Compared to my first Stirling, and compared to my broken in Semogue SOC boar, the Stirling Fan badger does not hold onto lather. It is exceedingly generous. This morning I loaded the brush as usual, and did three passes without reloading at all. Plenty of rich thick lather. Way plenty. Probably could have done at least two or three more passes. To be fair, I was using a new and different soap, so I changed a variable.