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SXC high-rise silicone saddle pad: ‘Provided a good amount of cushioning’ 8/10

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  • SXC high-rise silicone saddle pad

    Score

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

    Manufacturer:

    Super X Country

    Price as reviewed:

    £34.99

    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 SXC high-rise silicone saddle pad is designed with a high-rise cut to allow freedom around the withers. It features a breathable lining to draw away moisture and a silicone print to provide great grip. It can be customised, too.
    Colours: Black, burgundy, navy, royal blue, teal, turquoise or white
    Size: One size

    First impressions

    It looked nice — forward cut and lightweight. It was a good colour and looked good quality.

    Overview of performance

    This saddlecloth didn’t wick the moisture away as the others in test did. It did, however, provide more cushioning, had a nice forward-cut shape and fitted well around the saddle. My only concern was that it didn’t have an attachment loop at the very front of it – but it never slipped so it may not be necessary. It washed well, too.

    Harriet’s likes and dislikes

    I liked the price and the design. It didn’t wick as well as the others but it’s a good product and would be useful on competition days. 

    Verdict

    A well-designed saddle pad, ideal for use at competitions.

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