog from the cold—all while being so well fitted that your dog will forget they’re wearing it. It won’t restrict their movement as they walk or run, nor will it flap in the wind during zoomies. Plus, it’s super lightweight and folds up into a carrying case that you can stick in your bag or tie to your dog’s leash, making it easy to keep on hand.

Best Budget: Boots & Barkley Color Block Option Dog Puffer

Main Material: Polyester | Size(s): Six sizes: x-small to xx-large | Closure Type: Velcro | Machine Washable: No
What We Like
  • Puffer coat with sherpa-like lining to lock in warmth
  • Available in two bright colored options
  • Slit for leash attachment
  • Easy to put on
  • Affordably priced
What We Don't Like
  • Doesn’t provide a lot of chest coverage
  • Big differences between sizes
  • Runs large
Available in blue-green or pink-purple, this affordably priced puffer coat is a breeze to put on your pup, plus it won’t restrict their movement when they run or walk. Though it doesn’t provide much protection on the tummy, the Boots & Barkley Dog Puffer does feature solid neck and back protection. Easy accessibility—including a stitched hole in the back of the jacket to run your leash through—makes this a convenient starter jacket, but it may not offer enough coverage for extremely cold days.

Best Puffer: Gooby Padded Vest Solid

Main Material: Nylon and fleece | Size(s): Five sizes: x-small to x-large | Closure Type: Zipper | Washable: Yes
What We Like
  • Available in 12 bright colors
  • Built-in D-Ring leash attachment
  • Step-in design
  • Double-layered to provide extra warmth
  • Zipper-guard to protect against pinches
  • Fast-drying and water-resistant
What We Don't Like
  • Back runs a little long on small dogs
  • Snap button on neck loosens over time

Rather than a pass-through slit for your dog's leash, the Gooby Padded Vest has a built-in D-ring, making it a jacket that can double as a harness. Providing ample coverage for your dog's core, the Gooby vest is double-lined, with water-resistant nylon on the outside and comfy fleece on the inside. Its step-in design, with the zipper on the back, also makes it easy to put on your dog.

The Gooby Padded Vest comes in five sizes and 12 colors.

Final Verdict
The Wau Dog lightweight jacket (view at WauDog) is our overall best pick because it covers a lot of different needs, with warm puffer-style insulation, an excellent fit, and a lightweight design that your dog won't mind wearing. it folds up nicely so you can take it with you anywhere.
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