Frequently Asked Questions - Products & Materials

Kind of... Its all BioThanes, has been since the 70's, however the "slang" or umbrella term sometimes incorrectly used is "Betas" to decribe the general catagory of material. Similar to the way many of us say "Klennex" to describe all tissue paper.

The BioThane US Company is located in Ohio.  They make many different types of Coated Webbed straping used in the military, by the NFL, Medical applications and yes, Equine.  

For Equine use two web "coatings" are commonly used to make horse tack & harness.  

Those are:

BioThane Beta - The more leather-like matt coating / finish

BioThane Gold - The shiney, thinner coating / finish

 

BioThane's strapping is made in the USA and is American as Apple Pie.  To the best of our knowledge they are the only brand of coated web strap made in the USA.

 

Want to learn more about why did we choose BioThane's Strapping Material over leather or poly webbing as the material to make our SpecTACKular horse tack out of? Click Here

The Hardwares is the difference.

 

Here are the specific differences:

The Essential Series - features very simple, polished finish on the Stainless Steel Hardware.  The buckless have roller edges which make for easy tack adjustment. The Changeable Browbandss have a simple polished button snaps at the closure.

The Classic Series  - features embossed, hardware with a Western flare that shows off Jerimiah Watt's Horse Shoe Brand hardware. Also made of Stainless Steel by a saddles maker.  The Changeable Browbands even have Concho covered snaps at the closure.  

Here is what is the same:

Both Series are of the same high quality materials and workmanship.  The Classic & Essential use only Stainless Steel hardware and Equine Strength BioThanes. The hardware is selected for its Equine Strength and smoothly finished edges. Snaps are thumb-touch easy with sealed, oiled chambers. They both carry a LIFETIME Warranty. 

The Hardwares is the difference.

 

Here are the specific differences:

The Essential Series - features very simple, polished finish on the Stainless Steel Hardware.  The buckless have roller edges which make for easy tack adjustment. The Changeable Browbandss have a simple polished button snaps at the closure.

The Classic Series  - features embossed, hardware with a Western flare that shows off Jerimiah Watt's Horse Shoe Brand hardware. Also made of Stainless Steel by a saddles maker.  The Changeable Browbands even have Concho covered snaps at the closure.  

Here is what is the same:

Both Series are of the same high quality materials and workmanship.  The Classic & Essential use only Stainless Steel hardware and Equine Strength BioThanes. The hardware is selected for its Equine Strength and smoothly finished edges. Snaps are thumb-touch easy with sealed, oiled chambers. They both carry a LIFETIME Warranty. 

We hear you and are working on it!  Our web-site is lousy at Special Orders! We however are really, really good at Special Orders.  Creating each one for delivery to you in 21 days or less. We have done thousands of personalized looks for happy customers.  You can see a few in the Photo Gallery and on the Home Page.

We offer over 30 BioThanes colors & Combos. Bling such as Crystal Spots or Stainless Steel Spots too.  And...We'll help you personalize your tack.  If you desire, a designer will be happy to assist you with recommendations based on your horse's coloration, saddles color or your favorite color.

For Old-Fashioned Customer Service , please call us, email us, go to our Outpost or visit with one of us at an Event.  We will assure your Special Order items are SpecTACKular.

No way.  Have fun & combine all 30 plus colors.  You'll just need to contact us or our Outpost to place your special color product on order.

No!

The only exception is Custom Length Reinss over 10'. Add $5.00 for each additional foot

Our quality is unmatched.  We offer a Lifetime warranty.  Read all about it http://www.spectackular.com/warranty-return-policies

Oh yes...Any of our products can be ordered in a special BioThanes color.  We offer over 30 different colors.  Click Here to go to our Color Chart.

 

Remember.... we are Fast on our Special Orders.  21 days or less