Mark Connell

During the past 25 years I’ve used a Corbin saddle on my K1, Gel saddles on my VFR and Daytona 955i, Gel pads on the Daytona, an Airhawk on my VFR and Aprilia Falco, Sheepskins on the VFR and Daytona and many other types of ‘seat improvements’. Yet unfortunately I can honestly say that none of them have really worked.

However, I’ve found that the Cool Cover which I purchased from John at the Overland Event this year, has worked perfectly for me. And not only does it indeed keep you ‘cool’ when riding in hot weather, but when riding with it for just over 4,000 kms in France this September I found that it completely removed the ‘numb bum feeling’ I’ve previously endured on all of my longer trips. What’s more, it is by far the simplest to use of all the products I’ve tried, given that it really is a ‘fit and forget’ product. Plus, when it rains (and the rain has stopped) but you then need to get on your bike, you will find that any rain water will have either run off the saddle or dropped down below where you sit. So getting onto a wet bike in dry weather leaves you (and in particular your seat area) totally dry.

So, in summary, I’m really glad I’ve got a Cool Cover fitted to my bike, and I think it represents superb value for money given how it has transformed my ride. I do wish I’d had one years ago, and I based on my own personal experience, I would whole heartedly recommend a Cool Cover to anyone else who may be looking for something to help them keep cool in hot weather and generally ‘ease their ride’.