If you're anything like us, you'll be kick-starting your year with plenty of fresh winter dog walks - the perfect way to start that new year health kick as well as celebrate national walk your dog month! But we know how much of a struggle trying to dry your dog after a wet walk can be - this is where drying coats come in!
Drying coats are a practical addition to your dog's range of accessories. Not only are they handy after a wet walk, but they are also great to pack in the car when you’re on your travels. Perfect to dry and warm your dog after a bath or a run on the beach.
There are loads of drying coats to choose from here at Lords & Labradors, from our own luxury bamboo drying range to plenty of high-quality options from like-minded brands. Here, we look at our range of dog-drying coats. Ones that will be perfect for wicking moisture away after wet walks!
Choosing The Right Drying Coat For Your Dog
Finding the right drying coat for your four-legged friend can be tricky. There are a few things to think about when getting a drying coat, material, size, ease of putting on, colour and comfort!
Drying Coat Sizing
Size is most important as the drying coat should fit close rather like a horse blanket. This allows the coat to soak up moisture and simultaneously keep wet pets warm. To gauge the size needed, measure your dog’s top line from the collar to the base of their tail and then cross-reference with the size chart of the relevant drying coat. A lot of drying coats are super adjustable so getting a snug fit should be easy! We've put the size guide below for our Lords & Labradors Bamboo drying coats to help you find the ideal fit. Still not sure? Why not contact us and our expert customer care team can help you find the perfect drying coat.
|Size||Back Length||Weight||Recommended Breeds|
|XS||26-36 cm||5-8 kg||Teacup breeds, small puppies, toy breeds|
|S||35-42 cm||8-10 kg||Pugs, Chihuahuas, Terriers|
|M||41-50 cm||10-20 kg||Spaniels, Cockapoos, Border Collies|
|L||57-68 cm||20-30 kg||Boxers, Labradors, Dalmatians|
|XL||64 -73 cm||30-40 kg||Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, German Sheppards|
Drying Coat Attachment Style
When choosing the right coat for you and your dog think about how it goes on your dog and how it attaches. Various brands will have different designs and attachments. Some come with velcro fastenings, others tie on, some are step-in and others slide over your dog's head, so definitely think about how easy it will be to put it on your dog.
Lords & Labradors Bamboo Drying Range
Our bamboo drying range was designed and tested here in our Lincolnshire workshop, with both practicality and style in mind. The range has three key products - drying coats, mitts and cushion covers, so you're sure to find the perfect combination for drying your dog. Our drying range is all made from a bamboo fabric which is super soft and is double-layered which is perfect for drawing moisture out of your dog's fur. We picked four stylish colours, Navy, Fir, Gunmetal, and Mole, for our drying range.
We designed our coats to be adjustable, they have velcro belly and neck bands so you can get a secure fit, and they also have a shake-resistant hood! They dry your dog in minutes while keeping them comfortable, and you'll be pleased to know it's machine washable! Our coats come in five sizes so will fit tiny chihuahuas as well as big German shepherds!
The mitts are great for dogs who love to wrestle when you try to put their drying coat on! They're made from the same luxurious bamboo as the coats, you can simply rub down your dog with the absorbent mitts and go.
The final piece of our drying collection is our cushion covers. These are designed to slip over your dogs cushion, perfect for protecting them against muddy paw prints. These are ideal for if you've driven to the beach or for a muddy walk to slip over your dog's cushion in the car. The cover easily comes on and off and is machine washable, making it perfect for pet mess protection.
Henry Wag and Pawdaw of London both make drying bags, these are great for dogs who hate having something slipped over their head. They're designed simply for your dog to step in and then both have a zip and velcro to fasten your dog in with. However, if your dog is slightly more lively, a traditional drying coat which leaves their legs free may be better so they can still move about whilst wearing it.
The Harbour Hounds drying coats come in stylish stripes and feature a cosy turtle neck which is perfect for keeping them snuggly and can even be pulled up as a hood. The drying coats fasten with poppers so are easy to pop on and off. They're made from 100% cotton, which quickly dries and traps body heat so are perfect for keeping warm after the beach, bathtime or a walk. Harbour Hounds makes their drying coat in an eco-friendly factory so you can be sure it's kind to the planet as well as your pup!
Whichever drying coat your choose, we're sure your four-legged friend will love it. Be sure to tag us in any pictures over on our Instagram, we love to see you on your adventures and enjoying our L&L products!