Most of the time people don't use their fleece 1/2 pads directly on their horse's back - so they aren't getting the benefits of it anyway - so why pay for it?
I haven't seen these in person, but I'm very excited for a nice alternative. And because their pads are such a nice quality, I imagine these are as well.
You can buy them direct: http://lettia.shptron.com/c/saddle-pads_all-purpose_half-pad
Speaking of pads, my newer CoolMax ICE baby pad is MIA :(
I love this design of the girth strap, btw. It lines up so nicely.