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ARMORFlex® Challenger VTEK® Fit Surcingle Turnouts
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    ARMORFlex® Challenger VTEK® Fit Surcingle Turnouts

    Up to 50% off select blankets! Sale valid 12/14/18 – 12/19/18.

    The ArmorFlex® Challenger surcingle waterproof turnout blankets offer the perfect fit for horses that have a high wither or changing topline, so they’ll be comfortable all winter long.

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    Five Year Warranty Five Year Limited Warranty
    Playful Durability Perfect for horses that are playful but not hard on blankets
    VTEK® Patented design prevents rubbing and relieves wither pressure for horses with high withers; extends 6-8" onto the mane. Ideal for Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods & Appendix horses.
    Adjust-Fit® Patented Adjusta-Fit® system customizes neck opening to fit any horse width or head carriage providing maximum comfort.
    Open Front Adjustable double snap open front with Velcro assist for easy on and off.
    Tekno-Fleece® Just the right weight for moderate climates or changing weather! Polar fleece layered between an outer cover and smooth, maintenance free nylon lining.
    Style: Surcingle
    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Medium Weight (220 gm)

    36% Off $249.99 $159.99


    36% Off $219.99 $139.99

    Sheet (No Insulation)

    36% Off $219.99 $139.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Neck Cover (220 gm)

    35% Off $99.99 $64.99

    Neck Cover (Tekno-Fleece®)

    35% Off $99.99 $64.99
    Which turnout blanket is right for your horse?

    Features Include:

    • Specialty fits to keep your horse comfortable
    • Patented VTEK® pressure free wither relief design extends 6-8" onto the mane
    • Adjusta-Fit® system offers adjustability around the neckline to fit any horse
    • Crisscross surcingle closure for greater stability
    • Detachable elastic leg straps to prevent your blanket from turning
    • Enlarged tail cover acts as a better wind and rain barrier
    • Extended gussets for better movement
    • Double Snap front closure with Velcro assist
    • 1200 Denier Ripstop Polyester Outer / Choice of Insulation / Nylon Lining
    • 5 Year Guarantee - Read Warranty
    • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86
    • Colors: Navy, Green

    VTEK® Pressure Free Wither Relief:

    • Provides exceptional fit to eliminate pressure points especially over the wither
    • Designed for Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, and Appendix horses
    • Will fit horses with prominent withers or older horses with changing top lines

    Super inbetween blanket


    I bought this blanket as an in between for unlined rain sheet and medium weight turnout blanket. It is perfect for this job. I got the tekno fleece lining and its toasty but not heavy, just enough to keep the chill off on wet windy days. Added plus is his coat is shiny and clean when I pull this blanket off. I also like the fit of the Vtek on my horse. No rubs on his mane at all and no gapping at the chest with the adjustable tabs. Very well made blanket, no rips or tears. Definitely recommend.


    San Antonio, Tx


    Great fit!


    I am very pleased with the fit of this blanket. My horse usually gets rubs on his shoulders from being blanketed, but not with Schneider's. Looks very durable as well!


    Horsham, PA


    Great value


    These blankets replace Schneider blankets I had for ten years. Finally retired thise to a charity so they are still in use somewhere. The new blankets fit well and have proved reliable already through copious rain. I love this product

    Woods rider

    Aiken sc


    Great product


    Great fit. I love it and would buy again.


    Pittsburgh, PA


    Super great fit for OTTB


    Doesn't slip around at all on a 15.3 OTTB with slightly high withers. Looks great and feels super durable.

    Wyoming tara

    Laramie WY


    Perfect Spring Sheet


    It's tough to keep up with the changing weather, especially all the rain in the Pacific Northwest. This sheet has been a very needed addition to my Warmblood/Arab Eventer's wardrobe. He has a really high tail carriage, so the extra large tail flap is clutch to keep the sheet from shifting when he poops. So far it has been pretty durable, though I've only had it for 2 months. It's a little on the small/short side, so I wish I had gone up a size, but it still works fine, even to layer with an irish knit or cooling sheet underneath. I'm really pleased with the wither relief cut, as my guy has a pretty sloped shoulder and his withers get rubbed pretty easily.

