I have one of those old Remo real head pads from about 30 years ago. Man is it noisy though. You drive everyone around you crazy, including yourself.Choice of pad depends on a lot of factors.
Is it just for quiet practice or is it mainly about portability,
I have a Real Feel pad and it has a bit of extra bounce, which mentioned before isn't necessarily a bad thing for a beginner getting used to rebound. The other side has less bounce, but is also a lot louder. Remedy for both issues for me has just been laying an old t-shirt or towel over the pad. You can adjust rebound to our liking and it makes it completely quiet.
For REAL feel the old Remo pads are the best I know of.