Your two-piece pad is enclosed in 1680 denier water resistant nylon covers. The split pad attaches to both the Sopris Classic Saddle and the Sopris Roughy Saddle with Velcro, making saddle and pad one unit. Two quick release buckles on the front of the pad connect to the diagonal strap on the chest strap. Within each cover is a 1/2 inch felt pad surrounded by 1/4 inch closed cell foam.
To wash the nylon cover: Open the Velcro end of the pad cover and remove the pads from within. Take note so you can get the pads back in exactly as they came out. It is easiest to fold the pads in half lengthwise when removing and reinserting. Replace the foam pad in the cover and close the Velcro end.