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Old 11-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any suggestion for a good dog proof winter jacket?

Yesterday I had to break up a big mastiff's attack on my dog. It was nervewrecking to say the least. (Unprovoked, but my dog is unaltered still, which I think annoys many self important alphas - Nah I know it's always the frigging owner's fault. Anyways.)

In the process my beautiful 1 year old winter jacket got a huge scratch. It was a 2 layer jacket (outerwear, down jacket), and I had another layer of thermalwear underneath, all was scratched through; only the next layer and my, ahem, chest, survived with scratches. I don't think it's reparable but will bring it to the tailor in a couple hours.

Anyone has suggestions for a very warm yet *lightweight* coat that's relatively dog resistant? I spend hours outdoors in the new england winter daily and the friendly dogs like to jump on me. Would prefer not to spend more than $200 though if that's impossible I guess I would pay more...this 1 yr old coat was very expensive.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I always look for the toughest "shell" (outermost layer without insulation) that I can find, and layer up with a sweatshirt and fleece beneath it. Less to lose if there is a problem, and you can shed a layer if you find that you're sweating too much. I have been known to wear the scratch pants as an extra layer for warmth when standing around for too long (never had to do that 20 years ago).

It was 5 degrees F in my yard last night, and it is really early for that kind of temperature here.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure if it exists tbh. Join the cheap hoodie cult and if you wanna bite Michael Ellis style get some polka dot spandex pants
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Look at Wellensteyn. Their outers on most of the jackets and coats wear like iron. They are also waterproof coated with Teflon and the seams are taped.

I have the Rescue Jacket and it has been great with Lisl. It also washes off with a sponge for when muddy paws find their way on your sleeves and front.

I'm not sure about the rest of their expansive line, but mine is one rugged jacket. And WARM! It's not something you'd want to wear if the temp is above 40F.

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I wear my Carhart jacket. Obscenely durable, but not very pretty!
I'm not sure if it meets your definition of lightweight though. I'd find a Tractor Supply and try some on.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I feel ya though. I stupidly was wearing a really nice leather coat and for some stupid reason decided to play tug with the dog in it outside. I hook it like an idiot and he nails the arm and tears it. Was a really nice coat too.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I wear my Carhart jacket. Obscenely durable, but not very pretty!
I'm not sure if it meets your definition of lightweight though. I'd find a Tractor Supply and try some on.
I second Carhart. Very durable, made for work.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I found this one on a rack in target of all places years ago. Wear a sweater layer under it and its a perfect dog jacket. Shell is like a cross between a heavy judo gi and a heavy denim. Plus its washable in cold water.

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