    Su the eventer

    Maple Valley, Wa


    This turn out sheet does the job!


    This is a great turnout sheet that fits my high withered QH very well! It stays in place and keeps him dry all day.

    Harry's Mom

    Bel Air, MD


    Love this blanket!


    Fits my aged TB mare well.



    Blanket needs some tayloring


    Attractive blanket - fits chest & withers very well. Back section over hind guarters is excessive/too much material & tail flap way too big. Needs darts to taylor the fit to hind quarters & trim down the tail flap so doesn't fold over - back section blows out in the wind being so big even w/ leg straps tight.

    Sunset Ridge

    Baldwinsville, NY


    Love this sheet


    Fits my short, stocky Arabian that none of the other sheets fit well. Perfect for him although a little tight through the chest -- however,next size up is too large on the rest of his body...He likes it and doesn't tear it off!


    Roxboro NC



    4.8 295


    Is the armorflex challenger vtek waterproof?


    Yes, the ArmorFlex Challenger is waterproof and guaranteed for 5 years.


    So I asked the question was this the same thickness as the techno fleece belly band stable blanket. The answer was no. So why is this described d as Tekno fleece turn out blanket ??


    I apologize for any confusion. The original question referred to the 'sheet' being the same weight as the belly band 'blanket', which is why the question was answered the way it was. Tekno Fleece insulation will be the same weight (the equivalent of about 100gms), in both turnout or stable blankets, and is considered to a lightweight blanket. Tekno Fleece insulation is not an option in a sheet.


    So this sheet is the same weight as the Techno fleece belly band blanket


    No, the sheets have no insulation. In this series of blankets/sheets, the midweight blankets have 220gms of insulation, the Tekno Fleece has the equivalent of about 100gms of insulation and the sheet has no insulation at all.


    What is the waterproof rating on this blanket? I see that the Gladiator is rated at 15,000. But none of your other blankets are given a rating. How can we compare them? How does this blanket differ from the Gladiator?


    The Challenger has 5X or 5000mm of waterproofing and a 5 year warranty.


    Do you think this blanket would fit a TB horse with big withers and shoulders? He is built a little more like a tb/wb cross. His shoulders and withers are pretty big and his neck is a little higher than most TBs. And he does have a long mane. One blanket we had rubbed his withers a bit so we are hoping to avoid that. He has a StormsShield Contour Collar and that seems to fit, but it looks like this one might be more water proof? He can be pretty rough on his blankets so I'm hoping to find something that will last haha.


    The best choice for a high withered horse with big shoulders would be the VTEK style blankets/sheets. These blankets come up over the wither, have a smaller neck opening that prevents the blanket from sliding back and getting hung up behind the wither. The Armorflex Warrior VTEK series of turnouts has a 1680 denier outer cover and comes with a 10 year warranty. The Armorflex Gladiator VTEK series carries a lifetime warranty. Our knowledgeable Customer Service staff is always available to help with any questions you have regarding blanket fit.


    Is this sheet a lighter weight than the Dublin sheet?


    The only difference in the sheets is the outer cover. The Dublin has a 1680 denier outer and the Evergreen has a 1200 denier outer cover. The sheets have no insulation and would be the same weight.


    They are waterproof sheets and are the same 'weight' (since there is no insulation). They are designed for outdoor spring and fall use and can be used with liners in colder temperatures. The Dublin has a more durable exterior at 1680 and the Evergreen has a 1200 denier outer, both with 5 year warranties. Overall actual weight of the sheets are the same at 6 ½ lbs each. We do have a full line of summer indoor stable sheets in 420 denier nylon (not waterproof) if these are too heavy.


    I am not familiar with the Dublin sheet. It is heavier than a nylon sheet. So compare as a nylon windbreaker that you have to a nice unlined gortex raincoat Nicole


    Is this lining as good as a mesh lining for wicking moisture off the horses back/rump? My horse sweats a lot with a solid nylon lining, even in mid 40 degree weather. With my old Big D mesh lining rain sheet he stays dry, but it doesn't fit well - front straps spread and neck collar rolls under. This is for an Andalusian Arab cross.


