The material is not as soft as leather but it remains flexible. This girth helped a friend of mine whose saddle was always moving. With this girth, the saddle stayed in place.
The new Prolite girth really looks like the Fairfax but is less expensive.
I am way more used to jumping equipment but I have heard good feedacks. They fit very well and the material's quality is nice. Given the quality, the price is not too high.