With the unpredictable British weather, it can often be difficult to decide – Turnout Rug or Fly Sheet? And with work and other commitments, many of us don’t have the luxury of being able to change rugs part way through the day.
However more and more rug manufacturers are designing and producing waterproof fly rugs. These rugs usually feature a waterproof top section combined with mesh sides, to give your horse protection from summer showers, without the risk of him getting too hot when the sun starts to shine again.
What is the Best Waterproof Fly Rug?
As is often the case, the choice of rug can be baffling! So we have selected five of the best waterproof fly rugs to help make your decision a little easier.
Shires Tempest Original Waterproof Fly Rug
Ideal for changeable warm weather when flies are a problem, the Shires Tempest Waterproof Fly Rug is a lightweight rain sheet and fly rug in one! The UV blocking ripstop top section is fully waterproof, keeping your horse dry during those summer showers, while ultra-breathable, quick drying side panels help to keep the horse cool and free from flies and biting insects. Available in sizes 5ft 9inch to 7ft.
Rambo Protector Fly Rug
Designed with the ultimate in durability, extended coverage and superb fit, the Rambo Protector Fly Rug is designed to protect your horse against flies and UV all summer long. With a unique, patented, self-repairing fabric, this rug is durable and breathable, and made to last, season to season.This rug is compatible with the Horseware waterproof fly rug liner, so you can add an extra waterproof layer only when it's needed. Available in sizes 6ft to 6ft 9 inch.
DefenceX System Airflow Detach-A-Neck Waterproof Fly Rug
Featuring a solid, waterproof 600 denier ripstop top sectionand the meshed lower half this rug promotes airflow and keeps horses fly free, whislt also protecting from summer showers. Complete with a detachable neck cover which features touch tape fastenings, clip chest fastenings, adjustable surcingle belly straps and adjustable leg straps. Shoulder gussets ensure comfort and allow for freedom of movement when grazing. Available in sizes 5ft 9inch to 6ft 9inch.
Premier Equine Pony Stay-Dry Mesh Air Fly Rug
For the smaller equine, this beautiful rug's contemporary styling has been combined with revolutionary super lightweight material thats waterproof and breathable. It offers superior protection against the sun, heat build-up, flies and insects. This rug has so many brilliant features that its going to be your go-to rug. Just to list a few, its got a long integrated neck cover that offers more protection whilst grazing and its shaped and contoured all over for supreme comfort.
Amigo Aussie Airflow Classic Fly Sheet
Featuring a cotton and polyester mix upper, this rug helps deflect the sun's harmful rays and summer showers, whilst protecting your horse against insects. This clever hybrid construction also has polyester mesh side panels reduce weight and offer improved airflow to help keep your horse cool on hot days. Available in sizes 5ft to 7ft.