Thursday, November 16, 2017

Zack & Zoey Nor'easter Dog Blanket Coat Review

When you live in the mountains, the weather can turn on you without warning.  My adventure companion, Toby, has to be prepared for a wide range of conditions on our daily hikes.  One of the most important pieces of outdoor gear for my dog is his all-weather jacket.  Toby’s new Zack & Zoey Nor’easter Dog Blanket Coat just arrived and we gave it a test run this afternoon.  Here’s our review of the coat’s performance.

First, I must mention that I specifically looked for a dog coat that came in a high visibility orange color.  With hunting season in high gear, Toby’s safety was my top priority.  Having a dog that loves to root around in the brush for rabbits and bones made it imperative that he not be mistaken for wild game.  I am extremely happy with the color of Toby’s new coat.  He can be seen from a great distance and the reflective stripe and paw logo on his coat provide for additional safety with darkness coming on so early these days.  Score: 10/10

Next, I wanted a waterproof outer fabric that would offer a shield from the wind that blows down off the 14,000-foot peaks here in our stomping grounds.  Toby's new Zack & Zoey dog coat has a polyester shell with just the right weave and weight to keep him comfortable.  Any hiker at high elevations knows that every ounce counts.  You need to find performance gear that won't weigh you down.  The weight of Toby's new jacket is just perfect.  We didn't have any precipitation to contend with during our test today, but we'll score this based on wind-breaking capacity.  Score: 10/10

The third feature on our must-have list for a new dog coat was that it be fleece-lined.  We found that the Zack & Zoey Nor’easter Dog Blanket Coat offers just the right amount of warmth.  Being a rugged, outdoorsy kind of guy, Toby really likes the camo print lining, but you can select another lining style if your dog has different fashion tastes.  As an added bonus, this coat is reversible.  We flipped the jacket inside out during our test so you could see how it looks when reversed.  You can choose from eight different coat colors and lining prints.  Score: 10/10

Our final expectations, in terms of the dog coat’s features, centered on the ease of getting it off and on, as well as on the sizing adjustability.  The chest and belly straps on this dog coat make it quick and simple to gear up.  I’m pleased with the quality of the Velcro closures.  Some brands of dog coats have leg openings that require a dog to step into his jacket.  That would never work for us.  Those kinds of openings constrain movement and rub the wrong way on a dog’s body.  Toby and I much prefer the Zack & Zoey style of strapping.  We found the sizing to be very accurate.  I ordered an XL coat for Toby and it fits just right.  Score: 10/10


In summary, we couldn’t be happier with the Zack & Zoey Nor’easter Dog Blanket Coat.  The coat is everything we wanted and the price was extremely reasonable (much less than other dog coats).  We paid $14.59 on Amazon.  I will buy this same coat again for my other dog, Finn.  Highly recommended.  Toby gives this dog coat an overall score of 10/10 bones.




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19 comments:

  1. Toby looks great sporting his new coat. I've been thinking of getting Maggie one but don't know if she'd be too hot in it or not.

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    1. Thanks! You could always reverse the coat for Maggie (fleece out) on warmer days.

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  2. Toby is absolutely gorgeous, with or without the coat, and I am cheering for his beautiful new protective doggie gear. I'm glad he got his coat first. He has clearly been very sweet about sharing his momma and home with Finn. He deserved a special treat! I know Finn will also be thrilled to get his new coat soon. It is really neat that the color is the highly visible orange. Definitely mandatory! And, the price is fabulous!!!

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    1. Oh, I forgot to say, I love, love, love the photos! Toby is sure looking fine, fit and healthy!

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    2. Thank you, Mouse. I try to do special things for Toby so he doesn't get too jealous of Finn. I love both of my boys with all of my heart. Appreciate the sweet comments about Toby.

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  3. You know how much I love Toby. He is probably the most regal-looking dog I've seen in forever! I'm so glad that you take such good care of him, and he's even more gorgeous in his new coat! I love your review and the way you set it up, and final scoring of 10/10 bones. I'm sure Toby will be warm this winter with this coat. Can't wait for Finn to get his too. Love to all of you!

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    1. I have always deeply appreciated the love you have for Toby. It makes you very special in our hearts. Thanks for your kind comments. Love from all of us.

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  4. Toby looks grand in his dog blanket! I've been thinking about a waterproof coat for my dog Valentino so will be checking this one out. Great review!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ruthi. Always great to see you. V would look fabulous in one of these coats. Really hard to beat the price for this quality. If you decide to get Valentino a coat, please share a pic.

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    2. Diana, I just ordered it, along with a couple other things, lol! I hope I did it right so you get the credit...used your link here in the article.

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  5. Toby is the perfect model for this dog coat and he seems very proud of the one he is wearing. He looks like he is deliberating posing in each photo. He's either extremely well trained, or a real ham when a camera is pointed at him... LOL. Well done, both of you! A most excellent review of this 10/10 Bones dog blanket coat.

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    1. It's interesting that you noted Toby's apparent pleasure and poses during our photo shoot for this review. I was thinking the same thing. He did this on his own. Toby acts like he feels dashing when he is wearing the new coat. It made me smile to see how he carried himself. Thanks for your kind comments.

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  6. What a handsome dog with or without his coat! That coat though is fantastic. I can see why it got 10/10bones in your review. Everything you could possibly want is in this coat! Great choice!

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    1. Thank you, Olivia. I will tell Toby you called him handsome (when he wakes up from his nap). He'll bask in your praise.

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  7. I am saving this. Willy's "sweater" is probably going to need replaced soon. I am glad for a good recommendation. And such a handsome model!

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    1. Toby thanks you for your kind comments. Maybe Santa will bring Willy a new coat.

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  8. Waterproof is a great idea - never thought of that - these make a good gift for our doggie owners - adding to my list of possible gifts (it's an ever growing list as I keep running across these handy reviews)

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    1. I think any dog owner would be extremely happy to receive this gift. I know I would be. Great idea! 'Tis the season to warm hearts and doggies.

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