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StormShield® 1680D VTEK® MARATHON Bellyband Turnouts
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    StormShield® 1680D VTEK® MARATHON Bellyband Turnouts

    • 2013 Horse Journal says 'Blanket defied the odds!' Read more here.
    • 1680D outercover for exceptional durability
    • Pressure free raised shaped wither
    • Tekno-Dri® climate control inner lining for enhanced breathability
    • High quality of waterproof breathability
    • Bellyband closure for greater warmth and coverage
    • 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon / Choice of Insulation / Climate Control Inner Lining / Nylon Lining
    • 3 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
    • Colors: Red/Black, Brown/Black (available in Heavyweight & Midweight only)
    • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86
    • Learn more about StormShield® Turnout Blanket Features
    • Learn more about our VTEK V-Free Turnouts

    In-Stock: Heavyweight (Very limited sizes), Midweight (End sizes), Sheet (Limited sizes)
    Pre-Order out of stock sizes for July 2015 delivery.


    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Heavyweight (380 gm)

    #17125
    $214.99 $189.99

    Midweight (220 gm)

    #17126
    $204.99 $179.99

    Lightweight (80 gm)

    #18473
    $184.99 $159.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $69.99 $59.99

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    StormShield(R) VTEK(R) Waterproof / Breathable Turnout Neck Cover
     
    4.8

    (based on 360 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (308)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to put on (87)
    • Strong seams (75)
    • Breathable (57)
    • Durable (54)
    • Warm (41)

    Cons

    • Need more colors (15)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (109)
    • Everyday wear (51)
    • 24/7 turnout (27)
    • Activewear (22)
    • Layering (22)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        92% 

        (81 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (16), Grandparent (9), Medical professional (9), First time parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31)

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    5.0

    Nice Turnout

    By Orion in Indiana

    from West Lafayette, IN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Fit
    • Produces Good Hair Coat
    • Waterproof and Breathable

    Cons

    • Need More Colors

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Wear
    • Indoor/Outdoor

    Comments about StormShield(R) VTEK(R) MARATHON Bellyband Lightweight Turnout:

    I like the fit on my 16.2 hh Paint horse. It's a little baggy in the shoulders, but overall it fits well. We event, so he's on the lean side. I think it runs true to size in the length. I love that the tail flap is sewn on the blanket. I've only used it a few times (due to changing weather conditions) but it seems to be holding up well. I also like the wither relief - it doesn't pull on his withers (he has high withers).

     
    5.0

    Great so far

    By ohiofarmer

    from Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about StormShield(R) VTEK(R) MARATHON Bellyband Turnout - Midweight:

          Provides good coverage with the belly band, and fits my high withered horse very well. So far, no "dings" from other horses.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          easy on/off

          By Hunter Helen

          from Marshall, VA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Attach To Turnout
          • Fits Well

          Cons

          • Back End Lifts In The Wind
          • Manes Rub Out
          • Wither End Lifts In The W

          Best Uses

          • 24/7 Turnout
          • Cold Weather
          • Everyday Wear

          Comments about StormShield(R) VTEK(R) Waterproof / Breathable Turnout Neck Cover:

          Neck cover is waterproof and warm. Fits pretty well. My horses are turned out on an exposed hill and the back end of the cover is frequently sticking straight up but usually is still sealed so the base of the neck is covered.

           
          4.0

          repeat costumer

          By Hunter Helen

          from Marshall, VA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • A good fit
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Heavy And Unwieldy To Puton

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather Turn Out

          Comments about StormShield(R) VTEK(R) MARATHON Bellyband Turnout - Midweight:

          This is the third Marathon Midweight turnout I've got. They wear and fit well. My horses all have withers and there are no rubs or sore withers. With the neck cover attached to the blanket is quite hefty to get on a 16h3 horse. I really like the belly band, easy to close and gives a really good fit.

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Good protection from the snow and cold

          By KC

          from Essex, VT

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Clean
          • Good Fit
          • Good Value
          • Warm
          • Waterproof and Breathable

          Cons

          • Easily Removed By Horses

          Best Uses

          • 24/7 Turnout
          • Cold Weather
          • Everyday Wear
          • Indoor/Outdoor

          Comments about StormShield(R) VTEK(R) Waterproof / Breathable Turnout Neck Cover:

          I love this hood! It does a good job of protecting my horse in the cold VT winter! I would love to see an elastic strap at the withers to keep the hood down.
          My only complaint is that the velcro on the neck is easily taken off by other horses, so if you are in a group turnout solution, beware! I would love to see Schneider add a snap to the velcro straps in order to keep other horses from undressing mine!

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          • StormShield(R) VTEK(R) Waterproof / Breathable Turnout Neck Cover

            Q:

            Does this connect to the blanket? I was hoping it would solve the problem of the hole created by the adjustable neck and the rain running under the blanket. But if there is no connection then it might pull above the neck of the blanket, especially since there is bulk created by the adjustable neck.
            Asked on 2/22/2015 by Barb from Oak Ridge, NC

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              This neck cover connects to the StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Bellyband Turnouts and StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Surcingle Turnouts with 4 of the D rings placed around the neck opening, 2 on each side.

              Answered on 2/23/2015 by E. Schwartz from Schneiders Saddlery
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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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          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 /
          1800D Polyester
          Exceptional Durability Recommended for horses that are hard on blankets or turned out with other horses who may bite or pull at blanket.
          1200D Polyester or Ripstop Nylon Superior Durability Recommended to withstand the demands of turnout.
          600D Standard Durability Recommended for horses easy on blankets. Occasional or monitored turnout. Picket line use.
          420D Light 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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