Kensington's New Fabric Offers Superior UV Protection for Horses and Humans

Paint mare facing into hazy sunshine.
Paint mare facing into hazy sunshine. Horse Crazy

Newsdate: Monday, August 23, 2021 - 6:35 am
Location: CLAREMONT, California

Kensington is serious about protecting horses, whether from sun, bugs, rain, snow, or wind. That innovative spirit has pioneered their latest breakthrough – Textilene® Solar Screen, a superior fabric that blocks 90% of harmful UV rays to protect the most sensitive of eyes. This fabric is utilized in the Kensington UViator collection of fly masks.

Joys of horses frolicking on a summer day.

Joys of horses frolicking on a summer day

New Textilene Solar Screen fabric is exactly what sensitive-skinned and -eyed horses need and are looking for to protect them from UV rays.
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“Our tried-and-true Textilene® fabric has always offered 73% UV protection, but, as a company that always seeks to evolve and improve, we wanted to do even better,” states Anthony Gatto, President and Owner of Kensington Products. “We know that the new Textilene® Solar Screen fabric is exactly what sensitive-skinned and -eyed horses need and are looking for.”

Available in both a CatchMask® and a new Dartless version, both with or without ears. The CatchMask® features a double locking lead rope fastener that enables a lead to be clipped to the mask, eliminating the need to also put on a halter, and it also is available with removable extended nose coverage. The new Dartless version features an innovative design that provides a more universal fit.

UV protection is important for riders’ eyes too – and Kensington LOVES the Matching Game! That’s why we also offer matching sunglasses to our signature Kensington plaids. Now you and your horse can block the rays while looking coordinated and cool!

Visit to view the entire collection of UV rated sun solutions for horses and their humans!

About Kensington Products: Kensington Products is a family-owned and operated business known for fashion-forward, high-quality equine products designed in the USA. Started in 1954, when they introduced the first Canvas Turnout Blanket as well as the bareback pad to the industry, they strive to protect horses from the elements while saving equestrians time and money. More than just a “pretty face”, their team of like-minded individuals share a passion for the equine lifestyle that enable them to design innovations such as their patented and legendary Protective Sheet. All products undergo rigorous quality testing and inspection, resulting in products that riders can have faith in, backed by a Lifetime Guarantee.

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