RC Pet Products West Coast Dog Raincoat — Detailed Review

RC Pet Products West Coast Rainwear Raincoat, Fleece Lined, Water-Resistant, Reflective Dog Coat, Size 12, Blue Buffalo Plaid

Welcome there! Today, we’ll be talking about the RC Pet Products West Coast Dog Raincoat.

If you, however, want an overview of what an ideal dog raincoat should be, why you need it, as well as a buying guide, click here to check out our dog raincoats article.

RC Pet Products is a pet production company that manufactures three basic lines of products- harnesses & collars, leashes, and clothes. Founded in the year 1995 in British Columbia, Canada, this company started by creating products for skiers and snowboarders.

That same ruggedness and responsiveness they put in the clothes used by these sportsmen were transferred into their pet clothes. They make clothes that can withstand different weather conditions from raincoats to other dog wear.

That said, let’s forge ahead in this review.

 

 

 

Who Can Use The RC Pet Products West Coast Dog Raincoat?

The sizes available for this dog raincoat are:

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8, 10, 12,14,16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, and 30. Yeah, we know this might sound confusing, but we will attach a sizing chart here for you to peruse.

The good thing about this raincoat is that there’s a raincoat for nearly all dogs of all sizes and breeds. Just ensure you measure your dog first before making a purchase (we explain that in our buying guide on dog raincoats). Also, if your dog is in between sizes, remember to order up. Better that your raincoat is covering more than less.

RC Pet Products West Coast Rainwear Raincoat, Fleece Lined, Water-Resistant, Reflective Dog Coat, Size 12, Blue Buffalo Plaid

 

 

 

 

Features Of The RC Pet Products West Coast Dog Raincoat

1. Material

This dog raincoat is a double-layered design with water-resistant nylon as the outer shell and warm fleece as the inner layer. This is a combination that works as it does not just keep your dog dry in the rain, it also keeps him warm as well.

Now, when it comes to nylon, you want to be a little careful with handling as nylon is a little fragile. You can only wash with warm water and air dry. Plus, if you must iron, keep the temperature really low.

As for fleece, it’s an excellent warming material especially for those who live in really cold climates.

However, it does present a small problem when it comes to drying. Because this raincoat is fleece-lined, it might not be practical in periods where there has been a continuous downpour for days as fleece does not dry quickly. Plus, remember that because this is nylon, you can only air-dry.

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So, if your area gets a good supply of rain, this might not be a great choice for you.

 

2. Color

This dog raincoat is available in many different colors and designs. Although not all of them are hi-vis colors, it’s great that the manufacturers added some reflective stripes to make them easier to see in the dark.

Even with these reflective stripes on all designs, our preferences still remain those three we listed earlier.

RC Pet Products West Coast Rainwear Raincoat, Fleece Lined, Water-Resistant, Reflective Dog Coat, Size 12, Blue Buffalo Plaid

 

 

 

 

Pros Of The RC Pet Products West Coast Dog Raincoat

1. This raincoat comes with a chest panel to protect your dog’s chest as well as his underbelly from the rain.

2. RC Pets stands behind its products with a fantastic returns policy.

RC Pet Products West Coast Rainwear Raincoat, Fleece Lined, Water-Resistant, Reflective Dog Coat, Size 12, Blue Buffalo Plaid

 

 

 

 

Cons Of The RC Pet Products West Coast Dog Raincoat

1. Does not come with a leash access hole, so you must use a collar with this raincoat if you intend to use a leash, which you should.

 

 

 

Alternative Options To The RC Pet Products West Coast Dog Raincoat

 

More Affordable Option — RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat

 

RC Pet Products Packable Dog Rain Poncho, Rubber Ducky, X-Large

RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat

 

Although our featured product and this alternative are from the same brand, the price margin between them is wide. The major difference between these two products is simply the fleece lining. While featured product features a fleece lining, this raincoat lacks one.

 

 

Option With Leash Access Hole (And Hoodie) — Elite Fashion Dog Raincoat

 

Elite Fashion Nylon Waterproof Fabric Hooded Dog Raincoat, Suit for Small Medium Large Dogs, Red

Elite Fashion Dog Raincoat

 

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Something the product in review clearly lacks, this product does. It’s made with nylon material also but there is no fleece lining inside.

 

 

Comparison Table

RC Pet Products West Coast Dog Raincoat

RC Pet Products West Coast Rainwear Raincoat, Fleece Lined, Water-Resistant, Reflective Dog Coat, Size 12, Blue Buffalo Plaid

Click here to get it for your dog.

RC Pet Products Dog Raincoat

RC Pet Products Packable Dog Rain Poncho, Rubber Ducky, X-Large

Click here to get it for your dog.

 

Elite Fashion Dog Raincoat

Elite Fashion Nylon Waterproof Fabric Hooded Dog Raincoat, Suit for Small Medium Large Dogs, Red

Click here to get it for your dog.

 

Material Nylon and fleece Taffeta shell Nylon
Hoodie No Yes Yes

 

 

 

 

What Do Other People Think?

Well, firstly people respect this brand, probably because they’ve been there over the years.

However, people are angry at the fact that this is pretty much useless outside the house. This is because it doesn’t have a leash access hole so you can’t use it to walk your dog. The people who are angrier are those who use a harness. The ones who use collars can manage.

 

 

What Do We Think?

For the price, this product is not it. It doesn’t have a hoodie, it doesn’t have a leash access hole. It’s basically just something for your pup to run around the yard with.

RC Pet Products West Coast Rainwear Raincoat, Fleece Lined, Water-Resistant, Reflective Dog Coat, Size 12, Blue Buffalo Plaid