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Manufacturer: Wintec (View all products by Wintec)

Model: Close Contact (View all Close Contact reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I borrowed this saddle from a friend until I could buy a saddle of my own.

Likes: I like how the saddle is so easy to clean. It is very convenient, especially for a busy student! I also like the color, and how light it is!

Dislikes: This saddle wasn't very durable, i.e. some of the little strings that make up the material began to peel away. It also scratched easily. But the largest problem was that it didn't fit me at all. The seat was fine, but my knees stuck out really far in front of the knee rolls! I had NO SUPPORT whatsoever in this saddle. The gullet adjuster was annoying, as it was hard to do and the screws were tiny. Last but not least, the seat is pretty hard. Not super hard, but compared to the average saddle, pretty uncomfortable. Later, I sat in another saddle, and thought it was the best, but my friend who doesn't have a wintec sat in it and thought it was really hard. Just goes to show you that you need a tough butt to ride for very long in this saddle!

Quality: Ok quality, but not super durable (strings came out, see above)

Summary: I would recommend this saddle to someone with short thighs who wants an easy-to-maintain, inexpensive saddle for up through 2'11" jumps, or maybe around Novice eventing. It is an ok trail saddle, too (but a little hard).

Rating: 3

Author: Wintec Reviewer in NC

Date: 2007-01-21

Usefulness Rating: 2.72727 out of 5.
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