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ARMORFlex® Challenger V-Free® Fit Surcingle Turnouts
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    ARMORFlex® Challenger V-Free® Fit Surcingle Turnouts

    A waterproof turnout blanket that’s exclusive design will fit your low to moderate withered horse without any of the discomfort or fit issues of traditional styles.

    These blankets were formerly known as the StormShield® V-Free® New Briton Surcingle Turnouts.

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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.
    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
    Closure: Open Front
    Item Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Heavyweight (380 gm)

    #13013
    $259.99 $179.99

    Medium Weight (220 gm)

    #13156
    $249.99 $169.99

    Tekno-Fleece®

    #15002
    $219.99 $149.99

    Sheet (No Insulation)

    #13155
    $219.99 $149.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $99.99 $69.99

    Neck Cover (Tekno-Fleece®)

    $89.99 $59.99

    Neck Cover (No Insulation)

    $89.99 $59.99
    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
    • Crisscross surcingle closure for greater stability
    • Detachable elastic leg straps to prevent your blanket from turning
    • Detachable tail cover with double Velcro 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: Black, Navy, Burgundy

    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

    Super nice blanket

    5

    This is a great spring/fall blanket as it is less heavy than the medium weight blankets. I thought the fleece might be the lining and it would pick up dirt, but this is nicely lined and the fleece is not exposed. Perfect!

    paws

    Wenatchee, WA

    true

    Best blanket ever

    5

    My mare is a classic fine coated TB that gets cold looking at ice cubes in the summer. This blanket got us though the winter! Wonderfully waterproof, surprisingly durable(lays down for naps and plays pretty hard daily). Easy to clean and never left a rub!!!! This is the first blanket ever to not leave a rub somewhere. I'd say I'll buy another but there's not one loose thread or hole after using daily for months. Oh and stays in place despite her enthusiastic rolling and shenanigans

    TT

    Virginia

    true

    Well made blanket

    4

    This blanket was a very good value. It is well-made and good looking. Unfortunately for me it did not fit my mare very well. It does have adjustable straps. However using those straps forms gaps which then necessitate using the neck piece if you plan to turn your horse out in inclement weather. Otherwise rain and snow can get in through gaps created by the adjustable straps. Of course the neck piece in the matching color I purchased was no longer available. So I now have a nice blanket for cold but dry weather.

    Sheza

    Tabernacle, NJ

    false

    I would buy this blanket again

    5

    I will use it during monsoon season

    Kim

    Prescott, AZ

    true

    Til yesterday Great...

    3

    Up until yesterday, this blanket has been amazing. I contacted customer service today. I will update this when I hear from them. I bought this in the fall and it has held up great! Yesterday, I got to the barn to find a very wet blanket on the underside. I am usually not the one to take his blanket off, so I have no idea if this has been going on. But I do expect more for a blanket that is only a few months old

    Holly

    Erie, Pa

    true

    13013C

    4.8 757

    99.1

    How many grams does this blanket weigh please

    Sonia

    The overall weight of this blanket is about 9 lbs. The heavyweight blanket has 380 grams of insulation and the midweight has 220 grams of insulation.

    Cheri

    do these run true to size?

    Deb

    Yes they do.  Several ways to adjust.  My Quarter Horse had a BIG barrel chest and I can let the closure straps across r.the chest out enough for him to be able to graze comfortably without compromising coverage.  Lindy

    lindy.wallace

    yes, fits my horses perfectly

    lissakorby

    Yes, these run true to size.

    Customer Service

    Yes they do and they are fantastic and super durable. Sent from my iPad

    mnablain

    Yes, I have found they run true to size. Sent from my iPhone

    heron_erin

    How heavy is the blanket (weight-wise)? I am concerned about my big, elderly Friesian gelding being able to get up with a heavy blanket on. Thank you!

    Janet

    Sent from my iPhone I purchased it for my 24 yr old gelding. It's got a little weight to the blanket but nothing to hinder his ability to get around. Nice sheet with no fill so good for rainy or chilly nights. 

    shanab68

    Hi Janet, I bought the sheet and it is very lightweight. I got it for my mare to wear alone in the warmer rainy season and for layering. She seems very comfy when she wears it and it is waterproof and windproof. 

    laur

    Hi Janet, I bought one of these blankets for my coming 3 year old Appaloosa gelding. I got the 80" to allow for growth. I love the blanket. I don't know exactly how much it weights, but I would have to guess under 10 pounds. It is easy to throw over his back and stays put no matter how much running and playing he does. The only negative thing about it is the leg straps do not stay in place where I have them adjusted. They keep getting longer so I have to readjust them quite often. But, maybe you won't have that problem with your older horse. Good luck. Donna Barcomb

    wbarcomb

    The blanket weights about 9 pounds.

    Customer Service

    The blanket is used for my Appaloosa mare.  She is 15 hands and weighs 1000 pounds.  I love the blanket because it fits well ( and you have the ability to adjust it for a more custom fit for your horse).  It is sturdy, but not too heavy to handle.  It is a very nice looking blanket and gives my horse good coverage.  It also has a detachable hood, which can be purchased separately, so it gives plenty of options.  I have 6 horses and have purchased many different brands of blankets which have cost a lot more than the Storm Shield, but I have to admit my favorite is the Storm Shield. Sent from my iPad

    lcote25

    Would this blanket work for narrow chested horses? My mare has narrow shoulders and most blankets rub or let water in.

    Laney

    We would suggest the VTEK. The VTek will cover the shoulders better and come up higher so it should close the front end in more.

    Customer Service

    They have the adjusters at the neck to adjust the fit. It fits our welsh/quarter cross 14.2 hands high wearing a 70" Sent from my iPhone

    hundekennel

    Depending on how narrow her chest is yes...there is the ability to snug it up with the Velcro adjustments at the neck/shoulders...I have both broad and narrow chested horses in this blanket...hope it helps... Sent from my iPad

    mnablain

    I have found this blanket to fit many sized horses.You can adjust the front and how it fits with the v fit..hope this helps. Debbie

    dalt5940

    I have a fairly narrow-chested QH and this blanket works awesome for her. The best part about Schneider's blankets is the adjusta-fit system where you can adjust the chest part. I chose the sheet because I strictly just wanted protection from the rain. My horse lives outside with just a roof over her head, she has always been dry underneath when I brought her in to ride. I live in rainy southern Oregon and we do occasionally get snow. Hope this helps.  Sent from my iPhone

    cfbowtech6

    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

    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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