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Old 11-16-2012, 12:53 PM
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I know it has been discussed before but I couldn't find out what I wanted to know about the Alaska Leather Buttpad.

First of all, what do people think of them? Is there any significant improvement in comfort? Is it worth the money? Is there something out there that is better?

Second, what do you have / recommend (or not recommend) within their range, i.e. the standard sheepskin, short fleece, long hair, natural, etc.

Finally, on their website they talk about a nose strap to stop the front from flipping over. I don't get how it works. They say it is sewn into the front of the sheepskin but then what? Where / how does it connect to the bike. A picture wound be great if anyone has any.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:08 PM
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Have the standard sheepskin pad that does offer noticable warmth and minor improvement in comfort in the cooler weather IMO. You remove the seat, place the pad on top, attach the straps underneath and replace the seat. Would probably buy it again for winter riding.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:35 PM
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I have the Gel Seat and Alaska Pad, best thing I did for my Boney a**.
Think I have long hair, it's warm in the winter, doesn't burn my a** in the summer sun, extends my riding pleasure by hours !!!!

There is one with a 1/2 inch gel if you want more height and comfort. I don't really need the nose strap, I don't stand on my pegs that often.
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I have one on my Corbin. I love it. Wash it first, so it doesn't shed. I didn't hop on and think, this is the most comfortable thing ever, I realized it increased my riding comfort a lot! On a ride I did, I took it off and my butt hurt within two hours. Put it back on and finished out another 4 without any issues. I went with the short hair and the upgraded thicker one.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:51 AM
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I have the Gel Seat and Alaska Pad, best thing I did for my Boney a**.
Think I have long hair, it's warm in the winter, doesn't burn my a** in the summer sun, extends my riding pleasure by hours !!!!

There is one with a 1/2 inch gel if you want more height and comfort. I don't really need the nose strap, I don't stand on my pegs that often.
Couldn't have said it better.
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The big difference for me is that after a ten minute break it's like starting all over again with a brand new butt. Before, the torture would continue after another five minutes in the saddle.

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Thanks for the info, I have just placed my order.
I will be sure to let you know how it is once it arrives.
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I know it has been discussed before but I couldn't find out what I wanted to know about the Alaska Leather Buttpad.

First of all, what do people think of them? Is there any significant improvement in comfort? Is it worth the money? Is there something out there that is better?

Second, what do you have / recommend (or not recommend) within their range, i.e. the standard sheepskin, short fleece, long hair, natural, etc.

Finally, on their website they talk about a nose strap to stop the front from flipping over. I don't get how it works. They say it is sewn into the front of the sheepskin but then what? Where / how does it connect to the bike. A picture wound be great if anyone has any.
Mine is older and when standing up on the pegs windblast folds the pad back. The newer ones have a pocket that holds it to the front of the saddle to prevent fold back. I ride a lot and it toughens my arse. Kinda like being an old cow hand as opposed to a greenhorn, not that I'm suggesting you are. I still like to stand up on the pegs from time to time to relieve the pressure points and stretch the old legs. I use mine more in the summer.
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I too have one of the older ones. Mine is a Deluxe from Alaska Leather. Been thinking of buying one of their new ones to get the stay down front as it does blow back if you stand on the pegs while riding. Love my sheep skin...
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Thanks for the info, just bought one. With any luck it will keep me from spending the big bucks on a Russell.
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