Ruffwear Cloud Chaser Dog Softshell Jacket

Never see your dog shiver again—the Ruffwear Cloud Chaser Softshell Jacket's waterproof and windproof three-layer fabric keeps your dog at constant warmth, and it's still breathable so your pup won't get overheated. The coated lower fabric doesn't allow dirt, snow, water, and other unwanted environmental substances to enter your house after a muddy hike or an epically dirty game of fetch. Four-way stretch gives your dog a comfortable yet active fit which looks so good you'll wish Ruffwear made this jacket for humans too.

  • Waterproof and windproof three-layer softshell upper fabric keeps your dog dry and warm
  • Coated fabric repels water, dirt, and snow
  • Insulating interior maintains heat so your pooch doesn't freeze
  • Four-way stretch keeps your dog comfortable and ready for action
  • Raglan sleeves maintain circulation through his or her limbs without limiting range of motion
  • Zippered closure so your dog won't wiggle out halfway through your adventure
  • Reflective trim and light loops keep your dog visible to you and others at night
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great for in between weather

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

XXS Fits perfect on my 9lb Min Pinscher/Chihuahua. Kept him nice and warm running through creeks on a 45-50 degree day.

Dog Loves it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the first jacket I've gotten on my dog that he hasn't tried to take off or that STAYS on him! The fit appears true to size. The soft shell is perfect for hiking and biking in the rain, snow or cold weather. So far its a great jacket!

Great Quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Our mutt measures between sizes so we bought both the small and medium jackets. If he wasn't so broad in the chest we probably would have stuck with the small- but we settled on the Medium for length and all over comfort. The zipper sticks, you have to fold over the fabric to keep it from pinching. Overall quality is great and the color stands out.

Great Quality

Fashion meets function

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Picked this up as an all around jacket for my 33lb Basenji (small). This jacket has considerably increased the time shes able to play in the snow. For her the fit is great and doesn't restrict any motion while playing. Tough enough to withstand aggressive doggy doggy play and just water resistant to keep her dry for a few hours.

Ruffwear Cloud Chaser Dog Softshell Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jacket is a game changer. My dog does not have a traditional two layer coat, but has curly hair instead of fur. His favorite place to be is playing in the snow and getting after it, however the snow freezes to his hair in big snow ball clumps on his chest, belly, legs and face. As a result we cannot play or hike for as long as either of us would like, but more importantly, once we are done, he has snow frozen all over his body which is a safety concern (from being cold and wet; yes we towel him off). This jacket almost entirely alleviates the issue. Not only does it prevent the snow from balling up on him, he stays completely dry, but maintains full range of motion while running and jumping and playing around. He actually gets excited when we grab his jacket because he knows we are going outside to have some fun.

The jacket is a perfect fit (size small; he's 35LBs), snug but athletic, which plenty of stretch in the arms for full range of motion; no chaffing at all; keeps him dry in all coverage areas; durable softshell material; and it actually has some fantastic style! We could not be happier with this piece.



Below are two pictures. One of my boy prior to purchasing/wearing the jacket and playing the snow, completely covered in frozen snow balls (the reason we needed to get him some coverage). The second is of him wearing the jacket and loving life!

Ruffwear Cloud Chaser Dog Softshell Jacket

Good Fit

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I purchased these for my mother-in-law who has two beagles. The dogs had never worn a jacket before and because of this she thought they didn't like wearing them and asked me to return them. They fit them well and seemed warm.

Burried in Snow and Still Wagging Tail

My customer took her pups with her on a snowshoeing trip and had her pups in these sweaters to help keep them nice and warm on their journey. Her pups did great in the snow and were happy the whole way!

Burried in Snow and Still Wagging Tail

Stylish Protection

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

We got this jacket for our Jack Russell to wear in the snow/rain and so far so good! We have a lot of Ruff Wear and have come to expect smart design, great fits and durable construction. This jacket is no exception to that!

Great jackets for snow!

    I got two of these, a medium for a 46 pound Labradoodle that fits great and an extra large for an 80 pound goldendoodle. The extra large was huge around the neck and a large was way too small for him. I ended up tacking the neck on the extra large and it works great.

    Great jackets for snow!

    Little extra protection from the cold

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Our forty pound Lab/Pointer mix has a short coat and we wanted to get him something to keep him comfortable on longer days hiking in the cold. This jacket does the trick. A snug fit, but allows him to tear around just fine. I think this is a great choice for an active day, but I'd go with something a little more insulated if you're going to be sitting around (winter camping, ice fishing, or what not).

    perfect!!!

      good water resistance, great fit

      Keeps our Weim toasty

      Keeps our Weim toasty

      Almost perfect

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      It is very hard for us to find jackets (or any dog product ) for our weim. She is very chesty, long and skinny. The med cloud chaser fits her pretty darn good. The jacket has keep her warm and best of all keeps the wind off her. The only thing we would change is to have the neck a bit larger.



