As any New Englander knows, we just need to keep our winter coats and boots out a little longer - and yes, that includes the dog jackets!
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Penny has a brand new Kurgo jacket to show off in her favorite color, purple. (Okay, so maybe it's my favorite color but she certainly rocks it)
We were both pretty excited about being asked to review the Kurgo Loft Jacket. My fashionista loves adding to her wardrobe, and I've been interested in learning more about the Kurgo brand and their products.
Not only are they a New England company (based in Salisbury, MA), but when NH Chronicle did a piece on them in 2015, I was really wishing I worked there!
The company culture is a perfect fit for any crazy dog Mama, there are probably more dogs in their office than humans, they give back to the community through the Kurgo Foundation, and their offices are uber cool! Seriosly now, who wouldn't love to have their office in a recycled shipping container?
Kurgo was born out of Kitter and Gordie Spater's lifelong passion for pets. The brothers, born and raised in Vermont, combined their entrepreneurial background with a personal need when Kitter's beloved Plott Hound was thrown from the back seat to the floor of the driver's side during a short car ride. This prompted the pair to design Kurgo's first product, the Backseat Barrier.
Both brothers are personally involved in all aspects of Kurgo, including design, manufacturing, and customer service, and they continue to only create products that satisfy a need.
"Like resourceful Yankee artisans that came before us, we craft products that are long on usefulness and quality, and short on frivolity. So when you see a dog wearing a coat with a Kurgo logo on it, you can rest assured it’s cold outside." - Kurgo website
The lightweight Loft Jacket was designed to help dogs brave the chilly fall and winter months. The fitted style is perfect for athletic dogs who run, hike and adventure in inclement weather. It keeps the core warm and dry while allowing dogs to move freely, as it does not cover the entire length of most dogs.
As with all of Kurgo's products, the Loft Jacket is a high quality piece that will last. Made from rugged Microtomic™ Ripstop material and 140g Polytech fill, with a reversible waterproof shell, this coat will make both you and your dog happy campers... or hikers, day-trippers, errand runners...
The Loft Jacket is available in five different sizes, ranging from X-Small to X-Large (Penny is wearing a Medium). The two side adjustment points help to get a comfortable fit, and a two-way zipper on the back allows you to easily attach a leash to the dog's collar or harness. I really like this feature, as some jackets only have a small opening near the neck for a collar, but the zipper allows you to get to a harness d-ring as well.
The other thing I really love is the fact that the coat is easy to clean. As a busy, always-on-the-go dog Mom, this is a must. Dirt and mud easily wipes off with a damp cloth, but when you want a little extra cleaning, the jacket is machine washable. Win!
While function is always number one with Kurgo, they aren't afraid to offer up some style too. The Loft Jacket is currently available in five very stylish color combinations - Blue/Orange, Green/Charcoal, Chili Red/Dark Charcoal, Ink Blue/Sea Glass, and our favorite, Deep Violet/Light Charcoal.
Key Benefits of Loft Jacket
- Durable Microtomic™ Ripstop material
- Water resistant
- 2-way zipper allows lead attachment to collar or harness
- Reflective piping for added visibility
- Available in five sizes and five color combinations
- Two side adjustment points for a comfortable fit
- Machine washable (hang to dry)
We love the Kurgo Loft Jacket and know you will too. I'm sure we still have many cool spring days ahead that Penny will get to use hers, but I'm sort of almost looking forward to some chilly fall hikes (okay, you got me again... I'm always looking forward to fall).