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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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 217 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (199)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (85)
  • Warm (79)
  • Good size/fit (76)
  • Waterproof and breathable (76)
  • Stays in place (71)

Cons

  • Need more colors (27)

Best Uses

  • Cold / extreme (73)
  • 24/7 turnout (56)
  • Everyday wear (54)
  • Indoor/outdoor (45)
  • Changing weather (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Reviewed by 217 customers

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5.0

Loved it! I would buy it again!

By Sarah amber

from Elbert Colorado

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout
    • Cold Weather

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

    Loved it. Helped keep my old man dry and warm this winter. Especially with the neck cover

     
    5.0

    Love this blanket!

    By Amy

    from Tacoma, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Clean
    • Good Fit
    • Produces Good Hair Coat
    • Stays in Place
    • 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 - Heavyweight:

    It's kept my horse warm here & she has a great hair coat.

     
    4.0

    Pony

    By horse

    from Hannibal, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Neck area

    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout

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

    I purchased this product for a large pony. He was too big for pony blanket and took the smallest blanket in this product. It is bigger in the neck than I would like but realize this blanket is made for a horse and not a pony. The belly wrap secures the blanket awesome to the horse and stay on with no problems.

     
    5.0

    Very nice turnout blanket

    By Jen

    from Spencer Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Need More Colors

    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout
    • Cold Weather
    • Everyday Wear

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

    Very nice quality blanket that stays in place

     
    5.0

    Second time buying this item

    By Horse owner

    from Westfield, Indiana

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather

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

      Indiana weather is always changing. But cold is cold and windy. I feel brtter knowing my mare is comfortable through it all

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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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