The WeatherBeeta 300D Deluxe Reflective Parka is the best jacket for walks up to an hour in freezing temperatures, longer jaunts in the 40s and 50s, and rain that’s heavy enough to make you put the hood up on your own raincoat. Well-insulated and durable, it’s easy to put on a variety of dog shapes, and it stays in place. Even though it isn’t the warmest coat we tested, its quality and insulation are on a par with those of jackets costing almost twice as much.
The WeatherBeeta goes over a dog’s head and stretches the entire length of the pup, anchored in place by two elastic loops around the rear legs. You secure it with a T-shaped connector that runs from the neck of the dog, down its front, and then up either side of the jacket, where you secure it with Velcro. This design gives your dog more coverage than any other coat we tested except for the Hurtta styles, and it helps keep more of your dog dry in the rain.
The WeatherBeeta has a few extra features that make it a good all-around coat. It has an opening on the back to allow a leash or harness through for walks, and it won’t slide around or chafe thanks to its adjustable attachment system. It also comes in a bright orange color: If you’re taking your dog out with you at night, somewhere people are hunting, or to a place where you might have trouble seeing it, don’t worry—that orange is loud.