Remember that one time I wondered if people were exaggerating just how much it rained here in the Pacific Northwest? Yeah, well, it turns out we were just having a weird dry spell because it has now been rainy, rainy, rainy! Although, coincidentally, it stopped raining just long enough for me to sneak outside and take some photos for our newest review of FouFou Dog’s Rainy Day Poncho (hooray!).
So how did this water-resistant dog poncho hold up in a wet Oregon spring? Read on for our full review!
You may remember the waterproof parka from FouFou Dog that we reviewed a few months ago, which is the perfect winter coat. Well, the Rainy Day Poncho is equally water-resistant but designed for warmer weather: it’s lightweight and has a super-breathable mesh liner, which is great for springtime walks.
The coolest feature of this rain jacket, though, is that it folds up into its own pouch pocket when not in use! So, you can keep it in your car, bag, or back pocket and truly be prepared for inclement weather when you’re out and about with your dog. (Since moving to Portland, I’ve learned just how unpredictable weather can be — we basically experience all four seasons on any given day!)
The Rainy Day Poncho also features reflective piping details, which are great for nighttime or evening walks. The draw cord hood is adjustable as well and the whole jacket fastens with a sturdy velcro strip.
Wrigley was kind enough to volunteer to test the jacket on a few rainy walks and I’m happy to report that the jacket kept him dry (well, minus his head — I rolled the hood back because, bless his heart, Wrigley just can’t handle having anything on his noggin). While this jacket is water-resistant, it is not waterproof. That is to say, if you’re out in the rain for a prolonged period of time, or if the rain is particularly heavy, a bit of moisture will start to go through (although it still provides protection from full-on rain). But for average walks in light rain, it is all you need to keep your dog dry. (FouFou Dog does have 100% waterproof rain coats, which you can take a peek at here.)
Overall, the Rainy Day Poncho is a great option for on-the-go dogs who live in unpredictable climates, not to mention it’s just plain stylish!
The Rainy Day Poncho is available in four bright colors and 6 sizes. Check out FouFou Dog for sizing info or to order one for your pup!