for example, anything i've bought from dover (rider's), roma pads, baker pads, something else I can't think of the name right now... poop. Anyways - i'd take one of these padded pony pads over those any day. Honestly, I have a hard time grabbing my back on track pad now that I have one of these for each of my horses. They're really that nice - perfect weight, perfect amount of cush/padding, lovely fabric (both pattern and quality) and a great fit. If you can see on my TB, he has super high withers. They custom designed a pad to fit him with extra padding in the wither area. I believe they now offer that as an option on their pads. ;) just great stuff. I can't say enough good things.