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

  • 1680D Poly outer for exceptional durability
  • Tekno-Dri® layer wicks moisture away from the horse, keeping them more comfortable during temperature changes
  • High quality waterproof breathable
  • 1680 Denier Poly / Choice of Insulation / Climate Control Lining / Nylon Lining
  • 2 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
  • Color: Black/Gray
  • 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)

#31434
$204.99 $164.99

Midweight (220 gm)

#31435
$194.99 $159.99
Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

$64.99 $54.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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StormShield® V-Free® Regulator Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Midweight
 
4.8

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (63)
  • Good size/fit (59)
  • Warm (58)
  • Waterproof and breathable (53)
  • Stays in place (51)

Cons

  • Need more colors (17)

Best Uses

  • Cold / extreme (50)
  • 24/7 turnout (36)
  • Indoor/outdoor (31)
  • Everyday wear (27)
  • Changing weather (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Reviewed by 127 customers

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5.0

My favorite blankets. purchased one for every horse we own

By JE, DVM

from Spoakne, WA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Need More Colors
  • wish they came smaller

Best Uses

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

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

I buy these very year. Have purchased over 15 of them.

 
5.0

This one is a winner!

By Yvonne

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Weather

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

    I gave up on blanketing my horse. She has destroyed every single blanket I have bought her and was tired of wasting my money. Winter here is Wisconsin got brutal pretty fast so my guilt forced me to think about trying another one.
    What sold me on this one were the reviews about how tough it is.
    Must say my horse is on her third blanketing this winter and so far not one rip or tear or torn off straps. Stays perfectly in place and she is so warm.
    Very pleased with this purchase.

     
    5.0

    Would buy again!

    By Toole

    from Winona Texas

    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
      • Travel

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

      Cold and wet weather.

       
      5.0

      The Best Blanket

      By The Cowboy Girl

      from Montana

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fitted V-Free
      • Good Fit
      • Good Value
      • Produces Good Hair Coat
      • Stays in Place
      • Tekno-Dri climate control inner lining
      • Warm
      • Waterproof and Breathable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 24/7 Turnout
        • Changing Weather
        • Cold Weather

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

        I always try and read the reviews on a product and sometimes the reviews are what make my decision. So having said that, I try and write a review that will help someone else! Now about this blanket, it's awesome! I absolutely love it! My horse that I bought it for lives outside 24/7. He grows his full winter coat but still hates being cold! Sometimes our winters can be harsh and this blanket holds up great! It handles him going thru the trees, running around, rolling, the other horses, and everything a horse can get into! And he is turned out in a large pasture everyday. It never rubs him and stays perfectly in place with the "shaped pressure free wither," unlike some of the other bellyband blankets that hang to the left. I was skeptical that the blanket might be too small when I pulled it out of the box, but it fit his quarter horse build perfectly! Better than any other blanket I've owned, including my Rambo blankets. He always stays the same temperature, as the weather here can go from subzero temps to above freezing in the same day which leads me to believe that the "Tekno-Dri climate control liner" works better than just your average breathable blanket. During winter blizzards, he stays warm, dry and happy. In my opinion, this blanket looks, feels, and performs higher than any other blanket for this price and blankets that are more expensive! This blanket will get your horse noticed and will keep them and you happy. Plus I love the detachable neck cover that allows for additional coverage and warmth when needed. I love SS Tack and will always buy their blankets!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Fit !!!!

        By none

        from IN

        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
          • Warm Weather

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

          The Black/Gray color looks great on my Black/White mare.

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          Get answers from real customers and in-house experts.

          1 Question | 1 Answer
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          • Q:

            What is the difference in breathability between different blankets? Does "enhanced" breathability make a difference? Thanks
            Asked on 10/19/2015 by sally from northern michigan

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Breathability is consistent throughout the Stormshield brand. All these blankets are made to allow horses to remain dry and comfortable throughout wet, cold and unpleasant weather.

              Answered on 10/26/2015 by Schneider's 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

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