Product Review: Tall Tails Cape Pocket Towel

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Splish, splash! Oscar takes a bath and dries off with the Tall Tails Cape Pocket Towel

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just Oscar after a bath. That cape he’s wearing is the Tall Tails Cape Pocket Towel. As you can see in the picture above, I had a lot of fun letting Oscar wear it like a cape, but it has another purpose – to dry off your wet dog.

A little about the Tall Tails Cape Pocket Towel: Who knew that you’d want to give your dog a big hug after a bath! Thanks to the Cape Pocket Towel, that’s exactly what you can do! The two pockets on the sides are for your hands, allowing you to hold on to your dog securely as you rub him down. Designed with a convenient attachment at the collar area, the towel stay firmly, but is never constricting, around your dog’s neck. It attaches simply with Velcro patches, and when you’re finished with it, just hang it to dry. Made with super soft and highly absorbent microfiber fabric, the Tall Tails Cape Pocket Towel claims to dry your dog quicker. It’s made just for dogs, so please, don’t use it on your kids (however tempting it may be!).

Before I even washed Oscar, I found the towel to be super soft… and super cute! Because it’s the middle of winter and it’s a wee bit cold in the house, I let Oscar use it as a throw as he curled up for a nap. Look at how comfy and cute he looks! He has no idea what’s in store for him (*insert evil laugh here).

As always, Oscar was thrilled with the prospect of a bath. Once it was over, he was more than ready to get out of the bath – and I was ready with the Tall Tails Cape Pocket Towel. I squeezed the extra water off of him, clasped the towel around his next, slipped my hands into the pockets and started to rub him dry. The towel absorbed the water fairly quickly, leaving me with a moist towel and a moist dog. But even though the towel was a bit wet, it was still able to absorb more moisture from Oscar’s fur.

The Verdict

Although I didn’t find the towel super absorbent, it did do the job and it got Oscar fairly dry. But it did have an added feature I did appreciate though. Oscar is one of those dogs who likes to rub himself on the hardwood floor when he is wet. And the floor is often dirty and dusty, especially in the winter (don’t judge me!). Because the Tall Tails Cape Pocket Towel is attached to Oscar around his neck, it wraps around his body as he rolls around. The towel covers him completely has he rolls around on the ground, so his newly washed fur never picks up the dust and dirt from the floor – genius. No matter where he goes to rub up against or to roll around on, the cape goes with him, protecting my furniture and his fur. Now that’s a feature I would pay for!

Note: was NOT compensated for this review. We received a Tall Tails Cape Pocket Towel to review. The opinions expressed in this post are the author’s. We provide unbiased feedback of the products and share products we think our readers would enjoy using and learning more about.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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