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StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Lightweight
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    StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Lightweight

    Item # 14083
    • 1680D Ballistic Nylon outer cover for exceptional durability
    • Tekno-Dri® layer wicks moisture away from the horse, keeping them more comfortable during temperature changes
    • High quality waterproof breathable
    • New enlarged tail cover acts as a better wind and rain break
    • New reflective gusset patches and tail stripe for added visibility at dusk or for night turnout
    • 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon / Lightweight (80 gm) Insulation / Tekno-Dri® Climate Control Inner Lining / Nylon Lining
    • 3 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
    • Color: Red/Black
    • Sizes: 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86

    Also available in Midweight (220 gm insulation) or Heavyweight (380 gm insulation)

    For the same great fit in a bellyband version,
    we suggest our VTEK® Marathon Bellyband Turnout Blanket

    Learn more about StormShield® Turnout Blanket Features
    Learn more about our VTEK® Wither Relief Turnouts
    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price
    #14083
    SIZE CHART

    How to Measure for a Horse Blanket:

    How to Measure for a Horse Blanket
    • For best fit, stand horse squarely.
    • Measure from center of chest to edge of tail.
    • Take care to measure along the widest part of the shoulder and hindquarters.
    • The blanket measurement result is the blanket size.
    • If your measurement is in between sizes, round up to the next blanket size. Example: 73" = Size 74.

    How to Measure for a Horse Blanket Video
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    Do you have blanket questions? Call us at 1-800-365-1311 or email us at service@sstack.com
    Red
    $179.99 $154.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $69.99 $59.99

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    StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight
     
    4.8

    (based on 419 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (346)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (72)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (162)
    • Good size/fit (137)
    • Waterproof and breathable (131)
    • Stays in place (128)
    • Warm (118)

    Cons

    • Need more colors (49)
    • Price (3)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (103)
    • 24/7 turnout (85)
    • Everyday wear (78)
    • Indoor/outdoor (73)
    • Changing weather (57)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)

    Reviewed by 419 customers

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    4.0

    2nd Purchase of this blanket for my huge horse

    By dressageinoregon

    from OR

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Fit
    • Waterproof and Breathable

    Cons

    • Need More Colors

    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout
    • Cold Weather
    • Everyday Wear
    • Indoor/Outdoor
    • Layering

    Comments about StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight:

    I have this blanket in a heavyweight, size 86 for my huge Dutch Warmblood. I adore the fit of these blankets as they have a long drop, and they don't rub on the withers or shoulders. However, they don't hold up - I have had to repair this blanket for a significant rip on the shoulder and detachment of the surcingle straps. Thankfully I have a great blanket repair lady. Schneiders has offered to cover the cost of the repair since it is barely a month old. I am also using it as a layer and it is working well(one must layer when it's -27F!). I would definitely recommend this blanket but FYI they don't hold up to the giant, very playful horse.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best turnout

    By Marjorie

    from Woodstock, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Fit
    • Good Value
    • Stays in Place
    • Warm
    • Waterproof and Breathable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Cold Weather
      • Everyday Wear

      Comments about StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight:

      I think Schneider's blankets get better every time I get one. This one fits my TB perfectly. a bit of shaping over the withers, and the front stays closed even when he's active. My only criticism is that the leg straps are a bit flimsy, but they clip at both ends so are easily replaced.

       
      4.0

      Decent Blanket

      By Cas

      from Grand Forks, ND

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Stays in Place

      Cons

      • Didn't Fit

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Changing Weather
      • Cold Weather
      • Everyday Wear

      Comments about StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight:

      My horse is on 24 hour turnout and this blanket keeps her happy, without it she throws temper tantrums when she has to go outside in anything below 35 degrees. However, it really is for high withered horses. She's a warm blood, but her wither is barley above average, so the neck is crazy big on her. Thankfully she doesn't mind and it's not to the point of being dangerous, although it does let some wind and snow in which I'm not a big fan of. The windproofing must be decent as she hangs out outside of her shelter, and without it she shivers miserably inside of it; however the waterproofing is lacking. We had a warmer day with some light rain for several hours and the blanket was completely soaked. Overall, if you plan on using this in below freezing conditions and have a really high withered or big necked horse, I would highly suggest this blanket. If you have a finer horse who happens to be a warmblood and needs a blanket in above freezing weather, I'd look at a different style and invest in some water proofing spray or choose another blanket entirely.

       
      5.0

      Great blanket!

