Like all natural products, leather needs regular care and cleaning to keep it supple and stop it cracking or splitting. Newly cleaned leather also feels and smells great!
Here are a few tips from Just Chaps on how to clean your leather gaiters and half chaps, keep them looking great and prolong their life.
- For gaiters and half chaps that are just dusty and a bit scuffed, brush with a soft dry brush and apply a leather conditioner.
- For more seriously dirty products you will need some warm water, a soft brush, a cloth and some leather conditioner
- Firstly, remove mud with the soft brush and warm water (but go easy – do not soak them)
- You can use saddle soap – but avoid detergents
- You may need to dip the elastic heel strap in the water to remove stubborn mud
- Wipe off excess water and the last of the mud with a cloth and leave to dry gently at room temperature
- When almost dry, apply a leather conditioner (Renapur is our favourite – free plug!)