If you’re living in a wet area, then you know how important it is to keep your horse dry. But, at the same time, you don’t want to wrap them up in a heavy horse blanket that will simply trap the moisture and cause even worse problems!
That’s why I’ve decided to find a waterproof blanket that is actually waterproof while also being breathable and durable.
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WeatherBeeta Comfitec Classic
As an overview, the WeatherBeeta Comfeitec Classic is designed to be 100% waterproof, complete with taped seams to keep moisture out.
Additionally, the inside layer of 210D Oxford Polyester against the horse is made to be hydrophilic (water attractant). This means it draws excess sweat from the horse to keep them dry and happy.
This blanket is great for turnout or even simply stall-wear in cooler or moist conditions. The Heavy 360g Polyfill is perfect for keeping your horse warm during the cold months. But also available are the Medium 220 g and Lite 0 g Polyfill versions. These are suited for cool and mild temperatures, respectively.
The Comfitec Classic design
The durable and tailored design is ideal for turnout and if you size right you won’t ever have to worry about chafing, sores, tears or any discomfort for your horse.
Also, if you have a spirited horse that you know likes to play a lot, you don’t have to worry about him or her getting sweaty and cold afterwards.
The tailored design consists of the Cupped Shoulder Dart, which is stitching outwards around the shoulders to provide cupping and thus prevent rubs. This together with the Forward Positioned Gusset allows for free and unrestricted leg movement.
The blanket also features extra padding on the chest and includes Wither Relief Pads made from 210D Oxford polyester. This provides extra comfort, and protection and alleviates pressure from the withers and nuchal ligament.
Innovative Clasp Mechanism
Many blankets use velcro that wears down quickly and is easily ripped off over time. Instead, WeatherBeeta uses twin buckle front adjustable closures. These are at the front so you don’t have to fuss with them forever.
There’s also the Full Wrap Tail Flap, a patented design that is larger than the usual tail flap. It provides great protection from wind and rain while still allowing your horse to lift his or her tail.
But it’s the outer layer made from 1200 Denier Triple Weave rip-stop polyester and the use of buckles as opposed to velcro that results in the greater quality, strength, and durability of this blanket. This blanket will last you a while even if your horse is fighting, rolling, chewing, or scratching at it. Other convenient features include removable, stretchy web leg straps, low cross surcingles, and reflective panels to make your horse easily visible at night or in foggy conditions.
My Honest Review of the WeatherBeeta Blanket
I am a big believer in getting a durable, good quality product that will last you longer even if it will cost you more.
My biggest annoyance is products that are made poorly and fall apart before you know it. The market is full of these and you need to avoid them – especially when it comes to horses.
That’s why I’m a huge supporter of WeatherBeeta. Are they expensive? For a lot of people, yes. But at the same time, they know what they’re doing and it truly is the best for your horse. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing. Not to mention the fact that the quality and durability means this blanket will probably last you years!
Recap of Top Features of WeatherBeeta Horse Blanket
- 100% waterproof.
- Crazy durability.
- Comfort padding on the chest.
- Padding on the withers that decreases pressure.
- Shoulder cupping to prevent rubbing.
- Buckles instead of velcro.
- Polyfill versatility to fit your climate.
Customized Options for You
Before you make your purchase, you may want to quickly read my post on how to get the right sizing (and always go to the bigger size if your horse is between sizes).
WeatherBeeta offers several different varieties and attachments, including a High Neck and Detach-A-Neck blanket options, which are meant for horses that live in pretty wet conditions and spent a lot of time turned out. If you’re living somewhere where it’s only really wet and rainy for one season and you stall your horse for a chunk of time as well then I wouldn’t worry too much about these parts.
Also, remember that you don’t want to get a blanket that’s heavy! If you’re not living somewhere that gets really cold, opt for a lighter blanket. Although the WeatherBeeta does a great job of wicking the sweat away from your horse’s body, remember that horses are very intolerant of being hot. The blanket is not going to do much good if your horse spends most of the day too sweaty!
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One last thing! Horse Blanket Care Essentials
Keeping your blanket in good quality for as long as possible also depends on proper blanket care.
You can machine wash your horse blanket in cold water on gentle with a mild detergent. Never put your horse blanket in the dryer – simply put it out to air dry.
Please don’t hesitate to leave your horse blanket questions and comments below!
Happy riding 🙂
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7 thoughts on “#1 Best Horse Blanket to Buy: WeatherBeeta Review”
Great website, I had never heard of anything like this before, I never knew that there were blankets that were custom made for horses. And it seems like there’s quite a variety of blankets to choose from.
Well I can understand it because horses are not covered in fur so you need the blankets to keep them worm in the winter time. I think I just learnt something new here on your website.
Hey there! Thanks for your comment 🙂
I’m happy it was informative for you – cheers,
I’ve not heard of this make of blanket before. When I used to have horses, many moons ago, these rugs were always known as ‘New Zealand’ rugs here in the UK.
This particular rug though looks very sturdy and comfy for the horse.
As for the details like the quick release clip, these look excellent. I must admit I hate velcro.
The biggest problem I had with rugs was when the horse rolled. The rug would often skew to one side and it was always needing adjusting.
It seems things have come on a bit since my day. These rugs look so well taylored that I imagine a roll will make no difference to it fitting snugly. Great post. Ches
Thank you for your comment! Oh really? I didn’t know that. I’m from Canada 🙂 Yes this one is one of my favourites and probably my favourite rug brand overall. It’s just made so well and it lasts through everything.
I totally understand your hatred of velcro! It’s the worst and if it gets wet a lot then the stickiness is gone before you know it.
And no you won’t have any problem with rolling. I’ve even known horses play fighting and nipping at each other in the pastures and the blanket still coming back just fine. It’s expensive for sure but if you manage to get it used then its not too bad and I would say its one of those things that really is worth the money.
The only issue with this one is because it is so tailored, its even more important to get the right size. So the worst thing would be having to return it to adjust to size, but I have another post on how to measure your horse – which I’m sure your already familiar with. And by doing that first you really minimize your chances of ordering wrong 🙂
Hi Martina, great website,
Thank you Kerry! Much appreciated 🙂
I LOVE Velcro! Without it, the front hangs open, exposing the chest to wind and rain (or snow). Maybe there is something new in the closures that prevents this from happening, but the 3 or 4 in our barn with Velcro work great; the one without is worthless for protecting the chest.
I am in the process of looking to buy an additional rain sheet and am having to weed out all those sheets that do not have Velcro. And as for the so-called quick snaps–they can be a royal pain if/when they stop snapping back in place. You have to take off gloves and struggle to get your fingers into the small space to try to push the pin-thing back in the closed position.