Lightweight 0g Turnout Rugs VS 50g Turnout Rugs
It’s the age-old argument, which weight turnout rug for which weather condition, for which horse, that we all battle in our heads every autumn/winter.
Both lightweight rugs and 50g turnout rugs certainly have their place in the tack room. But what’s the true difference between them, other than the obvious, and why might you need to add them to your horse’s wardrobe…
Lightweight 0g turnout rugs
As the name suggests, a lightweight turnout is a rug that features 0g of polyfill. Think of it like a rain mac. They are a staple in many tack rooms and are an extremely popular choice in both early winter and spring time when showers are unpredictable.
- Usually a budget friendly option for keeping your horse dry
- Great for ‘hot horses’ who do not feel the cold
- WeatherBeeta 0g fill rugs are just as waterproof and durable as our heavier rugs
- Can cause condensation, which is often mistaken for a leaking rug (see this blog for more info)
- You will need to purchase a heavier rug or liner for colder weather
Lightweight Plus 50g turnout rugs
Lite Plus turnout rugs are generally those that feature a very small amount of 50g polyfill. It is an ideal choice in wet weather, helping to provide protection from the elements. The popularity of 50g rugs has certainly increased over recent years as horse owners discover that a little fill, goes a long way.
- Helps to prevent condensation by creating a pocket of air in the polyfill
- A great in between transition rug between lightweight and mediumweight
- Still incredibly breathable to prevent your horse becoming overheated
- Doesn’t provide much more warmth than a 0g lightweight
- Slightly more expensive than a 0g fill