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Best Comfort Saddles

Choosing the right saddle can make or break your enjoyment while commuting or training. Comfort saddles are ideal for leisure riding at slower speeds on bikes that put you into a more upright riding position.

Here we’ve put together the best comfort saddles you can buy on the market right now, at a range of price points for all budgets.

These saddles are wider at the rear to accommodate your sit bones: these bones (ischial tuberosities) rest on the saddle. To find your sit bone width, you should check out our saddle guide. For female riders, we also have a women’s specific saddle guide.

Comfort saddles are built for comfort rather than performance. You’ll not find many carbon fibre saddles with titanium rails here. You will find wider saddles with extra padding, so you can ride in comfort all day long.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking more padding means more comfort. Excess padding may pinch while you ride. When cycling, as long as your sit bones are properly supported, there is no need for extra padding.

In our opinion, the best comfort saddles will come with a leather saddle cover. While there is a bit of breaking in time, they’ll last far longer than synthetic materials and can mould to your form for incredible comfort.


GT Traffic Steel Saddle

GT Traffic Steel Saddle
GT

From £8.75



Quick look

Width: 145mm


Padding: Polyurethane foam


Cover: Waterproof top cover


Rails: Steel


Review

Starting off our list of the best comfort saddles is the GT Traffic saddle. A great commuter choice, this perch is also good for fitness training and leisure cycling.

Durable steel rails underneath the saddle will last wear and tear of daily riding. Lightweight polyurethane foam enhances comfort as you ride. A pressure relief channel helps to reduce discomfort and numbness. A waterproof saddle cover also ensures it will stay in good condition whatever the weather.




A great everyday saddle that doesn’t break the bank.


Specialized BG Comfort Gel Saddle

Specialized Body Geometry Comfort Gel Saddle
Specialized

£30.00



Quick look

Width: 180mm


Padding: Foam & gel inserts


Cover: Waterproof top cover


Rails: Steel


Rails: 519g


Review

The Specialized Body Geometry gel saddle is a great upgrade for your commuter bike. This saddle has been ergonomically designed and tested to alleviate pressure on your nether regions while offering comfort and the support you need.

You’re getting plush foam as well as gel inserts in key areas to ensure that your sit bones are supported. A central pressure relief groove helps improve blood flow and prevent numbness. A vacuum formed construction ensures the saddle is both durable and waterproof – essential for UK riding. What’s more, the saddle only weighs 519g.




Ergonomically designed commuter seat offering support and comfort.


Fabric Cell Radius Elite Saddle

Fabric Cell Radius Elite Saddle
Fabric

From £33.29



Quick look

Width: 155mm


Padding: Unique Hex-Air cells


Cover: Waterproof TPU rubber


Rails: Cromoly


Rails: 355g


Review

The Specialized Body Geometry gel saddle is a great upgrade for your commuter bike. This saddle has been ergonomically designed and tested to alleviate pressure on your nether regions while offering comfort and the support you need.

You’re getting plush foam as well as gel inserts in key areas to ensure that your sit bones are supported. A central pressure relief groove helps improve blood flow and prevent numbness. A vacuum formed construction ensures the saddle is both durable and waterproof – essential for UK riding. What’s more, the saddle only weighs 519g.




Ergonomically designed commuter seat offering support and comfort.


Brooks B17 Standard Saddle

Brooks B17 Standard Saddle
Brooks

From £69.99



Quick look

Width: 175mm


Padding: Leather


Cover: Leather


Rails: Steel


Rails: 520g


Review

The Specialized Body Geometry gel saddle is a great upgrade for your commuter bike. This saddle has been ergonomically designed and tested to alleviate pressure on your nether regions while offering comfort and the support you need.

You’re getting plush foam as well as gel inserts in key areas to ensure that your sit bones are supported. A central pressure relief groove helps improve blood flow and prevent numbness. A vacuum formed construction ensures the saddle is both durable and waterproof – essential for UK riding. What’s more, the saddle only weighs 519g.




Ergonomically designed commuter seat offering support and comfort.