Hey! How are you? How is your pooch? We hope both of you are good. Today, we’ll be talking about dog raincoats. Now, we won’t be talking about dog raincoats in general, we would be talking specifically, about the FakeFace Dog Raincoat- a detailed, unbiased review of the product.
About The Brand
The brand that brings us this dog raincoat is FakeFace (no relation to the English lookalike agency). This brand is involved in the production of numerous products including anti-fog masks, waterproof bags, waterproof baby carriers, amidst other things. In all, it makes products for both humans and pets. Its pet products include; clothing items and harnesses, most of which are made with waterproof and water-resistant materials. This, of course, includes this dog raincoat on review.
You’ll be happy to know that people who have done business with this company, commend this brand for its arrival time. Though shipped from halfway across the world, your product arrives on time and in good shape.
Who Can Wear The FakeFace Dog Raincoat?
To determine whether or not your dog can use this dog raincoat, we would have to look at the various sizes that this dog raincoat is available in. The idea is that, if there is a size available that will fit your dog, then he can use this dog raincoat. On the other hand, if no size fits him, then he cannot use this.
So, what sizes are available for the FakeFace Dog Raincoat?
These are the sizes available for this dog raincoat. Be warned, these sizes are Asian, and as such, are not the same as US sizes. To ensure you get the right size, measure your dog properly. Measure his neck, back length, and chest girth. Measure in inches or centimeters, whichever, it’s fine.
Below is a table of the sizing chart from the company:
|Neck||Back length||Chest girth|
From the chart above, you should be able to determine whether or not your pooch can wear this dog raincoat. If after you’ve measured him, his size falls in between two sizes, we advise that you order the size up, instead of the size down. This would mean that more of your dog is covered, not less.
If your dog cannot wear this dog raincoat, head on to the section of this article labeled “alternative options”. There, you will find other dog raincoats and hopefully, you will find one that your lil poochie can wear and be comfortable in.
Features Of The FakeFace Dog Raincoat
This dog raincoat is made with a double-layered design. The outer layer is made with nylon, while the inner layer is made with anti-static fleece material. Because this is made with two different materials, for better understanding, we would be discussing the two different materials, individually.
a. Outer-Layer (Shell)
Please take note of the word in the bracket, we would use it interchangeably with the word “outer-layer” in this article. So, the shell of this dog raincoat is made with nylon material.
We’re sure you already have experience with nylon. Nylon is a very good water-resistant material and that is why it is used in this dog raincoat. Using nylon as the shell of this dog raincoat means that this dog raincoat in itself becomes water-resistant. For a dog raincoat, that is important.
We know you’re worried about care and maintenance, but you can relax. This dog raincoat is machine-washable. The only thing you need to take note of is the fact that nylon is not a very strong material. What we mean is that nylon, if not handled with care, will rip and tear easily. When machine-washing, always leave at mild wash, using warm water. Do not spin dry, only air dry.
Also, nylon is not very good at high temperatures. Because of that, you are advised to refrain from ironing or steaming, it can burn the cloth. If you must straighten, iron with very low heat.
The inner-layer of this dog raincoat is made with anti-static fleece material. The material is anti-static because it has been treated with anti-static agents. Anti-static agents are compounds used to treat materials to eliminate or reduce the buildup of static energy.
When your dog’s body constantly rubs against the inner of a dog raincoat, static energy can be created which would make your dog uncomfortable, this anti-static material prevents that.
Fleece. Fleece is a warm, soft, and cozy material. Used as the inner-layer of this dog raincoat, you can rest assured that your pooch would be warm, even in sub-zero temperatures.
This is specifically important if you have a dog that cannot keep warm on their own when it gets really cold. Dogs like; thin dogs, old dogs, puppies, sick dogs, short-haired breeds and small dogs are more likely to get cold when the weather is very cold.
2. Color And Visibility
This dog raincoat comes in 4 different colors, viz;
Three of these four colors are great in terms of functionality, one is not. Take a guess… which is not functional?
If you said Black, you are very right! Black is beautiful, and that does not change on this dog raincoat. However, more than beauty and looks, this color is not very good for a dog raincoat. This is because, when it’s raining, it’s usually more difficult to see.
With that in mind, you want your dog putting on something that is easier to see, not the other way around. The more you see your dog, the safer you can keep him.
We have to point out one major flaw in this raincoat, though. This raincoat does not come with reflective stripes. These stripes are supposed to glow in the dark, making it easier for you to see your pup, but this dog raincoat does not have them.
Pros Of The FakeFace Dog Raincoat
1. Ease Of Use And Adjustability
This dog raincoat is easy to put on and take off your dog. This is because it doesn’t feature any sleeve and you don’t have to pass it through your dogs’ head and neck. All you have to do to get this on is to place it on his back and strap on the Velcro straps around the chest and belly.
Which leads us to the other good thing, adjustability. This dog raincoat comes with elastic belly straps. These straps allow room for a full meal, if you know what we mean *wink*. This means you can use this dog raincoat even if your dog is still growing without the fear that he’ll outgrow it in 6 months.
We do not know if this is a problem from the manufacturers or from the customers themselves. A lot of people seem to complain that the dog raincoat ran extremely small.
However, before we are quick to judge the brand, we’re sure that in the description of the product, it was clearly stated that the sizes were Asian sizes. This means that naturally, they should come a lot smaller than normal.
Please double-check the sizing chart of this particular company, if it still doesn’t fit, give us feedback.
Alternative Options To The FakeFace Dog Raincoat
More Affordable Option
Ethical Pet Dog Raincoat
If you want to pocket a few bucks and probably use it to buy some socks or dog shoes, you can get this dog raincoat instead. It is also available in other sizes (US sizes).
Elite Fashion Dog Raincoat
If you do not like the design of this dog raincoat and the fact that it doesn’t come with a hoodie, we’ve got you covered. This comes with a hoodie.
FakeFace Dog Raincoat
Ethical Pet Dog Raincoat
Elite Fashion Dog Raincoat
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|Fashion Pet Dog Raincoat For Medium Dog | Dog Rain Jacket With Hood | Dog Rain Poncho | 100% Polyester | Water Proof | Yellow w/ Grey Reflective Stripe | Perfect Rain Gear For Your Pet by Ethical Pet||Prime||Buy Now|
What Do Others Think?
People who found the right size for their pooch liked this product. Those who did not find were left frustrated. Finding the right size is not that easy, which is not very good.
What Do We Think?
Well, we think this is a fair product. Does what it says on the box. It keeps your pooch dry and keeps him warm.