It gets really hot and really humid where we live. I was worried for our pups and it didn't matter if it was 5am or 10pm the humidity was relentless. I was very skeptical that this worked in the huminity, and frankly was scarred to try them. These made a huge difference and my pups were able to go to their training sessions. I made little alterations for Saban (right) because he has large shoulders otherwise the small fit them well. The team was really responsive and answered all my questions. My dogs loved their shirts so much we had to buy a 2nd set!
Hi Brenda! Your review makes us so happy! We are delighted that your pups are loving their shirts and that it's helping them in the hot and humid weather. Please stay in touch!
The high visibility is awesome around here in Wisconsin at this time of year. It's deer hunting season.
Hi Ann! Thanks for sharing. Maize looks AWESOME in the all orange. We are thrilled that our high visibility shirt is not only providing her with light therapy benefits for health, energy, and comfort, but also making her highly visible, especially during hunting season.
Chester, a 12 year (approx) old English Pointer / Brittany Spaniel mix returned to my life a year ago after being adopted via a rescue about 10 years ago.
For the past 8 months or so, he has been under the care of a dermatologist for multiple issues - one being solar elastosis. This was a condition that caused skin damage (he is short haired with natural thin or missing hair on his abdomen, chest, inner legs, etc). He also suffers from Panniculitis and environmental allergies.
The dermatologist prescribed Tretinoin (which can make him even more subject to the harshness of the sun), sunscreen 50+, and a protective solar shirt.
I bought two different shirts, but neither worked for him. Chester loves to be outside chasing the squirrels all day, so it was imperative to find something that fit, was durable, would work for the hot Texas sun, was easy to wash and dried quickly, and that he was not bothered by.
The Coolvio bArctic shirt was perfect. Multiple size options let us get a Medium long, which covered the areas that needed to be covered. The material was breathable, so he has done well in the heat. It is filthy most of the time because he stays in the clay dirt I have in my backyard during the day, but easily handwashes (I have not tried machine washing) and is dry by morning.
I plan to purchase additional shirts in the future. I was worried the fabric might snag, but have not had any problems with that since I got it a month or two ago. And, his dermatologist was quite impressed with the shirt!
No pictures, since the shirt predictably dirty right now. I will try to get a shot it the future before he goes outside. Had I chosen other colors than one with white, this might not be so obvious that he lays in the dirt all day.
Thank you for sharing Chester's story. It makes us happy to know that the bArctic is protecting Chester while he is outside. Please give Chester a big hug from us and keep us posted on his progress! Take care!
Our dog suffers from alopecia so the Coolvio is the perfect summer "coat" for him. It keeps him cool and protected from the sun!. I looked everywhere for the right product and couldn't find it. Then, I was hiking in Telluride and along came a dog wearing his Coolvio. I snapped a photo and ordered one when I got home. Thanks for a great product!
Hi Liz! Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It makes us happy to know that Arnold is getting the protection he needs with the bArctic. We created the shirt to make a positive impact for dogs and their owners. We are thrilled to know that we have succeeded!
Ozzy is not a big fan of wearing jackets, hats or harnesses. He struggles through his daily walks with temperatures above 70F. since he started wearing his shirt, he's been able to walk out in temperatures up to 85F without seeking shade to chill out, making it more pleasant for him, now every time he sees I grab his shirt he is happy and allows me to put it on with very few struggles. this is a great product and I highly recommend it for thick and long fur pups! besides being an excellent product, customer service is by far great! Had issues with shirt size and Remi sent a new size as soon as I asked for an exchange. Love this company!!!
Thank you for your feedback! Your comments are music to our ears! It makes us happy to hear that Ozzy loves his bArctic. Take care and please keep us updated on Ozzy.
We love the shirt! It's so bright and perfect so I don't lose sight of Falcor.
Thanks for your review! Falcor is adorable and he looks awesome in his bArctic. The orange looks amazing against his black fur. You can definitely spot him anywhere.
Frodo and Sully spend lots of time outside since we live on a lake. The shirts help keep them cool in the hot summer sun - and they work great under life vests too!
Frodo and Sully are adorable! We are happy that they are having a fun summer, while staying cool. Thanks for sharing and please keep us posted on their lake life adventures.
