I've also got a whole catalog sitting upstairs of blanket choices so my mind is spinning. The last couple years it's been a small amount of snow and a lot more freezing rain and colder temps in the -20C to -25C range but I think this winter will be different. We're just hitting October and its already a lot colder then it usually is.
This is just what I've found online from the local tack stores. I have found a couple that are similar to option 3 but offer a 340 gm polyfill. Would that be too much?
I want to keep around a budget of approx $200 because he'll only be wearing this IF he needs it.
4) Supera 1200D turnout
No back seam - waterproof and breathable. 1200 denier ripstop outershell. Features 300gm polyfill and dupont teflon coating. Comes with shoulder gussets, crossed biassed surcingles, doubled nylon front straps, tail cover, wither protection and reinforced stitching.
5) Bridle Path Tack Shop: Preview - Shop Online - Horse Tack & Fine Western Wear Store. Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall, Trenton, Ottawa, Peterborough, Ontario
(weatherbeeta freestyle 1200D standard neck. It's only a 220g fill but people in the area say this has been suitable? I'm on the fence about it).
6) Shedrow 1680D comfort neck with gusset
Features a 1680 denier ballistic nylon outer shell, dupont teflon coating and a fully hydrophobic membrane. The comfort neck incorporates a fully insulated mid-neck extention. 210 denier nylon lining with a 300gm high grade polyfill, double donuts on the surcingle hardware, doubled nylon front straps.
7) Then there is the Shedow Elite Turnout which offers extra deep gussets. Doesn't tell me what denier the outer lining is. It just says a ballisic nylon outer shell with excellent waterproofing and breatjability properties. Dupont deflon coating, hydrophobic membrane, 340gm high loft insulation.
What I'm considering: Options 3, 4, 6.
I think option 7 may be too much but I wanted opinions on it. I'm on the fence about option 5 being enough fill.