How cute is a yellow dog raincoat? A yellow puppy raincoat may be the best thing since sliced bread to dog lovers who live in rainy weather. On top of that, a yellow dog raincoat always stands out in sharp contrast to the brown, black, or other natural colours of your canine companion.
Plus, a yellow dog raincoat is one of the best ways to keep your pet safe if the rain is heavy enough to impair visibility, as we will discuss below.
The History of the Yellow Winter Raincoat
The yellow raincoat had a long road to travel to where it is now all the rage in fashion for humans, along with the yellow dog raincoat for canines.
The story of the yellow coats started in the rough seas around Scotland, where sailmakers in the 19th century found that it became naturally waterproofed if they used linseed oil in finishing their sails. So, that same oil started to be painted over sailcloth (used to make seamen's clothing).
Over time, the treatment turned the sails and the capes worn by seamen yellow. The oilskin became indistinguishable from its yellow colour. However, it also turned stiff and heavy with time, so there were drawbacks.
The Modern Version – the Yellow Mackintosh
Between 1823 to 1840, Sir Thomas Macintosh devised a raincoat using rubber and naphtha strips layered between cloth to form the outer layers. Soon, vulcanization was added to create the waterproof, rubbery vests that came to be known as the "macs" – named after the inventor Macintosh. After he and his partner Hancock released them to the general market, they caught on like wildfire.
By the mid-19th century, the macs were famous all over the British Isles. However, the seamen continued to favour the yellow macs since they were used to the colour and found it extremely helpful that the colour stood out during bad weather on high seas, especially being visible through fogs.
Somewhere in the past few decades, the yellow raincoat (no one calls them "macs" any longer) has made a massive comeback for its classic look. The yellow dog coat is one of the later manifestations and is now generally identified as an excellent and practical dog coat. We have moved on from spotting men in the sea to dogs in the road!
Why are Yellow Dog Coats so Popular?
A puppy raincoat is necessary for places like the UK, Northern Europe and Canada, where the cold and rain make warmth and dryness essential for outdoor dogs. However, people want more than just a dry dog, they want a stylish dry dog. One of the big players for yellow dog coats comes from a brand known as Joules. Joules have a great dog coat range but they are not the only yellow dog coats available nor are they the most practical!
Every magazine that talks about dog fashion are sure to have articles, spreads and examples of yellow dog coats simply because they are trendy and functional.
For example, here's an adorable photo from Pawsh, the Canadian magazine, about their best dog raincoat for 2019:
Sure enough, it's a yellow dog raincoat!
Every Retailer Offers a Yellow Dog Raincoat Selection
No wonder every retailer, be it Walmart, Amazon, Etsy, or others, always features many versions of the yellow dog raincoat. Here's a yellow dog coat with a hood sold on Amazon:
Here's another "stylish" yellow dog coat with hood from Ellie Dog Wear:
We can go on, but you get the point. The yellow dog raincoat is everywhere, and it's the "in" thing in the rain.
5 of the Best Yellow Dog Raincoats for Winter
At Travfurler, we offer multiple branded yellow dog coat designs, including a puppy raincoat and a yellow dog coat with a hood. Let me run you through some of your options.
Rukka Stream Yellow Dog Raincoat
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Rukka is an up-and-coming designer label for dogs. It has everything you could need in raincoats, coats and more for your dog.
This Rukka Stream dog raincoat stands out from the crowd. The bright yellow colour can make a great statement when walking your dog. The coat uses a specially developed fabric to ensure comfort and offer extra stretch to securely fit almost any shape or size of the dog.
The Rukka Stream has a waterproof lining, making it fully machine washable and quick-dry ready for another outing! A slot also allows you to connect leads and harnesses quickly without taking the coat off.
The Stream is suitable for all dogs who love being outside in the rain and enjoying walks in the countryside. It will repel water while also keeping your dog constantly comfortable.
The Rukka Stream dog raincoat stands out from other similar coats because of its bright yellow colour, which offers something different when walking your dog.
