There’s nothing better than a walk with man’s best friend. Lately, we’ve been walking more than ever, so it’s only right that we and our canine companions look and feel the part. Come rain or shine, a dog walk brings a wealth of health benefits, so it’s important to ensure you’re fully equipped for all weather eventualities.
In this post we share our favourite dog walking outfits, as well as all of the matching accessories that you need to coordinate with your dog.
What should you wear to walk a dog?
When it comes to dog walking outfits, you don’t have to sacrifice style for practicality. There are a few essential items that any dog owner should have in their wardrobe, the first being a waterproof jacket. We all know that the British weather is unpredictable, so opt for something lightweight that can be layered on colder days. You should think about base layers too, whether it be a light t-shirt or a sweatshirt.
Dog walking outfits don’t just apply to us humans - our canine friends require a warm layer for the colder months. So why not match? At Barbour, you’ll find a wide range of stylish dog walking outfits, coordinating dog accessories and dog coats that will ensure that you get the most out of quality time spent with your pet.
Tartan is a Barbour staple that offers timeless wearing as a part of British heritage. A British brand through and through, early records of the Barbour family show that they resided in the Ayrshire district of Scotland in the 13th century. You may know that each district of Scotland has its own tartan set, Barbour has carried this through its signature collections since the brand’s inception. From shirts to jacket linings, a hint of tartan adds sophistication and depth to any outfit - whether it’s for a person or a pup.
For subtle print that enhances any outfit, look no further than the Pique Polo Shirt. Super comfy and casual, this polo shirt offers classic style with a contemporary twist and a tartan trim. Made from a lightweight cotton pique, this polo shirt is breathable and makes the perfect walking go-to. This style comes in 20 different colourways, meaning there’s a shade to suit every preference.
A casual jacket is a wardrobe essential for any dog owner. The Sanderling Casual Jacket is a lightweight, classic-fit option that can be layered over just about any outfit. Four spacious, box-pleated pockets are bellowed for maximum capacity, meaning there’s plenty of space to carry your dog walking essentials. The lower pockets offer side entry meaning they can be used to keep your hands warm on those cooler days. You’ll find the iconic tartan lining inside meaning this jacket looks great from any angle.
Lightweight, practical and durable, the Idris Jacket is a stylish option that’ll protect you from the elements while you’re out walking with your pet. The navy colourway adds a wardrobe staple that works effortlessly with any outfit whilst the green tartan lining provides a pop of colour. Never postpone a walk due to rain again thanks to this waterproof ladies jacket.
For days when you want a lightweight solution but are still looking for a little protection from any unexpected showers, look no further than the Campbell Showerproof Jacket. The textured cotton gives a vintage feel whilst the short length and relaxed fit make this a comfortable jacket perfect for long walks. Finished with a brown corduroy collar, statement zip fastening and tartan lining, this jacket is the perfect balance of style and substance.
It’s only fair that pets get to look as stylish as their owners, that’s why you’ll find a range of tartan collars and leads in our collection of quality dog accessories. With different styles and features on offer, all of our dog collars and leads are crafted from the most durable materials with safety in mind. From reflective leads to those with extra grip handles, it’s always safety first when it comes to our canine friends at Barbour.
Dog Walking Wax Jackets
Warm, waterproof and always in style, a Barbour wax jacket is an essential item for any keen walker. Available in a range of designs from classic to contemporary, you’re guaranteed to find the style for you.
This utility-style wax jacket showcases a contemporary take on a traditional Barbour design. Created with the cold weather in mind, this black waterproof jacket is constructed from hardy 6oz Sylkoil waxed cotton with lightweight quilted lining, so you’ll be ready to brace the elements no matter what. There’s also plenty of pocket space to store your gloves, treats and other items, making this the perfect coat for strolls.
A stylish addition to your wardrobe, the Beadnell Wax Jacket is cut to a flattering, feminine silhouette. Tartan lining, plenty of pocket compartments and a corduroy collar are sure to make a statement whilst you’re out, plus there are several enhancement options available to make this wax jacket even more versatile.
For that signature Barbour style, look no further than the Classic Bedale Wax Jacket. In an earthy olive green, this coat features a corduroy collar, deep pockets and a relaxed fit. A wardrobe staple, this is a jacket you can wear year after year thanks to its timeless design and high quality craftsmanship.
This military-inspired jacket offers a versatile staple, perfect for year round use. With a two-way zip fastening, adjustable hood and suede detailing, this green wax jacket is fashion-forward and super practical.
Barbour wax jackets for dogs
The collection of wax jackets for dogs at Barbour incorporates all of the elements you know and love from our most popular styles. Lightweight, waterproof and quilted for warmth, the Matt Wax Dog Coat is an essential item for your furry friend. Available in both olive green and black, both colourways feature a statement tartan lining, corduroy collar and velcro fastening.
Quilted jackets are super comfortable to wear as they’re both breathable and cosy and it provides that extra layer of warmth when we need it most.
The Chelsea Sportsquilt Jacket offers classic equestrian styling and a tailored fit, making it suitable for both country and city lifestyles. The matte, diamond finish and 100 gram wadding makes this a chic and practical choice for colder days.
Featuring a classic diamond quilted design and flattering curved hem, the Flyweight Cavalry Quilted Jacket is a great piece for your dog walking wardrobe. Pockets with press stud fastenings offer secure storage whilst the elasticated back belt provides ease of movement and a flattering silhouette.
The perfect jacket for brisk mornings, the Thornhill in olive provides all of the signature Barbour elements you need to stay warm, dry and stylish for years to come. The earthy colour palette is perfect for countryside walks and is truly timeless.
A quilted dog coat will ensure your beloved pet stays warm whatever the weather. Available in two classic colourways, the Barbour Quilted Dog Coat features diamond quilting and a corduroy collar to perfectly coordinate with your own outfit. The buckle fastening adds a stylish detail and is easy to adjust to your dog’s size.
Stylish dog walking outfits by Barbour
From collars to matching dog and owner coats, we’ve got you - and your canine companion - covered at Barbour. Make every walk a memorable one with our range of carefully crafted dog accessories and outdoor wear.