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ARMORFlex® Challenger V-Free® Fit Heavyweight Turnout Blanket – Bellyband
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    ARMORFlex® Challenger V-Free® Fit Heavyweight Turnout Blanket – Bellyband

    Limited end of season stock available! Prices dropping regularly, get the options your horse needs before they sell out for the season!
    Item # 17121

    The perfect heavyweight waterproof turnout blanket that leaves the mane uncovered and has our V-Free® pressure free wither to prevent rubs.

    This blanket was formerly known as the StormShield® V-Free® New Briton Bellyband Turnout-Heavyweight.

    To see other available weights click here.

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    Five Year Warranty Five Year Limited Warranty
    Playful Durability Perfect for horses that are playful but not hard on blankets
    V-Free® Patented design prevents rubbing and relieves wither pressure for horses with moderate to low withers; leaves mane uncovered. Ideal for Quarter Horses, Stock Horse breeds & Arabians.
    Adjust-Fit® Patented Adjusta-Fit® system customizes neck opening to fit any horse width or head carriage providing maximum comfort.
    Closed Front Adjustable double snap open front with Velcro assist for easy on and off.
    Style: Bellyband
    Closure: Open Front
    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price
    #17121
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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
    $279.99 $189.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Neck Cover (220 gm)

    50% Off $99.99 $49.99
    Which turnout blanket is right for your horse?

    Features Include:

    • Specialty fits to keep your horse comfortable
    • Patented V-Free® design prevents rubbing and relieves wither pressure for horses with moderate to low withers, leaving the mane uncovered
    • Adjusta-Fit® system offers adjustability around the neckline to fit any horse
    • Bellyband closure for greater warmth and coverage
    • Detachable elastic leg straps to prevent your blanket from turning
    • Detachable tail cover with double hook and loop closure acts as a wind and rain barrier
    • Extended gussets for better movement
    • Wider binding and reinforced stitching for extra durability
    • Double snap front closure with hook and loop closure assist
    • 1200 Denier Ripstop Polyester Outer / Heavyweight (380 gm) Insulation / Nylon Lining
    • 5 Year Guarantee - Read Warranty
    • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86
    • Colors: Navy, Burgundy, Black

    V-Free® Pressure Free Wither Relief:


    V-Free® wither relief to fit sloped shoulder conformation with a larger neck opening
    Designed to fit Arabians, Quarter Horses, stock horse breeds and similar conformations
    V-Free® design prevents rubbing and relieves wither pressure for horses with moderate to low withers, leaving the mane uncovered

    Nice Blanket

    5

    Nice turnout blanket. Worked great for the -10 degree temperatures we had in upstate NY this season.

    KG

    Upstate New York

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    Yes I would buy again!

    5

    I use the blanket it on my older gelding for he is outside all winter! It keeps him warm!

    CJ

    Craig Nebraska

    true

    I would buy this product again

    5

    Great for turn out, durable

    Jane

    Marshfield, WI

    true

    HIgh Qulity meets good price

    5

    This was an excellent transition blanket for my mare moving from dessert area to wet cold area. She wore it at night and it stays in place comfortably. It's well made and I believe, will last for years.

    K's mom

    California

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    Yes

    5

    Awesome blanket! Very well made!!😀

    Mudd

    Visalia ca

    true

    LOVE this blanket

    5

    I love these blankets! They hold up and stay in place well even with all five of my horse turned to together all of the time.

    Kellie

    Medora, ND

    true

    Love the belly band, makes for great fit.

    5

    great cold weather gear

    Deb

    Dunseith ND

    true

    Im very pleased by the quality.

    5

    I put this blanket on both my horses in rainy cold weather and they and warm and dry. The hardware is nice and reinforced and the fit is great. Very pleased with my purchase.

    Alisha

    GA

    true

    Great blanket for high withers

    5

    I've tried several types of blankets for my Friesian/Azteca cross. All my previous blanketsdug into her withers. This one fits great and comfortably. The bugandy is a nice color too. I like the belly band concept for warmth, but it also causes the blanket to fall over to one side a bit, not really a problem though. I'd recommend this blanket.

    Heather

    California

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    Bellyband Armorflex MW Blanket

    5

    Our new horse didn't grow much of a winter coat and this is a great warm and sturdy blanket.

    KAF

    OH

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    98.9

    Are these rugs waterproof and breathable?

    Karen

    Hi Karen! Yes! They are both waterproof and breathable.

    Ashley

    Is this blanket truly waterproof?

    Mary

    Hi Mary! This blanket is waterproof and carries a 5 year warranty to perform throughout that time frame, provided it is cared for properly and laundered only in Schneiders Blanket Wash. Traditional detergents will remove the waterproofing qualities from turnout blankets and washing blankets in them will void the warranty.

    Ashley

    Are replacement tail covers available for this blanket?

    Chelsea

    Please contact customer service at 800-365-1311.

    Customer Service

    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.

    Nasus

    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.

    sueiolson55

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

    Customer Service

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

    jenjsigety

    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

    kathyjolin

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

    lchambers01

    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!

    alchandler

    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

    lisa.falahee

    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.

    mommak

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

    Customer Service

    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.

    Rae

    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.

    Customer Service

    what neck cover works best with this blanket?

    Jill

    Item 15001 is the neck cove for the New Britons

    Schneider's Customer Service

    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

    Turnout Blanket Warmth and Temperature Guide

    Sheet (No Insulation)
    50°F - 65°F
    As Needed
    Lightweight (Tekno-Fleece, 80 gms.)
    40°F - 60°F
    30°F - 50°F+
    Midweight (220 gms.)
    35°F - 50°F
    30°F - 45°F
    Heavyweight (380 gms.)
    20°F - 40°F
    15°F - 30°F
     

    If you have any questions about this product, please contact us at 1-800-365-1311 or service@sstack.com

    Turnout Blanket Durability Guide
    Turnout Blanket Durability Guide
    Find your horse's perfect FIT with our Schneider's Horse Turnout Blanket Fit Guide
    Find your horse's perfect FIT with our Schneider's Horse Turnout Blanket Fit Guide
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