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SmartPak Dri-Lex Fleece Dressage Girth

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The SmartPak Dri-Lex Fleece Dressage Girth is an everyday favorite! Quality construction makes this girth perfect for everyday schooling and easy cleaning means it will wash up great for the show ring as well!  Dri-Lex lining provides superior breathability, moisture management, and quick drying so your horse stays comfortable in any temperature.

Favorite Features

  • Synthetic fleece lining provides chafeless comfort for both schooling and showing
  • Dri-Lex lining provides superior breathability, moisture management and quick drying 
  • Elastic on both ends helps to equalize girth pressure
  • Steel roller buckles make it easy to tighten girth
  • Nylon reinforcements mean this girth is built to last
  • 100% washable!

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    SmartPak Dri-Lex Fleece Dressage Girth is rated 4.62 out of 5 by 50.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect fit, wears well, washs well, long lasting This is the third girth like this one I have purchased. Used and washed several times per week and quite durable. This is the only type girth that does not give my 17-1 dressage horse girth sores.
    Date published: 2015-12-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice I've used this girth exactly once, but I already notice the difference, and so does my sensitive 4 year old mare. No more yanking or having to overtighten to get the saddle to stay in place... I can comfortably get the girth tight (no squirming on her part!) and not have to worry. The top loops do get in the way, but not so much so that it bothers either of us. The saddle stays secure and my girl stays comfortable!
    Date published: 2015-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked for trail riding! I trail ride in my dressage saddle. Previously I used a curved neoprene girth with elastic inserts, but my horse started developing sores behind his elbows. I decided to buy the SmartPak Dri-Lex Fleece Dressage Girth. It has been great! We went trail riding in the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois for 4 days. Not a sore on him!It is a bit harder to clean than the plain neoprene (you have to pick off the little burrs from the fleece) and it seems to be a bit longer than my neoprene girth, even though I ordered the same size (the girth touches and almost overlaps with my saddle pad). My horse is a Tennessee Walker, so he doesn't have the big spring of ribs like a warmblood, so this may not be so noticeable on larger horses.Overall, I am very pleased with this girth.
    Date published: 2015-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great girth at a great price A new dressage horse came to the barn with "girthy" behaviors, when being girthed. He would bite the air, bite the cross-ties, make unhappy faces, etc. even tried several different girths, including a fancy Mattes girth. He was also sensitive and quickly got girth rubs!I bought this girth because of the soft fleece and straight sides (sometimes an ergonomic contour doesn't prevent rubs) and also because of the low price. I have had the girth for 3 weeks and the new horse loves it and so do I. And miracle: He stopped all the misbehavior and air-biting at girth time! My only complaint is that the buckles do not feel "substantial" seems like cheap metal. I see from other reviews that the buckles rust. I appreciate the low price of this girth but I think SmartPak should upgrade the buckles, I'd be willing to pay a few more dollars.
    Date published: 2015-09-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Girth I bought this girth about two months ago. Its very sturdy and has held up to daily rides. It hasn't rubbed my horse like a previous neoprene type girth did. The only thing I wish it had was a d-ring underneath to attach things to.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Get what you pay for I am a big fan of smartpak but I was very disappointed in this girth. After less than a year of use the buckles are rusted and the elastic is stretched. The fleece seems to be holding up but overall I would not recommend this girl
    Date published: 2015-09-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great girth, but buckles rust really quickly ! I have had about three of these for my very fussy youngster, and every time the buckles would rust and be hard to do the girth up within six months. I am trying the slightly more expensive Lettia one this time which looks identical but has stainless steel buckles.
    Date published: 2015-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice girth Relay like it the girth drys quickly, soft and flexible
    Date published: 2015-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great girth! Wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased, but was so happy I bought another!
    Date published: 2015-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solves a big problem at a small price. My mare is allergic to neoprene. Hard to find affordable good quality products that do not contain this material. My mare really likes this girth. As a stopgap, while I was searching for a neoprene-free girth, I had been using an ancient canvas fleece lined girth that she tolerated, but now that she has this new girth she has totally stopped flinching whenever I tighten the cinch.
    Date published: 2015-06-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from wonderful affordable girth! I bought this a month ago because I am trying a dressage saddle and needed an affordable and functional girth. The wonderful smart pak team helped me choose this particular girth and I love it!!! The fleece wicks sweat and the affordable price makes it an even better find!!
