Selle Royale is a company that we here at Curbside treat with reverence. They are one of those large companies that seem to get it. They not only bought Brooks saddles over a decade ago (and kept the production in Birmingham, England), they expanded the Brooks line to beautifully made waxed canvas bags made in Italy. Their normal bicycle seats - which look like any other seat - are hot-glued rather than stapled, feature leak-proof seams, and feature Royal Gel, which works a lot like posturapedic foam. Best of all they are made in Italy, so while everyone else is making lower quality seats at the same price in China, Selle Royale continues to do things right.