      By Rina

      from Kentucky

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Clean
      • Good Fit
      • Good Value
      • Stays in Place
      • Warm
      • Waterproof and Breathable

      Cons

      • Need More Colors

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather

      Comments about StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Midweight:

      Great quality and fits well

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Blanket! Fits great, very durable

      By Emma

      from Madison, WI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Fit
      • Stays in Place
      • Warm
      • Waterproof and Breathable

      Cons

      • Need More Colors

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Cold Weather
      • Everyday Wear

      Comments about StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight:

      I live in Wisconsin where wind chill values are regularly 20 below (or colder!), and my horse lives outside (obviously with a shelter and as much hay as he can eat). Since he is ridden during the winter when possible, he needs to be blanketed, and he needed something that would keep him VERY warm, and also that fit perfectly. An ill-fitting blanket worn 24/7 can cause major problems. I tried another brand that, while very high quality, cut in so hard on his withers I was looking at springtime chiropractic care. I tried on a VTek from another boarder, and it's PERFECT. My high-withered APHA has been wonderfully content and happy for several weeks now of full-time blanketing. No rubs anywhere, and he's stays at a good level of warmth all day and night. I will only buy Schneider blankets in the future for this horse!

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      • Q:

        Does this blanket run true to size? My horse typically wears an 80 but her old blanket runs oversized so I had to go down a size (78)
        Asked on 11/8/2016 by Annette

        4 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          This is true to fit. You do have adjustable with the adjustable fit system on the shoulders. I would measure him from the center of the chest to the edge of the tall and go off that measurement. Different tack stores measure differently.

          Answered on 11/9/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
        • A:

          Hi Anette,
          I have a PRE so, he is small.  72 is the blanket size.  I think this brand fits him very well.  I would say, true to size with just a little wiggle room bu,t not enough that it creates rubs etc. I have always had good luck with these blankets.   Very well made.  Give it a try. I hope it works for you.
           

          Answered on 11/9/2016 by joyceelderstjohn from undisclosed
        • A:

          I have found that generally they are close. That said, I have a very large warmblood with a very deep chest and went a size larger, the fit was better. I have a smaller warmblood and found that he needed a size smaller then usual, as he's very young and a bit narrow right now. Schneider's has a good return policy, so I would try the "proper" size first. Also, just as an FYI, they really do stand by their guarantee. I had a blanket that got damaged and they were totally on top of replacing it!
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 11/8/2016 by jdutcher from undisclosed
        • A:

          My 15.1 hand, short backed horse, wears a 72 in this blanket but she measured as a 74. 
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 11/8/2016 by kellih2010 from undisclosed
      • StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Lightweight

        Q:

        Hi,
        I recently bought the medium weight StormShield-VTEK blanket. I am considering also getting the lightweight. .but also getting the neck cover. Can I use the neck cover with both? Thanks! Jamie
        Asked on 12/5/2015 by Jamie from Florida

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Yes, you will be able to use the neck cover with both.

          Answered on 12/28/2015 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
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      How to Measure for a Horse Blanket:

      How to Measure for a Horse Blanket
      • For best fit, stand horse squarely.
      • Measure from center of chest to edge of tail.
      • Take care to measure along the widest part of the shoulder and hindquarters.
      • The blanket measurement result is the blanket size.
      • If your measurement is in between sizes, round up to the next blanket size. Example: 73" = Size 74.

      How to Measure for a Horse Blanket Video
      Watch our Video on
      How to Measure for a Horse Blanket
      Do you have blanket questions? Call us at 1-800-365-1311 or email us at service@sstack.com

      Warmth and Temperature Guide

      Sheet (no insulation)
      50°F - 65°F
      As needed
      Lightweight (Tekno-Fleece, 180-200gm)
      40°F - 60°F
      30°F - 50°F+
      Midweight (220-300gm)
      35°F - 50°F
      30°F - 45°F
      Heavyweight (380-440gm)
      20°F - 40°F
      15°F - 30°F
      Extra Heavyweight (500gm)
      Subzero - 20°F
      Subzero - 15°F

      A horse's natural coat can vary in length and thickness per breed, lifestyle, and zonal climate. These factor into the selection of insulation needed per season.

       

      Questions? Please contact us at 1-800-365-1311 or service@sstack.com

      Durability Guide

      General Guide for Blanket Durability
      If you have any questions about this product or a type of fit, please contact us at 1-800-365-1311 or service@sstack.com
      1680D Ballistic Nylon or
      1680D Nylon
      3 Year Exceptional Durability Recommended for horses that are hard on blankets or turned out with other horses who may bite or pull at blanket.
      1680D Woven Poly or 1200D High Count Ripstop Nylon 2 Year Superior Durability Recommended to withstand the demands of turnout.
      1200D Ripstop Poly 1 Year Good Durability Recommended for horses easy on blankets. Occasional or monitored turnout. Picket line use.
      Economy 1200D Ripstop Poly 30 Day Standard Durability Recommended for horses easy on blankets.
      600D 30 Day Standard Durability Recommended for Spring/Fall when grass is available and horse does not test blanket. Picket line use.
      D = Denier

      Turnout Fit Guide

      How well a blanket fits your horse is important. Good fit equals comfort. Comfort enhances durability.

      This illustration demonstrates where each blanket cut begins on your horse's neck. Other style differences are outlined below.

      VTEK® V-Free™

      Raised, shaped area over the withers. Contoured over the back and hindquarters.

      Euro

      No back seam, straight line over the withers and back. Contoured over the hindquarters.

      Fitted V-Free™

      Raised, shaped wither up to the start of the mane. Contoured over the back and hindquarters.

