I am not so sure where they are made, China vs Ireland, makes a difference. The fabric and basic construction should be consistent across factories.
I also have a green w/silver (leg arches) heavy weight and light weight. Trim is torn off both, and one has some small tears. I got those in December 2013 and they have been used for a total of six months. They will go out for repairs and cleaning this week.
I may just go with Amigos from now on or find a cheaper blanket that I can throw away if it gets torn. I was such a big fan of Rambo but I am tired of shelling out so much $$ for something that is not holding up.[/QUOTE]
So I want to point out that the type of nylon fabric used is not to completely stop rips from happening (because you can, the blanket will just either not be able to be waterproof or will not be able to be breathable, or both) the point of the blanket is to have reliable ripstop that will keep the rips from spreading until they can be repaired.
If you can put your fingers into your blanket rips and pull and make them worse, there is a problem with your blanket. With the Rambo you should not be able to do that. It WILL hold up because your horse won’t SHRED the blanket and minor rips are easily repaired.
I’m not sure why you are so concerned about the trim, you don’t buy a blanket for its trim durability.
If your horse is putting rips in the ballistic nylon of a Rambo, it will shred the polyester of an Amigo. But good luck with that plan.