This cool looking Premium Comfort Coat was made by Csinieb which is a small Hungarian company. They do an incredible job of coming up with different designs and fulfilling all your requirements. They can make a coat for you with velcro or buckles, with a hoodie or with this turtleneck design, with holes for the collar and harness or without them to make it more waterproof - just tell them what you have in mind, and they will make it happen!
Csinieb has a few different types of coat designs, but they make the actual coat using your dog’s measurements to be sure it will be a perfect fit. The coat in this post is an exception though - I only contacted them in the last minute when I was in the country so we picked a little bigger size to be sure it fits Mia. You can see on the pictures that the coat is a little bigger than should be but using these elastic strings and the velcro it is nicely adjustable.
This coat has a few features which shows how much attention to details they applied for designing it - for example, the back and the neck of the coat has these elastic straps which let you adjust it. Another neat detail is the logo on the picture below: it is fluorescent - it glows in the dark - which doesn’t give much visibility, but it is pretty :)
The coat has velcro and also a strap with a plastic buckle to secure the coat on the back of the dog. First, it seemed unnecessary to have both, but it keeps the three thick layers on the back in place quite well. Having these on the back makes it easier to keep the velcro away from the dirt, and since it is not touching the dog, there aren’t any issues with hair covering it or the velcro rubbing the skin which were my issues with the Kurgo Loft Jacket
I already mentioned in the review of the UsefulThingy Coat that having this fluffy fleece under a coat is not necessarily the best choice since it will start soaking the water in - even if the outside of the coat is waterproof. We did two longer hikes in deep snow: one in wet snow and the other one on a freezing day. My experience was that getting the snow stuck and melt on these fleece parts weren’t actually an issue, and the coat stayed completely dry on our colder hike. Probably my problem with the UsefulThingy Coat was the combination of the jacket sliding to the side and having the fleece material.
Our other hike in the wet snow showed the interesting nature of the outside material. While the coat itself is waterproof, if you rub the water into the top layer - as it happens by the legs’ movement - it will be wet (see the second photo below). The inside of the coat and the dog under it is still dry though; it does not let the water through.
This coat is a heavy duty winter coat: it is hot, sturdy and durable. Mia spent hours in it while running through forests, hitting trees and bushes and there is no visible damage on the coat at all - I am sure it protected Mia from hurting herself with these.
This coat is the thicker one we tested so far and seeing the design being so closed, I wasn’t sure if it would bother/restrict Mia’s movement. Well, it did not at all, as you see it on the photos below :)
After using this elastic fastener on the back of the coat a few times, it just broke and came off. I contacted Csinieb about this and they are reviewing their supplier to make sure it is not happening again. I don’t think this is actually a big issue but I wanted to update the post with it to be fair about it.
The Csinieb Premium Comfort Coat is a well-designed, good quality winter coat for those freezing days. I would not suggest using it in wet conditions since the fleece parts on the side could soak in the water and the mud. It worked for us perfectly even in deep snow because the closed chest part did not allow the snow to get in under the coat and melt. The material is soft but durable, does not restrict the movement and fits the dog well. The only downside I can mention is that it is a thick coat so it takes up quite some space in your backpack if you want to carry it with you to use it on the summit or in case the weather would turn out to be colder than expected. A big pro for choosing this company is that you will get a custom coat for your dog which makes all the difference - especially if your dog is taller/smaller/skinnier/wider/longer than the average :)
You can buy this coat from Csinieb on their website. Since their English website is not available yet, feel free to shoot them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing what you have in mind. They do ship abroad ;)