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StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket
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    StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket

    • 1200D Ripstop Poly for superior durability
    • High quality waterproof breathable
    • Indoor outdoor coverage
    • 1200 Denier Ripstop Poly / Choice of Insulation / Nylon Lining
    • 5 Year Guarantee. Read Warranty
    • Color: Black/Tan
    • Sizes: 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84

    • Blanket Sale! Limited Time Only! Prices valid Friday, October 20th through Thursday, October 26th or while supplies last.

    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)

    #17123
    $184.99 $144.99

    Midweight (220 gm)

    #17124
    $174.99 $134.99
    Matching Accessories Options / Availability Quantity Price

    Matching Neck Cover (220 gm)

    $64.99 $44.99

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    StormShield® V-Free® Versatility Bellyband Turnout Blanket - Midweight
     
    4.9

    (based on 225 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (205)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (92)
    • Warm (87)
    • Waterproof and breathable (84)
    • Good size/fit (83)
    • Stays in place (77)

    Cons

    • Need more colors (30)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (80)
    • 24/7 turnout (61)
    • Everyday wear (56)
    • Indoor/outdoor (48)
    • Changing weather (19)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    Reviewed by 225 customers

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    5.0

    Very durable

    By Robin B

    from Akron, Ohio

    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

      • Cold Weather
      • Indoor/Outdoor

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

      This blanket has held up extremely well the last two seasons. Because the last two Ohio winters have not been extremely cold for long periods of time this blanket has been able to straddle the crazy ups and downs in temperature to keep my mare warm and dry.

       
      4.0

      Best blankets out there for the money.

      By Brendy

      from Central CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Clean
      • Good Fit
      • Good Value
      • Stays in Place
      • Warm
      • Waterproof and Breathable

      Cons

      • Need More Colors
      • Need the bellyband straps to adjust shorter

      Best Uses

      • 24/7 Turnout
      • Changing Weather
      • Cold Weather

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

      Very good blankets for the money. I have been ordering Schneider blankets for years and years, and I love the way they stay in place better than most blanket out there. They're also very durable, and they last season after season after season.
      The only complaint I have ever had is that the bellyband does not adjust small or snug enough on many horses. Even on some of my stouter horses, the bellyband ends up in its tightest adjustment by the end of the season in order to keep it snug against the body. If you have a horse that is narrow through the chest and shoulders, then the bellyband in its shortest adjustment is still hanging loose when the blanket is brand new. That is a problem if you have a horse that lies down a lot like I do now. When the horse goes to stand up they can catch their back feet in the bellyband and rip It and pull the buckles out of shape so they no longer work. I have had to have many blankets repaired and buckles replaced due to that problem.

       
      5.0

      My favorite all of the v free blankets are the best

      By Gabby

      from Santa Rosa, Ca.

      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

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

        I love the closed front

         
        5.0

        Perfect choice for my busy-minded youngster

        By Suzanna

        from Scottsburg, IN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Need More Colors

        Best Uses

        • 24/7 Turnout
        • Cold Weather

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

        My Arab gelding was 7YO when I decided he needed this blanket. It was an upgrade in a sense from his midweight, open-fronted StormSheild I purchased when he was 2YO. He is cold-natured so the warmer blanket helps him when winter is especially bitter, and he is a busy boy so he had picked at the front of his older blanket, playing with the closures. With this over-the-head variety, he doesn't have closures to play with. I love the bellyband style for safety and warmth, too.

         
        5.0

        Great blanket! Would recommend!

        By Jessica

        from Michigan

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Clean
        • Good Fit
        • Good Value
        • Produces Good Hair Coat
        • Warm
        • Waterproof and Breathable

        Cons

        • Need More Colors

        Best Uses

        • 24/7 Turnout
        • Cold Weather
        • Everyday Wear
        • Indoor/Outdoor

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

        Doesn't hold up well as a tug toy, but Schneiders was awesome and easy about replacing it when the tail flap and hood connector D rings ripped out after a pasture mate ripped them off from my horse. New one is holding up great now! The blanket does tend to rotate to the near side though, I'm assuming due to a weight imbalance of the hardware for the bell band.

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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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