Saddle leather should be soft and supple, not stiff and hard. The old adage applies: You get what you pay for. Price is not always the only indication of quality, so these points help judge whether or not you will get your money's worth:
The most durable leather dyes are "drum-dyed" in a type of washing machine action, completely bathing the hide. The dye easily comes off of "spray-painted" hides which are common in cheap saddles.
You will know which method was used by bending a piece of leather and looking whether the fibers are dyed all the way through.
Our leather source in Argentina meets all official requirements regarding environmental and human resources management. They also supply the famous sport brand Nike®.
A sign of quality
Before our leather products leave manufacturing, they are treated with a high quality leather oil in order to protect them from environmental damage and keep them soft. Occasionally, the leather oil may appear as a thin white film for some time afterwards. It is easily removed by buffing with a soft, dry cloth.