A mediumweight turnout blanket is a wardrobe staple for your horse, and depending on their type and requirements, this type of rug is often used regularly in the winter months. Clipped finer types may wear a mediumweight horse blanket on milder winter days, or in autumn, while for hairy natives, this level of protection from the elements can suit best when the temperature drops.

There is a lot to consider when choosing which turnout rug will be best for your horse: fit, performance, durability and value for money are just four important factors. With such a large selection of mediumweight turnout blankets on the market, it can be tricky to narrow down the right one for you. To make it easier, Your Horse’s testing team has rigorously tested the following rugs for two months. Each product is marked out of five for fit, performance and value for money to give an overall rating out of 15.

A mediumweight turnout rug has a filling of between 150g to 250g and is designed to keep your horse warm while not promoting overheating, so is well-suited to days when you wouldn’t put your horse in their heaviest and warmest rug, but equally don’t think a lightweight or no-fill rug would provide enough protection. Mediumweight rugs come with and without necks, with covers coming integrated into the rug or detachable. Our selection below has all of these varieties. I find a medium turnout rug with an integrated neck cover particularly handy for my cob, as I can add an extra layer underneath when temperatures drop. This makes the rug even more versatile and useful, so it’s worth shopping around to find one you love.

The Your Horse test: mediumweight turnout blankets

Bucas Atlantic 200 Turnout Rug

The Bucks Atlantic 200 Turnout RugFit: “This rug fits really well and I have had no issues with it slipping on my horse because of this great fit. It has a slightly different style around the shoulder, which makes it roomier and allows the horse to move freely. The Click’n Go front closure with magnetic Snap-lock took a few attempts to get to grips with, but it makes fastening the rug so quick and easy once you go – and it saves time, too.” 5 stars

Performance: “The outer material is a 1680 denier ballistic nylon, which feels tough and is showing no signs of wear despite my horse’s best efforts. The lining is soft and helps to keep the coat looking great. My mare always feels like she’s a comfortable temperature underneath and the Atlantic 200 is definitely waterproof.” 5 stars

Value for money: “I would 100% recommend this rug – it is an investment, but you won’t be disappointed.” 4.5 stars

Total score: 14.5 BEST IN TEST!

Colours: Atlantic green, navy. Sizes: 5ft – 7ft. RRP £229

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Swish Equestrian 200g Detachable Neck Turnout

The Swish Equestrian 200g Detachable Neck Turnout blanketFit: “This rug fits very well and the neck is a generous length, giving good coverage. I’ve had no issues with the rug slipping or rubbing. All fastenings are secure and easy to use.” 5 stars

Performance: “This is a smart looking rug with the addition of practical reflective strips. The 1200 denier outer material is tough and is showing no signs of wear and tear. The lining in the neck cover isn’t quite so robust and after plenty of wear has a few tiny rips. The Swish Equestrian Turnout has kept my horse dry and the 200g filling and the neck cover has ensured that she has stayed warm. I did, though, find that the neck cover occasionally folded up at the bottom near the withers, consequently letting in the rain. However, I like the fact that you have the option of removing it, making the rug more versatile.” 4.5 stars

Value for money: “A good value, quality rug that does the job well.” 4.5 stars

Total score: 14

Colour options: Green, pink, orange, peppermint, red, mulberry

Sizes: 4ft 3in – 7ft 6in. RRP £97.99 (US$128)

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Le Mieux Kudos Turnout Rug 200g

The Le Mieux Kudos Turnout Rug has a 200g fillingFit: “This rug is true to size and fits really nicely. The fastenings at the chest are slightly angled, which prevents the rug getting too tight across the shoulders. It is a good depth and the neck cover is an ideal length. There are a few other design features of note, including soft neck pads that enhance the horse’s comfort when grazing.” 5 stars

Performance: “The waterproof outer has stood up to some seriously heavy, prolonged rain. The deep shoulder gusset allows for freedom of movement and the three cross surcingles hold the rug in place even during playtime and vigorous rolling. The Kudos Turnout has a cosy 200g filling and the tough outer material (1680 denier) has been standing up to plenty of use. I also really like the anti-static silky lining, which is a great addition. The only downside for me is that the rug is quite heavy to handle.” 5 stars

Value for money: “There is so much to like about this rug, but it is expensive. It is, however, well worth considering if you need a tough, quality turnout.” 4 stars

Total score: 14

Colour: Navy.  Sizes: 5ft 6in – 7ft. RRP £215.95 (US$345.45)

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StormX Original 200 Combi Turnout Rug

The StormX Original 200 Combi Turnout RugFit: “True to size, this rug fits nicely. The chest buckle fastenings were a little fiddly, but they held the rug in place well. The StormX Original 200 has stayed put securely with no slipping or rubbing. The integrated neck is a good length and it offers protection from the elements.” 5 stars

Performance: “The 200g filling has kept my horse warm in some nasty weather. The rug has also proved to be waterproof. The outer material is 600 denier, which isn’t that robust and it is already showing a few little snags.” 4 stars

Value for money: “A rug that is excellent value, and if your horse isn’t tough on his rugs I would recommend it.” 4.5 stars

Total score: 13.5

Colour: Red. Sizes: 4ft 6in – 7ft 3in. RRP £78.99 (US$92)

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Shires Tempest Original 200 Combo Rug

The Shires Tempest Original 200 Combo is a mediumweight rugFit: “This is a well-fitting rug with good quality fastenings that are quick and easy to use. The neck could be slightly longer and overall the rug tended to fit a little too snugly around the shoulders, meaning it has rubbed my horse very slightly. It’s a good depth, though.” 4 stars

