Selle Italia Womens Max Flite Gel Flow Saddle Black Full Leather
The Max Flite takes the basic Flite shape that's been honed over the years and widens it a bit, also adding elastomer suspension at the base of the tubular Cromloy rails. There's Silicon gel inserts in the padding and the saddle is drawn together with a supple full grain leather cover.
The overall impression is one of quality. It's not a saddle that looks like it should be a lightweight, and indeed it's not. At 300g it's not especially lardy though, and if you value comfort over weight then the Max Flite is definitely worth a look.
The usual caveat about saddles being a personal choice applies as usual, but I can only tell you what my behind thought and it was happy days from the first ride. There's plenty of give from the frame and the padding but the Max Flite never feels sloppy, just accommodating.
The giant cutaway gives good pressure relief and also ventilation, so much so that it's a bit nippy around your privates on a chilly morning ride. It's not one to choose if you habitually ride in the rain without 'guards either. The sides scoop down in a similar way to the original Flite and I find this more comfortable on the thighs though that's more a personal thing.
Out on the road I'll take the weight penalty for the extra comfort every time. On long rides (5 hours and more) it proved about as comfortable as any saddle I've tried, keeping me seated when normally I'd be standing up for a bit of relief. It'd be a fine choice for Audax and sportive rides, especially for bigger riders who'll appreciate the extra base width and padding.
£90 isn't top dollar for a saddle by any means, okay you're not getting Ti rails but given that weight saving isn't the end here they'd be pointless and the cash is better thrown at the materials, which are first class. It's a saddle that I'd expect to turn out to be a pretty long term investment.