Turnout Rugs at a Glance
A heritage of making turnout rugs for over 40 years brings a wealth
of experience. Technology has brought the rug world some fantastic
high performing fabrics that stand the test of time if well cared for.
Shires know what works and what does not. Offering form and function,
but without unnecessary costly decoration or over-done features, to ensure
everything on a Shires rug is fit for purpose.
ShireTex® advanced breathable fabrics are used in all Shires turnout rugs. Tough and durable,
these fabrics are coated with a specially formulated hydrophilic coating which is designed
to attract excess sweat and moisture. The difference in air temperature between the inside
and the outside of the rug then draws this sweat/moisture to the outside of the rug where
it dissipates into the atmosphere.
Tests under controlled conditions ensures their suitability for horse rugs and blankets.
Seams are taped to further ensure rugs are leak proof.