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Kensington Fly Mask with Ears

Kensington Protective Products
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Why We Love This

A fly mask that lasts! Textilene® is a breathable mesh fabric that's vibrant and durable enough to withstand outdoor use. The densely woven PVC strands enable this fabric to be heat-sealed while the high UV performance ensures protection and long lasting color. The fabric provides years of reliable relief against the sun, wind and dirt. Plus, the Textilene® fabric is fully recyclable.

Favorite Features

  • Constructed of the innovative, extremely durable, fully breathable mesh Textilene® fabric
  • Double eye darts for maximum room around the eyes
  • Mesh ears to keep bugs out
  • Heavy duty double locking VELCRO® Brand Closure and elastic neck strap will ensure a correct fit and will keep the mask on and in place
  • Fleece around the nose and neck will keep your horse comfortable
  • Provides 73% UV protection

Sizing It Up

Small (Large Pony/Yearling)
Medium (Arab/Cob)
Large (Horse)
X-Large (Warmblood/Small Draft)

Kensington Fleece Fly Masks run slightly large, so if you think your horse may be between sizes, please size down.

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    Kensington Fly Mask with Ears is rated 4.2472 out of 5 by 89.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oversized & Bad Rub At first, I really liked this fly mask, until when I got my horse, it was probably 1 or 2 sizes too big. It has a nice snug fit, until I started noticing it REALLY rubbing on my horses mane and under his chin and a little on his cheeks. There is a horse next to mine, who pulls on this fly mask all day, the horse tore the screening around the eyes (poorly made). Though, I do like the soft fleece for the ears. It rubs WAY too much though. Very stiff fly mask too.
    Date published: 2009-08-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Draft Fly Mask Ever This product was stiff and uncomfortable. The ear pieces were too wide apart to fit my 18-hand 2000-pound Percheron Mare. She refused to wear it. My Clydesdale mare was kind enough to try it and then tried to immediately rub it off on the first tree she saw. The Crusader mask I bought was great, this was unuseable.
    Date published: 2009-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First fly mask This was my first fly mask purchase (just bought my first horse) and it's held up well so far. The fleece is great as is the ear lining and my horse doesn't seem to mind having it on at all. My only complaint is that it's a little too big for my QH mare who seems to between sizes with bridles as well. A few stitches later and we were back in business and still loving the product.
    Date published: 2009-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is a great fly mask with excellent durability and cleans well. Highly recommended. Very attractive design too.
    Date published: 2009-07-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the money While the Kensington fly mask is attractive in the photos, the real product is not what I expected at all. The fit was good, but the material is very stiff and plasticy. My horse wore it 2 days, and the seams were frayed, he had ripped holes in the ears beyond repair and his eyes were puffy and irritated. I expect to get some wear and tear on any fly mask, and I've gotten pretty good at fixing little things, but this fly mask didn't last to the end of the week - was definitely not worth the money. Would not recommend it.
    Date published: 2009-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable Flymask I was looking for a flymask that my horse would not destroy in a few days. The ears on this mask are made out of tougher material than the other masks which means holes are harder to make. Overall, this is a great mask for the money, I won't be going back to the other brands.
    Date published: 2009-06-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from lasted one day I have a horse who rubs his ears. I thought that this sounded like the "toughest" material on the market.Imagine my horror and disappointment when he had totally rubbed off one of the ears after just one day in the pasture!!!!!!!!!!I just don't know where to turn...any ideas
    Date published: 2009-06-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad fit These masks are very stiff. They gave my horses really bad rubs under the chin and near the forelock. The horses are worried about having them put on their heads even though they are always good about having face masks put on. I think it is because the material is so heavy and thick. I am going to return the masks, unfortunately.
    Date published: 2009-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart and Durable I am buying another Kensington fly mask for my big OTTB simply because it would seem that I sent his larger size off with my smaller horse - darn it - and he needs that bigger size These last f-o-r-e-v-e-r and resist all the gelding games in the pasture. The one I have now is going on 4 years and looks like new. Hoses off beautifully. Casey actually pushes his head into it during fly season.
    Date published: 2009-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fly-mask yet! Great colors (I got the black plaid), super-durable material, fantastic price! Do size up, though, according to the instructions in the description. My horse goes in a horse-size bridle but I bought the oversize in this - I was glad I did because any smaller would NOT have fit him at all. Only other thing that's noteworthy is that on mine, the ears are plain black mesh instead of the same as the face like the picture shows, but I don't mind because the material on the ears on the one I got is much softer!
    Date published: 2009-05-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, Stylish Fly Mask I've bought plenty of fly masks over the last few years. The Kensington masks seem to last the longest. Not only are they durable, they are pretty stylish with the understated plaids. I love that they have the fleece to prevent rubs, and the double hook-and-loop fastener provides great security when the boys decide to play "tag" with the fly masks! The only reason I didn't give it an overall rating of 5 ribbons is that I would prefer that the ears were made of a lighter mesh rather than the polypropylene material--however, I do like that they are lined with the lighter fabric so it's more comfortable on sensitive ears.
    Date published: 2009-04-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fly Mask Since fly season has not yet arrived I have not had the opportunity to use. However, I did try this on my horse and think it will do a great job during summer months.
    Date published: 2009-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection from gnats! My mare needed some kind of ear protection from the bugs, that had to protect a wound as well. The Kensington Fly Mask with Ears is great! The ears are stiff, lined with soft fleece and a bit oversized, so it keeps the material from rubbing. My only wish is that Kensington made a large pony size with ears. I got the small and she can roll and rub the mask off.
    Date published: 2008-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever Of all the fly masks I have used this one fits the best. The soft trim also helps prevent rubbing.
    Date published: 2007-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these I LOVE these fly masks. I've had mine for 3 years now and only ordered a new one because I wanted the "Smart" colors! I've never lost one in the pasture. They hold up great!
    Date published: 2006-04-28
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