For that amount of money I would look into getting a 5 star. 100% wool, they are really shock absorbing, they are amazingly soft and don't break down or get stiff/hard feeling. They last forever (mine has been used almost everyday for over a year for roping, barrels, and long hours on the trail and it still looks and feels new). My horses love them! I have a very cinchy/sensitive gelding that would tense up every time he was saddled until I started using them. Cant say enough good things about them.