I did some research on the eSeat before dropping the money on it. Found out that just as many people liked it as didn't. So rather than chance it I just decided to ride with the stock. The trip was about 500 miles and I carried my clothes in a backpack. I was a little "seat sore" by the end of the trip, but I think that was more likely caused by the shape of the seat rather than materials it was made from.