The Tailored Dog Raincoat and Visor

Believe it or not, it rained a lot this past winter in southern California. So it was fortuitous that the testing team got a raincoat and visor to test from The Tailored Dog.

The lightweight waterproof fabric ( similar to Gore-Tex) also proved to be ideal as a windbreaker in dry but chilly weather.

The lucky tester was Kona who generally speaking is not too keen to go outside if the weather is wet and windy. (See her expression above!) But this outfit got her out the door!!

I have seen a lot of raincoats but the design and fit of the Raincoat Supreme is the best we have seen. It’s not only the way the straps sit and Velcro closed around the body, but the coat itself has toggles so that you can adjust the length for an absolute perfect fit. It took designer Rita Green three-and-a-half years to perfect her design and she certainly got it right.

The visor, named the Visor in Vogue, is also extremely well designed and adjustable. Kona was not too keen to wear it ,(hence another model above), but hopefully in time she will be more accepting because canine  canine ophthalmologists believe that visors provide extra eye protection and help prevent the formation of age related cataracts. So it’s ideal for sunny days too.

The Raincoat Supreme comes in fire engine red and bright yellow, two colors that are extremely flattering to all dogs. It also comes with what Green calls a “Audrey Hepburnesque Bow” to add a bit of fashion flair.

The raincoat gets the Must Have Stamp of Approval because its design/cut is so adjustable to suit dogs for all shapes and sizes and gets compliments for the doggie wearer all the time.

tip of the day

Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong

The Must Have Stamp of Approval is based on my personal opinion and the test experiences of the Reigning Cats and Dogs product testers as well as my personal knowledge of the product category. The Must Have Stamp of Approval is designed to advise pet parents on products that will in some way improve their pet’s health and well being, or, their own experiences as a pet parent. Manufacturers are welcome to submit information and samples of new and innovative products for testing. The product testing team consists of dogs and cats of different temperaments and activity levels etc in an attempt to cover a lot of bases and produce worthwhile reviews. The team loves what they do and get to keep the products so they can show off to their friends and further spread the word.