Defender Basic Fly Sheet

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Product Summary:

Defender Basic Fly Sheet

Keep your horse happy and comfortable this fly season! Made of lightweight nylon mesh, the Defender Fly Sheet is a staple for your horse clothing needs. Along with low cross surcingles, it features ahHook-and-loop Velcro front closure and adjustable removable leg straps to ensure a secure fit and optimal protection.

Features:

  • Lightweight
  • Hook-and-loop Velcro front closure
  • Low cross surcingles
  • Adjustable removable leg straps
Item Specifications:

Color:
Gray with Navy Trim

Material:
Nylon Mesh

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Sizing InformationSizing Information
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
69In Grey/Navy E000977 069 GYNV 646546 9329028805222
72In Grey/Navy E000977 072 GYNV 646547 9329028805239
75In Grey/Navy E000977 075 GYNV 646548 9329028805246
78In Grey/Navy E000977 078 GYNV 646549 9329028805253
81In Grey/Navy E000977 081 GYNV 646550 9329028805260
84In Grey/Navy E000977 084 GYNV 646551 9329028805277

Product Reviews by Customers

2.6 / 5.0
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High Quality Fly Sheet
Well worth the money; I've it on and off a pastured horse for over a month and it is still in one piece.
May 19, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
It has already ripped but it doesn’t rub her shoulders which is good.
April 23, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Great for fly season!
April 14, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Kept my horse comfortable from the flies all summer and did not make him hot. It did give him rubs on his chest but I fixed that with sewing fleece on the spots that rubbed. It may have been from him just having wide quarter horse shoulders though
October 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Basic and cheap
2 weeks on my horse and so far, so good. He's usually a 74 but the 72 fits good and it's slightly loose in the shoulders. He's tall and narrow up front. Had to repair a tear in it already, but I'm sure I found where it was torn by the fence and fixed that too. He's pretty easy on them usually. I would not recommend this sheet for a horse that tends to be rough on them or rubs a lot. It would not hold up. Otherwise, it's a cheap sheet that does it's job reasonably.

Comfort: 4

Durability: 3
July 10, 2017
Great product!
My horse was coming in from the field with hives every day, and ended up with sweet itch. I needed an affordable, durable fly sheet for her to keep the flies from biting. She's very sensitive to fly bites, and this helped dramatically. In just a few days the sweet itch had already begun going away and her skin was smoove again. Highly recommend it.

Comfort: 5

Durability: 5
July 6, 2017
My horse tore it in a matter of seconds.
I was very disappointed... my horse tore it within minutes plus the straps in the rear are too loose and can become tangled up easily if the horse lays down.

Comfort: 2

Durability: 1
June 20, 2017
Product is well made
Bought a size 68. Fits my horse very well Stays in place. Washesnicely

Comfort: 5

Durability: 5
September 3, 2016
Destroyed in one night
Not very durable, was destroyed in one night by horse in next stall, reached over pipe and took out hunks of material.

Comfort: 4

Durability: 1
July 7, 2016
Good for certain things
I got this fly sheet two years ago and I still have it although whenever my appy wears it it always slides back on him. I would recommend if you are camping or at a show, but if your horse is in a pasture this sheet will slide back and pull on their chest.

Comfort: 3

Durability: 2
June 29, 2016
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Why did you choose this?
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I want to see how long a fly sheet will last for my horse, and if it protects wounds and scrapes from flies.
Carol J. I on Aug 11, 2018
The price is affordable for something that will get torn up and need to be replaced every year.
Brooke S on Jun 1, 2018
I want to see how long a fly sheet will last for my horse, and if it protects wounds and scrapes from flies.
Carol J. I on Aug 11, 2018
Needing new fly sheets led me to the Defender choice most likely because of its attractiveness.
Donna L on Jun 5, 2018
The price is affordable for something that will get torn up and need to be replaced every year.
Brooke S on Jun 1, 2018
to keep my horses Hidez suits from being torn in the trailer and to help with flies while hauling
Jancie S on May 19, 2018
Bugs are especially hard on my paint pony, so thought I'd try a sheet since sprays weren't doing it for him, but didn't want to spend a fortune, so we'll see how this does - or doesn't - work out.
Paula M on Jan 26, 2018
my horse suffers from insects bites and annoying biting flies. first time buying a fly sheet and hope this one can help him have a bit of comfort. Price was a big factor for me since I have a very tight budget. I had ordered a 78 size but too large. returned it and now ordering a 69 size. ALWAYS MEASURE. never estimate.
Maria K on Jan 8, 2018
I have purchased this product in the past and it has held up very well and is still going strong. I have a new horse that needed a fly sheet and I knew exactly what I wanted, a sheet that had already proven to be durable and fits well.
Angelina F on Jun 14, 2017
Needed fly relief for my horse, was inexpensive and should hopefully save me money on fly spray.
Laura W on May 31, 2017
the size I needed was available and the price was decent
Alyson C on Apr 20, 2017
We show Arabian horses and I needed day sheets to go to the shows and theses have been very nice and have maintained their look wash after wash.
Suzanne A on Sep 29, 2016
My horse needed fly protection
Miranda S on Sep 12, 2016
These work well on my horses and they are very light and stay in place.
Cynthia B on Aug 29, 2016
Try on our quarter horse
Margaret P on Aug 9, 2016
Have gotten this before

