Originally Posted by 1RedHorse
I hate Impact Gels. The gel builds up heat over time and can damage the spine in the cellular level ;same principle when using neoprene boots)
That's funny because the gel doesn't even go over the spine. It is only in the area of the saddle bars. The rest is wool felt.
Anyway, I have several Impact Gels and one 5-Star and I love them.
I have a Reinsman Tacky Too and it's okay but not very thick for my liking. And I have some Professional's Choice Air Rides and I think they are hot on the horse as well as not very thick.
I like good quality wool felt the best, which is what both Impact Gel and 5 Star use.