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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 - Heavyweight
 
4.8

(based on 131 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (67)
  • Good size/fit (63)
  • Warm (62)
  • Stays in place (55)
  • Waterproof and breathable (55)

Cons

  • Need more colors (18)

Best Uses

  • Cold / extreme (54)
  • 24/7 turnout (38)
  • Indoor/outdoor (33)
  • Everyday wear (29)
  • Changing weather (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Reviewed by 131 customers

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5.0

Will Never Buy A Different Blanket

By Meg

from Scranton PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    Incredibly warm and so well constructed. It has lasted through absolutely everything, and my mare is NOT easy on blankets. I took a chance buying this but I'll never go back to a different brand.

     
    5.0

    Awesome Blanket

    By Heather

    from Palmdale ,CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Everyday Wear
      • Indoor/Outdoor
      • Layering

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

      Great blanket! the front snap got caught on stud wire so i had to make sure the snap was snapped with the opening toward the horses chest!

       
      5.0

      Solid quality almost indestructable

      By Zevon

      from Shelbyville KY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Fit
      • Stays in Place
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Need More Colors

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Cold Weather

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

      Good fit on my Arab stallion, and even with his antics doesn't have a scratch.

       
      5.0

      BEST WINTER BLANKET EVER

      By Jenious

      from Columbia Falls, Montana

      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

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

        This is hands down the BEST winter blanket I have ever bought - and that covers over 40 years with all blanket brands. I thought I made a mistake by ordering the belly band blanket - but soon found that it is the greatest! My beautiful Smart Chic Olena gelding loves the fit and warmth of this beautiful blanket - as do I.

         
        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.

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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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        Do you have a question about this product? 

        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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