With new puppies, comes new adventures and with adventures comes new coats! Alice was recently sent the brand new Expedition Parka by our friends over at Hurtta! Hurtta is one of our most favorite brands. They always deliver stylish gear that is perfect for all of our trips. One of the coolest things about Hurtta is that they are always improving their gear and they actually listen to their customers about what's needed. The Expedition Parka is the updated version of our previous favorite coat, the Summit Parka.
We recently took Alice on a trip to Silver Falls near Salem, Oregon. Waterfalls and the trails around them are generally freezing cold and since little dogs don't tend to do well in the cold, I figured it would be the perfect time to test out our new Expedition Parka. Silver Falls State Park is a gorgeous park, however, it's not very dog friendly. There are only a few trails that allow dogs and none of those trails lead to any waterfalls. Even though we weren't able to hike down to the water, we still had a great time hiking their "Rim" trail.
The Expedition Parka is designed to allow freedom of movement so that dogs can run and play while wearing it. We hiked 9 miles and I have zero complaints about this coat. It kept Alice warm the whole time, even when she fell into the river and got a little wet. We had no issues with the coat rubbing her sensitive armpits.
The Expedition Parka is also fully adjustable, like most of the coats from Hurtta. I also really appreciate that they have notched out the area where the dog's tail goes. Alice has a naturally curly tail that she carries over her back. We've found that other coats really irritate her where her tail is. With the Expedition Parka, I can adjust the back length so it doesn't hit her tail and she's way more comfortable in it.
Some Specs from Hurtta's website:
- Waterproof, laminated fabric
- Taped seams
- Adjustable backlength, neck and chest
- In addition to the basic sizes 20-80, there are sizes 40XS and 45XS for Dachshunds and 30XL and 35XL for small, bull-type dogs
We also tested the Expedition Parka at the Pumpkin Patch. Alice had a blast dashing through the pumpkins and sunflowers!
I am very happy with this coat. Hurtta has outdone themselves this time! Alice was comfortable and warm on our trip and she was happy to hike for a long time wearing the coat. I can't wait until we can go on more adventures.
I would highly recommend checking the Expedition Parka out. It's an awesome coat and a fantastic addition to Hurtta's lineup. The coat comes in four colors: Blackberry (black), Bilberry (blue), Beetroot (pink) and Buckthorn (orange). The neckline, back length and belly straps are all fully adjustable. You really can't go wrong with this coat, it should be able to fit any size dog.
Alice gives this coat a full 5 stars!
Disclaimer: We were sent the Expedition Parka from Hurtta in exchange for an honest review. We were not monetarily compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Additionally, in our photos, Alice is completely safe. There's a trail about two feet down beyond those rocks, if she were to jump she'd be totally fine. It's always important to keep dogs safe when taking nature photos. Never put your dog on a cliff for a cute photo.