Synthetic waterproof rugs have come a long way and premium quality fabrics provide an excellent product. In particular the following features are important for performance:
Gohorse 600D and 1200D synthetic rugs use a polyester base fibre specially formulated to deliver the desired charactersitics needed which are durability, abrasion resistance and tear strength.
The 1680D ballistic nylon fabric provides and extremely tough and durable shell for extra long life and horses and environments that are tough on rugs.
The weave selected includes a ripstop grid to limit the extent of any rip and reduce damage allowing easy repair.
Our material is also designed to allow the rug to shape and fit to your horse to provide a fitted countour with increased comfort and reduced chance of rubbing.
The denier rating relates to the thickness and strength of the outer shell. The higher the denier then the thicker the thread used to weave the fabric and consequently the thicker and stonger the rug.
Gohorse has rugs in a range of denier ratings to suit your particular needs.
A waterproof membrane is applied to the back of the fabric to provide the waterproof feature of the rug.
This membrane material is specially selected to tolerate the harsh environment that rugs experience with exposure to rain, sun, movement, dirt, sweat, heat and other factors that effect the life of the coating.
The technology in the membrane used by Gohorse has been well proven to provide excellent performance over a long period of time.
Many cheaper rug manufacturers sacrafice the quality of the membrane with a cheap quality substance as customers can not see in side the rug to check this important component. The result is a cheap rug with poor waterproof perofmance from day one or performance that deteriorates very quickly.
Independent tests by a NATA acrredited laboratory have shown that Gohorse rugs perform to the highest levels in waterproof performance.
The waterproof membrane also needs to be breathable otherwise the rug will cause the horse to sweat excessively.
A challenge is to provide enough breathability without compromising the waterproof performance of the membrane. Gohorse rugs have a high breathability fabric that still maintains a very high waterproof performance.