Overall our reviewer loves the look, fit and quality of this rug

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Amigo Heavyweight Insulator rug

Fit:9/10
Performance:8/10

Pros:

  • Excellent fit, true to size
  • Removable Neck
  • Easy to use/put on/take off
  • Overall quality very good

Cons:

  • Failing stitching on neck tab

Product:

Amigo Heavyweight Insulator rug: review

Price as reviewed:

£57.00

Brown 6’3’ heavily insulated rug with detachable full neck (pictured).

The rug uses all of the traditional fastenings one is used to on modern day rugs with a combination of IMG_0371Velcro and standard surcingle clips.

The rug appeared very well designed and made. Its thickness suggested it would certainly retain warmth in cold weather and the overall fit on my 16’1 mare was very good.

She is extremely tough on rugs and it has stood up well in the main to daily use through the winter months. It was very helpful to have the option of removing the neck as this can allow fewer rug changes as it is suitable to simply remove the neck for daytime use etc.

The mare is extremely susceptible to losing hair at the lower end of her mane when neck rugs are used, but this did appear less than normal during the use of this particular rug, possibly due to its shiny inside lining, overall fit and the removable nature of the neck itself.

The sizing appeared to be very accurate and the depth of the rug was a good fit for my horse but would be interested to know if this followed through into the larger sizes. It was used in conjunction with one other rug and kept the horse very warm, although we didn’t experience the coldest weather this year, I feel confident it would have been up to the task.

IMG_0373The Velcro fastenings have withstood every day use very well and are still in good order without any clogging etc. However, there was a tab stitched to the end of the neck Velcro tabs to aid the user in undoing them and this failed quite early on, coming away completely, I presume due to failing stitching (pictured left).

Overall I love the look, fit and quality of the rug. It has stood up well to use, but possibly just needs some of the stitching looking at for the tabs on the neck straps.

I would happily recommend this rug to colleagues and friends.

Verdict

Overall I love the look, fit and quality of the rug. It has stood up well to use, but possibly just needs some of the stitching looking at for the tabs on the neck straps