I have tried soo many pads but I just got my first Best Ever felt pad and I LOVE it! It is such a nicely made pad and fits great. So far so good in the couple rides we have done. I think I am sold on this one ;) I personally just won't use neoprene pads as they just seem like they wouldnt be as comfortable for the horse and I know my moms mare sweats HORRIBLY underneath them while my gelding in felt stays pretty dang dry. I have read reviews on the Impact Gel that say something similar regarding the heat build up and damage but I have never tried them. And 1RedHorse, are you saying the same concept applies to SMB's?