These 9 UK Drying Coats for Dogs will Outperform any Random Towel or Robe

In need of a dog drying coat to keep your pet warm. Then you've come to the right place. We have reviewed various materials, sizes and colours to give you the best selection that is currently available.

Some pups just love water and no walk in the country is complete without them getting wet, even if your canine companion is not a water baby, living in the UK, it's likely they will come home from some walks soaked through, requiring a thorough drying off when they get in.

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But muddy towels, shaking water all over the living room and that dreadful “wet animal smell” that lingers throughout the day can all be avoided by purchasing a Pet Coat. These super stylish bathrobes are the must-have accessory for canine owners.

Dog Drying Coats Comparison Table

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Our #1 Rated

Trixie Bathrobe for Dogs

This is a best seller wherever you look. Microfibers absorb moisture, available in every size. It also protects dogs against cooling. Pretty neat!


Ruff &Tumble Dog Drying Robe

Coming in all sizes and 4 colours this cool coat has a long adjustable neck for drying soggy ears. You can bang this in the washer and tumble dryer


Dogs & Co Towelling Coat

Two layer of quick drying towelling, this option comes in all sizes. It only has a few reviews but all are 5 star which says alot.


Dog & Field Coat

Great option for all breeds but especially miniature with sizes down to extra small. Absorbs moisture and keeps the dog warm.


Collared Creatures Coat 

You can adjust this one around the bottom and is one of very few that do XXL. Machine washable and all 6 sizes are easy to put on.


Siccaro Bath Robe

Wetdog labelled the worlds most absorbent drying coat, pulling in 80% of the moisture. Aslo made of natural materials.


Arcadian Microfiber Robe 

Probably the simplest one we found, slip it on a click underneath. All sizes / 4 colours. Designed so there is no restriction underneath which is a quality feature.


Toby & Alexander Bath Robe

Going up to 3XL this the best drying coat for large breeds for sure. High quality reviews and excellent feedback from people who have purchased 


2 in 1 Waterproof Dog Coat

From extra small to extra large this waterproof number wicks away the moisture pretty well according to buyer reviews. 

PRODUCT DETAILS

Our #1 Rated

Trixie Bathrobe for Dogs

This is a best seller wherever you look. Microfibers absorb moisture, available in every size. It also protects dogs against cooling. Pretty neat!


Ruff & Tumble Drying Coat

Coming in all sizes and 4 colours this cool coat has a long adjustable neck for drying soggy ears. You can bang this in the washer and tumble dryer


​Collared Creatures Coat

You can adjust this one around the bottom and is one of very few that do XXL. Machine washable and all 6 sizes are easy to put on.


​Arcadian Microfiber Robe

Probably the simplest one we found, slip it on a click underneath. All sizes / 4 colours. Designed so there is no restriction underneath which is a quality feature.


​Dog & Field Coat

Great option for all breeds but especially miniature with sizes down to extra small. Absorbs moisture and keeps the dog warm.


​Siccaro Bath Robe

Wetdog labelled the worlds most absorbent drying coat, pulling in 80% of the moisture. Aslo made of natural materials.


​Toby & Alexander Bath Robe

Going up to 3XL this the best drying coat for large breeds for sure. Excellent reviews and feedback from people who have purchased


​2 in 1 Waterproof Dog Coat

From extra small to extra large this waterproof number wicks away the moisture pretty well according to buyer reviews.


​Dogs & Co Towelling Coat

Two layer of quick drying towelling, this option comes in all sizes. It only has a few reviews but all are 5 star which says alot.

Is this the best way to dry your dog

Pet Coats are the perfect solution for preventing wet dogs running through your house. In recent times, dressing your pup has become a real phenomena and the trend will no doubt continue to rise. (See here for more doggie costumes)

They work because they are made from fabrics which have the ability to soak up moisture in Fido’s fur. These fabrics must be absorbent and usually made from a microfibre or cotton towelling mix even sometimes bamboo which has soft edge properties and is becoming extremely popular due to its softness against the skin, yes, they even make human clothes from bamboo fibres as it is warm yet breathable.

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The best dog drying coats usually offer a double layer, with the first being closest to the skin and absorbing most of the moisture, the second layer will absorb less and prevent it returning to the pups fur. The better the fabric is at water retention the better the coat.

Some are like human bathrobes and meant to be used indoors after a walk while others combine an outdoor jacket with warm absorbent underlayer perfect for keeping your four-legged friend warm after a trip to the beach or chilly winter dip. 

How is it different from a bag?

A dog drying bag is different as the dog would need to stay in the bag and is restricted in it's movements. A coat on the other hand allows the dog to move freely while absorbing the moisture.


Reviews of the Top Products for 2019

red coat keeping pup dry

1. Canine Coat Red M/L (18-22 Inches)

“Ruff and Tumble” drying coats are some of the best, modelled on the design of a simple horse blanket they are easy to put on and take off. Made from double thickness cotton towelling they are suitable from all breeds from Yorkshire Terriers to Bullmastiffs.

