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Thought long and hard before giving a five star value for money rating then decided if I can row for longer and be free from discomfort then it's worth every penny. Still the dearest 'sporty' thing I've ever bought apart from the rowing machine - but worth it if i don't have to skip a day because I've got a sore bum.
What do I like about it? Well it is a vivid lime green that I happen to like, it fits the seat beautifully, it doesn't slip and it makes a difference. There's not much more to say about the seat really especially as when I'm rowing I don't really notice that it's there. I used it for a couple of 5k rows then had a few weeks break 'coz the other half wants to redecorate. Just started again today with a gentle 20 minutes row. No discomfort at all. I plan to try a longer row in a week or so and if I remember I'll update this review.
The only niggle I have is that it did not come with instructions. You don't need any instructions to fit it - that's pretty obvious, but it's going to need cleaning at some point. Can I put it in the washing machine? Are there any household cleaning fluids I should use/avoid?
I've been rowing for 40 years and have been a concept 2 owner properly for the last 5 years. in lockdown i am hitting 100KM a month and the standard seat can be uncomfortable. this just takes the edge off the seat as in the catch, you don't slip. shane Farmer from Dark Horse Rowing uses one, so he's a good reference for this. it's not a soft cushion at all, its just a non slip silicone cover.
Bought it with the idea of trying it first, and then buying a cushion that the cover could keep in place. However it was just thick enough to give a bit of support, but it really did help improve my technique as I realized the concept seat was slippy without the cover, so it gave much better grip which is one of the 3 contact points. In short well pleased !!