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StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket
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StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket

Just the right weight! Polar fleece layered between a tough ripstop polyester outercover and a smooth nylon lining.

#1 for changing seasons and moderate winter climates to hold the hair coat down.

  • Waterproof, windproof and breathable
  • 1200 Denier Premium Ripstop Poly / Polar Fleece Insulation / Nylon Lining
  • 2 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
  • Color: Black
  • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86
  • Learn more about our Fitted V-Free® Fit Turnouts
  • Limited sizes available...
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Item Options / Availability Quantity Price

Snap Front Closure

#15002
35% Off $139.99 $89.99

Closed Front

#15003
$129.99 $84.99
Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

Matching Neck Cover

$49.99 $39.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket - Closed Front
 
4.7

(based on 310 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (233)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (122)
  • Durable (111)
  • Good size/fit (111)
  • Waterproof and breathable (107)
  • Stays in place (99)

Cons

  • Need more colors (33)
  • Didn't fit (3)

Best Uses

  • Changing weather (92)
  • 24/7 turnout (71)
  • Everyday wear (67)
  • Indoor/outdoor (63)
  • Cold / extreme (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (40), Budget shopper (23), High-end shopper (5)

Reviewed by 310 customers

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5.0

I will buy this product again and again

By Rodeo Girl

from Montana

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket - Open Front:

    This blanket is everything I have been looking for, it fits all sizes of my horse and stays perfectly in place in my turned out horses, it is sturdy and lasts longer than other blanket I have purchased yet. They are top of the line!

     
    5.0

    I will buy this product time and time again

    By Performance Horse Trainer

    from Weatherford Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Changing Weather
      • Everyday Wear
      • Indoor/Outdoor
      • Travel

      Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket - Closed Front:

      I have searched long and hard for durable blankets that will last over a year when being used off and on throughout spring and fall during the weather changes. This is the best lighter but well made blanket on the market. Sizes are spot on and they stay in place when horses are turned out.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent light weight blanket at a great price

      By Diem

      from Montana

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Need More Colors

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Cool Rainy Weather
      • Everyday Wear

      Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket - Open Front:

      Great blanket that is made thoughtfully and durably with just enough fill for those days when you need more than a rain sheet but a heavier blanket would be too warm.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect weight for spring

      By Minnesota Rider

      from Central Minnesota

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket - Closed Front:

        I bought a couple of these for transition for the time in spring when a winter blanket is too warm but no blanket is too cold. They fit great and are holding up to my playful geldings great. They breath well and I don't worry about them with our unpredictable spring weather.

         
        5.0

        Perfect Spring Solution

        By Ski_B

        from Park City, UT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Fit
        • Good Value
        • Produces Good Hair Coat
        • Stays in Place
        • Waterproof and Breathable

        Cons

        • Need More Colors

        Best Uses

        • 24/7 Turnout
        • Changing Weather
        • Everyday Wear
        • Indoor/Outdoor

        Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket - Open Front:

        Living in the mountains we have such huge swings in weather in the spring season. We can have temperatures range from 50s during the day to almost 60 and then all the way down to the 30s at night. We get rain, sleet, sun, wind. Variable is an understatement. I am not able to change my horse's blanket twice a day, and this is the perfect solution. Breathable and lightweight enough for the warmer sunny days, but offers the protection in the colder nights and wet weather. It seems to be totally durable-- none of his buddies have been able to tear it-- and I have never found him overheated in it. Love the value! Wish it came in navy or blue!

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        Get answers from real customers and in-house experts.

        4 Questions | 4 Answers
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        • Q:

          How does this blanket compare to the StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Surcingle Turnout Blanket in terms of warmth? Several horses in my barn wear those blankets, which are GREAT, but I want something a little different for my new horse, and want a closed front.
          Asked on 1/5/2016 by Kristen from Denton, TX

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Surcingle Turnout Blanket has fill, our X-Midweight with 300 gms of fill. However, the Tekno-Fleece simply has a layer of Polar fleece sandwiched in between the outer shell and inner nylon lining. This will not be quite as warm as the X-Midweight.

            Answered on 1/6/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
        • Q:

          What is the weight of this blanket? Light/Medium/Heavy/etc?
          Asked on 1/4/2016 by Lexi

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This does not have fill so it does not have a "weight" like a typical blanket. Instead, it has a layer of polar fleece in between the outer waterproof shell and nylon lining.

            Answered on 1/4/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
        • Q:

          Does the closed front version have a bellyband instead of a surcingle? I'm trying to figure out which version will be best for my wide shouldered Arabian, as he tends to get rubs on his shoulders right at the top of the gussets.
          Asked on 10/23/2015 by RRP

          1 answer

          • A:

            This item has a surcingle.

            Answered on 10/23/2015 by Community Answer from None
        • Q:

          On the snap front model, do the front straps have adjustments to individualize for the width of the horse's chest? I am debating between the snap front vs the closed front.
          Asked on 8/19/2015 by blanket lady from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes, they are adjustable with buckles as well.

            Answered on 8/21/2015 by Schneider's Customer Service
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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
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        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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