They are treeless, and I'm thinking I might go treeless as I'm starting to prefer bareback over conventional saddles, but I like the security a saddle brings.
Anyway, I like the synthetic shasta, but it says not intended for excessive endurance. I don't do endurance, though, so I wonder. They also state that the synthetics don't last as long as the leather counterpart do.
"Though the durability is not equal to our leather
Saddles, the Echo saddles will give you many hours
I should probably go for the leather version, but I do like synthetic for its ease of maintenance and ability of use in rain and snow without worrying about damaging the leather.
What do you think?