    My experience has been that it does a good job of wicking moisture. The fit is good and my horses are average on the sweating range but I haven't had problems.  Sent from my iPhone


    Every horse is different. This interior nylon lining won't wick moisture if your horse starts to sweat. The sheet that would work the best is the StormShield Regulator (16002). Even though it has 80gm's of insulation, there is a Tekno Dri layer between the outer fabric and the nylon lining. The Tekno Dri will wick away moisture if your horse should start to sweat so he stays comfortably dry.


    I had no problems with my horse staying dry in this blanket. He was always dry when I pulled it off and he sweats easy and hates any type of clothing. Although It did rub his shoulders quite a bit but he has a long narrow sloping shoulder. Sent from my iPhone


    We always buy these rugs for all our horses.  They are so strong and versatile.  Our horses have never overheated in them and we can put a fleece rug underneath them if they need extra warmth or sweatsoaking properties.     Sent: Friday 3 November 2017 18:29  


    Would this sheet work well for my friesian? Most sheets cut her at the withers and rub in her shoulders. If this sheet doesn't work well what do you recommend ? I tried the 1,200 d high neck sheet on her and I didn't love it so I'm looking for something better for next season.


    Hi, Kelly, I have an Andalusian mare with very high withers. This turnout has worked well for her, but make sure you really get the right size. It's worth measuring before you actually buy it -- I found that particularly in the winter, my horse get a bit plumper than in the rest of the year, so allow for that by measuring her for the season you will purchase this. Good luck! Betsy Sent from my iPad


    I have a Tennessee Walker quarter horse cross and this sheet fits him very well. He is only 15 hands but round with big shoulders. I love the adjustable velcro aound the shoulders/neck so it is very adaptable to many different builds.


    This sheet would work for a friesian. Since this sheet comes up higher on the neck it would help with the wither rubs. Plus it will give her more room in the shoulders which will help with the rubbing there as well. If you have any more questions about fit. The best way to get answer is to call into customer service and they can walk you through all the fits and what they think would work best.

    Customer Service

    I have a 16.3 Thoroughbred/paint but he's very Warmbloody physically. He has big shoulders and high withers and I have the hardest time finding blankets that fit him. He's cranky to begin with, but this blanket is so far the best fitting I've found for him, and maybe it will work for your Friesian too. Blankets are so tricky!


    This sheet has worked very well for my high-withered, long-backed Am. Paint horse. He's 16 h and runs on the Thoroughbred, slender type build, so don't know if it would be a good fit for a Friesian. I also have one of theirs in a mid weight, but without the high-withered fit that might be better for a more muscular horse, but still works for my paint. I find them both to be very high quality for the price. Hope that helps.


    I bought this sheet for a National Show Horse, who is also high-withered. Of all the sheets we've tried for him, this one has fit the best. We've been very happy with it. In fact, this is the second one we have bought; he finally wore out the last one, after six years.


    I purchased this sheet in a size 86 for my PerchxTB who weighs in excess of 1700 lbs. the sheet fits well through the chest and shoulders and is well contoured. The only negative is that the leg straps that were included were much too small, I had to change them out. Dawn


    I love the Vtek, it doesn't rub on the withers/mane and fits my high withered race-bred QH beautifully. I will only purchase Vtek blankets and sheets for him   Robin


    This sheet fits well on my 2 horses who are both have prominent withers- one is an appendix and the other is a QH that is often mistaken for a warmblood. They live with a Friesian and by my eyeball estimate, it looks like this sheet could possibly work. Sent from my iPad


    I have had the StormShield VTEK Turnout sheets on my Friesian mare for 3 years. She is quite comfortable, and the withers are entirely free of rubs or sore places. No shoulder rubs at all. We are both happy!


    What neck cover goes with this sheet?


    There is no matching neck cover for this blanket.

    Customer Service

    There is no neck sheet available, only the rug.


    Will they ever have this in other colors? If so how soon?


    This blanket is only coming in green. I would suggest looking at item 36482. This item has the same fit and no insulation. It comes in black and grey color.

    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.
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    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

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