This is a premium quality synthetic saddle. The saddle is extremely lightweight (19 pounds) and will be perfect for anyone looking for a good, lightweight saddle. Because the saddle is waterproof the saddle is a breeze to clean up; just wipe with a damp cloth. No need for going through messy and long processes of oiling your saddle just to keep it in good condition. The saddle has a nylon bind around the corners making it tear proof.