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  • Waterproof sheets

    What is your favorite waterproof sheet as far as breathability, waterproof holds up good etc. Thanks ya'll in advance.

  • #2
    I've had good luck with Amigo and Bucas rugs.

    My Shire rainsheet lasted an entirety of one day before turning into a two piece. Might not be indicative of all Shire blankets, though.


    • #3
      Rambo - the Wug is the best fit for my horse and they are the most durable for a blanket destroyer.


      • #4
        Amigo. Love them! Even after repeat laundering, still great.
        \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~


        • Original Poster

          wow thanks for the info..... you guys are the best!


          • #6
            Rambo and Amigo. Both hold up really well and I've never had a horse get any rubs in a Horseware blanket. They seem to fit well, and I like the regular cut and wugs.

            I personally will not recommend Schneider's. The customer service is meh and I've had two brand new sheets not be Waterproof at all.

            I bought a Weatherbeeta sheet that'll be here soon. It's been years since I've owned one, but I'm curious about this Comfitec and memory foam/effort to alleviate wither pressure thing.


            • #7
              Rhino all the way for mine. I have one who has rolled through the waterproofing in two blankets, each in less than six months. My working theory is that he just ground them into the dirt so much that the bonded waterproofing came unbonded. The Rhino waterproofing is on a separate layer from the outer material and he's not been able to kill it yet.

              The other one has a Rhino that made it through five years and may go a sixth. Nothing else has gone more than three.**

              **Caveat - my horses live out 24/7 and I consider a blanket no longer waterproof as soon as I see wet spots on the horse that don't belong to tears. These blankets would be just fine for a horse that comes in at night. I think having the chance to dry/get out of the rain for extended periods each day also helps the waterproofing last longer in general.

              Additional caveat - in speaking to waterproofing I mean rainsheets, blankets with no insulation. I keep my insulated blankets for use after the ground freezes so they are exposed to less mud and less rain (more snow, freezing rain) and they stay waterproof for years longer than rainsheets.


              • #8
                I really like the pessoa sheets. They fit my big guy well (a lot of sheets don't hang down long enough if that makes sense) and it has a 2 year waterproof warranty and 3 year fabric tear warranty. Love the color patterns and the price is great!
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                  • #10
                    Rambo wugs are awesome. There is a reason they cost more--they last and work.


                    • #11
                      Rambos are HORRIBLE when it comes to being waterproof. I've had five yes FIVE soak completely through. They were either the Wug or Original w/ Leg Arches and all sheets (no insulation). Thankfully I bought all on sale/clearance, etc. but all were new and properly taken care of. Yup I've had to keep returning them which is a pain.

                      If it rains my mare wears two sheets which is ridiculous. And no they weren't the ones made in China...
                      "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England


                      • #12
                        Rambo or Rhino, though all of my sheets have been Rambo. I've had a few different cuts on a few different horses, including one that lived out 24/7 in Vermont (so she wore at least a rain sheet from end of Sept through April). All have lasted years, despite being out 24/7 and/or in group turnout.


                        • #13
                          My favorite one was a Rhino blue checkered rain sheet that apparently is not made anymore, *sigh*. This sheet lasted for YEARS while staying totally waterproof on my Tb mare. To have a spare I bought her a Rhino Wug lite, and when an older horse at the barn needed a sheet I lent him my old blue Rhino, which was promptly torn apart by the other geldings in his group. GAH!
                          The Wug lite is a great sheet too.

                          Note - I never, ever wash my sheets. I power hose them if needed. They may not look clean on the outside, but they stay truly waterproof way longer than others that get washed every season
                          Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!


                          • #14
                            I love my Smartpak Ultimates. I have the highneck versions. 2 horses and all 3 blanket weights. Mine live out 24/7 on 50 acres that is a mix of pasture and woods in a group of 6 geldings. Will be starting my 3rd year with these. I once had a buckle in front break and they sent a replacement in just a couple of days! I love that they come with a warranty and I have always found Smartpak customer service a pleasure to deal with


                            • Original Poster

                              thank you all for all that great advise very helpful!


                              • #16
                                Horseware supreme turnout with detachable neck rug. You can buy liners in different weights for cooler weather. Do not put the sheets or rugs in the dryer. Line dry.