Lanolin is the unsung hero of our gloves. The cheddar to our patty melt. The vapor barrier to our dream home. The oil change to our #adventure van.
Seriously though, the lanolin’s the natural oil in goat leather that keeps it supple, and no matter how you use your gloves, it will eventually begin to leave your leather.
That’s why you’ll want to condition your gloves every now and then. We use Fiebing’s Neatsfoot Oil, a 100% natural oil that is the best in the biz.
1. Apply oil to gloves or mittens (we just wear ours and pour it on)
2. Rub thoroughly until it's saturated the surface and seams.
3. Repeat any time the leather feels dry.
4. Conditioning the gloves will make the leather darker in color.
Despite being as rugged as your grandma, and protective as your grandma’s pit bull, in wet environments your goat leather gloves will eventually saturate with water.
If you’re a big skier or work underwater, you’ll want to add a waterproofing agent to your gloves, to keep as much water out as possible.
1. Condition your gloves first, if you want to do both
2. Warm your gloves in a 200º oven for 1 minute
3. Rub beeswax waterproofer all over warm gloves
4. Put gloves back in oven for 1 minute
5. Repeat the wax/oven cycle at least 3 times.
6. Tear it up (metaphorically)
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Hard sayin' not knowin'. We don’t know how hard you work or what kind of dumb stuff you'll be doing in them. What we do know is that our gloves outlast hardware store gloves about 5 pairs to 1.
We can’t offer a guarantee because our gloves are a handmade wearable product. Eventually, by wear and tear or pterodactyl, they'll wear out. We take a lot of pride in what we do and we do it really well, so we want you to be satisfied. If you think you did not receive a good value from your gloves get in touch and we'll do what we can to make the situation right.
Nope! Not required. Some people like to use it at first. