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HV Polo Hivano GP saddle pad: ‘well designed and lightweight good cushioning’ 8/10

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  • HV Polo Hivano GP saddle pad

    Score

    8/10
    • Performance:
      8/10
    • Fit:
      7/10
    • Durability:
      8/10
    • Value:
      7/10

    Manufacturer:

    HV Polo

    Price as reviewed:

    £51.00

    Welcome to our group test of sweat-wicking GP saddle pads. All of the saddle pads in this group test have been put through their paces by Harriet Rimmer, who runs a livery, schooling and sales yard with a particular focus on hunting. Find out what she thought below

    Official description

    The HV Polo Hivano GP saddle pad is lightweight and breathable, featuring a Coolmax lining and mesh backline for increased airflow. The silicone print on the topside keeps the saddle in place and the pad also features a zip pocket for carrying your belongings.
    Colours: Black or navy
    Size: Full

    First impressions

    The product looked lightweight, comfortable and well designed, especially with the zip pocket, which is very handy on a summers day to put your phone in.

    Overview of performance

    It did however perform well in test — it was very lightweight and flexible and added enough padding and cushioning. It washed very well and dried quickly.

    Harriet’s likes and dislikes

    I liked how lightweight and padded it was, but I would have preferred it to be slightly higher at the wither. It was more expensive than I expected.

    Verdict

    Great design and performed well, but more expensive that I expected.

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