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post #1 of 18 Old 07-24-2007, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Alaska Leather Vs Dan Vessel Sheepskin butt pad

Who do you think makes the better pad? the price is about the same but they seem to have completely different shapes and attachment methods

http://www.alaskaleather.com/prices&sizes2.html

http://community-2.webtv.net/CHERDAN...ies/page2.html

I love dan's stuff but I'm hoping there's someone with experience with both.

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post #2 of 18 Old 04-30-2011, 01:44 PM
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I am currently looking at these same two options, but for my wife as a passenger.

One thing I notice with the Alaskan Pad is that it seems like it can be removed easier. But does it slide around because it is not tied down like Dan's pad?

I have found lots of testimonials about the Alaskan Pad, so even if you haven't experienced both, any info on Dan's would be appreciated.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-30-2011, 10:46 PM
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I have a Dan Vessel sheepskin pad and I like it very much. It stays put because of the strings. Why I bought this was it couldn't be unhooked easy like the other one. pro's and con's to both. the extra memory foam is very nice as well. I tried riding without it recently but it was terrible as I have a stock seat. I find the sheepskin adds at least an hour before I want to stop.

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I have the Alaska Leather pad, been using it for about 15k miles. A very worthwhile accessory. In the summer heat it is an absolute necessity.

Have no experience with the Dan Vessel pad, but there's no reason why it shouldn't work just fine if that's your preference.

In the '80's, I used to ride on a small white towel as a pad--anything to provide a little moisture absorbtion and air circulation. These seem to be the keys to the additional comfort the pads provide.
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I have the Alaska Leather pad and like it. But when riding standing up the front does blow back and you must adjust it when sitting back down. Looks like the other one doesn't have that problem. I only use mine in the winter and prefer the airflow offered by a beaded seat cover in the summer.


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My Alaska Leather pad saved me from selling my Wee, otherwise it'd be gone. Have no experiance with the Dan's but the Alaska Leather pad is great.

One of the features I do like about it is it's quick connect easy on/off.

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I have the Alaska Leather pad and like it. But when riding standing up the front does blow back and you must adjust it when sitting back down. Looks like the other one doesn't have that problem. I only use mine in the winter and prefer the airflow offered by a beaded seat cover in the summer.
I ordered my Alaska Leather with the optional front elastic strap - keeps it in place just fine. They used to have a discount "deadsheep" not sure if that is still in effect.
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Don't overlook the 20$ Ikea sheepskin buttpad.
Add 1$ worth of elastics, and you have a sheepskin for both seats.
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This placep has nice stuff...I haven't tried anything except their slippers yet, but the pads look ok-and the price is right....

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I've got the Alaska sheekskin pad on mine, mostly just use it for longer trips. But for those long trips its really great. It only has one strap (getting a "nose" strap is an option) but it doesn't slide around much, if at all. Dan's looks interesting, might even be superior but I wouldn't know.

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