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StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Lightweight
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    StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Lightweight

    Item # 14083
    • 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 / Lightweight (80 gm) 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

    Also available in Midweight (220 gm insulation) or Heavyweight (380 gm insulation)

    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
    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price
    #14083
    SIZE CHART

    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
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    $179.99 $154.99

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight
     
    4.8

    (based on 433 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (359)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (73)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (173)
    • Good size/fit (149)
    • Waterproof and breathable (142)
    • Stays in place (140)
    • Warm (130)

    Cons

    • Need more colors (53)
    • Price (3)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (113)
    • 24/7 turnout (93)
    • Everyday wear (87)
    • Indoor/outdoor (75)
    • Changing weather (61)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)

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    4.0

    Awesome blanket

    By mAbma

    from WI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        So even though I didn't end up with this blanket I am still going to review it. I was SUPER impressed with this blanket, and it definitely would have kept my horse warm. It was very heavy duty and the outer material is designed to hold up to rough housing. My guy is a typical TB with bigger shoulders. I ordered his normal size and this blanket was too big, so the sizing is definitely meant for Warmbloods. I do believe if I had gone down a size it would have been perfect, but I also wanted some neck protection and my horse hates full neck covers. I returned it and got a different Schneider's blanket, but I was truly impressed with this one!

         
        5.0

        Best Blanket ever!!

        By Nancy M

        from San Diego, 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

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

          Perfect for changing weather conditions. Highly durable, easy to clean and perfectly fits horses with high withers (my horse is a TB). Highly recommend this blanket - loved it so much even own the 220g fill version.

           
          5.0

          StormShield VTEK Blanket

          By Pauli

          from Wilton, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Need More Colors

          Best Uses

          • Changing Weather

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

          I needed a warm blanket that is waterproof. This one is good. Fits well and runs full size so you don't need to add any dimension if your horse is plump.

           
          5.0

          Highly recommend - best blanket I've purchased ever!

          By Elvis

          from traverse city, mi

          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
            • Layering

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

            No shoulder or mane rubs and he wears this 24/7. Truly waterproof and breathable.

             
            5.0

            Great fit and looks good!

            By Valerie

            from Pasadena, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather

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

              Really fit my horse well and keeps him warm!

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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. 
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  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
              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
              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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