That pad has it's place, but is limited in my opinion. Holds little water, but that is both a strength and weakness. Fully saturated, it does not add much weight so that makes it better on the hand and wrist, and lacking bulk, it does not get in the way when closing out, but it is a far cry from a strip washer or the Fliq from Moerman. There are volumes already written about the shortcomings of how it attaches to the channel, so no need to re-hash that here. Guess as with most questions, it all boils down to operator preference.