liked the product
Roe A on Jun 4, 2016
Protection from flies. Good price and the features I want - front opening and good size selection.
Margo P on Feb 26, 2016
on sale
N A on Dec 1, 2015
I like that it doesn't "HUG" my horses body. Lets air flow through, and although not top of the line in quality, for $24. dollars, if it lasts 2 months, I've gotten my money's worth. 3 weeks later it is holding up fine! I will probably buy a few more for next season.
Kathleen E on Jul 21, 2015
Mesh
Janice M on May 12, 2015
This has been a very nice fly sheet, have had it 2 summers now, used on multiple horses and has held up well and works great! Affordable, functional and durable! Thumbs up on this buy.
Beth O on Oct 9, 2014
THEY WORKED WELL, JUST DIDN'T LAST LONG! THEY WERE ON PASTURE HORSES AND ONLY LASTED ONE WEEK! THEY ARE NOW IN THE TRUNK OF MY CAR?
Faith R on Aug 30, 2014
my horse is hypersensitive to insect bites. great protection
virginia c on Jul 24, 2014
Great price, good product. My horse has been wearing this for weeks now and aside from a little dirt it still looks great. Fits him well and helps keep the fly's away
Erin M on Jul 3, 2014
My horse is bothered badly by flies and I wanted something very light but not expensive in case it gets ripped in the pasture.
Linda G on Jun 19, 2014
lightweight for San Diego weather. Watching some irritation on my horse's chest to determine if it is caused by this fly sheet. The sheet is rather stiff. Decided irritation was caused by new fly spray, not fly sheet.
Heather C on Jun 19, 2014
Cheapest and my horse will have it destroyed by seasons end.
KATHLEEN F on May 27, 2014
It has become very difficult to find lightweight fly sheets. the knit mesh sheets are too hot for my mare. Please don't stop making these because I cannot use the knit mesh on her above about 70 degrees, but want her to have the best fly protection I can provide.
G S on May 11, 2014
COOLNESS
stacey s on Apr 29, 2014
This was an excellent price and the reviews seemed good. I bought 2 - one for my horse to wear and 1 to keep washed and ready to wear.
Denise S on Apr 14, 2014
worked well
Rebecca V on Jan 12, 2014
My horse needed fly protection. This sheet was much larger than ordered. It sags around my horses neck and shoulder area and rubs. I don not recommend.
Missy B on Jan 7, 2014
My horses are very hard on their sheets and blankets. I choose this one based on low price...I know that Chief will kill it before the end of the fly season.
Tammy E on Sep 7, 2013
Needing new fly sheets led me to the Defender choice most likely because of its attractiveness.
Donna L on Jun 5, 2018
to keep my horses Hidez suits from being torn in the trailer and to help with flies while hauling
Jancie S on May 19, 2018
how do i determine the correct size to purchase?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Measuring Instructions - Stand your horse as square as possible, measure from the center of chest around side of the body to the point of the horse's rump just before the tail. If you horse ends up measuring between sizes always round up to the next size to ensure full coverage.
does it hold up well to wear an tear (turn out)?
RENEE L on Feb 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I guess that will depend on how much your horse plays, rolls, and rubs against things in the pasture during turnout. If he plays hard or is one of those "itchy" horses constantly rubbing on gates, etc., I don't think this would hold up well. For the price, though, it's hard to beat!

I can say that I have used this for my horse for 2 years for turnout during the summer, and it doesn't have anything more than a small snag. He did not wear the sheet every day, and it was removed at least twice a day for grooming/riding. My gelding is an older, quiet type who did not play much while wearing this, but it did hold up well through his usual rolling. The mesh is fine and it is very lightweight; it's not the more durable plastic-like mesh of the Kensington sheets, but it is also significantly cooler.

Hope this helps!
would a 78'' fit my 14.3 hh quarter horse? or should I just spend the extra money and get something of better quality?
Annie on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not knowing the measurements of your horse its hard to answer. I used two of those fly sheet foe two different horses and was pleased. Still using one of them. I would reather spend less money because they mess them up so much. If I have to buy another one I don"t feel so bad.
how do i measure my horse for a blanket?
janet b on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Start by measuring the center of the chest and then to the backside of the rump. If your measurement is sized in the middle then order a size up.
Will this protect my horse UV rays?
A shopper on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes
how do i measure for size?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Measuring Instructions: Stand your horse as square as possible, measure from the center of chest around side of the body to the point of the horse's rump just before the tail. If the horse ends up measuring between sizes always round up to the next size to ensure full coverage.
Does it provide UV protection?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does not have a specific UV rating, but it will provide a certain amount of protection simply by partially blocking the sun as it's worn.