Part of Selle Anatomica's heritage of instantly comfortable leather saddles is our pioneering Full Grain WaterShed leather. Full Grain means it is the best. WaterShed leather is the gold standard of leather saddles for cyclists who want a comfortable ride right out of the box. The chromium preservative left over from the tanning process acts as a hydrophobic repellent that also has the added benefit of softening the leather allowing it to easily mold to your shape. The raw leather on the underside of WaterShed saddles is factory treated with Saddle Sauce for added protection. WaterShed saddles have a matte finish compared to the gloss of TruLeather.