Those honeycomb pads don't do much except be "non-slip" pads under the saddle. When the rider's weight is in the saddle, the honeycomb gel pads squish and don't provide "protection".
More traditional gel pads (like equigel) don't really do much in the way of shock absorption or protection either. The gel just moves out of the way of pressure. Those pads trap and create heat, and they can change your saddle fit.
If you want a truly shock absorbing pad, look for OPEN CELL foam like Skito
, or ThinLine pads
. Honeycomb pads like Supracor saddle pads
are good too, as the honeycomb is "firm" and has been tested to work as described.
Closed cell foam and gel pads just aren't the best option for saddle pads.