CUILLIN COOLING COAT - SPORT (CUSTOM SIZE)
Materials and Care
The vest can be stored wet for short periods of time in the plastic bag provided, for example if you are going out for the day. However, do not store your vest in the plastic bag for a long period of time as mildew may occur.
When not in use, fold the vest up while wet, and it will become dry and hard and then can be safely stored away.
DO NOT try and unfold it is hard and dry as it may tear. Instead when you are ready to use it again, rewet it by soaking it in a sink or bucket and it will become soft and supple again and can then be unfolded.
If required, the vest can be machine washed at 30 degrees celcius or hand rinsed in cool water. Only use non-biological powders/liquids. Do not use fabric conditioners or softeners, or dual action tablets.
Please note that the breed guide is a suggestion only and I would always recommend measuring your dog to ensure that the coat you purchase is a good fit.
I also make custom size coats and the price of the coats are based on the length of the coat. There are separate product pages for custom sizes for each of the coat styles.
*** Please note that this Sport version of the Cuillin Cooling Coat is made to be 60% of your dog's body length.***
Help your dog stay cool and refreshed this summer with a Cuillin Cooling Coat. (pronounced coo-linn). The Sport cooling coat is shorter in length and so is more suited to dogs that will be active when wearing the cooling coat, and it still covers the most important area for cooling which is the chest and core organs.
When providing the measurements for your dog, please enter the FULL length of your dog and your vest will be made to 60% of the measurement provided.
The Cooling Vests are made from a soft lightweight PVA foam fabric that absorbs and retains water. The coat will stay moist and cool for several hours (dependant on weather conditions) however your dog will remain dry. The evaporative process activated by the cool fabric allows your dog to cool down more than the outside air.
The cooling vest slips over your dog's head and has an underbelly strap which covers the chest of your dog and allows the body core to cool down too. This provides for a more efficient cooling process.
Why does my dog need a cooling coat?
Unlike humans, dogs do not have efficient cooling systems and so they can overheat easily. Dogs try to regulate their body temperature by panting, or by perspiring through the pads of their paws, as they have almost no sweat glands like humans. However, dogs can only expel a small fraction of a their excess body heat in this way. Using a cooling coat can therefore help your dog maintain a normal body temperature.
How to use the coat
To use the cooling coat simply soak it in in water and then wring out so that it is moist but not dripping. Slip it over your dog’s head, tuck the underbelly strap between the dog's front legs and bring the straps up and secure the hook and look fastenings. If the coat starts drying out, simply re-wet it to maintain the cooling effect.
How long does the coat stay cool?
This depends on the outside temperature, but generally it will stay cool for a few hours. If the coat starts drying out, simply re-wet it to maintain the cooling effect.
Made to Measure
This item is a Made to Measure item. Please click here for guidance on measuring your dog.
The price of the Made to Measure coat is based on the FULL length of your dog.
When providing the measurements for your dog, please enter the FULL length of your dog and your coat will be made to 60% of the measurement provided.
Please do not enter a shorter length in order to get a cheaper price as if you enter a shorter measurement the coat will not fit your dog properly - your length measurement also helps me to calculate the length of the underbelly panel too - and made to measure items are non-returnable.
- First please enter the measurements in centimetres for length, girth, and neck size.
- Then please choose the size range that the length of your coat falls into so that the correct price for your coat is selected.
Please use the Additional Information text box to provide any further information that you may feel to be useful. For example if your dog is particularly deep chested you may wish to provide the chest and waist measurement too, or if you have a broad dog you may wish to provide the breast measurement.
Please measure your dog carefully as Made to Measure coats are non returnable, unless the item is faulty or there is an error on the part of Freckles Designs.
Having had a cooling coat last year for my young Jack chi I ordered a custom made sports coat this year as Pearl is so active. This design is a perfect fit and so suitable for her active lifestyle. She absolutely adores wearing this coat on a warmer day and has had many admirers. We have passed your details onto these enquiries. The coat arrived in the expected time and is the most excellent quality. Thank you so much.
Rufus loves his made to measure cooling coat . The coat is fabulously made both myself and husband work in different emergency serves and have said it’s better made and better quality than any kit we have ever been issued with . The speed of the turns round from ordering to receiving was with in a week . 10/10 I would definitely recommend freckles. Thank you so much and a woof woof from Rufus .
Was very impressed with how quick and easy it was to get a custom fit cooling coat .
Excellent service from the beginning to the end product .
Excellent quality , fantastic fit 👌
We have yet to use these given the current weather!! but are off to southern France soon, and they will come in useful there I'm sure! We've had something similar before, but it didn't cover the chest region. We've tried them on, and they fit beautifully and look neat and tidy and unrestrictive. It's wonderful to be able to have custom-fit instead of the usual hit and miss!
I bought two custom sized cooling vests around 4 years ago, one for my Shih Tzu and the other for my Leonberger. They have made such a difference to how my dogs cope on warm days, we do various dog activities which need us to be out when it’s a little warmer than I’d like. Being able to re-wet as required through the day means they get the full benefit at all times. My vests have been terribly abused from being thrown around in the car, chewed by the dogs, etc. but have stood up to it all brilliantly. I can’t recommend them highly enough.