Performance: “A good rug that does the job well. The 200g filling has kept my horse warm. The outer material has suffered a few tiny snags where he brushed up against a hedge, but the material is only 600 denier and so it won’t be quite as tough as some others. Despite all this, it has kept him dry even in heavy, prolonged rain.” 4.5 stars

Value for money: “Very good value for a smart, quality turnout.” 4.5 stars

Total score: 13

Colour options: Maroon, midnight, red skeleton. Sizes: 4ft – 7ft 3in. RRP £89.99 (US$111.17)

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Fieldmasta 220g Mediumweight Turnout Rug

The Fieldmasta 220g Medium Weight Turnout RugFit: “This rug fitted my mare well. I did find the neck cover a little ungenerous in length and depth, which left the top of her neck exposed when grazing. The neck cover is darted and dome-shaped, which is meant to prevent mane loss, but I don’t think the shaping is in quite the right place. It was in the middle of the mane rather than the part that gets rubbed in front of the withers. There are no signs of rubbing at the shoulders and her mane is still looking good, though. All fastenings offer plenty of adjustment and they hold the rug securely in place.” 4 stars

Performance: “This kept my horse dry during some very heavy and prolonged rain. The 220g filling has kept her snug, but I did find this Fieldmasta a little heavy to handle. The outer material is a tough 1200 denier and there are no signs of damage despite her being turned out with other horses who like to play. To recap, the length of the neck portion meant that she did get wet and muddy at the top of her neck” 4.5 stars

Value for money: “Fair value for a quality rug.” 4 stars

Total score: 12.5

Colour: Graphite. Sizes: 4ft 6in – 7ft 6in. RRP £169 (US$93.20 sale price)

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Shop for a mediumweight turnout rug

We haven’t tested the following mediumweight turnout blankets yet. Until we do so, we’ve put this handy list together to show you the other mediumweight turnout rugs that are currently on the market:

StormX Original 200 Combi Turnout Rug Thelwell CollectionStormX Original 200 Combi Turnout Rug Thelwell Collection

This fun and versatile mediumweight turnout rug comes with an integrated neck cover. It features a Thelwell print and it is made from 600 denier fabric with a ripstop and waterproof weave.

Filling: 200g

Colour: Purple/blue

Sizes: 4’6″ – 7’3″

RRP £92.99

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Weatherbeeta Green-Tec 900d Detach-A-Neck Medium

Weatherbeeta Green-Tec 900d Detach-A-Neck MediumThis rug is made using recycled plastics for the outer and lining. Each rug saves more than 340 plastic bottles from going into the ocean or landfill and is made in a way that uses over 50% less energy. It has a waterproof, breathable 900 denier PCR outer, a 150 denier diamond weave lining PCR fabric, 220g of polyfill, a detach-a-neck style and a side gusset. It has a quick-clip front closure, twin low cross surcingles, a tail flap and removable, adjustable leg straps.

Filling: 220g

Sizes: 4′ – 7’3″

RRP £189.99 (US$309.99)

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Weatherbeeta Comfitec Plus Dynamic II Combo Neck Medium

This rug features a 1,200 denier triple weave outer shell with repel shell coating that is both waterproof and breathable. A memory foam wither relief pad contours to the horse’s shape and lifts the rug off this area to reduce rubbing and provide added comfort, while a quick clip front closure offers maximum adjustability. Other features include 220g of polyfill, extra large tail flap, and reflective strips. This rug is compatible with the WeatherBeeta liner system.

Filling: 220g

Sizes: 4ft-7ft 3in

RRP from £149.99 (from US$87.95)

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WeatherBeeta ComFiTEC Classic comboWeatherBeeta ComFiTEC Classic combo

A full neck turnout rug made from a waterproof and breathable rip-stop outer material to keep your horse warm and dry when the weather is bad. Side gussets allow your horse to move freely, and a Oxford polyester lining prevents rubbing.

Filling: 220g

Sizes: 4ft-7ft 3in

RRP from £99.99 (US$142.95)

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Bucas Smartex Medium

Bucas Smartex Medium

A smart looking rug with a ballistic nylon shell and 150g filling. It features the Bucas Stay-Dry lining which wicks moisture away from your horse. The Click’n Go front fastening is quick, easy and secure, plus shoulder darts allow freedom of movement.

Filling: 150g

Sizes: 5ft – 7ft 2in

RRP from £160

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Thermo Master turnout rugThermo Master turnout rug

A super strong rug with a 1200 denier waterproof outer. Reinforced gussets ensure your horse can move freely and to prevent any rubbing. A generously sized tail flap provides additional protection from the elements.

Filling: 200g

Colours: Cobalt blue, emerald

Sizes: 5ft 6in to 7ft 6in

RRP from £84.90

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Fouganza All Weather 200 from Decathlon UK

Fouganza All Weather 200 from DecathlonThis standard neck mediumweight turnout rug is made from a waterproof and breathable 600 denier diamond rip-stop outer material and has a 200g filling. It also has shoulder gussets for increased comfort.

Filling: 200g

Colour: Black

Sizes: 5ft 9in – 7ft 3in

RRP from £34.99 (sale price)

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Bucas Irish TurnoutBucas Irish Turnout

A Your Horse tester stated this rug fitted their horse perfectly and moulded to their horse’s shape. “The silky lining has produced a great shine on my horse’s coat and cut down on grooming time too,” they said. “It’s proved to be tough and waterproof, although the tail flap could be more generous to provide the hindquarters with more protection from the rain.”

Filling: 150g

Colour: Blue

Sizes: 5’9″ – 7′

RRP from £114.95

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All prices correct at time of publishing

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