The 9 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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Best Fleece: Pendleton National Park Dog Coat at Chewy

This stylish fleece dog coat comes in color schemes inspired by the National Park system.

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Best Splurge: Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket at Amazon

Sustainably made from recycled materials, this jacket is stretchy, water-resistant, and well-insulated.

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Best for Large Dogs: WeatherBeeta Reflective Dog Coat at Amazon

Designed for broad-chested dogs, this jacket features an adjustable strap to help keep it snug.

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Best Waterproof: Lands' End Dog Rain Jacket at Landsend.com

This rain jacket will keep your dog dry on walks, but is light on insulation.

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Best for Snow: Canada Pooch Dog Snowsuit at Chewy

With protection for your dog’s back, four legs, and stomach, this water-resistant snowsuit combines maximum warmth and coverage.

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Best for Short-Haired Dogs: Hurtta Insulated Dog Parka at Chewy

This highly adjustable jacket was designed for short-haired dogs, who lack the undercoat that helps keep them warm in the winter.

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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.

Best Fleece: Pendleton National Park Dog Coat

Main Material: Polyester | Size(s): Five sizes: x-small to x-large | Closure Type: Velcro | Machine Washable: Yes
What We Like
  • Stylish, classic National Park fabrics
  • Warm and soft
  • Reversible design
  • Slit for easy leash attachment
  • Adjustable velcro around dog’s mid-section
What We Don't Like
  • Sizing runs large
  • Back can flip up when dog runs
  • Easy for dogs to slip off on their own

Stylish and warm, the Pendleton National Park Dog Coat comes in patterns inspired by the National Parks system, including Glacier, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands, Crater Lake, Olympic, Yosemite, and other national parks. While the material is warm, with polyester polar fleece on the outside and quilted cotton on the inside, the design is more like a camp blanket than a jacket, with substantial coverage on your dog's back, but only a hook-and-loop closure holding it to your pet.

The Pendleton National Park Dog Coat comes in five sizes and is machine washable.

Best Splurge: Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket

Main Material: Polyester, nylon, spandex | Size(s): Six sizes: x-small to x-large | Closure Type: Zipper | Machine Washable: Yes, cold water only
What We Like
  • Form-fiting, heat-retaining design
  • Stretchy for running comfort
  • Water-repellent
  • Includes a reflective trim
  • Lightweight
  • Made of recycled materials
What We Don't Like
  • Doesn’t work with a harness
  • Doesn't tighten around the stomach
  • Sleeves may chafe short-haired dogs

The Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket is more like performance sportswear than a blanket-style dog jacket, making it an ideal pick for all-day hikes or other sustained outdoor activities. Made from recycled polyester, this jacket is stretchy, water resistant, and well insulated, sealing in warmth nylon-spandex sleeves.

Other features include reflective trim, a zipper closure, and even a light loop so your dog won't get lost in the dark. The Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket is available in six sizes and three different colors.

Best for Large Dogs: WeatherBeeta Comfitec Reflective Parka 300D Deluxe Dog Coat

Main Material: Polyester | Size(s): Eight sizes: 12” - 32” | Closure Type: Velcro and zipper | Machine Washable (y/n): Yes but on gentle only; handwashing is strongly recommended
What We Like
  • Comes with leash hole
  • Waterproof and warm
  • Reflective
  • Adjustable fit that’s great for broad-chested dogs
  • Strong, durable fabric
What We Don't Like
  • Only available in orange or yellow
  • Handwashing recommended

Designed for broad-chested dogs, this jacket features an adjustable strap to help keep it snug around your dog’s trunk and rear legs. The WeatherBeeta Comfitec Reflective Parka has a waterproof exterior and enough polyester loft inside to keep your dog dry and warm in most cold weather conditions. Plus, it's designed with high visibility in mind, with reflective stripes and easily visible yellow or orange color schemes.

With 11 available sizes, the WeatherBeeta Reflective Parka has a fitting option that will work for your large dog.

Best Waterproof: Lands' End Dog Rain Jacket

Main Material: Polyester, Spandex | Size(s): Five sizes, X-Small to X-Large | Closure Type: Velcro | Machine Washable: Yes
What We Like
  • Water-resistant
  • Lined in soft knit for comfort
  • Adjustable
  • Features a slot for harness
What We Don't Like
  • Only available in two colors
  • Has a tendency to sell out quickly
  • No hood
  • Meant for larger dogs

If rain is your biggest concern, this rain jacket will help keep your dog dry on your daily walks, but doesn't have much additional insulation beyond the comfortable cotton jersey knit lining. Available in yellow or blue, the Lands' End Dog Rain Jacket has two points of adjustment, with wide straps across both your dog's mid-section and chest.

Best for Snow: Canada Pooch Dog Snowsuit

Main Material: 100% Polyester | Size(s): 11 sizes available | Closure Type: Zipper and snaps | Machine Washable: Yes, on gentle cycle, cold water
What We Like
  • Provides full-body coverage protection from snow
  • Has thermal foil lining for warmth insulation
  • Available in 11 sizes and two colors
  • Adjustable button snap at front and back legs
  • Reflective stripe on the side for visibility
What We Don't Like
  • Doesn’t fit all breeds equally
  • Not easy to put on fidgety dogs
  • Cannot be ironed
  • Must hang up to dry

If your dog loves frolicking in the snow, they need something to keep their whole bodies warm, legs included—and this snowsuit is designed to do just that. With protection for your dog’s back, four legs, and stomach, this water-resistant snowsuit combines maximum warmth and coverage.


The thermal foil lining on the inside will protect your dog against extreme cold.

The Canada Pooch Dog Snowsuit also includes an opening on the back for you dog's leash and is available in 11 different sizes (but only one color: black).

Best for Short-Haired Dogs: Hurtta Expedition Insulated Dog Parka

Main Material: Nylon | Size(s): 16 Sizes: 8-inch to 32-inch | Closure Type: Buckle | Machine Washable: Yes
What We Like
  • Designed to keep short-haired dogs warm
  • Waterproof and breathable
  • Easy to put on
  • Adjustable length, neckline, and collar circumference
  • Easy to clean
  • Has a leash opening
  • Fleece lining
What We Don't Like
  • Pricey
  • Fits bigger dogs better

This jacket was designed with short-haired dogs in mind, since they lack the undercoat that helps keep them warm in the winter. It provides full-body coverage and features both a waterproof, laminated exterior and a fleecy interior. The Hurtta Expedition Insulated Dog Parka is highly adjustable at the back, neckline, and collar, while also snapping on easily by using only a single buckle around your dog's waist.

Available in four colors and 16 sizes, the Hurtta Dog Parka is also machine washable.

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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