Caribu 17oz Corespun Canvas Unlined Combo Horse Rug
Caribu's 480gsm (17oz) Corespun Canvas Unlined Canvas neck combo horse rugs are our premium canvas option.
We are thrilled to finally be able to offer a genuine Corespun canvas at a price that doesn't break the bank. Corespun canvas comes at a higher price, but you reap the benefits of a lighter, stronger better performing rug overall.
Our corespun Canvas horse rugs feature gussets at the shoulders for freedom of movement, double chest fittings for extra security, rump darts, adjustable/removable leg straps and double cross over surcingles. Our combos also come with anti rib lining in the shoulders and mane area.
You will also notice that we use a generous drop compared to our competitors. We specifically manufacture the fabric in wider rolls - which allows us to deliver generous drops even in the bigger sizes (as an example size 6'0 has a generous 106cm drop up to 7’0 with a 115cm drop.). Our Canvas rugs feature the same drop that we use on our synthetic turnouts, to insure that any under rugs are protected from the weather.
Caribu Corespun Canvas Horse Rugs feature:
• 480gsm Canvas (17oz) Corespun Canvas
• Shoulder Gussets for freedom of movement
• Dual Tone Polypropylene Trim
• Very Generous Drop
• Rump darts
• Adjustable/removable leg straps
• Dual Tone belly surcingles
• Dual 25mm stamped sheet chest buckles
• Three x 19mm stamped sheet neck buckles
• Tent Tail Flap
• Anti Rub lined chest and mane area
• Anti Rub lined tail flap
Available Colours: Green or Blue.
What are the benefits of Core Spun Canvas? Numerous! A traditional canvas thread comprises of a blend of numerous fibers grouped and spun together to create a single thread, (At a simple level think of braiding your hair!) which is then woven into a canvas. Corespun canvas is made from a much more intensive process. Each thread consists of a strong centre core of polyester, which is then tightly entwined in a 100% Cotton outer layer. This creates a very strong dense fabric that is considerably lighter and stronger, but achieves the same performance as a much heavier traditional canvas otherwise would.
The Image above illustrates the construction of a Corespun thread.
Our canvas is proofed via an immersion treatment. (not wax coated) and generally delivers improved performance compared to the wax coated canvas. We quote our canvas rugs as being Showerproof. In our mind to call a rug waterproof, it has to be able to withstand extended or heavy wet weather and still keep your horses dry. (something our synthetic rugs and combos do very well) Any Canvas slowly absorbs the water over time, getting heavier, until it breaches the underside of the canvas. Water will also enter via stitching seams, over time this reduces as the stitching threads will expand and general grit will tend to seal the stitching along seams, however there is always risk of water entry, especially in initial use. We see many retailers advertising their wax coated rugs as 100% waterproof - which is misleading.
Read more detailed information on Canvas Waterproofing here.
## Prior to using, we suggest you thoroughly wet the canvas with a hose and let the rug dry fully in the sun. This is necessary to allow the fabric to settle and threads to expand, if you fail to do this you may find your rug absorbs excessive water in the initial exposure to rain. See our Canvas Care Guide
Please refer to our Rug Sizing Guide for a guide to sizing your horse .
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Reviewer: Gary Owen
This has been the best canvas rug I have owned. Reminds me of the old fashioned canvas I had decades ago - but without the heavy weight.
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