Firm but fair, which matches the brand’s enduro and downhill image
Distinctly modern looking, the Vector shares its moulded construction technique with Fabric’s futuristic Scoop.
The upper waterproof cover is bonded to the coloured nylon base with no excess overlap, and the minimally padded Vector even manages to shave a few extra grams off the weight of the Scoop.
The profile is relatively flat and firm and we ended up tipping the nose down a tad to create an angle to push against when climbing steeper ascents.
The smooth tail and flatter rear make it very easy to slide off the back, though this can be a mixed blessing in extremely muddy conditions.
A deeply cut away central zone reduces any pressure on tender tissue, but since the side wings aren’t that flexible, the Vector can feel a bit tough under the buns and against the upper inner thighs — especially if you don’t wear a liner short.
Firm but fair, the Vector feels quite racey overall, which matches the brand’s enduro and downhill image.
It’s very easy to clean and great quality for the money, but definitely not for those riders looking for a saddle to isolate them from trail impacts.