The main differences between the Horseware Ireland turnout brands are the outer fabrics that are used in each range.
The most common type of outer materials used in Horseware Blankets are explained below:
Rambo® blankets are made from 1000D ballistic nylon, a fabric that was first developed for flak jackets to be worn by World War II airmen.
One of the toughest fabrics on the market, it offers incredible longevity and its slippery hand-feel means other horses cannot get a grip on it with their teeth.
1000D ballistic nylon is 87% stronger than polypropylene used in Rhino blankets and 132% stronger than standard 1200D polyester.
Rhino® blankets are made from 1000D polypropylene outer. Polypropylene is a stronger alternative to the widely used polyester turnout material.
Rhino blankets are unique as they are constructed differently to other turnout blankets – they’re made using a waterproof layer between the outer section and the fill of the blanket known as a barrier layer, this barrier layer is still effective if the outer layer becomes damaged.
1000D polypropylene is 30% stronger than standard 1200D polyester and 193% stronger than standard 600D polyester.
Amigo® Bravo 12 blankets are made from strong 1200D polyester. 42% stronger than standard 600D polyester outers.