Leather treatment for our Rich’s saddle

Our annual/semi-annual leather treatment with Obenauf's Leather

Our annual/semi-annual leather treatment with Obenauf’s Leather Oil

I admit I’m slightly obsessive-compulsive about treating my leather motorcycle gear.

Usually, at the beginning and end of each riding season, I give my custom, leather covered Rich’s saddle and Aerostich Combat Touring Lite riding boots a serious treatment using Obenauf’s Leather Oil.

I’ve used a countless array of waterproofing and leather treatments over the past years, and I’ve finally found something I really like.

Unlike the waxy, greasy leather and waterproofing treatments such as Dubbin or thin products such as Mink Oil, Obenauf’s has a thicker, more viscous texture.

Obenauf’s recommends applying their product in warm conditions, 75+ degrees Fahrenheit, apply a generous amount, and let it sit overnight.  The next day, use a dry, absorbent cloth to wipe any excess oil off the leather, and you’re good to go.

I’ve ridden in torrential rain, and Obenauf’s provides excellent waterproofing for boots and saddle, and it keeps the leather soft and pliable.  It’s very good for ‘breaking in’ stiff leather, such as with new riding boots.


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