Congratulations on your purchase of a genuine Skintan leather garment.

Although leather is durable and tough, you still need to show it some love and respect.

The effort you put into looking after your garment will determine how good it looks and how long it lasts.

Always allow your leather to dry naturally
Leather is naturally water resistant and can provide reasonable protection if you're caught out in the rain. To make sure your garment doesn't suffer any lasting damage after a downpour, simply follow these steps:

Basic cleaning
To help remove everyday dust and dirt that may build up with general wear, simply wipe the garment down with a damp cloth every so often. There is no specific time schedule for this basic maintenance, so is dependant on when you feel it becomes necessary.

Conditioning - is it necessary?
Conditioning a leather jacket was once considered an essential part of its care, helping the leather to stay soft and supple. Now, with advances and developments in the tanning process, this is no longer essential for new jackets and trousers. You will feel that after wearing for a little while, your new jacket or trousers will naturally become more comfortable, softer and supple as it moulds to you.

If you do wish to treat the leather with a conditioner, clean the garment first and wait until it's completely dry. The conditioner you buy should come with advice and instructions. Follow these carefully, and test the conditioner on an inconspicuous area before applying it to the whole garment. Only buy and use products designed and suited for motorcycle leathers.

General care best practices

Although each leather garment may have its own specific care guidelines, there are some general best practices that apply across the board :