    Date published: 2015-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, comfortable girth for everyday use I bought this girth for a horse that suffers from a serious skin allergy in hopes it would feel nicer on his skin. I love this girth because of how soft it is. I use it on a horse that has zero withers and it holds the saddle in place just fine. The price point is great. Another great SmartPak product!
    Date published: 2015-05-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well Made Girth This girth is well made and lasts a long time. I have used them before and will continue.
    Date published: 2015-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am using this girth on my very girth-y, sensitive mare and she seems to like it. No more ugly faces!
    Date published: 2015-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Excellent girth. Comfortable and easy to adjust. Very good quality and looks great!
    Date published: 2015-05-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay but not great This girth did not feel as sturdy and as well made as one I bought 4 years ago.
    Date published: 2015-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I'm usually kind of a traditionalist when it comes to tack and equipment, so I've always used a nice (and expensive) leather girth. However, in the summer when his coat is thin, my horse gets grimy dirt lines on either side of the girth from his sweat, and it takes a lot of currying to get them off. I don't think he likes that very well! I was looking for a fleece girth cover, but my girth is an anatomic shape so a straight girth cover wouldn't fit, and that's all I could find. I decided to give this girth a try because it was so cheap anyways - and I love it! Keeps my saddle in place (often it gets pulled up onto his withers) without needing to be super tight, is very soft, and no more dirt lines! Plus, he sweats way less under the girth - and the girth is dry when I pull it off, even if he was sweating. And of course, no need to clean it :) I highly recommend this girth!
    Date published: 2015-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this girth! Love this girth and so does my horse!!! There was an appreciable difference when I switched from neoprene to this soft fleece girth; he travels so much easier. Highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2015-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value I bought this to replace an old girth. I love it. So easy to clean, throw it in the wash and its good to go.
    Date published: 2015-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from long lasting comfort and security This is my second purchase of this girth (for a second horse). I've used the first one I purchased for three years (riding approx five days per week) and it has held up wonderfully, save for a few loose stitches. I've recommended this girth to several friends and they have also experienced satisfaction with the product. Doesn't stretch out, washes easily, dries quickly.
    Date published: 2015-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and functional! The girth makes so much sense and is more comfortable for my horse than leather, especially in really warm or really cold weather. It's also easier to clean! Very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2015-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great priduct The girth fits well and my horse seems comfortable
    Date published: 2014-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this girth I always buy these girths, ever since I had a horse who couldn't wear anything else without getting girth galls. The newer one stays drier than the older ones.
    Date published: 2014-11-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice girth; better than real fleece My horse gets rubs at the girth and I keep trying different fleece girths. The real fleece inexpensive ones fall apart but this works great and cleans up well
    Date published: 2014-11-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great girth! Very comfortable girth, even though it's a little short (I bought the largest, a 34") for my 17.2 hand Warmblood mare. I really like the material, and the fact that you can wash it after every ride. The only down side it that the buckles are already rusting after only 3 uses!
    Date published: 2014-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice girth! Am using this girth on my dressage saddle and have rigged with converters on my western saddle. Absolutely wonderful. Doesn't slip, wicks sweat away, my horse seems to really be comfortable with it!
    Date published: 2014-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent girth for the price This is really a nice girth especially for the $. It is very similar to the Lettia girth only cheaper. Washes well and horses like it!!
    Date published: 2014-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like this one & so does my horse I have two SP fleece girths & decided to give this one a try. I like it a bit better--it seems to dry faster from the hot sweaty rides. I also like the billet keepers.
    Date published: 2014-08-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from horse is comfortable I ordered this girth as a rush because we were leaving for a show and suddenly our girths didn't fit our growing warmblood. It came promptly and fit well and he seemed very comfortable in it. It has lots of stretch so my daughter can tighten to her hearts content and not make the horse uncomfortable.
    Date published: 2014-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT GIRTH FOR THE PRICE! THIS IS MY SECOND PURCHASE OF THE SAME GIRTH. EASY TO CLEAN, AND MY HORSE LOVES IT WHICH IS WHAT MATTERS TO ME.
    Date published: 2014-07-19
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