Heads up - this is a heavy saddle, so don't buy it if you're looking to keep things light. That said, this thing is sooo awesome. The saddle is remarkably comfortable after a little work breaking it in, and you're going to be hard pressed to find something classier looking. The saddle comes with a packet of Brooks' leather treatment, and you should definitely follow their directions for applying it, then apply once or twice a year following. If taken care of, this thing will last forever.