Product test: New Zealand rug

  • The Turnoutmasta Ripstop is a self-righting rug with action gussets that is waterproof and breathable

    Manufactured from 600 denier double ripstop material, this rug is waterproofand breathable. It features action gussets for unrestricted movement, a cotton lining and 6oz of thermal insulated filling.

    Designed with a self-righting pattern it has no back seam so water will not seep through the stitching.

    It is secured with double breast fastenings and a Velcro strip, plus cross surcingales and rear leg straps.

    Other features include a fleecy wither pad, drip strip, tail flap and D rings for neck cover attachment.

    Cost at around £52 for the rugand around £32 for the neck cover.

    For more details contact Masta (tel: 01274 711101) or click here to visit their website www.masta.co.uk

    Tester’s Comments

    “I have a cob that is clipped for most of the year so a good New Zealand is important, particularly in the winter,” said Rebecca Pattenden. “This rug was a good fit and the neck cover was a real bonus.

    “It didn’t slip or move and kept Thomas warm and dry. I found the cross over surcingales a bit fiddly because they have to go through slots in the rug.

    “The rug has ripped in a couple of places but this is due to the fact that Thomas plays with the other horses in the field and they tend to grab each other’srugs.

    “After heavy rain I was impressed that the rug dried overnight and was able to be used the following morning. It’s good value for money and I would buy another one.”

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