Color Zones & 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. 

Leather 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
Nubuck 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 broking in feel which is also grippier than standard leather. It's the most popular material
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
Micronappa is thinner than micropell but thicker than Lorica, so a bit softer, grippier and it shows grain. A good option for flaps or seat, and of course vegans
Real sheepskin is also available now in four colors (white, natural, brown, black). 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. See the Veneto page for an example.

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Leather in black, brown, burgundy Oiled nubuck  Oiled_nubuck_colors

from left to right: Black
T. Moro
Marrone
Red-brown
Cognac


Julia Leather - high quality vegetable tanned leather

 


 from left to right 
600 - Natural
604 - Natural/Aged
608 - DarkBrown
609 - Black



Inside coloring

                    600                               604                                  608                                 609


Outside in sunshine

Example of Julia 608

 

Lorica - soft and durable, extra cushy for seats Micropell - very hardy, perfect for hard-use areas like flaps
Micronappa - softer than Micropell, a little more grippy with a nice "grain" Western saddle with the reddish-brown micronappa

 

Sheepskin colors: Nubuck (black & brown) How about Dragon skin?!
gray is no longer offered    

 

Airshell colors for pads - plus lilac!
    

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

Barocco


Italy

Lipica

 Heritage

 Crusader
Pioneer
Flamenco

 

Last Updated: 4/19/2018