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.

Size Guide

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. 

Custom Sizes

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 click HERE for guidance on how to measure your dog.

Help your dog stay cool and refreshed with a Cuillin Cooling Coat, designed and made in Scotland by Freckles Designs.

The Dog Cooling Coats are made from a soft lightweight nonwoven PVA foam fabric that absorbs and retains water. This amazing fabric becomes really cold when activated by water. The coat will stay moist and cool for several hours (dependant on weather conditions) and the evaporative process activated by the cool fabric allows your dog to cool down more than the outside air. You will also find that although the cooling coat is damp, your dog will remain dry.

Cuillin Cooling Coats slip over your dog's head and have an underbelly strap which covers the chest of your dog, and fastens with a velcro strap. The underbelly strap is very important as this allows the body core to cool down too which provides for a more efficient cooling process, and means your dog is much more comfortable than a coat that simply covers your dog's back.

The Cuillin Cooling Coat is available this year in Blue and Pink. Please note that the fabric is slightly different to previous years due to supplier issues but it is still a PVA  foam fabric and works exactly the same through the evaporation 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 vest can therefore help your dog maintain a normal body temperature.

How to use the coat

To use the Cuillin 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.

Caring for your cooling coat

When not in use, while the coat is still damp, fold the coat into the shape that you would like to store it in. Let it dry naturally and it will become very hard and then it can be safely stored away.

When you wish to use the coat again, DO NOT try and unfold your cooling vest when it is hard and dry as it could tear. Instead soak it in water for a couple of minutes and it will become soft and supple again and ready to use.

If you are going out for the day and wish to take it with you to use later, I recommend that you soak it first at home in the sink, it can then be placed damp in a plastic bag for use later. However, it is not recommended that the vest is stored in a plastic bag for longer than a day once wet as it may start to smell.

When using the coat if it starts drying out, simply re-wet it to maintain the cooling effect. If required, the cooling coat can be machine washed at 30 degrees. Wash seperately as there may be colour run. Do not use conditioners or softeners and do not tumble dry

**** Click here to order a custom sized cooling coat ****

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
n Geairns
Great cooling vest

I have always struggled to find a good quality cooling vest to fit my German pointer. This is brilliant!!!

Cooling vest

Excellent product. I’ve purchased cheaper alternatives but they don’t even compare. There are the best quality on the market.

Ammy Calsbeek
Very cool coats!!!

Great service, I wasn't sure about what size to order and after emailing Freckels Designs with the dogs sizes we where quickly soorted out and the coats fit perfect and the dogs are super chilled in them.

Kathleen Mazey
Dog Cooling Vest

The Freckles dog cooling vest is by far the best on the market. All three of my dogs have them and living in Malta they really need them. They keep them cool and comfortable in very high temperatures, I use them indoors in the height of the summer to keep them cool. I highly recommend this product

Cooling jacket

Our second purchase of a cooling jacket for our dog, he had outgrown the first one.
The coat arrived really quickly despite having to be made to order and is of high quality and it does exactly what it says, helps keeps our dog comfortable when out walking.