      Cutback

      Cutback at withers. Contoured over the back and hindquarters.

        Stormshield®
        Vtek® V-Free™
      FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist
      NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully
      MANE COVERAGE Extends 6-8" onto mane
      CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Full coverage, raised, shaped and pressure-free
      FLEECE AT WITHERS No
      ADJUSTA-FIT® Yes
      GUSSETS Forward and extended
      GIRTH Crisscross surcingle or bellyband
      BACK Contour shaped w/ sealed seams
      DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
      HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
      TAIL COVER Attached
      WATERPROOF BREATHABLE High level
      LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
        Stormshield®
        Euro
      FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist
      NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully
      MANE COVERAGE Extends 4-6" onto mane
      CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Straight, no seam
      FLEECE AT WITHERS Yes
      ADJUSTA-FIT® No
      GUSSETS Forward and extended
      GIRTH Crisscross surcingle or bellyband
      BACK Straight, no seam
      DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
      HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
      TAIL COVER Attached
      WATERPROOF BREATHABLE Mid to high level
      LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
        Stormshield®
        Fitted V-Free™
      FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist, closed front or 2 buckle open front w/ Velcro assist
      NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Large neck opening, sloped neck line covers shoulders and withers up to start of mane
      MANE COVERAGE Leaves mane uncovered
      CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Partial coverage, raised, shaped and pressure-free
      FLEECE AT WITHERS No
      ADJUSTA-FIT® Yes
      GUSSETS Forward and extended
      GIRTH Crisscross surcingle or bellyband
      BACK Contour shaped w/sealed seams
      DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
      HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
      TAIL COVER Detachable w/ double Velcro
      WATERPROOF BREATHABLE High level
      LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
        Stormshield®
        Cutback
      FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist or closed front
      NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Large neck opening, sloped neck line cut back for withers
      MANE COVERAGE Leaves mane uncovered
      CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Cutback
      FLEECE AT WITHERS No
      ADJUSTA-FIT® Yes
      GUSSETS Forward and extended
      GIRTH Crisscross surcingle
      BACK Contour shaped w/sealed seams
      DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
      HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
      TAIL COVER Detachable w/ double Velcro
      WATERPROOF BREATHABLE High level
      LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
        Dura-Tech®
        Euro
      FRONT CLOSURE 2 buckle open front w/Velcro assist
      NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully
      MANE COVERAGE Extends 4-6" onto mane
      CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Straight, no seam
      FLEECE AT WITHERS Yes
      ADJUSTA-FIT® No
      GUSSETS Forward and extended
      GIRTH Crisscross surcingle
      BACK Straight, no seam
      DROP ON SIDES Graded to size
      HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams
      TAIL COVER Attached
      WATERPROOF BREATHABLE Mid to high level
      LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic
        Stormshield® Stormshield® Stormshield® Stormshield® Dura-Tech®
        Vtek® V-Free™ Euro Fitted V-Free™ Cutback Euro
      FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist Snap front w/ Velcro assist Snap front w/ Velcro assist, closed front or 2 buckle open front w/ Velcro assist Snap front w/ Velcro assist or closed front 2 buckle open front w/Velcro assist
      NECK & SHOULDER COVERAGE Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully Large neck opening, sloped neck line covers shoulders and withers up to start of mane Large neck opening, sloped neck line cut back for withers Small neck opening, upright neck line covers shoulders and withers fully
      MANE COVERAGE Extends 6-8" onto mane Extends 4-6" onto mane Leaves mane uncovered Leaves mane uncovered Extends 4-6" onto mane
      CONSTRUCTION OVER WITHERS Full coverage, raised, shaped and pressure-free Straight, no seam Partial coverage, raised, shaped and pressure-free Cutback Straight, no seam
      FLEECE AT WITHERS No Yes No No Yes
      ADJUSTA-FIT® Yes No Yes Yes No
      GUSSETS Forward and extended Forward and extended Forward and extended Forward and extended Forward and extended
      GIRTH Crisscross surcingle or bellyband Crisscross surcingle or bellyband Crisscross surcingle or bellyband Crisscross surcingle Crisscross surcingle
      BACK Contour shaped w/ sealed seams Straight, no seam Contour shaped w/sealed seams Contour shaped w/sealed seams Straight, no seam
      DROP ON SIDES Graded to size Graded to size Graded to size Graded to size Graded to size
      HINDQUARTERS Contour fit w/ sealed seams Contour fit w/ sealed seams Contour fit w/ sealed seams Contour fit w/ sealed seams Contour fit w/ sealed seams
      TAIL COVER Attached Attached Detachable w/ double Velcro Detachable w/ double Velcro Attached
      WATERPROOF BREATHABLE High level Mid to high level High level High level Mid to high level
      LEG STRAPS Detachable elastic Detachable elastic Detachable elastic Detachable elastic Detachable elastic
      VTEK V-FREE turnout blankets with the pressure-free wither design provides exceptional fit so the blanket weight is evenly distributed to eliminate pressure points.

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