Always on the lookout for a wide, flat (as opposed to semi-round or round) profile saddle. Do not care about gender designation, just fit.
Wider platform allows for sit bones to carry the load and minimal padding. Was riding a Selle Italia SKN which is 150mm but alas they discontinued it. Another in a long line of "hey, this saddle works" only to have it discontinued. Is it me? I think so.
This Arione Donna 00 is wonderfully light, wide @ 147mm and for me padded just right. I believe the carbon shell will give this saddle added life as well.
Never understood why manufacturers make women's saddles uber padded and HEAVY. Squishy padding just means saddle sores, cut outs simply increase the areas of discomfort and heavy means no thought went into the product. Padding I got, well placed shell support is what I need and good design is what I want.
The sale price allowed me to give the Donna 00 a try and I am happy I did. Once I gave it a ride I bought another. Figure me liking it must be its death knell so I should have a stash!