SmartPak Deluxe Turnout Blanket
Won't Rub Shoulders
I purchased a 78 for my 16.1 Dutch gelding, and an 84 for my massive Hanoverian gelding. The blanket fits both of them very well and didn't rub either of them in the shoulders. They held up nicely through the winter and are still in perfect condition aside from being covered in mud. They also did a great job keeping my boys warm and dry when it rained, unlike the previous turnout sheet I used.
April 21, 2013
Initially ordered the blanket because it was on sale....very pleasantly surprised to find such high quality hardware and extra's usually only found on much more expensive blankets. Haven't used it that long to determine durability, but, so far, so good!
April 11, 2013
I bought the sheet for a typical build QH. Fits great and works in the rain! I washed after it had been on for a few months and it looks new!
April 7, 2013
not right for my horse
This blanket was very attractive and offered for a good price, but did not fit my horse correctly. It did not run small overall, but fit high on the neck and too tight for my Quarter Horse. It would probably be better for a TB or Arabian with a thinner neck. I had to return it.
April 5, 2013
I love them
I purchased a 78 and 81 for my two TB geldings and used them all winter. They've held up wonderfully even under their extremely rough "play". I noticed the 78 did come with velcro at the chest and heavier duty leg straps which I considered may have been improvements that were being grandfathered in. The fit has been great. The weight is wonderful. The price is right. I can't be more pleased and would purchase them again if needed.
April 4, 2013
Great Turnout Sheet!
I bought the unlined version (he already had a a blanket) to use as a turn out sheet. He is very tough on blankets but has not managed to damage this! Great quality, but order a set of leg straps when you order the blanket because you'll want to replace the useless ones that come with it. I also took off the very large "pleather" SmartPak logo on the side because I was afraid of it becoming a chew toy.
The fit is good, no rubs. The only way this could be improved (besides better leg straps) is with the addition of velcro at the chest for better closure. I do like the adjustable clip on chest closures though!
March 29, 2013