Thursday, January 5, 2017

The New Extreme Warmer Dog Coat by Hurtta!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you're all having a fantastic day! It's feeling a lot like winter here with the outside temperature being 29 degrees and with the wind chill it feels even colder! Brrrr! I figured it would be a great time to stay indoors and talk to you about the brand new "Extreme Warmer" dog coat from Hurtta! This new coat is my coat of choice for when I will have to venture out later with my dogs!

If you haven't been following us, Hurtta is one of our most favorite brands. They produce high quality outdoor gear for dogs and they have awesome customer service. We highly recommend checking them out!

"Grey is the new Black!"

The Extreme Warmer is a fantastic addition to the Hurtta line. It's definitely set apart from the other coats as it has a unique "foil" lining that reflects the dog's natural body heat back at them keeping them warm in even the most extreme conditions. Keeping a dog's muscles warm when they are being active in cold weather helps to prevent injuries. This coat would be excellent for any dog who wants to go with their humans, even if they hate the cold, like mine do. Zoe and Phoenix both hate any sort of cold weather so keeping them warm and happy is very important to me. We took the Extreme Warmer on a couple of fun trips and I really like this coat!

When we arrived at Mount Hood, it was 25 degrees outside. If Phoenix was not comfortable and warm in her coat she would not have sat on the frozen ground or stayed there for me! They definitely would not have even wanted to play in the first photo above if they were not comfortable and toasty warm.

We also tried these coats out at the beach! The Pacific Northwest is known for our cold ocean beaches. The water is cold, the sand is wet and cold and it can be very windy.

The Extreme Warmer offers great coverage of the whole dog. Besides the high neck cover, the coat  offers a warm tricot hood that can be lifted to protect the dogs head and ears. I love this feature, it's so cute and makes me laugh every time we use it! The coat has a chest cover that protects the sensitive chest and abdominal area, protecting vital internal organs. The chest/tummy cover snaps over the dog's back and is very adjustable. Just like all the other coats in the Hurtta line up, the Extreme Warmer has two openings: one in the neck and one on the back so you can easily attach your leash to a collar or harness.

The Extreme Warmer has an adjustable back length with a drawstring bungee, making this coat great for those dogs, like Zoe, who are hard to fit because their back lengths happen to be in between sizes. 

The coat also has a cover for the back end that snaps under the tail. One of the minor things that I didn't like about the coat happens to be this part. I honestly wish Hurtta had put in the buttons like the Ultimate Warmer which gives you the option to button the back end flaps up and under the coat. The Extreme Warmer does not include those buttons and we don't always need the coat buttoned under the tail. I really miss this feature and I wish they would consider adding it. The Extreme Warmer is designed differently from the Ultimate Warmer and the back end flaps are longer so it doesn't part away from the dog as well when they squat, which can be problematic after a long trip on a windy road and a dog who has a sore tummy needs to potty. I will likely end up safety pinning Zoe's coat up for the next trip, which is a quick easy fix.

Hurtta says to hand wash these coats. I ignored this recommendation and machine washed them in a lingerie bag on a gentle cycle with mild detergent and they came out just fine. I think over time a lot of harsh washing might hurt the inner lining so I'm going to be careful with it. I let them air dry and I don't recommend machine drying any Hurtta coats.

The coats are made from soft, flexible material that has been laminated so it's waterproof. The coat also offers 3M reflectors, which is great for those evening walks where your dog needs to be visible. The lining of the coat is a smooth polyester.

This coat allows complete freedom of movement, both dogs were able to play and run like normal. They were not in any way hindered and they had a great time running around in the snow and on the beach. 

In our experience, the Extreme Warmer runs a little big. My dogs are usually a size 18" or 20" in Hurtta products. Since this coat offers adjustable back lengths, I initially ordered them both a size 20" but when they got here they were way too big, even for Zoe who's back measures 19". Hurtta has fantastic customer service, though, so we just ended up exchanging them for two size 18" coats. I think Phoenix could probably even wear a size 16" in this coat. So keep that in mind when you order yours!

I think the Extreme Warmer is one of the best coats we've tried so far from the Hurrta line. I am very impressed with it and we will definitely be getting a lot of use out of them. We may not get extreme temperatures in Oregon but if my dogs were to give their opinion, anything below 50 degrees is too cold. Now that it's in the 20's here, the Extreme Warmer is my first choice for all of our outdoor activities. The coat keeps my dogs warm, dry and they are happy to keep playing outside. I also love how stylish this coat is! Grey really is the new black! 

I would highly recommend checking out the Extreme Warmer and trying it with your dogs! I would also recommend checking Hurtta out on Facebook and liking their page. They often look for product testers and run their own giveaways. The best way of finding out all the Hurtta news is by liking their page. 

ZoePhee received our Extreme Warmers in exchange for an honest review. We were not monetarily compensated and all opinions are our own. Hurtta is not responsible for the content of this blog post.


  1. If we needed coats, Hurta would be the brand we would choose. My mom wears a human brand coat with a similar lining and it works great, especially with our below zero weather here.

  2. I covet this coat. How much fill does it have? More than the Ultimate Warmer or similar amount?

  3. You take such good care of your girls. You'd be surprised at the folks that would never think about coats for their babies.

    Have a woof woof day you two. My best to your wonderful mom. ☺

    1. When I first got my dog I never thought he needed a coat - but then winter came!

      As we live in Sweden that was needed for survival :)

      /Adam Baker - The Doggy Institute

  4. The Extreme Warmer is our favorite from them too. It's a bit of overkill just around the city on average days (not the cold snap we've been having) but I almost want to go to the mountains just so I can see cute little Gretel in it :)

  5. This coat looks great!! Awesome review. Thank you for sharing :)

    Take care,

  6. Super stylish! Love the hood, too. Your girls are such great models. We got our first coats this year, because they were on clearance. I'm not sure if double-coated German shepherds NEED coats, and it's hard to find them in their sizes, but since we have them... we wear them!

  7. Looks like a great coat! And you three look adorable in your matching coats. I'm pretty sure Barley would shove me down into the snow if I tried to put a coat on her, though! I've yet to get Rye to hold still long enough to see if she's interested in clothing.

  8. Those look super warm and stylish! Great photos!

  9. Our mom needs a coat like that cuz it is really cold here. I still prefer to be nekkid. Stanley can go either way.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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