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Eurohunter

Eurohunter Synthetic Rugs Performance equine wear. High performance outdoor wear for people is produced with state of the art fabrics and fibres. These same fabrics and fibres are now being used in the manufacture of the Eurohunter Horse Rug Collection. With the use of the high performance fabrics along with natural fibres like cotton and wool, we are able to provide your horse with the same level of protection that you are used to in everyday living. To make it easier for you to choose the right rug for your horse, we have put together a list of the most common fabrics and features in our Eurohunter rugs.

Fabrics

Ballistic nylon is a thick, tough, synthetic nylon fabric used for a variety of applications. Ballistic nylon was originally developed by the DuPont Corporation as a material for flak jackets to be worn by World War II airmen. The term ballistic nylon takes its name from the fact that it was intended to protect its wearers from flying debris and fragmentation.

Oxford Weave fabric consists of two, thin warp yarns woven into very soft, thicker yarn in the filling direction. The characteristics of Oxford Weave is that it is fine, soft and lightweight.

Ripstop fabrics are woven fabrics often made out of nylon, whilst using a special reinforcing technique that makes them very resistant to tearing and ripping. During weaving (thick) reinforcement threads are interwoven at regular intervals in a crosshatch pattern in the fabric. Advantages of ripstop fabrics are the favourable weight to strength ratio and that smaller tears and rips cannot easily spread further in the fabric.

Denier Rating

Denier refers to the weight of the fabric used. A higher number refers to a heavier thread while a lower number indicates a finer thread. The fabric can be woven from nylon yarns of various deniers such as 600 denier and 1680 denier. As the denier rating is associated with the strength of a rug this is why it is often used in the description of horse rugs.

Polyfill

Polyfill is a general term used to explain the filling inside horse rugs. The polyfill used is a resilient, lightweight, fluffy filling that helps to provide body warmth. The higher the number used will mean the warmer the rug is.

Teflon

Teflon® fabric protector is the leader in durable water repellency, stain and soil protection for apparel, accessories, commercial and technical fabrics. Teflon® fabric protector products provide durable, long lasting protection against oil and water-based stains, dust and dry soil, which helps fabrics look newer longer and are easy to care for. All of this without impacting the look, touch, feel, colour or breathability of the fabric.

Cotton

Cotton is a soft, staple fibre that grows in a form known as a boll around the seeds of the cotton plant. The fibre most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fibre cloth today. The breathability and lightness of this fibre make it a perfect choice to blend with other fibres when making horse rugs.

Polyester

Polyester is a strong lightweight material that is made from synthetic polymers. Polyester fibres have a resistance to wrinkling and as a result, polyester fibres are sometimes spun together with natural fibres to produce a material with blended properties.

Rug Technology

Waterproof and Breathable Coating

We utilize the newest & most advanced technologies in our waterproof & breathable rugs. We look to maximize stain & water repellence which also assists in wind resistance. A waterproof and breathable membrane bonded to the inside of the outer shell ensures maximum waterproofing and breathability. There are many levels of waterproof and breathable membranes used in the industry. We use the highest quality membrane available. This unique process allows water vapour (perspiration) to pass through the rug while simultaneously repelling rain and external water.

Your rug has been designed with years of research to maximize waterproofing and breathability and to improve durability. Our waterproof and breathable rugs are the best that we have been able to source from around the world. Compare them to any other brand.

We believe that you cannot buy a better made, value for money rug anywhere.

Care Instructions

Washing Instructions

For best results hand wash and hang to dry. If washed in a machine, use luke warm or cold water on the gentlest washing cycle. Avoid excessive washing or dryer heat. Always remove the leg straps before washing and ensure that any loose straps or surcingles on the rug do not become caught in your washer or dryer. Again, for the best results and to get the longest wear out of your rug “hand wash and hang to dry”. For waterproof and breathable rugs, please note: Heat, dry cleaning, strong detergents or bleach may reduce or damage your rugs waterproofing features.