- Dec 26, 2011
Why do I keep hearing of people staying away from tethrd products, I am new to the saddle market?
Good info.... I wonder if you can just swing by the place in Cookeville and demo one?I’ll address my reasons and then probably get corrected by someone that is sponsored or has some relation to them
Tethrd does really really well at marketing and has the greatest YouTuber presence. This has led to their popularity. However, Tethrd has been known to sell products that have a lot of common faults. They do try to correct these usually but I prefer a quality product right off the bat. Tethrd has also gone to a lot of Chinese manufacturing in order to meet their demand. That’s not a popular thing to do in the saddle hunting world.
I have first hand experience, I bought into Tethrd right away and found the lack of quality. The little balls in the loops of the Phantom, popping out nearly immediately. The Tethrd solution….apply glue . The waist belt constantly loosening when walking, the leg straps loosening when walking, etc. The first release of One sticks, with the little connectors snapping right off.
I bought a Cruzr 2 panel after that and have bought several from other companies since. The quality and comfort level is well above Tethrd on all of the others I have. I’m not sponsored and don’t take money or products from any of them so no bias here.
They do some things well and others not so much. I like the Skeletor sticks, back band, sys hauler, hys strap, and ropes. Their saddles aren’t very comfortable though. Call Cruzr and do yourself a favor. I’ve tried a ton of saddles and nothing has come close to comfort of the XC. I could sleep in that thing (and have in small bursts).Why do I keep hearing of people staying away from tethrd products, I am new to the saddle market?