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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
    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
    Red
    $179.99 $154.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $69.99 $59.99

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    StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight
     
    4.8

    (based on 427 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (354)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (72)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (169)
    • Good size/fit (145)
    • Waterproof and breathable (138)
    • Stays in place (136)
    • Warm (125)

    Cons

    • Need more colors (52)
    • Price (3)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (111)
    • 24/7 turnout (91)
    • Everyday wear (86)
    • Indoor/outdoor (75)
    • Changing weather (58)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)

    Reviewed by 427 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent quality, and looks

    By Sarah V

    from Dryden, MI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Need More Colors
    • Shipping time

    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout
    • Cold Weather
    • Everyday Wear

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

    Excellent quality

     
    5.0

    Excellent product

    By dmzinnd

    from North Dakota

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Cold Weather
      • Everyday Wear

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

      I ordered this blanket for my old girl who is 28 this spring. Her other blanket was pushing a bit on her withers and rubbing on her hips due to her swaying back. This is so much more adjustable and fits her perfectly! She has no more rubbing and it stays put and doesn't shift around. I have had it on her pretty much 24/7 as it's bitterly cold in here in ND - warmed up to about 20 with no wind and sunshine yesterday and pulled it off for the afternoon - her coat looked great and no rub spots as her other blanket was causing due to her changing body. I ordered the midweight as she still grows a decent coat and this keeps her dry and warm. This is the 4th Schneiders Stormshield type midweight blanket I've ordered for my horses and have been happy with them all.

       
      5.0

      I want a human coat made out of this stuff.

      By safeharborvet

      from sparta, mi

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Fit
      • Stays in Place
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Everyday Wear

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

        This thing is WARM. Horse loves it. Wears it outside every day and in stall at night. had it almost two months, still looks brand new. Hood fits perfectly with it.

         
        5.0

        I bought TWO of these

        By Lisa

        from Elizabeth, Colorado

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Clean
        • Good Fit
        • Good Value
        • Kept my horse warm in -18 below zero
        • Produces Good Hair Coat
        • Stays in Place
        • Warm
        • Waterproof and Breathable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 24/7 Turnout
          • Changing Weather
          • Cold Weather
          • Everyday Wear

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

          I love these blankets. I bought this one and I bought the heavyweight blanket with the tummy band. My horse loves these blankets because he's got high withers and they don't press down on his neck. We recently had another arctic blast with wind chills in the -20's below zero and he was sound asleep out in it, warm and happy. He's 26 years old, I'll do anything to keep him healthy and happy and these blankets are the best! Even an employee at Dover saddlery said they were best, even though they don't sell them. Buy one or do what I did- but TWO

           
          5.0

          This blanket stays in place!

          By Old Man

          from Kentucky

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Clean
          • 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:

            Used on 33 year old horse with high withers. Fits perfectly without being tightly fastened, yet doesn't slip when he lays down to sleep or rolls. Doesn't rub or pull.

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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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