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StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket - Lightweight
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    StormShield® V-Free® Tekno-Fleece® Turnout Blanket - Lightweight

    Just the right weight! Polar fleece layered between a tough ripstop polyester outercover and a smooth nylon lining.

    #1 for changing seasons and moderate winter climates to hold the hair coat down.

    • High quality waterproof, windproof and breathable
    • 1200 Denier Premium Ripstop Poly / Polar Fleece Insulation / Nylon Lining
    • 5 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
    • Color: Black
    • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86

    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

    Snap Front Closure

    #15002
    $187.99 $149.99

    Closed Front

    #15003
    $174.99 $139.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Matching Neck Cover

    $74.99 $59.99

    Great midweight blanket

    5

    Great mid weight, non bulky, waterproof blanket . Fits true to size and does not rub shoulders

    Elizabeth

    Portland Oregon

    true

    I love this blanket!

    5

    This blanket looks and fits my horse great! She gets no rubs when wearing the V-free blankets so that is ALL she wears. The blankets are durable and hold up well to everyday use.

    Zippy

    Michigan

    true

    Excellent!

    5

    Purchased for a pony that tends to be rough on blankets. Made it through the winter without a snag. Great product!

    Spotty

    Alabama

    true

    I would buy again

    4

    Use it for my 2 year old colt. Works great and stays in place!

    Bri

    Centralia

    true

    I have bought this blanket multiple times!

    5

    Used the Techno Fleece Blankets for years in Colorado where it can be freezing overnight and by mid morning 60 degrees! The fleece center layer keeps it warm when needed and wickes away any moisture from the body when the temperatures climb. I now live in Southern California where I didn't think I'd need to blanket.... but when it rains here it does for days and can be torrential while getting almost to freezing at night and the Teckno Fleece keeps them dry on the outside and under the blanket! I highly recommend this as the core part of your blanket wardrobe!

    Colorado Rider in Cali

    Topanga, CA

    true

    15002C

    4.8 417

    99.2

    What is the difference between the closed front and open front blanket? Do I need to put the closed front blanket over my horses head?

    Kate

    Yes you do  Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

    countryfeeds1

    Yes, you would need to put a closed front blanket over your horses head.   Sent from my iPhone

    moonlightridgepaints

    I like open front some horses don't like to have the blanket put over their heads. Love S. . I like open front some horses don't like to have the blanket put over their heads. Love Schneider's blankets

    my3jax

    I like the open, some horses don't like to have the blanket put over their heads.  Love Schneider's blankets 

    my3jax

    The closed front has no Velcro or snaps, it does not open.  You do have to put it over your horse's head.  Just hold the head opening in front of your horse's face and and quickly slip it over the head, then swing the rest of the blanket over his shoulders and back.  It's not hard and most horses don't mind.  Closed fronts are nice if you are layering them under another blanket because you have less bulk. Sent from my iPad

    thesullivans

    I like open front some horses don't like to have the blanket put over their heads. Love Schneider's blankets

    my3jax

    Yes. Closed front is sewn together around the chest and open front has closures

    txwalker

    A closed front blanket is one without closures/snaps in the front. You just slide it on over the horses head. I didn't know how I would feel about a closed front since I have always have open fronts, but it is super convenient and I'm now a fan! 

    triciamurphy28

    Closed front blankets always have to be put on over the horse's head.  Open front blanket has snap/buckle closures, much like a double breasted suit jacket. Personally, I like the open front because it is easier to remove/put on blankets when the horses are free or tethered. IMO, it all depends on how mellow your horse is. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    kuhns32

    Yes, a closed front blanket has no buckles or clips across the chest area and you need to have a horse that tolerates the blanket being pulled on/off over its head. I prefer the open front blankets because they give you the option. You can leave them closed for horses that don't mind the over the head routine and it is easier for cold stiff fingers not to do buckles. Open front are also easier for taller horses with giraffe necks, unless you take the time to train the horse to lower it's head for you to blanket. 

    jeweleejonz

    Sent from my iPhone A closed front does not have any buckles on the front, so yes you would have to put it on over the head. 

    my4bayhorses

    A closed front blanket has no chest buckles/snaps and is put on over the horse's head. Our open front blankets and sheets have a 2 buckle closure with velcro assist.

    Anonymous

    Yes, the closed front you have to put over your horses head. The open front has adjustable straps with snaps and Velcro . Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

    dpatrick29

    How does the warmth in this blanket compare to the sheet item number 37215?

    Kim

    The sheet 37215 has no insulation. Were this Tekno-Fleece is a light weight sheet which works great in the fall and spring.

    Customer Service

    Is this a lightweight blanket? And would the tekno fleece waterproof/ breathable turnout neck cover match with it?

    JC

    Yes this is a lightweight blanket. Yes there is a neck cover to match the item number is 15004.

    Customer Service

    What temperature range would this work best for?

    Jenna

    This is a lighweight so here are the ranges short coat/clipper 30-60F Medium/Full coat 40-50F

    Customer Service

    Does this blanket offer the same amount of wither relief as the Stormshield TEK Evergreen Turnout Sheet in VTEK wither relief?

    Ashley

    Yes it has the same wither relief. This blanket doesn't come up has high on the neck as the VTek blankets. This one blanket the v-free is right on the withers. If you look at the fit guide it shows you where the sheet will land on the neck.

    Customer Service

    How does this blanket compare to the StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Surcingle Turnout Blanket in terms of warmth? Several horses in my barn wear those blankets, which are GREAT, but I want something a little different for my new horse, and want a closed front.

    Kristen

    The StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Surcingle Turnout Blanket has fill, our X-Midweight with 300 gms of fill. However, the Tekno-Fleece simply has a layer of Polar fleece sandwiched in between the outer shell and inner nylon lining. This will not be quite as warm as the X-Midweight.

    Customer Service

    What is the weight of this blanket? Light/Medium/Heavy/etc?

    Lexi

    This does not have fill so it does not have a "weight" like a typical blanket. Instead, it has a layer of polar fleece in between the outer waterproof shell and nylon lining.

    Customer Service

    Does the closed front version have a bellyband instead of a surcingle? I'm trying to figure out which version will be best for my wide shouldered Arabian, as he tends to get rubs on his shoulders right at the top of the gussets.

    RRP

    This item has a surcingle.

    Community Answer

    On the snap front model, do the front straps have adjustments to individualize for the width of the horse's chest? I am debating between the snap front vs the closed front.

    blanket lady

    Yes, they are adjustable with buckles as well.

    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

    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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