Hello there! You good? Do you have a problem with drying your pup every single time he comes back from peeing out in the rain? How about that wet-dog smell after a walk? Well, a dog raincoat is what you need. That’s why today, we’ll be reviewing the Funkeen Dog Raincoat.
Who Can Wear The Funkeen Dog Raincoat?
Every dog can wear this dog raincoat, as long as there is a size available that fits them.
This dog raincoat is available in seven different sizes, viz:
- Extra small.
- 2 XL.
- 3 XL.
To get the proper size for your pup, you’ll need to measure him. Measure these various body parts: chest girth, neck girth, and back length.
Once you’ve measured these places on your dog, take the measurements you get and compare them with the company’s sizing chart. That is the only way you will be able to determine what size is good for your pooch and what size is not.
Please, do not use your dogs’ weight to determine the size to buy for him. Weight is not the SI unit for measuring clothes. Rather, length and girth are.
Is he stuck between sizes? We advise that you order a size up instead of a size down. That way, the raincoat will be able to cover more of your dog, keeping him dry.
If you haven’t found a size that fits your pooch, head on to our “alternative options”. There, you will find other dog raincoats. Hopefully, you will find a dog raincoat that fits your dogs’ size.
Features Of The Funkeen Dog Raincoat
Now that we know your dog can wear this raincoat, we can move on to the review proper. We begin with the features.
This raincoat is made with a double-layered design. What that means is that there are two materials. The shell (outer layer) and the lining (inner-layer).
a.) Outer-Layer (Shell)
The shell of this raincoat is made with waterproof material, as stated by the manufacturers. However, they did not mention the name of the material used. Because of that, we would not be able to discuss the material more than the functions we observed from its usage.
Waterproof is quite different than water-resistant, don’t mistake them. Water-resistant means it can withstand water and prevent water molecules from passing through for a long time. Waterproof means that that material is completely impervious to water.
It is also important to note that the material is waterproof, and not the raincoat. The reason why the raincoat itself is not waterproof is that it was sewed. So, it definitely contains needle and stitch holes which after a very long time, water will begin to pass through.
b.) Inner-Layer (Lining)
The Funkeen Dog Raincoat is lined with fleece material Fleece is a very warm and cozy material. And it’s obvious the manufacturers put it in this raincoat to provide your dog with more warmth.
Most of the time, when it’s raining, it can get really cold. To prevent your dog from catching a cold, it is advised that you dress them in a thick layer of clothing. A good example of such is fleece.
However, to every good, there is a bad. If it’s going to be raining nonstop for 7 days, you might not like fleece so much. Since you’d have to use this every day, it means you’d have to wash regularly as well. In that department, fleece is not your best friend. It’s thick, so it doesn’t dry fast. And you know what makes it worse? You are advised to only air dry this raincoat. You absolutely cannot spin.
This raincoat only comes in the color, red. Red is a pretty good color. It’s beautiful and functional. Functional in the sense that it is easy to see in the dark. This is something you want if you’re going to be taking your dog out when it’s pitch black outside.
Talking about color and visibility, this dog raincoat also comes with reflective stripes. One through the back, another around the collar. These stripes glow in the dark, making it easier for you to see your pup even when it’s dark.
Pros Of The Funkeen Dog Raincoat
1. Ease Of Use And Adjustability
The Funkeen Dog Raincoat is made easy to use and readily adjustable. Plus, it comes with a leash access hole. This leash access hole gives you access to lock your leash into your dogs’ collar or harness, whichever you use. Without this hole, taking your dog on a walk with the raincoat would be a challenge.
It also comes with an elasticated chest protector. Therefore it can stretch to fit large chested dogs, and at the same time, shrink to fit slim and slender dogs.
2. The Foldable Collar
Another great thing about this raincoat is that it comes with a foldable collar. The collar is made foldable so that you can use it whether you have a long-necked breed, or not.
If you have a short-necked breed, you simply fold the collar and it fits nicely. On the other hand, if you have a long-necked breed, you can easily open up the collar to protect their neck.
There is one reoccurring problem people found with this dog raincoat and that is the fact that the sizing is kinda off. The sizes, when the raincoats arrived, were way smaller than what people expected, even after following the company’s sizing chart properly. To counter this, we suggest you order a size up or ask customers who have got it for a size reference.
Alternative Options To The Funkeen Dog Raincoat
Comes With Hoodie
This raincoat does not come with a hoodie. If that is something you cannot deal with, then you need to check out this dog raincoat. It’s warm and comes with a hoodie.
More Sophisticated Alternative
Check out this other dog raincoat too. It’s a more sophisticated, dog vest-styled raincoat. Your pup might just love it. Plus, it’s a reversible design. So back can also be front and front can also be back.
Funkeen Dog Raincoat
Selmai Dog Raincoat
Kurgo Loft Dog Raincoat
|Material||Unknown waterproof material||Fleece-lined||Microtomic ripstop|
|SELMAI Waterproof Fleece Lined Dog Winter Coat Snow Suit Airman Hooded Jumpsuit Snowsuits for Small Dog Puppy Chihuahua Blue M||Prime||Buy Now|
|Kurgo Loft Jacket, Reversible Dog Coat, Dog Coat for Cold Weather, Water-Resistant Dog Jacket with Reflective Trim, Red/Grey, Medium||Prime||Buy Now|
What Do People Think?
While it was very tricky, people who got the right size they ordered for their pooch, liked this dog raincoat.
On the other hand, the people who got sizes that were smaller or larger than their pups were a little peeved. Some people tried over and over again to get the perfect fit, others gave up after the first try saying “the product isn’t worth it”.
What Do We Think?
A pretty decent raincoat. It’s reasonably priced, and it does the basics and a little more. This raincoat will leave your pooch dry and warm. Yes, there are more sophisticated options out there, but this is a good raincoat, no doubt.