• My Dog Jacob,  New York

    @RuffWear Quinzee 4 Paws Up!

    For those of use who are not ready to say good bye to summer, here is something to be excited for as the temperature drops.

    The Ruffwear Quinzee is the warm, lightweight dog jacket made of recycled materials, synthetic insulation and offers warmth without the bulk. It comes in XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL in Granite Gray and Red Rock. It retails for $84.95 and worth every pretty penny!

    I am so excited about this coat for several reasons. I have been on the hunt for the perfect winter coat for Jacob for the last 6 winters and this is very very close to perfection! Some of the issues I had with other dog coats on the market include:

    1. Fleece lined on the inside (which his fur sticks to and then itches him on the inside)
    2. Not enough coverage for his furless belly
    3. Zippers that undo, shift or hard to do up
    4. Jackets that move in the wind or the back lifts up over his butt
    5. Lack of design, cool factor of the sporty look

    There are SO MANY cool features about Quinzee and they address all 5 issues I was looking for in the ideal jacket for ‘dogs on the go’. Jacob has lived in Niagara Falls as a pup and then Toronto from 1-3 then to Los Angeles from 3-5 and now New York for the last 2 years – He had his share of planes, trains, cars and walks all over.

    There are 2 quick release buckets on the left and right so it makes putting on and taking off the coat totally painless and easy!

    The chest and belly are covered and warm with the Quinzee

    This zipper in the neck part makes it a breeze to put on over his head and the small tab secures and hides the technical zipper (that has a rubber tab instead of metal). The light gray piping is 3M reflector – Great for safety!

    Totally fashionable, sporty and has that dose of ‘Nike’ cool.

    The Light Loop is for night walks, camping and if you want to secure a blinky bike light to your dark dog. Ruffwear is by far the best designed dog apparel company out there that I know of. They keep big dogs in mind, designed for active dogs and also made by dog owners, dog lovers and KNOWLEDGEABLE dog people who know how dogs play, move, live and interact with one another.

    Now for the coolest feature on the Quinzee ->the STUFF SACK…

    What is this stuff sack? I thought it was for putting your keys in or something but… I was wrong – It’s like a miniature sleeping bag!

    Roll the Quinzee up and it’s compact, ready to go in your suitcase, camping backpack, bike or car.

    A cute tag to put your name and number on in case collars or tags fall off. Reminds me of my own jacket in grade school.

    The wind is 50 miles an hour today in Brooklyn and Jacob grabs his Quinzee before our walk and gives it 4 paws up!

    For more info on the incredible Quinzee and other Ruffwear products, vitis http://www.ruffwear.com

    *this product was sent for review from our friends at Ruffwear