Leather

All Bates Saddles feature the finest hand selected European leather. You can be confident that the leather in Bates Saddles is the best in the world and, if cared for, will offer many years of excellent service.

Bates Saddles feature three main types of leather.

Proper care is crucial to maximising the performance of your Bates saddle as its life is reliant on maintaining a certain level of moisture in the leather. Please refer to Caring for your Bates Saddle for detailed information on how to care for your Bates saddle.