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    Double thickness
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    Washer and tumble dryer friendly
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    Range of sizes and colours

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    A bit pricey

2. Collared Creatures Drying Coat

These by Collared Creatures are double thickness for maximum absorption. The inner layer is made of a quick drying, 358gsm microfibre cotton towelling and the outer a 300gsm fleece. They come in a range of colours and sizes and are especially good for long length breeds.

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    Easy to put on and take off
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    Adjustable girth strap
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    Quality fabric

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    Fitted over the head (which some animals don’t like)

3. Trixie Bathrobe Size Large Length 60cm

With over 400 5* reviews this microfibre robe is great value for money along with being soft, comfortable and washable. It comes in 5 sizes from extra small to extra large and provides great moisture absorption as well as protection against cooling.

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    Fantastic value for money
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    Washable
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    Bestseller

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    Would stay on better with a belly strap

4. Medium Microfibre Robe by Arcadian

This super-soft, absorbent and anti-bacterial dry pooch coat is easy to use and lightweight. The superior quality micro-fibre is durable and soft against your pet’s skin and it comes in 4 great colours; purple, blue, green and pink.

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    Washable
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    Super absorbent
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    Quick delivery

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    Thin
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    Does not fasten under stomach

5. Field Towelling Dog Coat

The Dog & Field lined coat is the perfect gun pet coat. The towelling coat will absorb the moisture from your pet whilst retaining the heat which will dry out the fur and keep your pup warm, ideal after a day in the country. The strong Velcro girth and chest straps ensure a snug fit.

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    Fleece outer layer to retain heat
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    Quality workmanship
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    5 sizes

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6. WetDog absorbent bathrobe by Siccaro

Recommended by breeders, hunters and vets This amazing coat by the Danish company Siccaro is made from 50% bamboo fibres and 50% viscose, taking only 10 mins to absorb 80% of moisture from your pet’s fur. Antibacterial components also reduce the smell of wet dog.

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    Absorbs over twice as much water as towelling fabric
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    6 sizes
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    Washable

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    Expensive

7. Toby and Alexander Super Quick Drying

Coming home from a day at the beach or a wet and muddy walk? Slip one of the Toby & Alexander drying coats onto your canine companion and not only will they be warm and cosy, but your car and home will stay clean and dry. Available in sizes up to 3XL, it’s ideal for all breeds.

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    Super absorbent
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    Wrap around straps
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    Washable

CONS

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    A bit tight for pets with large necks

8. Dog & Field Waterproof Coat

This waterproof drying coat is ideal after a day out in the rain or if your pup has been swimming. The microfiber base layer will wick away all moisture from your dogs coat, whilst retaining the heat so that your doggy stays dry and warm.

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    5 Sizes XS - XL
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    Fully waterproof outer shell
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    Microfiber lined to wick away moisture

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    N/A

9. Dogs & Co Toweling Coat

This fantastic double layered towelling wrap for doggies has Velcro fastenings around the neck and stomach for a great fit. It comes in no less than 10 sizes and is perfect after muddy walks, trips to the beach, country pursuits or simply bathing.

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    Wide range of sizes
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    2 layers for extra absorbency
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    Machine Washable

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    A bit pricey

Have you ever wondered why wet animals smell so bad?

What fabrics are used 

Polyester is a polymeric fabric and quite absorbent. However, the way it is manufactured means moisture is held in the spaces in the fabric and not in the fabric itself. This is because it is created from synthetic material and spun into yarn.

Cotton, which is used to make terry towelling is, however, naturally absorbent as well as being more breathable and extremely durable clothing items made from terry towelling can last for years and be washed time and time again with little deterioration.

Bamboo is a sustainable product and is even more absorbent than cotton it has a luxurious feel does not trap odours and even seems to have hypoallergenic properties so if your pet suffers from itchy skin or allergies, This all comes at a cost though and pet drying coats made from bamboo are expensive.


Conclusion

Pup Drying Coats offer lot more freedom of movement than a Pet Drying Bag they have one or two layers of towelling meaning that a great deal of moisture will be absorbed through the layers. These are usually used indoors after you bring your pooch in from the rain or after a bath.

Other coats which are used outdoors have an additional layer of fabric made from polyester or fleece this provides an effective barrier to the elements and will keep your dog warm and dry on a car ride home. 

They come in a range of sizes and some snazzy colours I loved the one by Sicarro made of Bamboo fibres, yes, it’s pricey, but it does claim to be the world’s best coat and does exactly what it says on the tin while still being incredibly stylish.

A cheaper option which I also recommend is the Toby and Alexander bathrobe which is super absorbent and comes in large range of sizes to fit all breeds
Whichever coat you choose, you should check it regularly to make sure it is doing the job and your beloved friend is dry and warm.

John Devlin
 

Husband, father and avid dog lover. Currently the proud owner of George a pedigree Golden Retriever that barely leaves my side. However, cute this sounds a little break from the dog hairs every now and then would be nice!

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