I bought the shirt at Pet Palooza for my dog to keep him cool, after getting one for my other dog a week earlier. We love it. I truly believe he feels cooler in it as he is panting less and more active on our walks. What has been truly remarkable, however, is the calming effect it has had on him. The pic shows us in the car just after we bought the shirt. Generally, he HATES the car and is extremely anxious; he can’t sit still. This time, however, he literally fell asleep sitting up. A few seconds later, he was sprawled out on the car seat, snoozing. I actually pulled over at one point to make sure he was ok because it was so unlike him! (I thought he might have eaten something bad at the festival.) Nope, he was just chillin’. Then I put it on during a thunderstorm, and he slept right through it. Normally, he would be shaking under a table or chair. I can’t say enough about these shirts!
Hi Marielle! Reading your feedback brings happiness to our hearts. We are thrilled that you have noticed a significant difference in your dog. We made the bArctic so it could help dogs and their owners, and we are delighted that is has made a positive impact to you and your dogs.
Penny, our black and gray Great Dane, loves her Coolvio shirt. Amazing how comfy it is for her even when playing with other big dogs at doggie day care. Highly recommend!
We are so happy to hear that Penny loves her bArctic and that it helps her at doggie day care! We appreciate your review and please keep us posted on Penny.
We went to a festival yesterday and within 15 minutes, my golden retriever was anxious, panting, and her tail was down. She was hot, and she wasn’t happy. When we went into the shade, she perked up. My daughter noticed the coolvio vendor! Literally, the minute we put the product on, her demeanor changed! She was relaxed and happy. I was quite astonished. We spent the next 1.5 hours in the sun and heat; she was bouncing around, happy, and her tail was up and wagging the whole time! I am buying another one for my other dog! I usually don’t do long walks in the summer because we live in SC,and it’s too hot. Can’t wait to be able to continue our walks into the summer :) Oh, and the high visibility orange with reflective material is awesome too!
It was wonderful meeting you, your daughter, and your pup! We are thrilled that the bArctic was able to make your pup cooler and more relaxed at the festival, so you all could continue having fun. Welcome to our Coolvio Crew!
We are so happy that Logan LOVES his bArctic. He is a handsome boy and looks great in blue! Please keep us updated on Logan. We can't wait to see more pictures of him living the CoolvioLife!
Latte is a nine month old miniature poodle who loves to run fast and play hard. Keeping him cool and hydrated is a must for this energizer bunny and the Coolvio bArctic shirt does a great job at keeping him fresh without slowing him down. The bright color also make him visible to passerbys and amongst other pups at the dog park.
Thanks for sharing. Latte is adorable. We are glad that the bArctic is helping Latte live his best life.
Remy is a rescue dog from One Tail At A Time in Chicago. Since moving to Florida, Remy has been searching for something to cool her down on walks so she can continue to keep living her best life. Since we found the bArctic Shirt, Remy has shown so much more stamina during warm days and is excited to go on long walks again. It is so wonderful to see an immediate improvement on quality of life for her. Thank you, Coolvio!
Thanks for your review. We are so happy that Remy loves her bArctic shirt and that it is helping her with the Florida heat. It is our goal to help dogs stay cooler, more comfortable, and have more energy. We are thrilled that we can do that for Remy!
Harley is not the most athletic dog and does not go for long walks. But he did 3 miles in his bArctic and was still ready for more!
Harley is a superstar! We look forward to seeing more of Harley in his future adventures!
We love our BArctic coolvio shirt! It makes hiking in a muggy, humid environment safer and more fun for Remy and gives me peace of mind. We can comfortably hike without being too nervous about lack of shade and the bright design keeps her easy to catch in view with the bright orange. We love our bArctic!
Thanks Patricia for sharing your wonderful picture of Remy and your experience with the bArctic! Remy looks great in her shirt. Other customers have also mentioned that our Coolvio orange has helped them spot their dog quickly. Please keep us updated on Remy's adventures.
We live in Arizona and it’s hot here part of the year! I heard about this product and read the reviews and did my research. Impressed!! Thought this could help our dog for two reasons. First due to warm Arizona temps and also she was recently diagnosed with IBD and we noticed her medicine makes her a tad bit warmer. So she can wear this inside also on the days she might need it. Thanks bARtic!!!
Hi Sharon! We are thrilled that the bArctic is helping her stay cool in HOT Arizona. Ginger Bear is a cutie and we can’t wait to see more of her. Thanks so much for sharing!
