The denier, weave and coating of the material used on the outer fabric are major factors for consideration. Equally, the construction of the blanket plus aspects such as stitching and hardware (front closures) are important when creating the toughest blanket possible.
Some construction features used in Horseware Ireland blankets that help increase toughness & durability are:
- Bindings on Horseware blankets are finished with twin needle stitching offering a secure, durable finish to the blanket’s edge.
- Bar tacking is a reinforced stitching style used at key pressure points such as the tail flap, hood & liner loops and tail strap. They are used to offer extra security and reinforcement that aims to stand up to a variety of wear and environmental conditions.
- Computer stitching is used on all strap webbing such as the front straps and side surcingles. These are attached to the blanket using reinforced computer stitching to offer maximum durability.
- Stainless Steel fastenings: Our Rambo®, Rhino® & Amigo® Bravo 12 v-front fastenings, and also our Rambo® male/female buckles and slider, are constructed using stainless steel for long lasting wear.