Leather seats are almost always touted as a premium feature in airplanes and cars. But why? What is it about the impenetrable layer of glossy animal skin between you and what little foam or material lies underneath? Or are you more comfortable on top of a more breathable fabric? Ignoring other factors; Which is your premium seat?
I remember a time when I preferred the cushy cloth seats of Northwest Airlines. Somehow they felt more cozy than Delta’s slick leather (clearly from blue cows). But since the two have merged and glossy blue is my new normal, I wonder what it was that I liked better about those occasionally-washed fabric NWA chairs.
We know that there’s more to a seats comfort than it’s fabric but want to know: Fabric or leather seats. Which do you like better?
Discuss freely in the comments. We’re betting on leather, but curious to see why.06