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StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket
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    StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket

    • 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 / Choice of 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

    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
    Watch our video on How to Measure for a Blanket
    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Heavyweight (380 gm)

    #14081
    $209.99 $189.99

    Midweight (220 gm)

    #14082
    $199.99 $179.99

    Lightweight (80 gm)

    #14083
    $179.99 $164.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $69.99 $64.99

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight
     
    4.8

    (based on 412 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (341)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (70)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (157)
    • Good size/fit (131)
    • Waterproof and breathable (125)
    • Stays in place (122)
    • Warm (113)

    Cons

    • Need more colors (45)
    • Price (3)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (96)
    • 24/7 turnout (80)
    • Everyday wear (74)
    • Indoor/outdoor (72)
    • Changing weather (55)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definately would buy again (and have)

    By tcw

    from Puget Sound, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Need More Colors

    Best Uses

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

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

    Live in Washington state; use this for not too cold weather, wet weather and layering. The one downside: The first one we bought in a size 78 (the horse wears a 78) was a little short in covering her tail. This time we ordered an 80. So now we have both. Wish we had order an 80 the first time so we would have 2 that fit!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    again and again and again!

    By Gail

    from Irwin, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 3rd one I purchased ,my horse out grew each one
    • 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
      • Cold Weather
      • Everyday Wear
      • Indoor/Outdoor
      • Layering

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

      Great for cold weather and easy to layer for extremely cold snaps. Keeps my horse cleaner as well.

       
      5.0

      Love this blanket

      By Chris

      from ON, Canada

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Changing Weather

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

        I love how this blanket fits, the wither relief is wonderful. Adjustability at the shoulders helps to ensure a good fit. I have this blanket in each weight for both my horses. They are very durable and fit great. Great value for the money. Mine have lasted several seasons.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I won't buy any other kind of blanket.

        By Chris

        from Ontario, Canada

        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
          • Cold Weather
          • Everyday Wear
          • Indoor/Outdoor

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

          The only reason that I purchased this blanket was because I felt guilty about buying one of my horses a new blanket and not the other. This blanket is identical to the "old" blanket that my mare has been wearing for 5 or 6 years. There is nothing wrong with "old" blanket, and it has been handed down to another steed to be enjoyed for many more years to come.

           
          5.0

          Storm Shield TUrnout blanket

          By Jaybob

          from Santa Fe, NM

          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:

            Great Blaket, Great Price!!!

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            2 Questions | 5 Answers
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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. 
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                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
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            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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