|Design is "Avalon"|
The blankets feature a 1200 denier rip-stop, which is fabulous considering most blankets that are 600 denier and below will not last a full season. And each has a waterproof and breathable DuPont coating so adding a protective coating over it (like Scotchgaurd) isn't necessary - I have literally watched the water roll off the material and the blanket has never gotten heavy or wet.
|Double buckled front to allow one size up, and one size down.|
All of the yearly blankets have three options to choose from - a Standard Rainsheet with a 210 nylon lining, a Mid-weight Turnout (160gram fill w/ 210 nylon lining), or a Heavy-Weight turn out (300gram fill w/ 210 nylon lining). I own both a Mid-weight and a Heavy-Weight.
|Regular shoulder gusset's on a |
|Extra-long shoulder gusset for comfort.|
Most of their blankets (especially the newer options) feature extra high shoulder gusset which allows more freedom of movement and allow the higher neck coverage to work adequately. The high neck also prevents that build up of rain from dripping down onto the horse's chest or into the blanket (I find this a lot with other blankets).
Suzie has quite prominent withers and I find that these blankets are the only ones that fit properly, as the standard neck blanket's catch on her wither and tighten around that area, despite having gaping room at the chest.
|The HW blanket from two years ago.|
It could potentially be a deal-breaker for some, but my horse isn't hard on her blankets to begin with and the Heavy-Weight I've had for the past 2 years has shown little to no wear. I was comfortable purchasing a blanket that did not have fully removable belly-straps. And on this note, the elastic leg-straps have double snaps instead of the typical "knotted end". Very handy and I'm certain if they upgraded their belly-straps to this type of a design, it'd be a 110% flawless design.
|The inside features a neat design, as well as double snaps on the |
elastic leg straps.
My only real "beef" is I wish they also made them in "mini size" because I'd totally love for Spud to have one of them. In my dreams, right?