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SmartPak Ultimate Neck Rug

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

Battle the elements this winter with our toughest new neck rug, SmartPak Ultimate Neck Rug.
Heavy-duty nylon: Originally developed for flak jackets worn by soldiers in WWII to protect them from flying debris, this special weave of nylon is ultra durable and resists rubs and tears. It's the perfect match for the horse that's hard on his blankets.

Favorite Features 

  • Medium weight provides 220 g of polyfill keeps your horse warm and comfortable
  • Light provides premium waterproof protection without fill
  • 1050 denier nylon is ultra durable and the toughest blanket material available
  • Nylon outer is waterproof and breathable, so your horse stays dry and protected from the elements without feeling stifled underneath
  • Nylon lining
  • Sturdy snap attachment with two additional VELCRO® brand closures lets you easily attach the rug to your turnout, keeping it secure so that it can work efficiently 

10 Year Indestructible Guarantee- the fine print:
We are so confident in the toughness and durability of the SmartPak Ultimate Turnout Blanket, that if anything happens to this blanket within 10 years of your purchase, we’ll replace or refund it—no matter what! It’s that easy. However, the guarantee does not cover blankets that have embroidery stitched on the barrel as it compromises the integrity of the blanket. 


Matching SmartPak Ultimate Turnout Blanket also available.

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    SmartPak Ultimate Neck Rug is rated 3.7931 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ultimate neck rug, ultimate failure I really like SmarkPak and use them quite often for just about everything horse-related. So writing a bad report for one of their products brings me no joy at all.I am returning the Ultimate neck rug (unlined) for the third time. There are quality control issues with this item that could be remedied rather quickly. The fault lies with the stitching on all of the connecting pieces (velcro closures, connecting straps). Most of these pieces are attached with a single line of stitching that are not backstitched over to lock the pieces down to the rug. Double or triple stitching (or strong thread) is a requirement for horse turnout gear - they are big animals and they are tough on their clothes!My first neck rug was just plain demolished in 2 days. The second survived for about a week before all of the strapping came unstitched. The third I reinforced all of the stitching on the velcro and the elastic connecting straps. The center (unreinforced) strap came unstitched. Unfortunately, what I didn't reinforce was the strapping on the blanket! Those pulled loose so the neck rug became unanchored. My horse's pasturemates then proceeded to "help" my horse pull the flapping hood over his head.I know the neck rug and turnout blankets have a 10 year warranty, which I truly appreciate, but at this point I think I'm going to have to bail on replacing the neck rug for a 4th time. Maybe over the summer SmartPak can make adjustments to have the stitching quality issue fixed (neck rugs and blanket anchors). I'd be more than happy to purchase something that would last longer than 2 weeks!
    Date published: 2015-03-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good coverage but doesn't stay on The neck rug has good coverage but my horse can take it off because the attachments are not strong enough. A better design of the way the rug attaches to the blanket and the way it closes in front is needed.
    Date published: 2015-02-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great hood...not holding up though I bought this after I returned the Smart pak regular neck rug when the velcro pieces fell off. This hood was great for about 2 weeks, when, yet again, the velcro pieces simply fell off. SmartPak has been excellent with returning the products and sending replacements, what I did is I bought a new neck rug and waited for it to arrive before returning the broken one and SmartPak just gave me a refund on my card. I'm hoping this second one lasts a bit longer!
    Date published: 2015-02-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great blanket but my TB is on his 4th neck cover I bought this blanket because of the guarantee and the fabric has so far proven indestructible, BUT the stitching on the Velcro closures on the neck cover are another matter. It is just not adequate to hold. The straps pull off the hood at the stitching when any pressure is applied. That being said Smart Pak has promptly replaced the Hood each time. But they need to redesign the stitching.Smart Pak is a great company and I would purchase this blanket again and will. The neck cover however just does not measure up.
    Date published: 2015-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice hood I bought this hood to fit a blanket that I have to help keep my horse dryer. It fits my horse well and does keep her neck dry
    Date published: 2015-02-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm, but front closure needs changed I bought 2 of these neck covers for my 2 horses to match their blankets. I am going to be on my 3rd neck cover in 2 months. The first 2 I had lasted almost 2 months, then 1 of my horses ripped the Velcro, Smartpak was great and sent me another one right away, and I returned that one. I received the replacement on Tuesday, by Friday one of the Velcro piece that closes the neck has become detached, it looks like the sewing just came off, it's not damaged, so I am going to send that one back, once the return on my other processes, as I was charged when Smartpak sent me the other right away. I noticed tonight that my other horses Velcro attachment on the inside is coming unstitched, so that one will be going back too. My younger horse has opened the Velcro front closure several nights in a row. I would love to see Smartpak change this design. I think it would be great if they made the closure for the neck piece with the clasps like in the front of the blanket. If it doesn't change I see many returns during the 10 years! The actual material of the neck cover is very sturdy and stays clean. I haven't had one problem with the blankets either!! I think this neck cover could be greatly improved with a new closure!!
    Date published: 2015-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! I bought 2 of these to go on our Ultimate blankets. With the weather getting colder and wetter, our babies needed the extra warmth on their necks. Love them and would buy another if we get another horse :)
    Date published: 2015-01-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job I bought this neck cover with my Ultimate blanket. I really like it i would just tweak a few things with the cover. I think it should have velcro or a zipper to attach it to the blanket as it flips up whenever they put their head down, so he gets a little we when it rains. Also the stitching on the velcro should be reinforced. Mine has already popped off without him even tugging or running around in it.
    Date published: 2014-12-22
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