Introduction to the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug

Hi there, Aaron here from Just Horse Riders, and today we are looking at the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug. This innovative product is designed to tackle the unique weather challenges we face in the UK. If you're a horse owner, you know exactly what I'm talking about – the constant rain, unexpected sunny spells, and everything in between. This rug aims to provide the best protection and comfort for your horse, no matter what the skies decide to do.

Why the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 is a Game Changer

Aaron puts it perfectly when he says, "We obviously get a lot of rain in England, so a lot of the times when you have got fly rugs on, they aren't waterproof, and your horse gets absolutely soaking wet." The Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 combines a waterproof upper with a breathable mesh lower, solving the problem of wet, uncomfortable horses.

Key Features of the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug

This rug is packed with features that make it stand out. Let's break down some of the most notable ones:

Waterproof Upper

The upper part of the rug is made from 600d Ripstop Polyester, making it showerproof and perfect for those light rains and drizzles we often get. Aaron highlights, "It combines a waterproof upper... which I'm hoping you can see like the navy bit."

Breathable Mesh Lower

The lower section is crafted from mesh sides nets, allowing for optimum airflow and breathability. This ensures your horse stays cool and comfortable, even on warmer days. Aaron notes, "It's also going to be breathable so your horse isn't going to heat up when we do eventually have some sun in the UK."

Comfort and Flexibility

With features like crossed surcingles, a tail flap, and double buckle breast fastenings, this rug ensures maximum comfort and flexibility for your horse. Aaron mentions, "The shoulder pleats ensure maximum movement." The design takes into account the horse's need for freedom and comfort, which is crucial for their well-being.

Perfect for UK Weather

The Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug is described as "ideal for summer wet days," which pretty much sums up the British summer. This rug provides excellent protection against both rain and flies, making it a versatile addition to your horse's wardrobe.

Durability and Value

One of the standout points Aaron makes is about the rug's durability and value. "Because it's from Gallop as well, it is a great value rug," he says. Made with high-quality materials, this rug is designed to withstand the elements and the wear and tear that comes with regular use. It's a smart investment for any horse owner.

Design and Practicality of the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug

Now, let's dive deeper into the design and practicality of the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug. This rug is not just about protection; it’s also about making life easier for both you and your horse.

Reusable Bag for Easy Storage

One of the thoughtful features is the reusable bag that comes with the rug. Aaron points out, "The rug does come with this reusable bag, so if you are one of the lucky ones and still do have the rug and it is usable for the next season, you can pop it back in here and hang it up in your tack room ready for the next year." This is perfect for keeping the rug in good condition when not in use.

Adjustable and Secure Fit

The rug is equipped with several adjustable features to ensure a secure fit. These include crossed surcingles, double buckle breast fastenings, and safety breakaway elasticated detachable leg straps. Aaron emphasizes, "It also comes with a belly strap and it does have extendable shoulder gussets, so just a bit more flexibility in the shoulders when they're moving about." This ensures your horse can move freely without any discomfort.

UV Protection

In addition to being waterproof and breathable, the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 also offers UV protection. This is crucial for those rare sunny days in the UK. Aaron mentions, "The rug will also offer UV protection to your horse on those rare sunny days that we actually may or may not get." This added feature helps protect your horse from the sun’s harmful rays.

Lightweight and Comfortable

One of the main advantages of this rug is its lightweight design. Made with no fill (0g), it ensures your horse stays comfortable without overheating. Aaron states, "Because of the mesh and the rug is super lightweight, it’s not going to bother your horse too much if it was going to have a lightweight turnout rug on him." This makes it ideal for everyday use during the warmer months.

Stylish and Functional

The Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug doesn't just perform well; it also looks good. It comes in a sleek navy and white color, complete with stylish branding on the surcingle straps and elsewhere. As Aaron points out, "The rug comes with some nice branding, so you've got a bit of branding on there, you've got branding on the surcingle straps as well if you can see that there." It's always a bonus when a product combines function with style.

Versatility for Various Weather Conditions

One of the main selling points of this rug is its versatility. It’s perfect for the unpredictable weather we often face. Aaron sums it up nicely, "It's ideal for summer wet days which are most of the summer days in the UK." Whether it’s raining or shining, this rug has your horse covered.

Additional Fly Protection Solutions

If you’re looking for more ways to protect your horse from flies, check out our range of fly protection products. We offer a variety of solutions, including horse fly repellents and fly masks to keep your horse comfortable and happy all season long.

Durability and Maintenance of the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug

The durability of the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug is one of its standout features. As Aaron mentions, "Because it's from Gallop as well, it is a great value rug, so you're not going to be spending a high amount of money on the rugs because a lot of the time they're going to get trashed, they're going to get dirty, and let's face it, some horses do have a habit of losing them as well." This rug is built to last through all the wear and tear your horse can throw at it.

High-Quality Materials

Made from 600d Ripstop Polyester, the upper part of the rug is designed to withstand harsh conditions while remaining lightweight and comfortable for your horse. The mesh sides also contribute to the durability, allowing for excellent airflow without compromising on strength.

Easy to Clean and Store

Maintaining the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug is straightforward. The material is easy to clean, and with the included reusable bag, storage becomes hassle-free. Aaron highlights this convenience, "If you are one of the lucky ones and still do have the rug and it is usable for the next season, you can pop it back in here and hang it up in your tack room ready for the next year."

Customer Feedback and Satisfaction

Feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Many appreciate the combination of waterproof and breathable features, making it perfect for the unpredictable British weather. The additional features, such as the shoulder pleats and adjustable straps, have been particularly well-received for the comfort they provide.

Versatile Sizing Options

The Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug comes in a range of sizes from 5'3" to 7'0", ensuring a perfect fit for horses of various shapes and sizes. This versatility in sizing makes it easier for you to find the right fit for your horse, ensuring maximum comfort and protection.

Conclusion: A Must-Have for Horse Owners

In conclusion, the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug is an essential piece of equipment for any horse owner dealing with the UK's unpredictable weather. Its combination of waterproofing, breathability, and UV protection makes it a versatile and valuable addition to your horse's wardrobe.

As Aaron succinctly puts it, "This rug is a great idea because we mostly get the warm wet days in the UK." So, if you're tired of your horse getting soaked or overheating, this rug is the perfect solution.

Don't wait until the next downpour or heatwave to realize you need better protection for your horse. Shop now and ensure your horse stays comfortable and protected in any weather. For more great products, visit our Gallop Equestrian collection.

Explore More Fly Protection Solutions

If you're looking for additional fly protection options, be sure to explore our other products such as fly rugs, sweet itch protection, and more. We have everything you need to keep your horse safe and comfortable.

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions about the Gallop Trojan 2-in-1 Turnout Fly Rug or any other products, feel free to reach out to us. And don't forget to watch our detailed review on YouTube for a closer look!