Product Review: WeatherBeeta Green-Tec Turnout Rug
Jasmin has been a part of the WeatherBeeta family since 2020. Over the winter, she has tested out a Green-Tec turnout rug with the help of rug-wrecker Rico. She has now shared her experience with us...
"A rug just to my taste!
For years I have been using horse rugs from all sorts of different manufacturers for protecting my horses. But never has a rug lasted longer than a season. It was either not completely waterproof, or it wasn’t robust enough to stand up to Rico playing with his friends and it ripped. The Green-Tec is so waterproof, that Rico is still completely dry under the rug even after days and days of rain!
Even after rolling in the thick mud, he is still completely dry! Not one wet patch on him where the rug sits!!!
I also love the fit. When I put the Green-Tec on for the first time, it immediately fitted like a glove. At the chest it is flexibly adjustable with buckles and clips. So, it is ideal to adjust for slimmer and broader horses.
Rico is a Welsh Cob. Untypically he is quite narrow, but there is a lot of hindquarters and a sweeping shoulder, with the Green-Tec he can have fun, playfight, roll, run, ... and it doesn’t move! Absolutely never!! No doubt this is because of the elasticated leg straps and the individually adjustable low cross surcingles.
We are currently using the Green-Tec Medium Detach-A-Neck. Towards the shoulder, the rug is pleated, a bit like chinos, so it keeps nice and warm, but the warmth doesn’t get trapped.
Some of Ricos 900kg heavy horse field mates have been playfighting with him and bitten into his rug and pulled, and amazingly nothing has happened with the rug! Not one tear!
One point, that I really can’t quite explain, is that the rug must somehow be dirt repellent. The dirt, that Rico ‘rolls‘ onto his rug on a daily basis, somehow disappears on its own, as if the rug is so well waterproofed, that nothing can stick.
The ultimate fact is: The Green-Tec is an environmentally friendly rug! It is made from plastic bottles, used plastic bottles, which would probably have ended up in the sea, at the beach or in our environment!
Isn’t that genius? For me the best rug regarding functionality and idea behind it!"
Written by Jasmin and Rico