You have landed here: Home Review Vault Base to Outer Layers Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser Jacket review

27

Jan

2011

Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser Jacket review
Written by Jason Elliot, Cocoa   
Related Articles...
No Related Articles at This Time

Ruffwear Cloud ChaserGetting up and going on a winter morning is difficult for people. It's just as difficult for our canine family members. The cold weather outside makes a warm cozy bed more inviting. And forget about going out for a brisk hike or snowshoe trek with your four-legged friend.

Ruff Wear has been touting high-quality gear since 1994. One of their latest product releases, the Cloud Chaser jacket, is designed to motivate your dog to wake and get on the trails on a snow-filled day. The Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser is advertised for use in snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, back-country skiing and snowboarding.

The Cloud Chaser is a softshell jacket and is designed with a combo of fabric. Ruff Wear has split the jacket's construction into an upper and lower. The upper covers the dog's back and a part of their shoulders and thigh.

Made of a laminated nylon and spandex softshell, Ruff Wear boasts the upper as waterproof, windproof and breathable. The lower is also a softshell and sports a Dupont Teflon making it resistant to water, snow and dirt. The upper and lowers attaches with a YKK zipper.

The Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser covers your entire dog except some of their hind quarter. In many chilly days with the temperatures in their teens, the Cloud Chaser retains heat. A quick touch under the Cloud Chaser shows your dog's body will still be warm even after being out in inclement conditions for considerable time.

The jacket does not restrain your dog's movement. The fabrics in the Cloud Chaser flex to your dog's movements and do not cause abrasions.

The worst part of any canine jacket is trying to put it on your pup. The Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser goes on as easy as your dog's demeanor allows. The jacket requires that you place your dog's paws through the front legs then fasten the zipper.

Ruffwear Logoimages/Ruff WearRuff WearThe Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser jacket provides your pup with extended warmth in blustery conditions. The Cloud Chaser is best used for an active dog and an equally active human. Your dog will be motivated to get for an early morning jaunt even in dropping temperatures. Couple it with The Beacon, a safety light, and your dog won't be missed when you are out in night.

The Ruff Wear Cloud Chaser jacket retails for $74.99.


blog comments powered by Disqus
 

Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

Read the entire bio...

Click here to find out where we get the products we review.


Get Social With Us

facebook

twitter

Feed Your Gear Addiction

 
RSS Feed
 
rss
 
with our latest fed to your news feed

Visit Our Gear Shop

Stop in the Gear Shop Now and Buy the Best Outdoor Gear & Apparel

powered by:
REI Logo

    Reviews and News on

    Outdoor Gear and Apparel from
     
    SealLine_Logo_Thumb.jpg
     
    and dozens of other top brands