Rhino Original VariLayer Turnout Medium Weight

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The Rhino Original VariLayer Medium Weight Turnout is a versatile winter winter rug with VariLayer technology which produces an incredibly warm blanket without excessive weight or bulk. This fully waterproof and breathable winter rug features Horseware's barrier technology which places a waterproof membrane behind the rugged 1000D polypropylene outer so your waterproofing is less likely to be damaged by daily dirt and abrasions. The VariLayer Technology places the bulk of the blanket's insulation at the top of the rug, lessening the amount of fill down the sides of the blanket where less heat loss occurs. This allows the rug to trap the bulk of the horse's body heat without being heavy and bulky like many other turnout rugs.

  • 1000D Polypropylene outer shell
  • Barrier technology - a waterproof membrane sits behind the outer fabric
  • Breathable
  • Varilayer Technology - 250g of warm polyfill
    • Anti-static, anti-bacterial polyester lining
    • Surefit neck design
    • Double straight front closures
    • Leg arches
    • 3 belly surcingles
    • Compatible with Rhino neck rugs (not included)
    • Compatible with the Horseware liner system (not included)
    • Tail cord
    • 3 year waterproofing guarantee
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    Blanket StyleRegular Neck
    Sale TypeCloseout

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    Follow these easy steps to safely clean, waterproof and store your blankets for next year.

    Step 1: If your blanket is caked with mud or really dirty, gently hose blanket off before washing.

    Step 2: If your blanket has a lot of horse hair stuck in lining, you may want to vacuum as much hair as possible out (this is why we prefer smooth nylon lined blankets!)

    Step 3: Wash in a FRONT Loader washing machine (do NOT use an agitator style washing machine - the agitator damages the fabric and can permanently ruin the fiber fill insulation).

    • Use cold water
    • Use the bulky item cycle if your machine has it
    • Use the low spin speed cycle
    • Use a detergent specially made to maintain waterproofing - we use and recommend Rambo Blanket Wash

    Step 4: Hang your blankets on a fence to dry (do NOT put in dryer as it will ruin waterproofing and can damage the fabric).

    Do NOT Use Agitator Style Washer
    Agitators can damage the outer shell of your blanket and compromise the fiber fill distribution. Blanket manufacturers will not honor warranty claims if blanket is washed in an agitator style machine.
    Use a Front Loading Machine
    If your front loading machine has a bulky cycle, use it. We recommend cold water and a low spin speed.
    Hang Blankets on Fence to Dry
    Do NOT put your turnout blankets in a dryer. The heat ruins the waterproofing and can damage the outer shell.

    Check for waterproofness and re-waterproof if necessary

    Step 5. Once your blankets are clean and dry, now is a good time to see if they are still waterproof. Take a cup of water, and pour over blanket. Water should bead up and roll off, if not, it is time to re-waterproof. 

    Failed Waterproofing Test

    Test your turnout blanket waterproofing

    Passed Waterproofing Test

    We treated this old turnout with Dry Guys Waterproofing.

    Step 6 (Optional): Re-waterproof your turnouts. Trust us, do it now, so when it is 35 degrees and pouring next Fall and you need your blanket waterproof, you will be glad you didn't procrastinate! We like Dry Guys Waterproofing Spray (also comes in a concentrate). Spray your blanket evenly with the Dry Guys. Let it dry and do a second coat. One regular bottle does 2 blankets well. 

    Step 7 (Optional): If your blanket has any nicks or tears, you can repair them easily using Rambo Stormsure and Rambo Rug Repair Kit. You can also replace leg straps and tail cords if they are worn.

    Step 8. Store safely for next year. If you have the original blanket bag, you can use it or we also like using the Space Bags. If using a Space Bag, you may want to put the content details on an paper insert (easier to read then writing on bag).  Be sure to store in a rodent free area - it would be a big bummer to find a hole chewed in your carefully cleaned and stored blanket!

    Trust us, next winter pulling your fresh, clean, waterproof blanket out of its storage bag will be ALMOST as rewarding as buying a new one!

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