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StormShield® V-Free® New Briton Bellyband Turnout Blanket
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StormShield® V-Free® New Briton Bellyband Turnout Blanket

  • Superior durability - Indoor outdoor coverage
  • High quality waterproof breathable
  • 1200 Denier Ripstop Poly / Choice of Insulation / Nylon Lining
  • 2 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
  • Colors: Navy, Burgundy (sheet available in navy only)
  • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84

For the same great fit with a tougher outercover,
we suggest our V-Free® Regulator Bellyband Turnout Blanket

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)

#17121
$174.99 $154.99

Midweight (220 gm)

#17122
$164.99 $144.99

Sheet (no insulation)

#18474
$144.99 $124.99
Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

$54.99 $49.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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StormShield® V-Free® New Briton Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Midweight
 
4.8

(based on 492 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (408)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good size/fit (186)
  • Durable (185)
  • Waterproof and breathable (167)
  • Stays in place (166)
  • Warm (162)

Cons

  • Need more colors (45)
  • Didn't fit (5)

Best Uses

  • Cold / extreme (229)
  • Everyday wear (134)
  • 24/7 turnout (129)
  • Indoor/outdoor (96)
  • Changing weather (61)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      99% 

      (91 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (17), Parent of two or more children (14), Medical professional (9), First time parent (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the belly band versus the straps

By Susan

from Poulsbo ,Wa

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Didn't Fit
  • Need More Colors

Best Uses

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

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

Love the belly band virus the straps. Helps keep them clean and protects against bugs. Plus I think they are safer than straps and getting tangled in or unbuckling straps that fall on the ground .Was a bit too close to armpits, so it rolled under by her front leg armpits. But kept her dry, warm and comfortable.
Keep more belly band blankets , sheets, etc
coming, definitely better than straps!

Service and delivery comments:

yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good product

By El

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stays in Place
  • Waterproof and Breathable

Cons

  • Didn't Fit

Best Uses

  • 24/7 Turnout
  • Changing Weather
  • Indoor/Outdoor
  • Layering

Comments about StormShield® V-Free® New Briton Bellyband Turnout Sheet:

I like this product for the most part, with the exception of the shoulder fit. I have seen other comments that the shoulders bunch or gape when you just the adjustable fit velcro and I very much found this to be true. However, I do like this sheet overall. It keeps my gelding dry. It doesn't have any fill, so I do layer it when it's cooler out to keep him warm. This was not the sheet I wanted, but the one I wanted was unavailable in his size until an unknown time. I like that this sheet has a belly band for keeping him clean and keeping the sheet in place. I have been delightfully surprised that the neck has not rubbed his mane out at all (I wanted the cutback sheet). I was also pleased to see that this sheet has the snap back leg straps instead of the sewn in ones that are common on the winter blankets as I find these stay on better.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent blanket

By Ashley

from NH

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 24/7 Turnout
    • Cold Weather
    • Everyday Wear

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

    I use this blanket all winter long on my horse that is out 24/7 with a run in shed. He always stays warm and dry. This was my second winter with it so i did re waterproof it with the spray just to be safe. I also use it for overnight in the warmer spring weather to help keep his coat down and the bellyband helps keep his girth area dry and clean from the mud.

     
    5.0

    Love it!!

    By Tammy ~ Stonehaven Farms

    from English, IN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Everyday Wear
      • Indoor/Outdoor

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

      Love how this fits, and it stays in place, even on a colt who loves to play.

       
      5.0

      The best blanket!

      By Tallpines763

      from Minneapolis

      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

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

        All my horses wear a variety of Schneider blankets from fly sheets to winter blankets.

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        Get answers from real customers and in-house experts.

        5 Questions | 11 Answers
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        • Q:

          Are replacement tail covers available for this blanket?
          Asked on 12/9/2016 by Chelsea from Fargo ND

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Please contact customer service at 800-365-1311.

            Answered on 12/13/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
        • StormShield® V-Free® New Briton Bellyband Turnout Sheet

          Q:

          Would this blanket work on a Thoroughbred? My guy is 15.3 and wears a 76. He has about average withers but he does need room in the shoulder. I really like the belly band option and it doesn't come in any other rain sheet.
          Asked on 10/31/2016 by Nasus from Monaca, PA

          7 answers

          • A:

            Good Morning! This blanket is cut for the Quarter Horse. I don't think it will work well with for a Thorough Bred. The belly band is great though.
            Happy Horsing!

            Answered on 11/4/2016 by alchandler from undisclosed
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            We would suggest the VTek Marathon item 17126. This has a bellyband and is made to fit the thoroughbred body.

            Answered on 11/2/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
          • A:

            I use mine on a thoroughbred as well. He measures 76" but I buy 78" because he is growing and filling out and this fits perfect.  I'm glad I didn't go smaller.  I also really like the belly band!
            Sent from my iPhone

            Answered on 11/1/2016 by lisa.falahee from undisclosed
          • A:

            I live this sheet. I have two Arabs and it works great for both of them
            Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

            Answered on 11/1/2016 by jenjsigety from undisclosed
          • A:

            I purchased a 74 for my 14 /3 hand Lusitano. He has a narrow shoulder - fits perfect. I also have this blanket for my 15/3 hand cream draft who is wide- both fit awesome.  The belly band is great- appears comfortable and secure- keeping horse both warm and dry. Would not purchase another blanket!
            Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

            Answered on 10/31/2016 by kathyjolin from undisclosed
          • A:

            Love this blanket!! Bought two! 
            Loren G. Chambers 

            Answered on 10/31/2016 by lchambers01 from undisclosed
          • A:

            Yes, it should work, I used it in my old rotund paint gelding. It was snug on his belly but it fit, plenty room around the shoulders.  My gelding was 15.3 as well but I used a size 78 to 80 for his blankets but he is pretty muscled.

            Answered on 10/31/2016 by sueiolson55 from undisclosed
        • StormShield® V-Free® New Briton Bellyband Turnout Sheet

          Q:

          I am looking for a spring turnout blanket that will keep my horse dry during the wet spring. Would this be too warm for her? I am more concerned with keeping her dry and not overheating with this on.
          Asked on 3/10/2016 by mommak from Midland, MI

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This sheet has no insulation so provides no further warmth, it is simply a raincoat that will keep the horse dry.

            Answered on 3/10/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
        • Q:

          Which blanket thickness should I buy? Most of the time our winter temps range into the 20's-teens at night, but warm up into the 30's during the day, and sometimes higher than that.
          Asked on 1/5/2016 by Rae from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This depends on if your horse has a clipped or full coat. If clipped, a Heavyweight would be a good choice. If in full coat, a Midweight would be great. We recommend layering with an Adjusta-Fit® V-FREE® Nylon Blanket Liner #13031 for those especially cold nights.

            Answered on 1/6/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
        • Q:

          what neck cover works best with this blanket?
          Asked on 11/20/2015 by Jill from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Item 15001 is the neck cove for the New Britons

            Answered on 12/28/2015 by Schneider's Customer Service
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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® Wither Relief

        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® Wither Relief Euro Fitted V-Free® Cutback Euro
        FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist 2-buckle open front w/Velcro assist or closed front 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 or detachable 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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