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

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.

  • High quality 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 StormShield® Turnout Blanket Features
Learn more about our Fitted V-Free® Fit Turnouts
Watch our video on How to Measure for a Blanket
Item Options / Availability Quantity Price

Snap Front Closure

#15002
$139.99 $114.99

Closed Front

#15003
$129.99 $104.99
Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

Matching Neck Cover

$49.99 $39.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Open Front Turnout Blanket - Lightweight
 
4.8

(based on 328 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (249)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (136)
  • Durable (129)
  • Good size/fit (129)
  • Waterproof and breathable (124)
  • Stays in place (116)

Cons

  • Need more colors (35)
  • Didn't fit (3)

Best Uses

  • Changing weather (108)
  • 24/7 turnout (80)
  • Everyday wear (76)
  • Indoor/outdoor (75)
  • Cold / extreme (64)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (40), Budget shopper (23), High-end shopper (5)

Reviewed by 328 customers

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5.0

Nice blanket for temperate climate. Well made and fits well

By Bonnie

from Belton TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout
    • Changing Weather
    • Layering
    • Travel

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

    Very pleased with quality and fit.

     
    5.0

    Great Blanket

    By Macey

    from Asheville, NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Clean
    • Good Fit
    • Stays in Place
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Changing Weather
      • Cold Weather
      • Indoor/Outdoor

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

      I have a Belgian who is wide bodied. This fits her shoulders and keeps her warm when it is super cold. She doesn't need much blanketing but this is the perfect weight for her.

       
      5.0

      Perfect Blanket

      By Braveraven

      from Port Richey, Florida

      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

        • Changing Weather
        • Cold Weather
        • Indoor/Outdoor
        • Layering

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

        I live in Florida. Having just moved from Illinois, I wasn't sure what to use here. Tried a medium weight, (200), but seemed way too warm. Thought of using only a sheet, but was concerned it would not be enough.
        So I ordered this being fleece sandwiched between the poly and nylon lining. And it was great! It will be perfect for the "cold" days here in Fla. Usually the coldest is only 35-40. (If in a colder climate, you can just add a liner).
        I really love the fact that because of the lining, NO hay or bedding sticks to it like it would a regular fleece blanket!
        This fits my mare perfectly. She's an Morgan/Quarter, a bit chunky.
        I find the quality to be excellent! As with any product from Schneiders.

         
        5.0

        Great blanket

        By Sayhay

        from Martinez, cs

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          2nd blanket of my order. Great looking, great fit. Expect it to last a long time.

           
          5.0

          Great fitting perfect weight blanket

          By Kmar

          from Orange County, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • 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® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Closed Front Turnout Blanket - Lightweight:

            Got this for my gelding outside in Southern California. It usually doesn't get below 40's here so this blanket is perfect. Fits him perfectly and he seems very comfortable. I would buy again...it's pretty durable though, so I might not need to.

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            Get answers from real customers and in-house experts.

            8 Questions | 8 Answers
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            • Q:

              How does the warmth in this blanket compare to the sheet item number 37215?
              Asked on 10/27/2016 by Kim

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The sheet 37215 has no insulation. Were this Tekno-Fleece is a light weight sheet which works great in the fall and spring.

                Answered on 11/2/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
            • StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Closed Front Turnout Blanket - Lightweight

              Q:

              Is this a lightweight blanket? And would the tekno fleece waterproof/ breathable turnout neck cover match with it?
              Asked on 10/26/2016 by JC

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes this is a lightweight blanket. Yes there is a neck cover to match the item number is 15004.

                Answered on 10/27/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
            • Q:

              What temperature range would this work best for?
              Asked on 10/20/2016 by Jenna from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This is a lighweight so here are the ranges
                short coat/clipper 30-60F
                Medium/Full coat 40-50F

                Answered on 10/24/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
            • Q:

              Does this blanket offer the same amount of wither relief as the Stormshield TEK Evergreen Turnout Sheet in VTEK wither relief?
              Asked on 10/9/2016 by Ashley from Pasadena, CA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes it has the same wither relief. This blanket doesn't come up has high on the neck as the VTek blankets. This one blanket the v-free is right on the withers. If you look at the fit guide it shows you where the sheet will land on the neck.

                Answered on 10/10/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
            • 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
            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

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