We used to use nothing but fleece "super cinches" back in the day. Never had a problem with burs, per se, but stick tights? Well, in Oklahoma they are a fact of life. We trimmed just a little of the fleece from the front of the girth, so that it didn't stick out so much. Didn't completely get rid of the problem, but it sure helped.
Right now I am using a neoprene girth on Dancer. Plan on going back to my favored fleece super cinch if I can ever find the one I want at the right price. You could pick one up for $10 - $15 dollars back when I first started using them, now they are $50 - $60 - talk about sticker shock!
Plain Old Dee, horses Dancer and Rain I believe in dragons, unicorns, good men and other mythical creatures!