OnYerBikeSeat Waterproof Saddle Cover  £9.99

6/10

Great weather protection for your saddle particularly if it's leather and for those who like a dry bottom

Weight 45g   Contact  shop.onyerbikeseat.com

by TR McGowran   December 25, 2013  

On Yer Bike Seat Waterproof Saddle Cover 2

The OnYerBikeSeat Waterproof Saddle Cover is a little anorak for your saddle, a cover to protect it from the elements and to keep your perch all cosy and snug.

If you have a little saddle in your life that you wish to pamper and shelter from the British climate then this smart shower cap made from robust a ripstop nylon fabric with a waterproof PVC coating on the inside could provide the cover you are after.

Ok, you could just pop a plastic carrier bag over it for nowt but what does that say about you and surely your bike deserves better than that?

Riding with the seat cover on doesn't feel right, like wearing over-trousers that are too big for you but it isn't really for that, it is to protect your saddle from getting sodden when you bottom isn't covering it.

It does say that it protects it from bird poo as well but you still need to take the mucky cover with you or throw it away and get a new one. At ten quid it is a little too pricey to discard it so frivolously.

The saddles that it does work well for are the Brooks-type leather seats that can go saggy when saturated. Popping a cover over them does a lot to help keep the leather healthy or at least lessen the amount of care you need to give it to keep it tip top. It may even work as a deterrent for thieves who love to collect Brooks saddles around London.

The OnYerBikeSeat cover is made from ripstop nylon fabric with a PVC coating to the reverse, which makes it both waterproof and durable and robust enough to be used for longer than you can keep a Brooks saddle on your bike in Hackney.

This is a fun solution with lots of colours and print designs to chose from to an issue that is normally quite easily sorted with a plastic carrier bag. Or you can get your own custom print on it for marketing purposes which is the reason why these got made in the first place.

Verdict

Great weather protection for your saddle particularly if it's leather and for those who like a dry bottom.

road.cc test report

Make and model: On Yer Bike Seat Waterproof Saddle Cover

Size tested: Various colours

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

They say "Your branded bike seat covers will transform bicycle saddles into visually engaging advertising space, certain to deliver a highly original and evocative marketing campaign in high traffic areas within towns and cities. Providing cyclists with a simple to use, functional water resistent bike seat cover that is both practical and fun to use." - advertising to bums

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Made from ripstop nylon with a PVC coating on the inside

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
6/10

It is simple.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

It kept the rain out and was easy to wipe clean.

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

Only single stitching so will probably come apart when the stitching rots or when it is pulled off in a hurry.

Rate the product for value:
 
6/10

If you have a saddle like a Brooks and leave your bike outside then a cover is much needed. A plastic carrier bag will suffice but this is prettier.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

It does its job well.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

It kept my seat dry.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

I had to carry it around, wet.

Did you enjoy using the product? My saddle did.

Would you consider buying the product? Maybe as a gift.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Maybe.

Overall rating: 6/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 179  Weight: 75

I usually ride: Condor pista  My best bike is: Condor Pista fixed. Look KG241, Jean Thomann vintage

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, bare back

 

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