The biggest (literally) problem I have with rugs for Chesney is the length, he needs 7'3" rugs and not all rugs come in this size. After my purchase of an expensive rug with a supposedly stronger outer layer last year, that ripped just as easily as cheaper ones, I was not prepared to spend a huge amount. This time I purchased a different make from the ones I usually have for him as there were no Shires available in his size. It is a Loveson Allpro Combo, it's a 200gm so a medium weight rug.
It has the old buckles at the front, which is a shame as I would have liked the more modern clips for the front. However, it has the pleats on his shoulders which are great and really improve his ability to move. I also like the bright white Loveson badge as this helps find him in the dark!
The snuggly neck cover has 3 velcro straps to keep it in place (these have been ripped off by Basil's teeth in the past).
It has good adjustable cross surcingles, although it may be a bit deep for him I find I can't be too picky with his rugs! The rug has leg straps too which are fairly average but I am disappointed with the tail flap as it is thin and smaller than I would have liked.
I hope it will last at least until the end of this winter and hopefully longer!
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