Thermomaster summer stable rug with badges: ‘close to being best in test’ 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.

Thermomaster summer stable rug with badges

Score

8/10
  • Performance:
    10/10
  • Style:
    4/10
  • Fit:
    10/10
  • Value:
    10/10

Manufacturer:

Thermomaster

Price as reviewed:

£45

Official description

The Thermomaster summer stable rug with badges is a lightweight stable rug that’s great for the first chilly days and perfect when used for transport or in between seasons. It comes with trendy fashionable badges and piping in contrasting colours, as well as cross surcingles, double front fastening (T-buckles) and a tail strap.

First impressions

Looked like a fantastic rug, but all the badges really did not float my boat.

Overview of performance

This rug ticked all the boxes as it was lightweight, fitted brilliantly, was cool and breathable, but for me all the badges really let it down on the style front. I could not see a place for them on a 6ft6in rug for a horse, but they would be fun on a child’s pony’s rug. Without the badges, this rug would have been outstanding and best in test.

Georgi’s likes and dislikes

I loved everything about this rug, but the badges.

Verdict

*BEST VALUE* A seriously lovely summer sheet if you like the badges.