Which direction should my Bates Stirrup Leathers face?

Developed with your comfort and safety in mind Bates Stirrup Leathers are extremely supple with a beautiful European leather outer to complement your saddle and strong webbing core to ensure they will not stretch and cause unevenness. When fitting your Bates stirrup leathers to your saddle, if they feature a rolled edge we recommend that the rolled leather edge faces towards the rear/back of your saddle to maximise performance and minimise wear and tear. 

What is the difference between the seat in the Bates Isabell Icon and the Bates Isabell?

The deep seat in the Bates Isabell Icon is totally new and coupled with the entirely new panel among other refinements, will provide a very different feeling to the deep seat in the Bates Isabell. As the Bates Isabell Icon has been designed, not re-designed, the best way for you to determine if it suits your body is to sit in the saddle at your nearest store. You can find out more about the new Bates Isabell Icon here, and locate your nearest store here