The CLASSIC SADDLE (long) gel pad with AirFlo breathable mesh adds comfort without changing seat ergonomics. Its low profile won't change the distance to the foot pegs and lower controls. This specially shaped gel pad reduces pressure, has tailbone relief, and enhances the comfort for all stock and reduced reach seats. There are 2 options for securing the cushion. Installation can be as simple as lifting the front of the horn and sliding the elastic strap under the opening, or using the elastic Snap Strap (included). Made in Johnstown, NY USA.
- Weight: 10 oz.
- Open Dimensions: 15"W x 13.5"L x 1". Tapers to 6"W Front
- Shape and thickness designed for stock and reduced reach seats
- Pad won't change distance to pegs and lower controls
- Maintains ergonomic design of any seat
- Breathable AirFlo mesh fabric for a cooler ride
- Air channel design directs airflow where it's needed most
- Lightweight gel relieves pressure on "sitz" bones Cutaway tailbone relief
- Folds for easy storage
- Attaching options: elastic front strap for horn or elastic Snap Strap (included)
- No Maintenance - welded construction - durable fabrics
- Non-Skid Bottom - Anchors cushion to seat
- MADE IN USA - Guaranteed workmanship and performance
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- High Quality & Rugged
Don’t read this paragraph if you are squeamish about human anatomy. We all have a rectum and mine tends to hurt more than most. I had radiation for prostate cancer in 2003 and I have hemorrhoids that get progressively worse each time I have a G.I. exam. Both medical issues require that I keep pressure off my rectum. For instance, my mountain bike has a seat that supports only my thighs and lower spine. Think of my bicycle seat as shaped like a small version of a toilet seat. I’m also an Iron Butt rider and never had trouble with 15-18 hour days in the saddle on a GL18 Wing nor on a Harley Ultra Classic.
I bought a 2018 GL18 Tour on 3-14-18 and rode it 4,000 miles that month. My 2018 Wing has the worst seat I have ever encountered on a touring bike. The center of the seat is higher and the surface tapers downward toward the edges of the seat. On the 2001-2017 Wings, the center of the seat was lower and the sides were higher, the reverse of the 2018 Wing. The 2018 places too much pressure on the center of my butt. After 4-6 hours of riding a day, I am really hurting and have some rectal bleeding.
I looked into seat modifications at several places including Wingsoft. All of them said they were unable to lower the center and raise the sides to be more like a 2001-17 GL18 seat. I tried an Air Hawk cushion and it did not help.
I needed something to reduce pressure in the center by supporting the edges. I bought a Skwoosh Classic pad that helped a little with my issues. A few months later, I bought a Skwoosh Classic Long pad that helped a little more than the basic Classic pad. Still not fully satisfied, and as long as I had two pads, I thought I would try one on top of the other.
I tried the smaller Classic pad on top of the Classic Long pad in May’19 while riding 1750 miles in the SW Colorado mountains and that combination was better than the Classic Long pad alone.
I tried the smaller Classic pad under the Classic Long pad in June’19 while riding 5450 miles from Longmont (N of Denver) to LAX and up the Pacific Coast via OR-WA-OR-ID-MT-WY-CO. The combination of Classic Long on top and Classic underneath was the best to date. After 10-12 hours riding in a day, my pain was minimal and there was no bleeding. I was ready to ride further when my KTM1090 riding buddy was ready to stop for the day.
The Skwoosh representative told me the Skwoosh pads weren’t designed to be used one atop another but my experience says it works great for me. The Skwoosh design is intended to conform to the shape of your butt and support your weight over a wider area thus reducing pressure on any one point.
My theory is that, when my two Skwoosh pads are stacked, the lower pad conforms to the seat while the upper pad conforms to me. The two pads also reduce pressure on my rectum by raising the outside edges of the GL18 seat.
The two Skwoosh pads are excellent for me. Moral of this story: I fixed this problem for under $200 by preserving even when being told no solution was available.