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Now see, I have been eyeing up 2 panel saddles for awhile now. This old dog saddle hunter is tweaking his style a little for next season and I think one of these may pull double duty for me.... @Treehopper2 Send me yours so george and I can test it out lol
@JCLINE84 Looks good!
 

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Now see, I have been eyeing up 2 panel saddles for awhile now. This old dog saddle hunter is tweaking his style a little for next season and I think one of these may pull double duty for me.... @Treehopper2 Send me yours so george and I can test it out lol
@JCLINE84 Looks good!
Man I would love to send you guy’s mine I know you and George know saddles but it’s the first one we tested and @JCLINE84 used my feedback to make some changes to the current model.
He is a perfectionist and couldn’t stop to it was the best it could be and him being a saddle hunter himself helps make It a really nice piece of gear that is top quality and works.
I’ve got to get him to make me a current model once he gets a chance to breath lol and I’ll let you guys try mine out.


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Now see, I have been eyeing up 2 panel saddles for awhile now. This old dog saddle hunter is tweaking his style a little for next season and I think one of these may pull double duty for me.... @Treehopper2 Send me yours so george and I can test it out lol
@JCLINE84 Looks good!
I love two panel saddles. I’ve owned and used every single one on the market extensively and this one takes the cake for my hunting style.


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I love two panel saddles. I’ve owned and used every single one on the market extensively and this one takes the cake for my hunting style.


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Good to know...My cousin has a modified Anderson, so I've played with that. His Anderson and double sit drag are very comfortable.
 

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Man I would love to send you guy’s mine I know you and George know saddles but it’s the first one we tested and @JCLINE used my feedback to make some changes to the current model.
He is a perfectionist and couldn’t stop to it was the best it could be and him being a saddle hunter himself helps make It a really nice piece of gear that is top quality and works.
I’ve got to get him to make me a current model once he gets a chance to breath lol and I’ll let you guys try mine out.


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I hear you. I'm joking, but I'm not, but I am lol
Yea if you ever get a current one, we would like to check it out. No rush though, we have all summer.
 

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I love two panel saddles. I’ve owned and used every single one on the market extensively and this one takes the cake for my hunting style.


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I have to agree with you the two panel saddle design just works better for me and the back adjustment straps on the transformer really make a two panel design way more user friendly and manageable.
I feel you will see other saddles with this feature in the future because it just simply works.
I currently have a two panel webbing saddle with this system that I’m testing and it really works well and I’m sure it will be available at some point.


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I hear you. I'm joking, but I'm not, but I am lol
Yea if you ever get a current one, we would like to check it out. No rush though, we have all summer.
Here is a picture of the original prototype and it’s crazy how close he was on the very first try because this one just works.
I’ve been testing it for sometime and it’s held up very well and still looks about like it does in this picture.
I have to share this story about the first day I tested it.
I couldn’t wait to get it out in the woods and the first day was cold and rainy but I set in it anyway for almost four hours because for me I can’t tell much about a saddle in a short set.
It was just as comfortable as my two panel I had been using but far easier to deal with and I knew it was something people would want and I pushed Jamie to release it.

The strange way this saddle came to be almost didn’t happen. Like I said in my original post Jamie ask me to test his other saddle design and I did but I’m just not a single panel guy I guess so I really didn’t know what to do because to me he is a friend I wanted to support but I still liked my old two panel better for comfort but with his quality and craftsmanship I wanted him to build me what I wanted and we started putting stuff together on the garage floor and here it is.
The funny thing that happened the next day when I came back to pick it up was it still needed to have something sewn on it the tag or something and I watched him sew it on and I’m sure with how I was acting he could tell I wanted to try out that machine.
Well he picked up a piece of scrap webbing and let me run the machine and the thing I noticed he did was he cut the excess thread off and inspected the work without even knowing he had done it and that was a piece of scrap webbing.
That’s exactly why this saddle is so clean he cares about his work.


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Valerio024,

Can you confirm that the Transformer is constructed with just one continuous piece of webbing rather than two loops like the Anderson, Recon and ESS? You state in the video that the top webbings are connected when looking at the right side of the saddle if you had it on, however at the 3:47 and 15:38 marks, when you look at the other side of the saddle (the one to your left if you have it on), you will see that the topmost strap feeds through the D-ring to become the very bottommost strap which is just the opposite of the other side. It appears that the way this is constructed is using just one piece of webbing. At the 7:15 mark, you can clearly see the difference between the two sides.
 
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Well here’s my first look and review video...
Good review Spencer. I got mine in today, but only had a few minutes so far to check it out.

Edit. Btw... if you wear your bridge over your head/shoulders like I showed you on FB that mostly solves the noise issue for your walk in. It brings the D-rings up and out of the way of the leg buckles, but does make the straps stick out more than when they are tight to your front butt...
 
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Good review Spencer. I got mine in today, but only had a few minutes so far to check it out.

Edit. Btw... if you wear your bridge over your head/shoulders like I showed you on FB that mostly solves the noise issue for your walk in. It brings the D-rings up and out of the way of the leg buckles, but does make the straps stick out more than when they are tight to your front butt...
It’s funny you mention that. I had tested that and made a note to mention it but I forgot my notes when I filmed and it slipped my mind. It does work well with this saddle but I like having everything tight to my front.


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Valerio024,

Can you confirm that the Transformer is constructed with just one continuous piece of webbing rather than two loops like the Anderson, Recon and ESS? You state in the video that the top webbings are connected when looking at the right side of the saddle if you had it on, however at the 3:47 and 15:38 marks, when you look at the other side of the saddle (the one to your left if you have it on), you will see that the topmost strap feeds through the D-ring to become the very bottommost strap which is just the opposite of the other side. It appears that the way this is constructed is using just one piece of webbing. At the 7:15 mark, you can clearly see the difference between the two sides.
Hey @Navigator you are correct it is one piece of webbing. I probably should have expanded on that more. Starting from the top and going to the left the webbing goes from the top of the top panel to the top of the bottom panel and then through the d ring to the bottom of the top panel back through the d ring to the bottom on the bottom panel then back through the other d ring to the top panel.


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What if you want to overlap the panels? Those clips will get in the way. It does look well built.
 

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What if you want to overlap the panels? Those clips will get in the way. It does look well built.
I don’t have a transformer but it looks to me like you could loosen the adjuster straps and slide the bottom panel over the top to overlap them. Then would have cinch it down with the bridge really short or else add some kind of clip or magnet system to hold it in place (or both).
 

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Hey @Navigator you are correct it is one piece of webbing. I probably should have expanded on that more. Starting from the top and going to the left the webbing goes from the top of the top panel to the top of the bottom panel and then through the d ring to the bottom of the top panel back through the d ring to the bottom on the bottom panel then back through the other d ring to the top panel.


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So where is the webbing ends sown together?
 

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What if you want to overlap the panels? Those clips will get in the way. It does look well built.
You can overlap them. Easiest way I've found, so far, is to loosen up waist belt, if necessary, separate the panels and bring the lower panel underneath the upper. Not the best pics, but best I could get.
I'm not sure overlapping will be necessary for me, but who knows.
 

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