      Overall the cloud chaser is a great doggie jacket and so far has preformed better than we had hoped.

      Almost perfect

      Pretty good but not great for deep snow.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I have a small 42lb pit bull. The size small fit her well with exception to the arms and waist. The arms collected ice like the pooch in the post below. But due to my my girls very tapered waist , ice collected under the jackets stomach area and definitely made her more uncomfortable. She has very short hair and virtually no hair on her belly so a tight fit is essential. In the future I will probably put her Thundershirt over or under the jacket to keep her belly dry.

      That being said , the jacket works quite well if your not in several feet of snow. It worked well in 20 degree weather for my short haired girl so long as we moved a bit. I stuck my hand under the jacket and it was nice and warm in there. If your dog has a decent coat length and a bit of blubber the jacket will keep them cozy in 20 degrees.

      Pretty good but not great for deep snow.

      Mostly great

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought this for my 35lb GSD/Basenji mix.

      I have used it several times and today took her out snowshoeing with it. It keeps her dry inside but I don't see the familiar moisture drops forming on the outside like your typical waterproof fabric. However, it does seem to keep her mostly dry.

      The small fits snugly but the neck is a bit tight. I wish ruffwear had made this part elastic. I also wish that the legs had an elastic band at the bottom and you will see why by my photo-

      When in snow, balls form at the base of the legs. These are loose-bottomed and moisture creeps up the legs and chest. This was my one main stipulation.

      Mostly great

      Holding up to snow and brush

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Dog is 45# length is perfect, little bunch at neck. The belly part keeps snow from clumping on chest and provides some dryness even though Jager wants to lay down in it. After a month of wearing it multiple days no chaffing and its holding up to running through brush and the scratching his side. Bombing through powder amazingly has kept his covered underside dryer than expected.



      Holding up to snow and brush

      Lovely photo. That looks like one content pooch. Thanks for the review!

      Nice quality but didn't fit

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      The softshell material seems durable, and the underbelly stretchy fabric seems like it would be comfortable. I ordered a medium for my 50 lb. male coonhound/lab mix. He is slender but long. The fit was okay, except he would have peed right into the jacket. Yeah, not good. Nothing I can really do to fix that, so I'm returning it. Pretty sure a size small would be super tight and uncomfortable for him.

      Flower Lake With Muddy Paws

      Flower Lake With Muddy Paws

      Awesome picture Drew !!!

      I selected this image to feature on the Community Hub at the bottom of the Backcountry.com homepage! Congrats on being amazingly GOATWORTHY !!

      Perfect Softshell for the Active Dog

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I take my dog with me just about everywhere. I made the decision long ago, that if I need quality gear, so does she. The Cloud Chaser is her go to layer for hikes and runs when the weather gets a little cold. It's also perfect as a windbreaker on mountain peaks. She's been using this jacket for about a year now, and we have no complaints.



      Isla is a Mini-Goldendoodle and weighs in at 24 lbs. She wears a size S, which fits well on it's own, or with her thin fleece layer underneath. The elastic fitted arm bands hold the jacket snugly in place, and trap warmth. The materials are soft, comfortable, and durable. The side zip works very well, and allows for easy on and off.



      We've been in light snow and rain with this jacket, and it does a great job of keeping moisture out. The only place it can get in, is the panel under her belly. This is a trade-off, as it also allows for a little breathability on the pushes towards the peak when she's really getting after it.

      Perfect Softshell for the Active Dog

      We love this coat

        I am a huge fan of Ruffwear. From jackets, to packs, to toys they're gear is always durable and well thought out. I have a size small Cloud Chaser for my 45 lb Australian Cattle Dog and it's a perfect fit. We use this jacket skiing or at night camping when temps get low.

        My favorite aspects of the this coat are the full body coverage, water/snow proof, and stretchy fabric for a dog on the move. I also have an overcoat that I occasionally put on ontop of the Cloud Chaser on colder ski days, but it's rare that I take her out when it's that cold. It's critical that the Cloud Chaser covers her belly, prevents snow ball from accumulating. Snow never clings to the jacket, it just slides right off and stays dry. She can run full out sprints without any hindrance. It's comfortable enough for her to sleep in when we're camping. Taking it on and off is easy, the zipper is sturdy and reliable. The interior has a soft fabric, and the leg loops work well. I also like the reflective trim to spot her easily at night.

        Overall I don't have any complaints with this jacket. It keeps my pup warm and comfortable without slowing her down. Highly recommend this product and Ruffwear in general!