WonPads are available in 1/2″ thickness (before neoprene) and 1″ thickness (before neoprene). Regular neoprene will add a little over 1/8″ to the pad, while XP neoprene will add a little over 1/2″ to the pad. (We do not offer the 1″ felt with the XP neoprene.)
Choosing the thickness is a combination of personal preference and riding style / need. Make sure you take into consideration the shape of your horses back, weight / tree of your saddle, amount of time you’ll ride each day, etc. An horse with more bones defined on their back or a saddle that tends to have heavier spots of contact may require a thicker pad or even more cushion that the XP neoprene offers.
Although the 1/2″ pad can be ridden alone as a single pad, some people who prefer a few layers will stack the 1/2″ pad underneath another pad whereas the 1″ pad is intended to be ridden by itself as just a single pad and is more suited for all day or heavier use.