Manufacturer: Thinline Inc (View all products by Thinline)
Model: Ultra ThinLine Contour Pad (View all Ultra ThinLine Contour Pad reviews)
Category: English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Purchase: Purchased directly from the Thinline website for $118. I had a hard time with the Thinline website and my 'Free Shipping' cost me $10. Thineline has a phone number posted on their website but I was never able to reach anyone and as many times as I called and left my phone numbers, I never received a call back.
Likes: The pad has a nice smell when you receive it and shipping was very quick. It is so super thin that you do not notice it under your saddle and it does not change saddle fit at all. The pad has a grippy material on both sides and does a good job of keeping the saddle in place.
Dislikes: The pad is very thin and rips easily. It really requires the cotton border (an extra $10 fee) for any chance at survival. The pad holds the saddle in place well but I saw no difference in my horses performance. At first I felt the pad helped with my back & knees but only for a week or so, after that I saw no difference. I am wondering if this pad is too thin for its stated purposes.
Quality: Quality seems okay but not for the horrific price ($118 for the baseline pad, $128 for the pad with cotton binding). I can't imagine what makes this pad worth $118 except that Thinline has a lot of nice advertising on their site and people believe what they want to believe.
Summary: Thinline makes a combo quilted pad with an attached thinline pad (call the Comfort Pad). I have this pad also and it makes a lot more sense for the money. It also holds up better, the quilting around the thinline material is much stronger and doesn't rip as easily. Even so, for the money, there must be a better alternative to Thinline.
Author: One Persons Opinion
Usefulness Rating: 3.2 out of 5.
10 reader(s) voted.
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