This girth was well made, with even stitching. However the fleece was much thinner than other prominent brands available for a lesser price. Like most fleece girths, the elastic is only double elastic, not the better triple elastic found on most leather English girths. I thought Stubben would take the lead, and for the approximate $10 higher price, would have triple elastic at both ends! One thing I really like is that the fleece is replaceable. (And removable for washing.) However, due to the thinness of the fleece, I am substituting a replacement fleece from a leather girth that is much thicker and will offer better protection to my horse. All in all, this girth is ok but not great. I would not pay the full suggested retail price for it.