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ARMORFlex® Warrior VTEK® Fit Lightweight Turnout Blanket – Bellyband
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    ARMORFlex® Warrior VTEK® Fit Lightweight Turnout Blanket – Bellyband

    Item # 18473

    A lightweight waterproof turnout blanket that’s perfect for mild weather, while offering the highest level of durability you’ll find in a horse blanket.

    This blanket was formerly known as the StormShield® VTEK® Marathon Bellyband Turnout-Lightweight.

    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
    #18473
    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.
    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
    $264.99 $209.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $99.99 $79.99
    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
    • Double Snap front closure with Velcro assist
    • 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon Outer / Lightweight (80 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, Green/Silver


    Best blanket I've ever bought!

    5

    My horse has never grown a winter coat that is needed for New England winters. Last winter we had nearly a month straight of temperatures in the negatives. My horse was so incredibly warm in this blanket. Even with the negative temperatures this was the first winter I didn't have to double blanket him! The fit is also perfect! No blanket rubs!

    Becky

    Massachusetts

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    I would buy this product again

    5

    I am really pleased with the fit of this blanket. The belly band and front closures are very adjustable. At first I thought it was going to be too big, but with a few simple adjustments, it fit perfectly! It stays in place, even when he runs around and rolls. It's also very durable- no tears despite playful pasture mates. Very happy!

    Lucky Willy

    River Falls, WI

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    Best Blanket I've Ever Owned!

    5

    This blanket fits my Standardbred like it was custom made for him! You can tell the fabric is very tough and the dirt doesn't stick to it. It stays in place and is very well constructed. I will buy this blanket for my other 2 horses as soon as it is back in stock!

    Carly Loves Aallie

    Ottawa, Ontario

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    Nice Warm Tough Blanket

    5

    I expect this blanket to last several winters it is so well made.

    Roni

    Havana, FL

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    Love the bellyband!

    5

    Love the color and fit. The belly band option provides the extra protection and added comfort

    LadyB

    Thunder Vay

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    17125C

    4.8 678

    99.0

    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

    Will this fit horses with normal withers too? They're both quarter horses with low - medium withers but i like the high neck on these and they seem like they'd be more comfortable without the wither pressure.

    Brittany

    This fit is specifically made for horses with large withers. Your horse would be best fit for a Fitted V-Free, such as the Regulator or item #31435. This fit is designed for sloped shoulder and creates a larger neck opening - leaving the mane uncovered. V-Free pressure free wither eliminates pressure points for horses with this build.

    Schneider's Customer Service

    What is anyone's experience with these on a very high withered, older horse? We currently have the 1200D Versatility Fitted V-Free that seems to rub his withers. Do you think this style would work better?

    Cohorsequestioner

    The VTEK has the highest V-Free room for the horses withers. It also has the longest drop and the most room in the chest and is made for bulkier horses.

    Schneider's Customer Service

    I have had this blanket for years and am ordering another for my 27 year old gelding. This blanket is the best and fits the older guys well. The belly band keeps it in place no matter what he does. He stays warm and dry all winter.

    horsecrazy830

    Fits my 29 year old and she wore it almost every day last winter. Just an FYI - I added beet pulp to her feed and her withers filled out. :)

    Dana

    What are the instructions for laundering the StormShield 1680D VTek Marathon Bellyband Turnout?

    Sandra

    Instruction for laundering is with each blanket. It's suggest to wash in a blanket specific was or a light detergent if you must use something.

    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

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