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First world problems, saddle selection

ETarrant

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First let me give you a little background. I originally started saddle hunting in a modified Rock harness, then moved on to a sit drag, eventually landing in a mantis. I was one of the first 200 orders of the Mantis. Talk about uncomfortable, . Somehow I managed to use that saddle for a couple years. I have since just bought the wild edge berserker. I absolutely love the options of the saddle, the gear loops especially. But unfortunately I get too much pinch and cannot stay comfortable.
So my first world problems start all over again .
I have been looking at the solitude made by Flat Branch. I have fallen in love with the gear loop system and by the looks of the gear loops offered by flat Branch I would be in heaven. The construction of their saddles seems to be top notch and I believe would be very comfortable.
Then there has always been a side of me that wants to try a two panel saddle, from what I have seen the latitude method 2 seems to be a great option. With the two panel design I could potentially find my comfort zone. Having a love for gear loops on a saddle brings up my problem with the method. I do believe I could overcome that, I did it with the Mantis.
Maybe someone has had hang time in both to compare the comfort, it would be great to hear that feedback.
Thanks for listening to my first world problem rant,

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MA_PAdeerslayer

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Love mine. I sat in a phantom, mantis, Cruzr and a rock harness type contraption lol. Cruzr took the cake hands down.
 

vtbowhunt

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I’ve used the Kestrel, H2 and a DIY Wraptor style two-panel. The Kestrel and H2 were comfortable but kept riding up. The two-panel design is very comfortable and has been my choice last year and this year. I’d check out the Overwatch Outdoors Transformer or the Latitude if you’re interested.
Definitely a first world problem!
 

CZMark

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If you want to try some different saddles, find people near you willing to let you try theirs out. Failing in that, if you buy used off the classifieds here, you can usually re-sell any you don't like for what you paid.
 

ETarrant

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If you want to try some different saddles, find people near you willing to let you try theirs out. Failing in that, if you buy used off the classifieds here, you can usually re-sell any you don't like for what you paid.
Not sure that many people will have the solitude. But it's a great idea, thanks

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phatkaw

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I have a Transformer and a first gen Method.
I like 'em both.

Come over and take them for a ride.
 

phatkaw

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If you've been thinking about a two panel saddle you need to try one!
You owe it to yourself... ;)
 

FrankNess14

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, this guy really getting me thinking

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Run, don’t walk, away from [mention]phatkaw [/mention]!!! He’ll talk you into buying everything! Then beat you to the sale! LMBO! He has contributed greatly to my broke-ness…. But, dang it, I find he’s rarely wrong…… I’ve been thinking on 2 panels for a while now too


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drew13

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I'm in New Hampshire where are you located?

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I'm in the Portland, Maine area and use a Transformer clone if you want to check out a 2-panel. PM me if interested.

I used probably 5 or 6 different single panel saddles over the years and definitely prefer 2-panel saddles now. YMMV.
 

Marmuzz

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I started with a Mantis and recently switched to an Overwatch Transformer. The difference in comfort and adjustability is huge. I can’t speak for you but I don’t think I will ever look back at a single panel design.
 
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