Before we start, there needs to be a disclaimer here: you really only need a seat saver if you are heading off on a horse riding holiday to Mongolia where the army saddles they use can certainly be very hard on the derriere. But for the majority of our rides, you’ll be riding in English saddles, Australian stock saddles, Western saddles or endurance saddles, which are much more comfortable and really don’t need any extra padding. But each to their own!
So as part of our Meet a Globetrotter series, the very last question that I ask my globetrotters is to finish the following sentence: ‘don’t leave home without…’ and would you believe the same answer has been popping up time and time again: a seat saver.
Personally, I’ve never travelled with a seat saver, but our globetrotters who choose to travel with one swear by them! And I can see why. For those who are less saddle fit or plus-sized, spending up to six hours in the saddle a day takes its toll. So if a fluffy sheepskin seat saver or a swanky gel seat saver is your bottom’s saving grace, I say go for it – if you’ve got the luggage space.
This Heather Moffett seatbone saver has received the best reviews and is easily adjustable to fit any saddle. Another lovely globetrotter has also recommended seat savers from the Cashel Company (very affordable). Take your pick, globetrotters, there’s plenty to choose from!
***Oh and don’t forget to check out our GT Apparel online store if you’re keen to invest in some new gear ahead of your ride!