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ARMORFlex® Warrior VTEK® Fit Heavyweight Turnout Blanket – Bellyband
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    ARMORFlex® Warrior VTEK® 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 # 17125

    This heavywieght waterproof turnout blanket provides a high level of durability while supplying extra warmth and coverage with the bellyband closure.

    This blanket was formerly known as StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Bellyband Turnout - Heavyweight

    If you're looking for a blanket with 15x more waterproofing, Lifetime Warranty, and our patented VTEK® Fit, Check out our ARMORFlex® Gladiator VTEK® Fit Heavyweight Turnout Blanket – Surcingle.

    To see other available weights click here.

     
    Learn More
    Ten Year Warranty Ten Year Limited Warranty
    Hard Play Durability Can withstand even the hardest playing horses
    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.
    Reflective Strips 3M reflective patches and tail stripe for added visibility at dusk or for night turnout.
    Aridity Aridity™ Bamboo Charcoal inner layer wicks moisture away from the horse
    Style: Bellyband
    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price
    #17125
    SIZE CHART

    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
    $349.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Neck Cover (220 gm)

    50% Off $119.99 $59.99
    Which turnout blanket is right for your horse?

    Features Include:

    • Fabric so durable we’re sure it can stand up to even the hardest of play
    • 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
    • Aridity™ Bamboo Charcoal inner layer wicks moisture away from the horse, keeping them more comfortable during temperature changes
    • Bellyband closure for greater warmth and coverage
    • Detachable elastic leg straps to prevent your blanket from turning
    • Enlarged tail cover acts as a better wind and rain barrier
    • Extended gussets with 3M reflective patches and tail stripe for added visibility at dusk or for night turnout
    • Wider binding and reinforced stitching for extra durability
    • Double snap front closure with hook and loop closure assist
    • 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon Outer / Heavyweight (380 gm) Insulation / Aridity™ Bamboo Charcoal Inner Layer / Nylon Lining
    • 10 Year Guarantee - Read Warranty
    • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86
    • Colors: Black/Royal, Silver/Navy, Green/Silver


    LOVE IT

    5

    I LOVE these blankets. I have ordered both the medium and light weight options. Last year my horse completely destroyed 8 blankets and sheets. I spent a fortune just trying to keep her warm... so this year I caved and initially paid the extra to buy her this blanket in hopes that it would stay in one piece and I was not disappointed! It is incredibly durable, fits her high withers perfectly, does not slide around, keeps her warm, and is perfect for layering when the weather turns to the negatives. I got the lightweight in the mail today and can't wait to use it now that the weather is warming up

    Melissa

    New York

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    The only blanket I will buy

    5

    I have several Schneider's Armorflex for my horse. I decided to add this heavyweight after we got hit with brutal cold temps this winter. Just needed some extra piece of mind. My guy lives outside 24/7 and lives in his Schneider blankets all winter. These are top quality blankets and you will not be disappointed.

    Sue

    New Jersey

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    Love it!

    5

    Fits perfectly!

    Koala

    Wisconsin

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    Excellent blanket and a good price

    5

    Use on one of my older mares to help her stay warm and hold her weight during the winter.

    Deb

    Stoughton, Wisconsin

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    Excellent product

    5

    This turnout stays on even with two friends trying to take it off! He's an old horse, and clearly is happy wearing it in a blowing snowstorm.

    Beth

    Dover-Foxcroft Maine

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    I love this blanket and so does my paint mare!

    5

    This was perfect for this years Wisconsin -20 below winter days/nights. My horses are out 24/7 with a run in shelter. They stayed warm and comfortable with no wear spots with having blankets on 24/7. I love this blanket!

    Paula

    Racine Wisconsin

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    Excellent product, perfect fit!

    5

    Fit is perfect. Durable for 24/7 turnout. Reorder for sure. Love the relectors...I can see my horse at night in the pasture.

    Carrie

    ME

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    Fabulous blanket!

    5

    This is by far the best blanket I have ever purchased. I have been buying blankets fro. Scheiders for over 20 years but this is the best!

    Debi

    VA

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    Excellent Blanket

    5

    Use this blanket for everyday turnout. It's super durable and stays in place.

    Beth

    MN

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    Good fit.

    5

    I have a 20 yr. old TB who has a very heavy coat. My vet told me to never blanket him. However, the weather in my part of the U.S. has been crazy. It's been 60 degrees for weeks and in 2 nights, the low is expected to be 17. This heavy-weight turnout will "crush" his long hair, but he'll stay warm and that is my intention.

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    Asheville, NC

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    98.6

    My mare is an extremely hard fit. She has gotten shoulder rubs in all the blankets and three different liners I've tried. Can the extended gusset and adjusta fit help it from touching the point of shoulder? Or do you have other blanket suggestions?

