Monday, June 6, 2016

Product Review: Ruffwear Quinzee Coat

Ruffwear's Quinzee coat is a well-insulated and extremely warm dog jacket designed to allow freedom of movement. It packs into an integrated stuff sack and takes up remarkably little space. The coat features a zippered neck to accommodate different body shapes, and reflective trim. The Quinzee is available in three colors and six sizes to fit dogs with chests 13-42" around.
purple puffer jacket extreme weather
Photo by Erin Koski

Until they released the Powder Hound, this was Ruffwear's warmest coat. The vest style means it can be worn as a layer over the Climate Changer, under the Sun Shower, and with a variety of other Ruffwear products. It's a puffer-style jacket, with loads of lofty insulation.

It's summer, but it has been hot in Southern California for months already. Still, Ru likes to be toasty on the occasional early morning walk. This coat is super durable, and I fully expect it to last the rest of Ru's projected lifespan (an estimated 12 years).

Pros: Allows freedom of movement, especially under the front legs. Chest panel helps hold in body heat. Zippered neck allows the Quinzee to fit wider breeds like French bulldogs. Works on deep-chested sighthounds as well.Warm and packable.

Cons: Weather resistant but not totally waterproof, so this does not make a good raincoat on its own.

Bottom Line: I'm planning on moving to somewhere with an actual winter soon, and I'm sure this will become a piece of everyday Ru gear.

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