Back in July 2012, I gave away a brand-new Chillybuddy cooling jacket — it was great, but the size Small swam on Chloe. It went in a heartbeat to reader Emily and her pup. At the same time that I ordered the too-big cooling jacket, I also ordered what turned out to be a too-big Chillybuddy winter jacket. I’m a thorough gal.
Like its summer colleague, this winter jacket is about 19″ long from nape of neck to base of tail. As you can see, it’s bright orange and sewn with strips of reflective tape, so it’s a high visibility coat for dim winter days. It’s also smartly designed — there are cinches to adjust the neck fit, and the jacket fastens with a long Velcro strip along the back, so all you have to do is open the jacket out, lay it on the ground, position your pup over the front leg holes, and then lift it onto your pup. It’s waterproof, nicely padded, and I like how it includes a chest panel, keeping half of your pup’s undercarriage warm.
Like I say, though, the size Small is meant for a really big small dog, like, say, a Sheltie. I shook my head and bought another one, Extra-Small this time, for Chloe — and I’m giving this one away. I will send it to the first person who posts a comment with a picture of their smallish big dog and a report of the temperature where they are. U.S. only, alas. Quick, go!!!