    Jess

    Without seeing pictures of your horse I can only advise that the VTEK is designed to fit horses with a long, sloping shoulder such as Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, and Appendix Quarter Horses. I personally own 3 horses and even with well-fitted blankets I have 1 that always has rubs on her shoulders and forearms and another with a rub across her withers. Both are hard sleepers and lay down frequently. They both wear our UltraFlex Shoulder Guards and that has prevented the rubbing from worsening.

    Ashley

    Can you provide cleaning instructions for the new warrior blanket 17125?

    Dain

    We recommend washing your blanket in warm water with Schneider's Blanket wash or other mild, non-detergents soaps. Tumble dry on low to medium heat. Do not put in a hot dryer.

    Cheri

    How do you measure for the neck piece size?

    Tina

    Size is typically determined by what size blanket your horse wears. The medium size fits horses with blanket sizes between 68-74, the large fits horses with blanket sizes between 76-80 and the X large neck covers fits horses with blanket sizes between 82-86.

    Cheri

    I live in Oregon. It rains daily which blanket would you recommend for rainy weather. Do you have a water resistant blanket?

    Sheryl

    If it rains everyday, you would want a waterproof blanket. The ARMORflex Warrior blankets are waterproof and have a 10 year warranty. We have a full line of waterproof turnout blankets and sheets in a variety of fits and styles to best meet your needs. Our Customer Service staff is happy to answer any questions you have in order to get the perfect fitting blanket for your horse.

    Cheri

    What is the difference between an 80gram lightweight blanket and a Tekno-fleece blanket?

    Elee

    The Tekno fleece blanket is the equivalent to about 180 grams of insulation. It's weight is considered to be between a lightweight and midweight.

    Cheri

    I love the idea of the bellyband, but I have a young gelding who turns out with other young geldings and they play rough! One in particular loves going for the surcingle straps on the sides and has now ripped all of them off my guy's current blanket. Do these straps on the bellyband lie pretty flush to the horse and hard to grab? Or am I better off sticking with the surcingle blanket & tightening it as much as I can get away with to make it difficult to grab.

    Tired of repairing blankets

    If your horse's pasture mate zeros in on the surcingle straps, you may be better off with the surcingle style blanket. While the bellyband provides a bit of extra coverage, the straps could be quite inviting. You do have a 10 year warranty on this blanket and it should hold up to rough horseplay.

    Anonymous

    Hi, I love this blanket but I'm not sure it will work for horses that like to trash blankets.  The way its constructed with elastic for give produces a bit of a loop.This webbing loop of surcingle isn't flush with the blsnket. I think this would give them extra stuff to grab on to.  Hope this helps. Jen  

    jdlastchanceranch

    The bellyband toggle hooks are up higher and have a short piece of doubled strap folded over them to keep the horse from rubbing them off. My horses don't mess with them. The straps themselves are stitched down.  If your mischievous one wants to, he could grab it but I would think this would be a better solution than regular surfing Lee straps that are loose under the horse. My big thoroughbred loves this blanket.  Sent from my iPhone

    heidihducote

    Any reports of the bellyband getting urinated on by geldings? It looks so warm, but seems pretty far back.

    J.

    Yes it is a possibility. We would suggest going with the surcingle.

    Customer Service

    I have 6 geldings and use the light weight and heavyweight belly bands for all of them ( 2 of them are known to be more than a little sloppy with there man parts). I have never had an issue with any of them urinating on any of the belly bands. I keep them drawn up where they can't get a leg caught so they are not hanging way down, I can take both of my fist and put in between there belly and blanket.

    Kim

    My horse is normally a 78 and I am just wondering if StormShield VTEK Merathon Bellybant Turnout Blanket are normally true to size or if it tends to run large or small. My horse has an attitude so it is difficult to measure him for a sure fit.

    Mary

    This should be true to size. However sizes in other brands of blankets may vary so it is best if you could get him measured.

    Customer Service

    Does anyone have experience with this blanket being used by a horse who loves to stand in the pouring rain for hours? I am concerned that water will run down the blanket side and run under the belly band.

    Mary

    Bellyabnd should be flush to the belly and not loose. This sides are long enough and roll under so the water should come down the side and run off but this is always a possible issue especially in windy blowing rains. We don't hear many complaints.

    Customer Service

    I can't figure out hoe to tighten the belly wrap on her blanket, iWhen I try, it seems to loosen? What am I doing wrong? Does anyone else have this problem?

    Sherry..

    Feed the webbing through the sliders so that the sliders move closer to the bellyband piece, not the t-hook connections.

    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

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