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

Item Options / Availability Quantity Price

Heavyweight (380 gm)

#17123
$159.99 $124.99

Midweight (220 gm)

#17124
$144.99 $114.99
Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

$49.99 $34.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 206 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (189)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (75)
  • Warm (70)
  • Good size/fit (67)
  • Waterproof and breathable (66)
  • Good value (63)

Cons

  • Need more colors (24)

Best Uses

  • Cold / extreme (63)
  • Everyday wear (47)
  • 24/7 turnout (46)
  • Indoor/outdoor (39)
  • Changing weather (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Reviewed by 206 customers

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5.0

best quality blanket I have ever bought

By Chipster

from Rhodes mi

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Need More Colors

Best Uses

  • Cold Weather
  • Indoor/Outdoor

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

These blankets are the best ! Have bought others trying to save a few bucks. Always wish I hadn't and end up coming back for a Schnieders blanket

 
4.0

Nice blanket

By Jim the runner

from Kentucky

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Weather
    • Indoor/Outdoor

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

    I really love this blanket, my gelding is very playful and the belly band helps keep the blanket in place. The only thing I don't care for is how the front fits, I've used closed front blankets on him before and didn't have an issue with them. But, the front of this blanket is a little awkward, it seems to be the way the neck part of the blanket is cut, (it's like a V neck). I had to order a shoulder guard which helps with the awkwardness. But, even with that issue, I'd still buy the blanket again and recommend it to others.

     
    4.0

    I love the bellybands! Keeps 'em safe and warm without worry

    By Bunkhousebaker

    from Wyoming

    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:

      I didn't mean to buy the closed front, so that is a little difficult to deal with if you have an uncooperative horse. But all in all, I really love the Stormshields with the belly bands!

       
      5.0

      Love this blanket!

      By NPH

      from Minnesota

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Fit
      • Good Value
      • Stays in Place
      • Warm
      • 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:

      This blanket fits my 16 hand QH perfect. She is higher in the withers and i was worried about rubbing but there has been none! She wears it almost 24/7 as she is in a pen with no run in. It is holding up to the young horses trying to tear it off her and the brush in her pen. I will be buying this style for all my horses next fall. Runs true to size.

       
      5.0

      I love these blankets!

      By Suzanna

      from Scottsburg, IN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Need More Colors

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Cold Weather

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

      I purchased this for my 6YO Arab. He had been in a front-close style for the last 4 years, and would not leave the closures alone so in the course of time had ripped out a D ring and made some other small damages. (He's very oral and determined!) Even with his abuse, the old blanket needs only minor repairs and I am keeping it as a back up. (It is also from Schneider.) Switching to the over-head style will mean an even longer life for the new blanket. I love the bellyband style, also, for the added warmth and the added security on the horse.

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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
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      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
      Blanket Warmth Guide

      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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