Owning a dog is one thing, taking proper care of him and treating him like your child, is another. Which is better? Of course, the latter. To ensure your dog lives the best of lives, you’ll need to provide certain things for certain seasons, raincoats for raining seasons. Today, we review the Illumifun Dog Raincoat.
For you to fully grasp the contents of this review, you would need to have prior knowledge on dog raincoats in general. Click here to read our article on dog raincoats.
About The Brand
The brand that brings us this dog raincoat is Illumifun. Well, after checking through the internet, we couldn’t find a website about this brand. However, we were able to find a twitter handle attached to the company @illumifun.
From what we were able to gather, this company creates fun products with lights and LEDs. You can see that in their name, “Illuminate” and “fun”. The most popular product by this brand is its glow-in-the-dark, LED pro, dog collar and leash.
The company makes its products with “high-visibility” as the first and most important detail. So, any product you get from this company would either glow in the dark, or contain some form of light.
Who Can Wear The Illumifun Dog Raincoat?
Now that we know about the brand, we can begin to talk about the product itself.
For us to find out who can wear this dog raincoat, we would have to first see the sizes this dog raincoat is available in. If you’re trying to find out whether this dog raincoat has any negative effect on any particular breed type, then your answer is no.
Whatever breed type, your dog can wear this dog raincoat, as long as, there is a size available that fits him properly.
What Sizes Are Available?
This dog raincoat is available in 6 different sizes, which are:
- 2 XL.
- 3 XL.
Without looking at the company’s sizing chart, you can guess that this dog raincoat is suited to bigger dogs better than smaller dogs. There are 4 large sizes available, and just one small size.
However, before you conclude, you need to measure your dogs’ back-length, chest girth, and neck girth. After that, you’ll need to compare the measurements you get with the company’s sizing chart. See image below for a copy of the company’s sizing chart.
Did you find a size that suits your pups’ measurement? Fantastic! He can wear this raincoat. Is he stuck between sizes? We advise that you order a size up. Ordering a size up is better because the dog raincoat will be able to cover more of your pooch, rather than less.
You didn’t find a size that can fit your furry friend? Don’t worry, we’ve also got you covered. Head on to our “alternative options” where you will find other dog raincoats. You just might find one that fits your pooch.
Features Of The Illumifun Dog Raincoat
This dog raincoat is double-layered, so it’s made from two different materials: one outer layer (shell), and one inner-layer (lining). So, let’s discuss the two materials individually:
The shell, or outer layer, of this raincoat is made with nylon fabric. Nylon is a good water-resistant material and the second most used material when it comes to making raincoats, coming behind only be polyester. And this is for good reason.
When people are looking for dog raincoats, they’re looking for something with great water-resistance. Polyester has that, so does nylon. Some people even say that nylon is a better water-resistant material than polyester, and they are not lying.
But then again, nylon is not as strong as polyester. And that’s something you would have to take note of if you decide on this raincoat. You have to be extra careful with nylon unless it could rip. You can machine-wash, but do not spin, only air dry.
The manufacturers also claim that this raincoat is very sturdy, which can also translate to it being windproof. If you live in a windy area and you’re scared that the raincoat will blow open after a few blocks, it won’t.
This raincoat is lined with fleece material. Fleece is a soft, warm and cozy material and so it it will definitely provide your dog with warmth and insulation from the cold.
This is particularly helpful if you live in a really cold region and your dog has trouble keeping warm. However, if you live in a really hot place that doesn’t get any colder even when it rains, you might want to skip this part. Your dog overheating is as bad as him catching a cold. So, be guided.
The Illumifun Dog Raincoat is bright-lemon in color which is a bright and highly-visible color. When looking for a dog raincoat, you want something that will be easy to see, thereby, making your dog easier to see.
This is so that when you go out and it’s dark, you’ll still be able to see your dog and keep him safe. Remember, it could get pretty dark when it rains.
Pros Of The Illumifun Dog Raincoat
If you don’t know anything about Illumifun, you must know what they do with light, this product is no different. Aside the color, what adds to this raincoat’s visibility is the reflective stripes it has.
These reflective stripes glow in the dark, thereby, producing enough light, even in dark places, so you can see your dog properly.
2. Leash Access Hole
This raincoat is made with you, the dog parent, in mind. With it you can take your pooch out because you would be able to use his leash and collar/harness. Without this hole, you won’t be able to attach your leash to your dogs’ collar and we do not advise you go out without a leash.
Another good thing about this leash access hole is that it comes with a flap cover. So, after putting your leash into hole, you can close the flap. This prevents tiny raindrops from penetrating through the hole.
1. Quite Snug Around The Neck
Customers who used this raincoat had only few problems with it. The only one we were able to find was one customer who said that the raincoat was quite snug around the neck for their dog.
Aside that, this dog raincoat was widely accepted, not too many cons.
2. No Hoodie
Not a complaint from any customer but our observation. This raincoat not having a hoodie is a bad thing because your dogs’ head is left completely exposed. If his head is very sensitive, then this could result in a big problem.
Alternative Options To The Illumifun Dog Raincoat
More Affordable Option
Do you want a dog raincoat but you don’t have the money to afford the one in our review? Well, here’s one for you. Save those few bucks, and probably use it to buy some doggy boots, to match this dog raincoat here.
Also, it comes with a hoodie, which is an added advantage.
Do you like the nylon used in this dog raincoat, but don’t like the other features? Don’t worry. This dog raincoat comes with a nylon outer-layer and mesh inner layer. It also features a highly-visible color, pink, with reflective stripes as well.
If your dog does not like putting on any clothes and no sort of positive reinforcement has worked, don’t stress. Get him a dog umbrella with a metal leash attached.
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What Do Others Think?
The Illumifun Dog Raincoat is a pretty good product, no doubt. However, there are sections of the crowd who do not think this is a very good product. These are people who live in warmer climes, or people whose dogs have big furry coats.
Because this dog raincoat is lined with fleece material, it is easy for your dog to get overheated wearing it.
On the other hand, the people who absolutely loved this dog raincoat are the people whose dogs have thin coats and fur, dogs who cannot provide enough body heat for themselves, and people who live in very cold climates. The fleece lining helps provide their dogs all the body heat they need.
A good raincoat all-round, the Illumifun is one we like because it makes your dog really visible in the dark, easy to control and keep safe.
Another reason why we feel this is a good raincoat is because it keeps your dog dry and warm. With this, you wouldn’t have to spend extra money getting a dog sweater for the winter.
Either way, we’ve brought you the facts and features about the product. The ball in now in your court.