Custom Tack Sets- Options
Wade Saddle Pad Series Options
The 3000 Series pad has a 1/4" grey wool felt on top, a core of open cell memory foam between two layers of closed cell foam. You have your choice of bottom with 1/4" grey wool felt or 1/4 " closed cell foam.
Since open cell foam is like a sponge we encase it between two layers of closed cell foam to keep moisture from getting into the memory foam. This combination will relieve any pressure points, provide excellent shock absorption and return to its original thickness. This is our best pad and probably the best pad you can buy. The only way to improve on this pad would be to replace the closed cell foam with our air gel foam. This pad will conform to the saddle and the horses back. The core will reshape each time it is used and will not break down. This pad is excellent for roping, ranching, barrel racing or any other discipline. This pad is great for poor fitting saddles and can be customized for any fitting problems.
We are confident this will be the best saddle pad you will ever use.
The 2000 Series of Wade saddle pad has a 1/4" grey wool felt on top, a core of poly felt with a 1/4" closed cell foam under the poly felt to keep the moisture from getting into the poly felt. You have a choice on the bottom of 1/4" grey wool felt or 1/4" closed cell foam.
This pad gives you the durability of wool felt on top with the advantages of a poly felt core. The poly felt core will conform to both the saddle and horses back. The fibers in the poly felt will reshape each time it is used and will not mat down. The layer of foam between the poly felt core and the bottom of the pad keeps moisture from the core making it easier to clean.
This pad is superior to the solid wool felt pads that are so popular today because pressed wool felt never stops felting which means it gets thinner and harder with each use. Poly felt fibers will not mat down or get hard. The 2000 series is an excellent pad. It is very durable with good shock absorption and will conform to your saddle and horse.
The 1000 series of Wade saddle pad has a 1/4" wool felt on top with a core of closed cell foam and a 1/4" wool felt or 1/4" closed cell foam bottom.
This pad is very lightweight and will conform to your saddle and horse. It is an excellent pad for any use and has good shock absorbing properties. The biggest advantage this pad has over our other pads is its light weight while providing excellent protection. We have been making this pad for over 15 years. The foam we are now using is the best we have found. It is very durable with just the right compression resistance for excellent shock absorbing while conforming to the saddle and horse.
Materials List and Description
Wool Felt (Used on the top and bottom)
The felt we use is made to our specifications. It is a NEEDLED FELT with at least 80% wool. Since pressed wool felt never stops felting (getting thinner and harder with heat, moisture & pressure) we use the needled felt because it is made with shorter fibers than the pressed felt which keeps it from felting.
Poly Felt (Used in the core of the 2000 series)
Poly felt has been used for many years on saddle pads because it doesn't mat down and the fibers will move and conform to even out the pressure of the saddle. With all the problems of pressed felt explained above, the pressed wool felt pads made by other manufacturers will start from the first use to get thinner and harder.
Closed Cell Foam (Used in the core and on the bottom)
We have used several closed cell foams over the years and we feel this is the best we have found for durability and shock absorption when used in the core of the pad or when used on the bottom of the pad next to the horse. This is the foam used in the core of the 1000 series pad and on the bottom of the core in the 2000 & 3000 series of pads to keep sweat from soaking into the core of the pad.
Open Cell Memory Foam (Used in the 3000 Series Pad)
This foam is probably the best shock absorbing material available. It will conform to your saddle and your horse eliminating pressure points. It is the fastest to return to its original thickness and the least temperature sensitive of the ones we tried. It will not get as hard in cold weather or as soft when body temperature is reached. It was made to absorb the shock of jet ejection seats, race car seats and many other applications. We use this for the core of the 3000 series pads.
Air Gel Foam (Used in the Core-as an added feature)
Gel is not ideal for saddle pads because it is very heavy and while it will absorb shock from impact it does not always relieve pressure points. The company that makes this gel foam uses the same material but injects air into the liquid that makes it a closed cell foam when cured. This makes it lighter and softer while keeping the shock absorbing properties of the gel. With the air cells throughout the foam it will help relieve pressure points. This foam can be added to the core of any of the pads. While this foam is very expensive, it is the best closed cell foam available for shock absorbing and evening out the pressure of your saddle.
Series & Options LIST PRICE
1000 & 2000 SERIES PADS
30” X 32” X 1’ $158.00
32” X 34” X 1” $160.00
32” X 34” X 1-1/4” $165.00
3000 SERIES PADS
30” X 32” X 1’ $184.00
32” X 34” X 1” $186.00
32” X 34” X 1-1/4” $193.00
Custom Additions Standard / Small
Hair on cowhide with plain border $132.00 / $118.00
Printed Hair on hides with plain border
$142.00 / $125.00
Crock, Gator, Ostrich with plain border $142.00 / $125.00 /
Econo Crock or Gator with plain border $125.00 / $118.00
Suede with (no border) $55.50 / $45.00
Suede on whole pad (no border) $100.00
Plain border (no cowhide) $72.00
Deduct for bull hide border (can not be tooled)-$21.50 -$21.50
Wide border in back for lettering (add) $9.00
Dye border & wear leathers (black, dark brown)$16.00
Add Tooling On Border
Leaf (standard) $20.00
Barb Wire $35.00
Running W or serpentine $75.00
Swifel Knife Cuts $7.00
Plain corners $15.00
Standard tooling on corners $47.00
Hand tooled brand on corner $60.00 & up
Hand tooled letters on corner $47.00 & up
Trophy Letters $47.00 & up
Basket stamp on corners
Floral tooling on corners
Cutouts on corners $50.00 & Up $45.00 & Up
Stamped & dyed letters $2.00
Spots / Bling
Spots around edge / add extra spots $30.00
Crystals around edge / add extra spots $48.00
Add wool blanket on top $50.00 & Up
Add air gel foam $25.00