It is a very respected brand because it takes its time to improve on all of its products. It does this by constant customer interaction with people who use its products.
Because RC first made equipment for skiers and snowboarders before branching into pet products, you can trust that its products are creative and innovative as well as rugged enough for your dogs.
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Who Can Wear The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat?
The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat comes in different sizes, so, basically any dog can wear it.
If you don’t know exactly what size your dog is, refer to the sizing chart below.
That said, the RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat is mainly for long-haired breeds. It is also for breeds who do not require any form of warmth or insulation against the cold on rainy days.
We say this because this raincoat doesn’t come with any insulation. To put into perspective, the material it is made out of resembles a poncho which is pretty light and won’t keep your pup warm.
If your dog is a short-haired breed like a greyhound, or a small dog like the toy breeds, then we would advise that you skip this raincoat.
Also, if your dog is short-haired, the poncho wouldn’t stay-put on their backs. This is because the material needs some extra form of friction to stay-put on your dog.
This friction is derived from the fur and hair on the body of the dog, without that, it’ll just keep slipping off.
Features Of The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat
The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat is made of taffeta material. Taffeta is a fine lustrous silk material or a synthetic fabric with the same or a similar texture.
The material is water-resistant and is sure to keep the parts that are covered completely dry.
It is also a lightweight material. This is one of the reasons why it isn’t very good for dogs that need warmth during the cold. Because the material is so lightweight, it doesn’t provide much warmth.
Also, the material is kinda weak. Maybe because it’s so lightweight but it rips easily.
So, if you eventually decide to buy this, you’ll need to take great care when putting it on and taking it off so it doesn’t rip.
2. Leash Access Hole And Adjustable Waist Band
The leash access hole is what it is, an access hole for you to clip your dogs’ leash to his collar. The position of the hole on the raincoat is also such that if your dog uses a harness and not a collar, you can still pin it.
The collar also has an adjustable waistband. This waistband makes it possible for the cloth to be tightened around your dogs’ waist. And it uses Velcro as it’s fastening system.
The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat also comes with a hoodie.
The hoodie is big enough to cover your dog’s head properly and keep it properly dry. However, you’ll need to find the right-sized hoodie.
If the hoodie is too big for your dogs’ head, it will cover his eyes and interfere with his vision. If the hoodie is too small, it will be too tight and cause problems for your dog. It won’t even cover his head properly and many parts will still be wet.
Many people are worried about dog raincoats because most dog raincoats have to be removed to allow the dog access to pee. The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat is quite different.
It is long enough that it covers your dog from head to hind (that’s, of course, if you buy the right fit). But it doesn’t cover his bum. This means that he can easily go out for a potty break when it’s raining and you don’t have to follow him to unlock anything.
Pros Of The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat
1. It Is Affordable
Compared to other dog raincoats out there, the RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat is really affordable. If you’re on a budget, this is one raincoat that you’ll enjoy.
It is the most basic form of raincoat you’ll find out there. Straight to the point, does its job completely without any extras.
2. It Is Easy To Wear And Take Off
Because of the way this raincoat is, coupled with its adjustable waist strap, the RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat is easy to put on your dog and to take off.
Cons Of The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat
1. The Material Is Too Thin And Light
Yeah, the material the RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat is made from is very light. Because it’s so light, it won’t provide your dog any sort of warmth if he needs it.
Also, because it’s light, it rips easily. Even your dogs’ paw nails might be able to rip it apart if they’re long enough. This makes it something that’s more of a short-term investment than long-term.
If the downpour is accompanied by heavy winds, then it’s better you just leave this at home. The lightness of the material means that if blown by strong winds, it will partially remove, thereby exposing your pup to the rain.
However, one trick we can advice to help with this is to look for mild weight and add to the raincoat either by gluing or stringing. Make sure that it’s not too heavy it rips the material.
2. The Hoodie
A lot of people have complained about the hoodie and we see their point. The hoodie was designed like a human’s so it simply just hangs over the dog’s head.
The hoodie is also large so if your dog has a small head, it’s not the best for him. It will just keep slipping off at the slightest movement leaving your dogs’ head wet.
Alternatives To The RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat
RC Pet Products West Coast Rainwear Raincoat —
Just like we’ve mentioned earlier, the product in review does not provide any source of warmth for your dog. However, if you have found out that your dog needs this warmth during the cold, consider this option instead.
It comes with Velcro closures that makes it easy to put on, stay on and take off.
Kuoser Waterproof Windproof Raincoat —
So maybe for some reason or the other, you don’t like RC Pets, consider this raincoat from Kuoser.
This raincoat is thick enough to protect your dog from the cold. It’s also really sturdy so no matter how fast or strong the wind is, this stays completely on and protects your pup.
It also comes in a beautiful British style design so your dog looks good.
NiceHyacinth Transparent Puppy Umbrella —
While some dogs love their raincoats, some others don’t like it at all. However, we still want our pups to be warm.
If this is the case for you, this puppy umbrella and leash could be the answer. It will keep your dog dry without him feeling uncomfortable.
Quick Comparison Table
|Nylon shell and fleece liner
|Polyester + water resistant outer layer
|All sizes available
|For puppies and small dogs
|Small ducks print
What Do People Think?
Well, a lot of people who have used this product compliment it’s simplicity, as well as its affordability. Easy to use, easy to maintain.
However, after using the product for a while, a lot of people noticed that it doesn’t last very long, especially with regular use. The material begins to rip little by little especially from the leash access hole.
But in the end, the major reason people purchase this product is that its value for money. It does the most basic things a raincoat should do, and for good money too.
What Do We Think?
We think that this product is a great product as a second choice. You know, that raincoat you keep in the car for emergency downpours. Or the one you keep by the door for your dogs’ potty breaks when it’s raining.
However, if you want to buy this as a main raincoat for your dog, you might want to rethink. It’s better to buy something else for when you want to take long walks out during the rain. Then place this at strategic positions for times of emergency.