Kensington All Around day sheet: ‘lightweight and fits well’ 8/10

Welcome to our group test of summer sheets. All of the summer sheets in this group test have been put through their paces by dressage rider Jamie Broom and his wife Georgi, who run a busy livery and training yard near Windsor. Find out what they thought below.

Kensington All Around day sheet

Score

8/10
  • Performance:
    7/10
  • Style:
    8/10
  • Fit:
    8/10
  • Value:
    7/10

Manufacturer:

Kensington

Price as reviewed:

£55

Official description

The Kensington All Around day sheet is a lightweight poly cotton sheet that provides durable protection against dirt, biting insects and harmful UV rays. It is machine washable for easy care. This American rug brand, available exclusively from Shadow Horse, offers this sheet in a European cut, with features including buckles and keeper at the front closure, a lined chest, padded wither for mane protection, shoulder gussets, detachable elastic leg straps, two belly straps and a tail cover.

First impressions

I thought that the material was really nice and thin. The belly straps were clipped on both sides, which I was interested to see how that would work.

Overview of performance

Overall I really liked this rug – it looked really smart, was lightweight and fitted really well. I did find that the clips on the belly straps were too heavy and weighed down the lightweight material that the rug is made of. As a result, wanted to take them off completely but I felt that the rug would not stay in place without them.

Georgi’s likes and dislikes

I really like the colour and smart design of this rug, but the heavy double belly clips does it a disservice.

Verdict

It’s a smart yet practical rug for someone who either doesn’t mind the heavy belly clip or not having belly straps at all.