Rhino Wug Vari-Layer Turnout - Heavy Weight

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The Rhino Wug VariLayer Heavy Weight Turnout is a 450g waterproof blanket with a higher cut neck for extra protection in cold winter weather. The Rhino VariLayer Heavy has all of the great features seen in the Rambo turnouts, but has a 1000D polypropylene outer that protects the inner waterproof membrane making it harder for the waterproofing to be damaged. Horseware is so confident in their Barrier Technology, they are now offering a 3 year guarantee for waterproofing on the Rhino rugs. VariLayer technology creates an exceptionally warm blanket without bulk by concentrating more insulation at the top of the blanket where heat is lost and thinning that insulation as it moves down the sides of the blanket where less heat loss occurs. The result is an exceptionally warm waterproof winter blanket that you can easily lift on and off of your horse.

  • 1000D Polypropylene outer shell
  • Barrier technology - a waterproof membrane sits behind the outer fabric
  • Breathable
  • Varilayer Technology - 450g of warm polyfill distributed to be more concentrated in areas with high heat loss
  • Anti-static, anti-bacterial polyester lining
  • High Cut Neck design with V-Front Closure
  • Leg arches
  • 3 belly surcingles
  • Tail cord
  • 3 year waterproofing guarantee
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Blanket StyleHigh Neck
Sale TypeSale
BrandRhino
MPNAABWV4
WaterproofWaterproof
SKUNSAABWV4
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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).

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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.
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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.
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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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Rhino Wug Vari-Layer Turnout - Heavy Weight