Color Zones and Materials

Ghost saddles are available in standard leather, Julia leather, nubuck, oiled (greased) nubuck, synthetic Lorica, synthetic Micropell, and sheepskin. The browns range in color across materials so please ask if you're worried about color combinations. 

Natural materials: Click to jump to the leather options
 colors are black, brown, sometimes tan, burgundy, and red. Leather will be slicker than nubuck or oiled nubuck. If you love that slicker feeling and prefer synthetic, consider Micropell
Julia leather is a bit softer with richer colors than standard leather, it will also be less grippy than oiled nubuck, extra cost
Nappa leather also soft and flexible, high quality leather, extra cost
 isn't listed on the saddle selection page, but you can order it in black and brown. I don't list it because it eventually smooths and shines anywhere there's contact, so becomes like oiled nubuck but not evenly over the product. 
Oiled nubuck is leather that's been roughed to make nubuck, then oiled to make a softer, almost broken-in feel which is also grippier than standard leather. It's the most popular material and what I order almost all stock saddles in
Suede is a thinner leather, with the surface raise to make an obvious nap. It's great to get a wider color palette. It will flatten and take a shine over time, but caring with a suede care kit will prolong it's new-looking life.

SyntheticsClick to jump down to these materials
Lorica is a soft but tough synthetic available in fun colors, great for a cushy seat or grippy thigh blocks. Also perfect for those who ride in wet weather or looking for a vegan option
Micropell has a heft similar to real leather, very hardy and a bit slicker like natural leather. Also a good option, especially on the flaps, for those who ride in wet weather or want a vegan option
Scirocco is similar to Micropell but more flexible and comes in lots of colors
Micronappa is thinner than micropell but thicker than Lorica, so a bit softer, grippier and it shows grain. A beautiful option for flaps or seat, and of course vegans

Pad and seat saver materials: Click to jump to this section
Real sheepskin
 is only available now in a medicinal, natural color or the exclusive skins with wild colors. You can choose sheepskin for just the seat or the whole saddle but for long flap models you might consider a "wear" strip to avoid unexpected wear in high motion areas and also because not all sheepskins are big enough for the full flap. 

Color Zones: Click here to see the areas of your saddle that you can choose a color/material

Here's a nifty page set up by our UK/French dealer if you're overwhelmed by all the brown options and want to know what they look like together.


Leather/Natural products - note that browns, especially Cognac, will vary in shade from batch to batch. If you think you might order matching accessories later, I advise not waiting and order all at once.

Leather in black brown, burgundy (may not
be available)

Oiled nubuck - standard colors
Black / T. Moro / Marrone / Red-brown / Cognac

Another view showing Black / T. Moro / Coffee / Marrone / Red Brown / Cognac so you can see these shades do vary.


New Nubuck & Oiled nubuck colors!
These are leathers which will become even more lovely with oiling or conditioning just like the standard black/brown oiled nubuck.
Nubuck is a type of leather which is not "sealed" - it has open pores like suede, but less rough. After use nubuck will become "oiled" because you clean it with leather soap and perhaps even protect it with cream or balm. With Oiled Leather (is the same as oiled nubuck) this oiling is already done by the saddle maker. Saddles can be made non-oiled, but please note this on your order since it is the less popular choice since oiled leather is less vulnerable to stains and water. You can order either oiled or non-oiled.

Black Castle Nocturne Blue
Coffee Red Myrtle  

Julia Leather - high quality vegetable tanned leather, Available for an extra cost 

T. Moro/Dark Brown Burgundy Red Cognac
Natural Dark Gray




Nappa - Another beautiful and supple leather, available at an extra cost

Blue Woody/Med Brn Tobacco/Drk Brn Black Mauve
Tan Light Brown Passion/Fuchsia Green Ray  

Suede options can change so please check before ordering.


 Synthetics - all are long wearing, great materials for those in difficult climates or leaning toward vegan or easy to clean options.

Lorica - soft and durable, extra cushy for seats

Micropell / Scirocco - very hardy, perfect for hard-use areas like
flaps. Micropell only has a black and brown, the colors are Scirocco
which is a bit more flexible. If you want really stiff, choose Micropell
Black #200 or Brown #201. 

Tan Light Brown  Medium Brown  Dark Brown / T.Moro
 Red  Light Gray  Army Green  Navy
 Purple  Dark Gray  Black  


Turquoise Purple Red Orange
Lime Green Pink Black Navy

Brown Royal Blue Silver Black & Brown

Micronappa - softer than Micropell, a little more grippy
with a nice "grain". White no longer available


Black Dark Brown Dark Green Royal Blue
Brown Red Tan White
Fuchsia Navy (discontinued)    

Western saddle with the reddish-brown micronappa



Sheepskin colors:

How about Dragon skin?!

Engraved leather!


Availability varies, typically
black, sometimes brown


Price depends upon how many zones
are done. Also possible to submit 
your own pattern! Ask for pics of 
possible applications.

Black Patent Leather Brown Patent Leather Wool: White #270, Black #271, Brown #272


Black Pink Pale Gold Gold Gray/Silver



Pad Materials:

Airshell colors for the top of pads -  (see Accessories/Pads for examples) White, black, tan, brown, blue, red, fuchsia, burgundy, lilac (others occasionally available).
It's also possible to use Lorica and suede (extra cost) on the top of your pad.

Black Navy Army Green Brown Burgundy Dark Gray
Royal Blue Slate Blue Turquoise Green Yellow Orange
Red Fuchsia Light Brown Tan Gray Lilac
White Purple Neon Green Neon Yellow Neon Orange  


Pad Bottom - options are Sympanova (easy to clean, grippy, breathable), black, white, or brown wool blend (the black and brown can be a bit slick when
new), Vella (a really nice synthetic wool, only available in white, but as nice as sheepskin and doesn't clump), Medicinal sheepskin.

Sympanova White wool blend Brown wool blend Black wool blend Vella Medicinal sheepskin


Color Zones
Use these zone charts to indicate color choices for your Ghost saddle if you go for the 2-tone options or a customized special request (extra charges may apply for special materials.)

For Quevis, Quilty, Roma,
Veneto, Florac, Western and most
other models. (ask if you're not sure
which to use)








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