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  • Rambo Duo

    As I mourn the loss of great prices on Horseware/ Rambo blankets from Net Equestrian, I did score a pretty good deal from Adam's Horse Supply today- $369 plus 20% off so my total was $295. Oddly, it brought me some satisfaction on this snowy cold day in mid-April. Looking forward to using it, but not for a long time....

    Anyone have this blanket and have any suggestions? I may invest in another liner for it if needed but i like the ability to have a 100gm when a sheet just isn't enough. It's for my pasture boarded guy and he deserves it ha ha.

  • #2
    I have these and love them. Bought an extra 100g liner for the gelding who runs a bit warm. Perfect layering blanket so would definitely agree that it’s a good choice. (And great price!)

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    • #3
      You now have support for whatever you decide to do, because I hate them. The 100g is wonderful, but the system is awful. The liner slips and is made of such delicate fabric that mine has torn from turnout buddies biting in the pasture - through the 100g top! The Velcro that attaches the neck is tearing the liner of the neck - looks like the Velcro is stronger than the liner fabric. And the hardware! the thing weighs a ton. Ugh. I much prefer layering regular blankets that don't attach together.

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      • #4
        I love my Rambo duo. I like that I can easily wash the blanket and the liner seperately (as opposed to trying to jam a huge winter blanket into the washer). I've had mine for 5+ years and it looks as good as the day I bought it.... the only thing I've had to replace was the tail cord (<$20).

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        • #5
          I've used Duos for years and they are my favorite blanket. No issue with slippage of liner like someone mentioned above, and the liners have worn quite well for me (although I will say, I don't use the liners much in our climate -- just don't need the added warmth and the 100g outer shell is perfect for our winters and unclipped horses). I have the Duo outer blanket and then add a 100g or 200 g liner as needed. Works great for me in our PNW climate.

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          • #6
            Mine has worn like iron. I use it as a 'light' turnout without a liner in early fall and early spring. I add a 300g liner and neck and use it as a 'heavy' in the winter. I have separate medium weight turnouts, that are used in between - so I don't have 100g or 200g liners.

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              I was planning on getting a 100 gm liner so I can make it a mid weight, then I can also use as a light and heavy blanket. Horsie has a Rambo Original mid weight that I just love so I am hoping the duo fits as well. Sounds like it works well for most; did read a few reviews about slippage though too. My guy does not romp about or roll much outside and he is 2nd in command, so hopefully, his duo will fair well.

              If anyone needs a Rambo duo in a 69 or 87, Adams has one for $249.00. Too bad my guy is a 75. I don't care much about color if it's a good deal.

              https://www.adamshorsesupplies.com/r...t-color-206002
              Last edited by TWH Girl; Apr. 16, 2018, 08:32 PM.

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              • #8
                My horse has the Duo in addition to his sheet, medium, and vari-layer heavy Wugs. I too felt he needed the Duo since he is typically out 27/7! I also don't care for the layering system and prefer to just throw his medium on top of the 100g shell or put his heavy on but I will say that my horse is comfortable in his Duo most of the time. I don't know how it's possible but it's enough with the hood that my clipped horse has been warm in the upper 20s and he's also been comfortable when it's been 50 degrees! I still check him all the time (and he obviously has plenty of options) but this blanket just works for him.

                I would only consider investing in more liners if this is the only blanket you own. The liners shift, tear easily, and are a PITA to deal with when you have to do blanket changes on several horses. You also pretty much have to take the blanket off to deal with the liners when the hood is attached.

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                • #9
                  I don't have the Duo, per se, but I do use the liner system with the original turnout sheet and hood.
                  I haven't found any of the liners have slipped with my mare, and I know she rolls by the amount of mud on the blanket!
                  I have the 100g, 200g liners and use a 250(300g?) stable rug as the heavy weight liner. A plus is, I can layer the liners under the stable rug if necessary (haven't had to yet). The old plastic clips used to break, bur since they've switched to the metal back clips I've had no problem, even changing a liner with the sheet and hood still on the horse. I've been using this system for the past 7 years.

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