Gear Review: Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser

A primo softshell jacket...for your dog.

Jacket

“At first, I felt ridiculous zipping my Lab into a softshell,” says our gear editor of the Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser. “She’s a Lab, for Pete’s sake! She repels water!” But after observing her pooch on chilly evenings in camp, she concluded: “I could tell my dog was happy to have an extra layer of protection.” With a windproof, water-resistant panel along the back and a fleecy lining throughout, it keeps your pet’s core warm, without restricting freedom of motion. The big side-zipper makes it easy to get the Cloud Chaser on and off even the squirmiest canines. $75; 8 oz.; ruffwear.com

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