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StormShield® VTEK® MARATHON Bellyband Lightweight Turnout
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    StormShield® VTEK® MARATHON Bellyband Lightweight Turnout

    Item # 18473
    • 1680D outercover for exceptional durability
    • Tekno-Dri® climate control inner lining for enhanced breathability
    • High quality of waterproof breathability
    • 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon / Lightweight (80 gm) Insulation / Climate Control Inner Lining / Nylon Lining
    • 3 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
    • Color: Red/Black
    • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86
    • Learn more about StormShield® Turnout Blanket Features
    • Learn more about our VTEK V-Free Turnouts
       
    • Click here to view our How to Measure for a Blanket video

    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price
    #18473
    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
    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
    Red
    $189.99 $179.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $69.99 $64.99

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    StormShield� VTEK� MARATHON Bellyband Turnout - Midweight
     
    4.8

    (based on 409 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (349)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (96)
    • Easy to put on (87)
    • Warm (83)
    • Stays in place (80)
    • Waterproof and breathable (78)

    Cons

    • Need more colors (28)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (144)
    • Everyday wear (74)
    • 24/7 turnout (51)
    • Indoor/outdoor (40)
    • Layering (34)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        92% 

        (81 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (16), Grandparent (9), Medical professional (9), First time parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33)

    Reviewed by 409 customers

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    5.0

    Best Turnout Blanket on the Market

    By Palomino Pam

    from Northern WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blankets stay in place

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Keep Horses Dry And Warm

      Comments about StormShield� VTEK� MARATHON Bellyband Turnout - Midweight:

      I have purchased this exact blanket for years. Each horse has one and they last several years. No ripping or tearing. They are extremely waterproof and keep my horses warm and dry. I highly recommend them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nicely made, quality turnout

      By Moniva

      from Minnesota

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Made Good Seams

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Pasture Boarded Horse
        • Minnesota Winter

        Comments about StormShield� VTEK� MARATHON Bellyband Turnout - Midweight:

        IT is still summer, August, so I have not had a chance to really see how this turnout works in the cold. But it looks to be made very well, out of good quality fabric with good stitching and seamwork. I chose the bellyband as we are in Minnesota and the winters get wicked cold with nasty winds. The product was shipped as promised, arrived promptly, and was shipped with a storage bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Quality workmanship and design

        By NE eventer

        from Groton, MA

        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
          • Layering

          Comments about StormShield� VTEK� MARATHON Bellyband Turnout - Heavyweight:

          This is a sharp looking blanket that functions well too. I used it for cold days (15-40 degrees) and as a layer under the hooded blanket when the weather was less than 15 degrees as my mare lives outdoors in Massachusetts. The blanket looks as good today as it did in the Fall - no rips or other damage and kept it's color without fading.

           
          5.0

          Nice

          By Juls

          from Concord

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Fit
          • Stays in Place
          • Waterproof and Breathable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Changing Weather
            • Indoor/Outdoor

            Comments about StormShield� VTEK� MARATHON Bellyband Turnout - Midweight:

            Love this for shows

             
            5.0

            Great item

            By Juls

            from Concord

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather
              • Everyday Wear
              • Indoor/Outdoor

              Comments about StormShield� VTEK� MARATHON Bellyband Turnout - Midweight:

              Great blanket have several!

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              • Q:

                What is anyone's experience with these on a very high withered, older horse? We currently have the 1200D Versatility Fitted V-Free that seems to rub his withers. Do you think this style would work better?
                Asked on 8/21/2015 by Cohorsequestioner from Colorado

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The VTEK has the highest V-Free room for the horses withers. It also has the longest drop and the most room in the chest and is made for bulkier horses.

                  Answered on 8/24/2015 by Schneider's Customer Service
              • Q:

                What are the instructions for laundering the StormShield 1680D VTek Marathon Bellyband Turnout?
                Asked on 7/31/2015 by Sandra

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Instruction for laundering is with each blanket. It's suggest to wash in a blanket specific was or a light detergent if you must use something.

                  Answered on 7/31/2015 by Schneider's Customer Service
              • StormShield(R) VTEK(R) MARATHON Bellyband Turnouts

                Q:

                Does this connect to the blanket? I was hoping it would solve the problem of the hole created by the adjustable neck and the rain running under the blanket. But if there is no connection then it might pull above the neck of the blanket, especially since there is bulk created by the adjustable neck.
                Asked on 2/22/2015 by Barb from Oak Ridge, NC

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This neck cover connects to the StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Bellyband Turnouts and StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnouts with 4 of the D rings placed around the neck opening, 2 on each side.

                  Answered on 2/23/2015 by E. Schwartz from Schneiders Saddlery
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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
              Blanket Warmth Guide

              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

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