Horse & Hound's buying guides feature the best kit on the market. While spring is here, the weather is still in limbo between hot and cold, so don't miss these great medium weight turnout rugs
Kensington Rugs Platinum Collection
This new generation of rug with intelligent fabric technology and lightweight filling ensures it can be worn comfortably in temperatures from -6oC to 22oC dependent on which of the two versions you choose. Both the fully-lined detachable neck cover and rug has 1680 denier ballistic nylon outer shell fabric. This 100% waterproof, outer shell is threaded through with a Teflon and Lami-Cell coating, which helps keep the rug clean and breathable whilst protecting and extending the life of the rug. The rug’s filling is ‘Hollow-Fibre Fill’ which gives the impression of a much denser insulation without the associated weight. This and the rug’s ‘CoolPlus’ lining draws excess heat away from the horse’s skin, helping to acclimatise your horse and wick away any moisture.
Visit: www.shadowhorse.co.uk or call 01628 302 301
Rambo Supreme with Vari-Layer 250G
Layered fill for more warmth with less weight — a turnout rug for this season’s unpredictable weather. This rug is made from a strong and durable turnout material; 1000D ballistic nylon for a waterproof yet breathable outer. The rug uses vari-layer technology and thermo bonded fibre fill to keep your horse warm from the spring showers this season. It features a surefit neck design with V- front neck closure to give freedom to graze, leg arches, reflective strips, wipe clean tail cord, liner loops, three secure cross surcingles and shine enhancing polyester lining. The rug comes with a detachable hood and 250g filling.
WeatherBeeta Freestyle 1200D Detach-A-Neck medium
Packed with features to give your horse freedom of movement, comfort and protection. The strong 1200 denier polyester outer shell is both waterproof, breathable and triple weaved for extra strength with 220g of polyfill for warmth. The WeatherBeeta Freestyle system includes features all designed to achieve the best fit and freedom of movement for your horse. To keep your horse warm and dry from head to tail the new removable snug fit fleece neck cuff offers adjustable protection from the elements and the full wrap tail flap is gusseted to wrap around the quarters for the best weather protection. The cupped shoulder dart is shaped around the shoulder and works with the forward positioned gusset to allow total natural movement. The comfort cuff adds padding and warmth at the chest and the wither relief pad helps prevent rubbing on the mane. Additional features include quick clip front chest closures, adjustable removable web/elastic legs straps and reflective panels at the gusset and tail so you can easily spot your horse at night.
Mark Todd mediumweight turnout rug
This classy looking rug has a Teflon coated, 600 denier ripstop outer shell, 250g insulation layer and a nylon lining that helps polish the horse’s coat. Features include quick release front fastenings, cross surcingles, removable leg straps and a generous pleated tail flap. A matching neck cover is also available.
RRP: £96.99 (neck cover £49.99)
Visit: www.wefi.co.uk or call 01303 872277
Premier Equine Buster 100 with neck cover
Made from robust 1680D ballistic nylon and treated with the Premier Equine waterproof system, which has the optimum breathable formula and helps regulate temperature, so your horses will be warm, dry and comfortable. This is a lightweight “plus” rug when used alone but has attachments so that the Premier Equine rug liners can be used with it, to make it 200g, or more. The rug is designed to the deep Buster pattern with elasticated shoulder gussets and elasticated snug fit 100g neck cover.
Visit: www.premierequine.co.uk or call 01469 532279
Bucas Smartex medium weight turnout rug
The Bucas Smartex turnout range combines durability and comfort for your horse across a broad range of temperatures. All of the Smartex range can be put on a wet horse after exercise or washing and the stay-dry lining will wick away the moisture, dry your horse and the lining will remain dry next to your horse’s skin. The Smartex fits well with shoulder darts, click’n go front buckle system and ballistic nylon shell with waterproof and breathable coating. The Smartex Turnout Combi neck is sold separately and completes your Smartex turnout rug.
Pessoa medium turnout
A medium weight turnout rug to keep your horse warm and dry, with a 220g thermo fill and 600D outer shell. The rug is generously shaped to prevent rubbing for maximum freedom of movement. The rug also features taped seams, double front buckle fastening, a large tail flap and quick drying nylon lining.
JHL medium weight Combo turnout rug
This rug has an integral neck cover and generous tail flap offering top to tail protection from the elements. Features include a 600 denier waterproof and breathable rip-stop outer, 250g insulation, adjustable quick release breast fastenings and a nylon anti-rub lining. Additional fabric inset at the wither gives a generous neck length and allows greater freedom of movement.
Visit: www.wefi.co.uk or call 01303 872277
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