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StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket
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StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket

  • 1200D Ripstop Poly for superior durability
  • High quality waterproof breathable
  • Indoor outdoor coverage
  • 1200 Denier Ripstop Poly / Choice of Insulation / Nylon Lining
  • 2 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
  • Color: Black/Tan
  • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84

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

Heavyweight (380 gm)

#17123
$159.99 $124.99

Midweight (220 gm)

#17124
$144.99 $119.99
Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

$49.99 $39.99

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StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Midweight
 
4.9

(based on 224 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (205)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (92)
  • Warm (86)
  • Good size/fit (83)
  • Waterproof and breathable (83)
  • Stays in place (77)

Cons

  • Need more colors (30)

Best Uses

  • Cold / extreme (79)
  • 24/7 turnout (61)
  • Everyday wear (56)
  • Indoor/outdoor (48)
  • Changing weather (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Reviewed by 224 customers

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5.0

Very durable

By Robin B

from Akron, Ohio

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

    • Cold Weather
    • Indoor/Outdoor

    Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Midweight:

    This blanket has held up extremely well the last two seasons. Because the last two Ohio winters have not been extremely cold for long periods of time this blanket has been able to straddle the crazy ups and downs in temperature to keep my mare warm and dry.

     
    4.0

    Best blankets out there for the money.

    By Brendy

    from Central CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Need More Colors
    • Need the bellyband straps to adjust shorter

    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout
    • Changing Weather
    • Cold Weather

    Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Midweight:

    Very good blankets for the money. I have been ordering Schneider blankets for years and years, and I love the way they stay in place better than most blanket out there. They're also very durable, and they last season after season after season.
    The only complaint I have ever had is that the bellyband does not adjust small or snug enough on many horses. Even on some of my stouter horses, the bellyband ends up in its tightest adjustment by the end of the season in order to keep it snug against the body. If you have a horse that is narrow through the chest and shoulders, then the bellyband in its shortest adjustment is still hanging loose when the blanket is brand new. That is a problem if you have a horse that lies down a lot like I do now. When the horse goes to stand up they can catch their back feet in the bellyband and rip It and pull the buckles out of shape so they no longer work. I have had to have many blankets repaired and buckles replaced due to that problem.

     
    5.0

    My favorite all of the v free blankets are the best

    By Gabby

    from Santa Rosa, Ca.

    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
      • Layering

      Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Midweight:

      I love the closed front

       
      5.0

      Perfect choice for my busy-minded youngster

      By Suzanna

      from Scottsburg, IN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Need More Colors

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Cold Weather

      Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight:

      My Arab gelding was 7YO when I decided he needed this blanket. It was an upgrade in a sense from his midweight, open-fronted StormSheild I purchased when he was 2YO. He is cold-natured so the warmer blanket helps him when winter is especially bitter, and he is a busy boy so he had picked at the front of his older blanket, playing with the closures. With this over-the-head variety, he doesn't have closures to play with. I love the bellyband style for safety and warmth, too.

       
      5.0

      Great blanket! Would recommend!

      By Jessica

      from Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Need More Colors

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Midweight:

      Doesn't hold up well as a tug toy, but Schneiders was awesome and easy about replacing it when the tail flap and hood connector D rings ripped out after a pasture mate ripped them off from my horse. New one is holding up great now! The blanket does tend to rotate to the near side though, I'm assuming due to a weight imbalance of the hardware for the bell band.

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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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