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, extra cost
Nappa leather also soft and flexible, high quality leather, extra cost
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 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
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 beautiful option for flaps or seat, and of course vegans

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. 
We also have a large selection of Suede colors. If initerested, let me know the color range you want and I'll email appropriate images.

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Leather products

Leather in black brown, burgundy

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

 

New Oiled nubuck colors!
These are leathers which will become even more lovely with oiling or conditioning just like the standard black/brown oiled nubuck
The top right corner of each shows the oiled color. Note, image doesn't quite show true colors, Santa Claus is really a true red.

                         Argil                   Chocolate                                         Coffee                    Castle
                         Myrtle                 Santa Claus                                               Gerbera                     Nocturne (very dark blue)

 


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

            Julia 1700 - Natural           Julia 1701 - Med brown               Julia 1718 - T. Moro                  Julia 1722 - Red             Julia 1727 - Dark blue


               Julia 1799 - Black              Julia 604 - Cognac             Julia 606 - Burgundy                                         Julia 706 - Grey

 

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

            Nappa Denim Blue         Nappa Canary Yellow         Nappa Dark Brown        Nappa Passion/Fuchsia             Nappa Green
      Nappa Mauve/Purple           Nappa Medium Brown                Nappa Red           Nappa Gray/Schist            Nappa Turqoise

 

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

 

Lorica - soft and durable, extra cushy for seats

Micropell - very hardy, perfect for hard-use areas like flaps. 
Available in black (not shown), red, H55 Turqoise, H86 Blue,
A82 Silver, Q14 Purple (note, the purple shade has varied from the mfr)

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

Western saddle with the reddish-brown micronappa

 

 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.

Miscellaneous

Sheepskin colors:

Nubuck (black & brown)

How about Dragon skin?!

     

no longer available, we do
have black and white wool/
synthetic blend

 

 

 

Airshell colors for pads -  (see Accessories/Pads for examples) White, black, tan, brown, blue, red, fuchsia, burgundy, lilac (others occasionally available)

    

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



Puro / Puro Plus