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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
    • 5 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
    • Color: Teal/black, Grey/black
    • 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
    $229.99 $199.99

    Midweight (220 gm)

    #31435
    $199.99 $179.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $74.99 $69.99

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    StormShield® V-Free® Regulator Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Heavyweight
     
    4.8

    (based on 141 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (119)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (77)
    • Good size/fit (73)
    • Warm (71)
    • Stays in place (65)
    • Waterproof and breathable (65)

    Cons

    • Need more colors (21)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (63)
    • 24/7 turnout (44)
    • Indoor/outdoor (38)
    • Everyday wear (35)
    • Changing weather (24)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Reviewed by 141 customers

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    5.0

    Fabulous

    By Kn

    from Gr. Mi

    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

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

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

      Best blanket on market

       
      5.0

      I would definitely buy this product again!

      By Barbara

      from Greenwich, CT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Clean
      • Good Fit
      • Good Value
      • Produces Good Hair Coat
      • Stays in Place
      • The grey/black color combination is appealing.
      • Warm
      • Waterproof and Breathable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 24/7 Turnout
        • Changing Weather
        • Everyday Wear
        • Indoor/Outdoor
        • Layering
        • The belly wrap is fantastic!

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

        My mare is boarded in Greenwich, CT. This blanket has served as a great medium weight blanket during the seasonal change between winter and spring.

         
        5.0

        Good Fit and has held up very well!

        By Amy Boone

        from Yukon, OK

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Fit
        • Good Value
        • Produces Good Hair Coat
        • Stays in Place
        • Warm
        • Waterproof and Breathable

        Cons

        • Too Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Indoor/Outdoor

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

        Purchased for my 29 year old Morgan mare. Fits very well and has held up very well-- no tears yet!

         
        5.0

        Love These Blankets!!

        By Ranchmom

        from Broadview, MT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Clean
        • Good Fit
        • Produces Good Hair Coat
        • 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:

          Bought these to replace my worn out, old Schenider's blankets. 2 of my horses are very hard on blankets, and after a tough, cold winter, these show very little wear. They run a little big, so the adjustments are great, as are the wither relief gussets. In fact, just bought 2 more to replace other blankets which I don't like as well. I hope they don't discontinue these!!!!

           
          5.0

          Perfect fit for my thoroughbred.

          By Steve

          from Lancaster, pa

          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

            • 24/7 Turnout
            • Cold Weather
            • Everyday Wear

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

            This blanket fits my thoroughbred perfectly. It stays in place while he's outside with his pasture mates. Fits very well, too.

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            Get answers from real customers and in-house experts.

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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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            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® Wither Relief

            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® Wither Relief Euro Fitted V-Free® Cutback Euro
            FRONT CLOSURE Snap front w/ Velcro assist 2-buckle open front w/Velcro assist or closed front 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 or detachable 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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