Review: Prologo Vertigo Nack

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Product Tested:
Prologo Vertigo Nack
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Prologo Vertigo Nack on the trail. Mounted onto a Thomson seatpost and Lezyne Large Caddy Bag

Price:
I’ve seen it as low as $162 and as high as $400

Specs:
Vertigo Nack can surely be considered the synthesis of what is best in today’s market for sports minded MTB saddles. It is the result of precise technical studies that range from shapes, materials, and technologies to obtain a product considered the perfect union of lightness, comfort, and resistance. With its 163 grams Vertigo Nack combines comfort and lightness, technology and design.
Size: 276×136
Base: HWD Carbon Fibre and Kevlar
Cover: Lorica
Padding: Super Light Foam


Beautiful carbon rails

About Me:
6’1” 210lbs, 30 year old male. I’m a mountain biking enthusiast who enjoys XC riding.

Testing Grounds:
Marshall Canyon, Laguna Coast/El Moro, Turnbull, Fullerton Loop… many other Southern California trails on my AIR 9 hardtail

First Impressions:
Wow, it’s a light. I like the lightweight, about 164.4 grams on my office’s postal scale. The padding seemed sufficient as I was coming over from a WTB Rocket V and the shape seemed like something I could ride/endure.


Rear 3/4 view of the Vertigo Nack. The gold piece never bothered me at all

Strengths:
The Prologo Vertigo Nack is designed as a pro level XC oriented saddle. Its weight falls comfortably into the weight weenie’s realm. For comparisons sake, the WTB Rocket V’s lightest version weighs in at 215 grams. WTB’s lightest saddle, the Devo, comes in at 200 grams. FIzik’s lightest mtb saddles come are around 199 grams. The Prologo Vertigo Nack: 163 grams.


Left to right: Prologo Vertigo Nack, WTB Rocket V

Looks are subjective, but I have found the Vertigo Nack to look good. Nothing flashy like the crazy graphics of the WTB Silverado, although some of my friends have remarked the gold on the back of the saddle does catch their attention on occasion. Attached to a Thomson seatpost, the Prologo Vertigo Nack looked like a solid normal saddle.


Ready to hit the trail

The comfort/feel level is pretty good. It’s not quite as comfortable as the Rocket V’s which my derriere has come to prefer, but I have been comfortable on it for longer rides. When the rides stretch to my max, I do find that I do need a dab of chamois butter for comfort. That’s pretty standard for most all saddles I ride on though.


Months of testing, hundreds of miles and it still looks to be in phenomenal condition.

After a few months of testing and lots of riding, the saddle looks none-the-worse for wear. It doesn’t look brand new as I did fall a few times, but the stitching is still intact and the cover is smooth with no tears so you know that it can withstand some falls. There is no fraying and the rails are still holding strong under my 210lbs.

Weakness:
Price. I’ve found the price to vary quite a bit. But, for the most part, I’ve seen it around the upper $200 range into the $300’s. That is mighty pricey for a saddle, in my opinion. But if your goal is to save a few grams while still having a comfortable saddle, the Vertigo Nack fits the bill.

Summary:
Durable, comfortable and light, the Prologo Vertigo Nack is a great weight weenie “if your butt can handle it” option from the traditional lightweight saddle.

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