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

Name

About the Product

Our Rating

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Ruff Tumble Coat

  • Double thickness
  • Washer friendly
  • Range of sizes

4 out of 4

Collared Creatures Coat

  • Easy to take on & off
  • Quality fabric
  • Adjustable girth strap

3.5 out of 4

Trixie Bathrobe

  • Fantastic value for money 
  • Washable 
  • Bestseller

3.5 out of 4

Arcadian Microfibre Robe

  • Washable
  • Super absorbent 
  • Quick delivery 

3.5 out of 4

Dog & Field Coat

  • Fleece layer to retain heat
  • Quality workmanship
  • 5 Sizes

3.5 out of 4

Siccaro Bath Robe

  • Extremely water absorbent 
  • 6 Sizes
  • Washable

4 out of 4

Toby & Alexander Bath Robe

  • Super absorbent
  • Wraps around straps
  • Washable

3.5 out of 4

Lansdown Gundog Coat

  • Warm
  • Perfect for hunting dogs
  • Washable

4 out of 4

Dogs & Co Towelling Coat

  • Range of sizes
  • Extra absorbency 
  • Machine washable

4 out of 4

Is this the best way to dry your dog

Pet Coats are the perfect solution to drying your pooch after a walk in the rain, a swim or regular bath. 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.

pup keeping warm in coat

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The best 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. 


Reviews

red coat keeping pup dry

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

CONS

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    A bit pricey

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.

PROS

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

CONS

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

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.

PROS

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    Fantastic value for money
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    Washable
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    Bestseller

CONS

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    Would stay on better with a belly strap

Medium Microfibre Robe by Arcadian in Blue and Pink

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

CONS

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    Thin
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    Does not fasten under stomach

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.

PROS

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    Fleece outer layer to retain heat
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    Quality workmanship
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    5 sizes

CONS

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    N/A

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.

PROS

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

CONS

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    Expensive

Toby and Alexander Super Absorbent, Quick Drying Bathrobe

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.

PROS

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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

Therma-Dry Gundog Coat by Lansdown

Specially designed this classy coat warms your four-legged friend up on a chilly morning and dries him after any water retrieving. The outer layer is warm, hard wearing, wind resistant and snag-proof and comes in a forest green colour which is perfect camouflage.

PROS

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    Warm
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    Perfect for sporting and hunting dogs
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    Washable

CONS

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    N/A

Dogs & Co Toweling Coat, 22-inch, Green

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

CONS

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    A bit pricey

Have you ever wondered why wet animals smell so bad?

This video explains everything

What fabrics are used for the coats

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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