Come rain or come shine, your fluffy friend needs their daily walkies and it can become a real chore if you don't have the right coat.
Not only do you need something that will keep you warm and comfortable, but you also need something that can protect you against the Great British weather.
We have all been there when the rain is pouring down the back of our coat as we scramble through our pockets trying to find the dog bags. It is not ideal.
So here's our guide to the best long waterproof coats available in 2022:
Step out in style with the Malvern. The top seller from the Jack Murphy Ladies’ Heritage Collection for over ten years.
The trendy, tartan lined waterproof coat has a 20000 mm waterproof rating, the highest rainproof protection available. It's also equipped with a detachable hood for when we're lucky enough to have dry weather or if you prefer to wear it with the matching Malvern hat.
It has a nice country feel, which makes it easy to style with your wellies for every day wear or even a pair of Chelsea boots for a brisk stroll in the park. Though the jacket isn't the thickest, the sizing is generous enough to let you layer up with your favourite knits underneath, perfect to transition into spring with. However, we would suggest double checking your sizing with our guide. It may be a good idea to size down if you want a more snug fit.
The Malvern is definitely an investment piece that will stay a firm favourite in your wardrobe for many years to come.
A popular favourite, the Kensington, is waterproof, breathable and stylish, creating a coat adaptable for town and country. It has a feminine feel that still gives you the option to layer without looking "bulky". You also have the option of adding the matching zip in fleece's.
Baleno really haven't cut any corners with this coat. It has a two-way zip, which means you are able to unzip from the bottom whilst keeping cosy on top, internal leg straps that stop the coat flapping when walking and a fully adjustable hood. It's the perfect length for a pair of boots or wellies, as you really will have full protection from the great British weather.
The best seller in our long waterproof collection, the Kensington combines a luxurious, soft to touch fabric, with powerful waterproof, windproof and breathable technology.
It's worth mentioning that the Kensington is machine washable and should retain its high waterproof levels for up to 20 washes, reducing the need for any re-proofing.
One of the first long waterproof jackets to be sold on our country stall back in the 90s, the Outback goes from strength to strength, with the recent addition of an industry leading YKK zip.
Close-up inspection shows the smaller details haven't been missed when designing this coat. We're really impressed with how premium it feels for the price.
It has a more feminine cut compared to the others, which slightly tappers in at the waistline but is still generous enough to fit a jumper underneath. The plum and navy lining give the coat a trendy country feel, which runs right through the hood, which is also detachable and adjustable.
This coat is a firm favourite amongst dog walkers, equestrians and outdoor lovers. What else do we require from our coat? - How about a waterproof rating of 10,000mm.
Overall, both the technical elements and design of the Outback have made it easy for us to enjoy walking the pooch in the rain.
The Erin is designed specifically for women who want something stylish yet functional. This coat features a soft quilted interior, a removable hood, two external hip pockets with stud closing flaps, and two internal pockets.
The style is derived from the classic Australian outback Drover's riding mac, or "Duster' coat, a design that has proven its worth over many years. It has an exceptionally high 20,000 mm waterproof seal and also has a breathable fabric, so you can make sure you're kept dry whilst also allowing body heat to pass through the fabric.
It comes in three classic colours, and the inside has a slightly quilted layer with the classic Jack Murphy branding running all the way through.
The perfect coat to be able to walk the dog in wet weather and still look smart enough to pop into your local pub on the way home!
The Sandringham sits at the lower end of the price scale and, though it may not be quite as premium as the above, it does get the job done. The coat has a 100% waterproofed polyester outer shell with PU backing and fully taped seams to stop you getting wet, while an attractive tartan yarn-dyed poly cotton lining keeps you comfortable and warm.
It is lightweight, easily packable and comes in three attractive colours. The tartan lining is a nice finishing touch, and the material makes it easy to wipe off those muddy paws after a rainy walk.
With it being a Champion product, it does sit on the larger side. With this in mind, we have measured the garment in all sizes and added this to our website to take away the stress of deciding what to go for!
Overall, for the price, we think it's great value for money.
Deciding exactly what to go for can be difficult, but the bottom line is to opt for what provides a little more protection than you're likely to need in the worst conditions you might encounter.
It's also important to know exactly what the technical features mean. It can be a little daunting if you're not quite sure.
We hope this has helped in guiding you towards the perfect dog walking coat!
Now you've found your perfect waterproof coat to walk your pooch in, why don't you check out our recommendations for the most comfortable wellies of 2022 here.