This Pro Cutter has 3 layers of 3" wide wither-relief elastic in front.The wearleather is a soft but durable oiled tanned leather that's sewn at the top and not at the bottom. This makes a softer pad to let you feel your horse. The 2018 ProTector shields are inlaid into a layer of 1/8" felt for a thinner smoother pad. Nylon netting covers the top of the shields and the pad has a soft fleece bottom. Total pad thickness is 3/8 inch. DON'T WORRY ABOUT WASHING YOUR PROTECTOR PAD> a REMOVEABLE 1/8 inch WOOL felt liner pad is included. I STOCK SOME SIZES, IF NOT IN STOCK, WE MAKE AND SHIP YOU PAD IN A WEEK.