Zilco Crusader Horse Rug Lite Unlined Showerproof 6'6

Part of the Crusader range, this upgraded model now offers even better value. It is now made with a 1200 denier polyester Ripstop outer which is breathable and waterproof. It now has longer wearing, more hygienic polyester lining (no fibre filling). A great between season rug and it is also popular as a waterproof outer rug in cooler weather.

  • Shoulder Gussets
  • Stainless Steel fittings
  • Removable leg straps
  • Plain Tail flap
  • Fleece wither protector
  • Double chest straps
  • Double cross-over surcingles
  • Fully Bound

New colour for 2016

Red Top with Navy Skirt and Red/Navy/White binding

Care of Zilco Waterproof Rugs

Zilco's range of synthetic rugs are made from technologically advanced synthetic materials. To ensure the waterproof properties are retained, we recommend the following:-

  • If the rug is removed whilst damp or wet, it should be hung up in a dry, well ventilated area.
  • Zilco rugs may be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle, or by hanging over a clothes line and hosed. Do NOT scrub or wash with detergents as this can damage the waterproofing.
  • Always follow the directions as they appear on the package or labelling
  • When not in use, rugs should be stored in a dry place with good ventilation.

Occasionally in heavy rain, some moisture penetration may occur in the sewn areas of the rug. This is not significant and due to the positioning of the stitching, it will not affect the performance of the rug. Moisture penetration can also happen as a result of the horse standing tail-in or head-in to the weather, particularly when windy. This is normal, and no rug can completely protect from this.

Zilco canvas rugs are sewn using a specially developed cotton covered nylon thread. This is designed to swell when wet, to completely fill the stitch holes. It is recommended that before using a Zilco canvas rug, to completely wet the rug first and allow to dry.

Zilco Rug Sizing

All Zilco rugs are based on tried and proven patterns, based on International sizing. When choosing a Zilco rug, you must consider the measurement of the horse in relation to the size of rug it needs. This is important to ensure an optimal fit, comfort, and for ease of movement.

Before choosing a rug from the Zilco range, we recommend that the horse be measured from (A) the centre of the horse's chest, over the high point of the shoulder and then to (B) the rear of the hind leg. For the best performance, ensure the rug is the right size for your horse. Rugs should be positioned well forward and fastened firmly in order to prevent the rug from slipping out of place.

Height of Horse

Rug Size

Rug Size

9 Hands & Under
9.2 - 10 Hands
10 - 11.2 Hands
11.2 - 12 Hands
12 - 13 Hands
13 - 14 Hands
14 - 14.2 Hands
14.2 - 15 Hands
15 - 15.2 Hands
15.2 - 16 Hands
16 - 16.2 Hands
16.2 - 17 Hands
17 Hands & Over


122 cm
130 cm
137 cm
145 cm
152 cm
160 cm
168 cm
175 cm
183 cm
190 cm
198 cm
206 cm
213 cm

Fitting Rugs

We pride ourselves on the fact that our rug patterns produce a great fit on a huge variety of horse shapes and sizes, however even the best design available will not give the best results if it is fitted incorrectly.

  • Place the rug forward and in front of the wither. The chest buckle should be fastened to the 1st or 2nd hole. Any further back than this, and the horse may need a larger size.
  • Make sure the rug fits firmly around the neck and chest. This prevents the rug from "rolling" and slipping out of place
  • Leg straps should be looped around each other, and loose enough to prevent chafing - but not so loose that they hang down anywhere near the horse's hock
  • To prevent mane rub, clean the satin lining on the neck rug (where applicable) once a week, and spray the mane with a conditioner or detangler
  • Leg strap clips should face inwards (towards the horse) to reduce the chance of catching on fences or other hazards

Zilco Crusader Horse Rug Lite Unlined Showerproof 6'6


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