Weatherbeeta have been creating high quality, forward thinking products for over 35 years. All of their products are designed with the rider and horse in mind, aiming to make equestrian life easier and more comfortable for both. They work hard to produce technical equipment that leads the way in terms of development, design and quality.
The Weatherbeeta ComFiTec 600D/Mesh Fly Rug is the perfect rug to battle British summer time. The waterproofing and cooling features make it very versatile so it’s great for use in unpredictable weather. The durable 600 denier ripstop upper panel is completely waterproof whilst the mesh lower strip allows for air to move freely. Mesh will help to keep your horse cool in the summer heat and allow moisture to evaporate. The other summer struggle this rug helps to fight the battle of the bugs! The elasticated and adjustable belly and full wrap tail flap helps to shield them from irritation. These features do not inhibit their motion as the traditional side gusset allows full freedom of movement. The patented Ezi-Clip front closure allows you to breeze through rugging up in no time. Read more about it here.
The rug is really easy to put on and take off. It doesn’t have loads of buckles and straps like some fly rugs do. I always have trouble with fly rugs sliding sideways when he rolls (which he does a lot!) however the Weatherbeeta ComFiTec 600D/Mesh Fly Rug sits really nicely and doesn’t slide. It’s a practical design for those days where it is muggy and there are lots of flies about but there’s also a chance of rain. It’s a bit thick for the really hot summer days, but my horse has been comfortable and cool underneath it when it has been up to about 25 degrees. The 6’3″ comes up slightly big on my horse who wears a 6’3″ for everything so I’d suggest going for a smaller size if you are unsure. It’s good value for money within the market, as it is really good quality and feels like it will last. I have only had it for 2 weeks of use so far but it still looks like new.