Reliable budget option
Extra secure clamp is a worthy feature
High strength, lots of adjustability
Budget composite post
Bargain budget post that does the job
Secure saddle clamping
Colourful seat stick
Post with integral light
Carbon wrapped suspension seatpost
One for the larger rider
The closest you can get to a full-suspension hardtail
Comfortable budget bounce
Budget suspension seatpost
Upgradeable sprung post
Truvativ's Team seatpost uses the double bolt clamp that's becoming more and more popular on mid price posts
Salsa have never bothered to follow convention, and their sideways thinking often yields great products like this one.
The one-piece 3D forged 7005 alloy Smica seat post forms part of a post and stem combo which prove that you don't need to pay through the nose for carbon composite exotica
Post Moderne's Smica Pro post is a quality unit with a shaft and lower clamp crisply forged from one piece of aluminium.
FSA posts come on loads of bikes and they're also well worth a look in their own right. The shaft is forged and then machined from a single piece of alloy to leave it thicker at the front and rear for strength.
This seatpost reminds me of my badminton racket, in that the carbon fibres seem to be unidirectional along its length. In a racket this gives a flexier shaft, and it should mean that the post has more lateral flex than if a standard cross weave was used.
More simple and trustworthy goodness from Halfords, although your options are a bit limited this time. For a start, unless your bike has a 27.2mm seat tube and doesn't need any lay-back, you won't be able to use this post.