Rukka Protect Yellow Dog Raincoat with Legs
The Rukka dog raincoat with legs is a perfect choice if you need to keep your pup dry and warm on those cold and wet days. This long waterproof coat comes with legs that ensure that it does not interfere with walking or running as it protects from wind and rain.
The coat has a waterproof, breathable fabric with taped seams to ensure no water enters.
There is an adjustable underbelly protector to make the dog feel comfortable wearing this coat, and it also makes sure that the coat fits snuggly around your dog's underbelly area. In addition, the length of the coat reaches down below your pup's back legs, providing complete protection there as well.
Other features of this Rukka raincoat include a harness hole flap that can attach a lead to a dog harness; it also has reflective piping to ensure visibility in the dark and double zips for easy fastening.
This dog coat is machine washable. If washed in cold water and dried by air or low heat, it should keep its quality for years to come.
So, if you want to keep your beloved pup warm during the winter or rainy season, consider getting them this Rukka Long Dog Raincoat with Legs today!
Trespaws Seadog Yellow Dog Coat with Hood
A classic yellow raincoat reimagined for your adventure doggo. The Trespaws Seadog yellow dog coat with hood is a 'British Summer' and even all year round essential for dogs that don't want to trade style for practicality.
Functional yet fashionable, the Seadog waterproof dog coat features a striking sunshine yellow outer with contrasting nautical stripes inside and stand out buttons for the ultimate seaside, rainy day feeling.
The yellow raincoat for dogs comes with be safe, be seen reflective points, which contrast wonderfully with the bright yellow to help your rain buddy be visible even in the greyest of storms and low-light places.
It is newly re-designed to include a harness zipper point to ensure your dog can wear it over a wide range of harnesses, collars and leashes alongside the adjustable neck and waist straps for a secure and comfortable fit. In addition to this, you can fold the dog rain jacket away into its own pocket, so it's easy to store and transport whilst on the move.
Extreme Blizzard Ancol Dog Coat
The Extreme Blizzard is the perfect solution to protect your dog from uncomfortable weather conditions. The coat has four layers of protection that will keep your dog dry, warm, and safe in harsh elements like mud, water, wind, and snow.
The waterproof rip-stop nylon exterior is strong enough to withstand rips and tugs while still lightweight enough for your dog to remain comfortable. In addition to this, the coat has an underbelly protector that wraps around your dog's underside and attaches with Velcro, protecting this sensitive area from the elements. It also features a chest protector for your dog so they can stay dry even when diving into puddles and running through brambles.
The Extreme Blizzard is made by Ancol, manufacturing dog collars and leads since 1925. They are well known for their quality products that ensure your pet's safety and comfort at an affordable price.
Danish Design 2-in-1 Dog Coat – Waterproof
There is a 'high vis' yellow option to consider. The Danish Design 2 in 1 is a dog coat perfect for all seasons. It's the first convertible for dogs!
With its removable Polar Fleece liner, this coat is a superb piece of outdoor dog wear for both the winter and warmer months. Attach the Polar Fleece liner to the coat for winter warmth with the easy fit Velcro strips. When it's warmer, remove the fleece, and the coat converts to a light raincoat.
It's waterproof, windproof, and high vis to help with busy traffic areas.
Grab your yellow dog raincoat from this vast selection and be ready to go out in the rain together in style this winter.
Are Yellow Dog Raincoats Practical?
Besides fashion and style, the puppy raincoat is usually used during rainy or even stormy weather, where visibility is poor and the chances of an accident increase.
If you are walking your pup in a city environment, with cars and bikers around, a yellow dog coat makes perfect sense since your dog will stand out amidst the gloom. There is a noticeable reduction in the risk of an accident.
A yellow dog coat is stylish and reduces the risk of an accident during bad weather. Buy your yellow dog raincoat today, and there are many options to choose from, as we have described above. Get a yellow dog coat with a hood if you need extra protection against the cold. If not, you can opt for a standard yellow dog coat.
You and your companion can both stand out, be comfortable and fashionable with your yellow dog raincoat in no time!