I hate, hate, HATED my Wintec Close Contact saddle. The seat was crazy slick & I never liked the position it put me in. Worst saddle purchase ever. The price is awesome but **** I hated the thing. I actually just bought a used Camelot off Ebay
- just needing a cheap saddle & knowing I might very well get what I pay for - and like it alot. My trainer was actually quite impressed with the quality too and this is a woman who won't sit her butt in anything but County saddles LOL. The leather is decent quality, very soft & supple, but it's obviously been well broken in. I don't feel like it's forcing me in any sort of position and I personally like the fact it's not very forward. Now am I going to say it's a saddle that will last you a lifetime? I don't know yet. The one I bought has quite a few cosmetic dings & such, making me assume it's previous owner didn't put a whole lot of emphasis on care, but it's lasted through that.
I paid $300 with shipping for this saddle. That was about my max budget & it had some decent reviews when I checked. I went for it. Although if I'd found a Crosby, County, HDR, or M. Toulouse for that cheap I would have snatched them up in an instant >.> My opinion is keep an eye out for the nice brands going cheap, but if you need it NOW Camelot is not a bad saddle.