I was thrilled with how Pierre reacted while wearing his Coolvio bArtic shirt. The challenge was our last camping trip. Normally in the hot afternoon, our walks are very short. This time he was able to complete long walks and was not so exhausted from the heat when were we done. This bArtic shirt was of great assistance to our 11 year standard poodle! Best purchase Mom has made in a long time! :)
Hi Debra! It was great reading about your experience with the bArctic. It is wonderful that you and Pierre were able to spend more quality time together on your camping trip and walks. We can't wait to hear more about Pierre's outdoor adventures. Take care!
Being a French Bulldog my girl has a tough time staying cool in this South Carolina heat. I used to feel bad taking her with me to the lake or going for walks in the middle of the day because she would get so hot. There is a noticeable difference when she wears this shirt. She no longer pants heavily and seems quite comfortable going on any adventure at any time of day. This was a worthwhile purchase and I would recommend it to anyone considering making this investment in their dog’s health. Also, she gets lots of compliments for being so fashionable!
We appreciate you sharing your experience! We are happy to hear that the bArctic has made such a positive impact for you and Stella Louise. She is a cutie and looks great in her shirt. Please keep us updated on Stella Louise.
Stevie Jane loves her Coolvio and it fits her perfectly!
Thanks so much for sharing. We are delighted that Stevie Jane loves her bArctic and that it is the perfect fit. She looks adorable in her shirt. Please keep us posted on this desert pup.
My Golden Retriever, Tater, has been terrified by fireworks since the day I rescued him. Every time he heard fireworks, Tater would pant and pace and try to hide, not settling down till the fireworks stopped. I was not looking forward to the July 4th fireworks, but remembered reading that the bArctic can also help with anxiety. On 4th of July, I slipped the bArctic onto Tater early in the afternoon and kept it on him. When night approached and the fireworks began, I watched to see what would happen. To my surprise, Tater laid down on the floor and acted like nothing was going on. He stayed quiet the entire time, and I could not believe it. I know this shirt is supposed to keep dogs cool, but, in this circumstance, I sure did have one "cool" dog. Just thought you would like to know. Tater asked me to thank you for his shirt. So THANK YOU!
Thank you for sharing Tater's experience about how the bArctic helped with his fireworks anxiety. It make us happy to know that Tater was relaxed, calm and not panting. We are glad that the bArctic made a HUGE difference for Tater and for you. Please keep us posted on Tater.
Chanel is sensitive to the heat and burns easily in the sun. The bArctic shirt really has made all the difference with walks in the summer. It keeps her cool and protects her from harmful UV rays all the while soaking up the health benefits of light therapy! I also love that it is lightweight and you do not have to soak it in water for the cooling effect.
Hi Kristi! We love hearing that the bArctic is helping the quality of life for pups like Chanel who is able to enjoy her walks in the summer. We also love hearing that the bArctic is making things easier for owners, too! Enjoy your walks!
Snaxx loves to hike, but NC summers are hard on her. Thanks to Coolvio she can still get her exercise during the warmer months, all while staying cool and comfortable. Snaxx loves her bArctic!!🐾
Hi Lauren! This is the kind of news we love to hear! It is so important for dogs to get exercise. Having dogs able to stay active outdoors in the warmer weather, while staying cool and comfortable, is why we made the bArctic. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! Snaxx is a cutie pie!
My pup has been training for his first backpacking trip. Since we're in warm Southern California, I wanted to do everything I could to keep him cool. I saw someone post this on Facebook and thought I'd give it a try. My pup has worn it on a few hikes and his backpacking trip and it definitely seemed to help.
Hi Tammie! Thanks for your wonderful feedback. Your pup is adorable! We are glad that he had a great backpacking trip. Seeing is believing, and we are delighted that you noticed that your pup was cool and comfortable. Please keep us posted on his future trips. We love seeing pictures!
We compete in canine sports, and needed a lightweight, cooling item that didn't require water and allows movement of the dog. These are just what we were looking for!
Thanks Cassi for your review! Zendora is amazing. We are happy that the bArctic is what you need to help this powerhouse pup compete! We can't wait to see more photos of her.
It’s been really hot and humid here so I’ve been looking for cooling shirts/vests to keep my furbaby Chewie cool during the summer. We ordered the coolvio shirt and immediately fell in love with it! I spray water on it to keep him extra cool and it has been working. I also love that the shirt converts harmful uv rays into healthy infrared lights which was a huge reason why I also went with this brand compared to others.
Hi Jean! Chewie is absolutely adorable! We appreciate you sharing your experience with the bArctic. Our goal was to help dogs stay cooler, more comfortable, and have more energy, and we are happy that we can do that for you and Chewie. Please keep us posted on Chewie's outdoor fun!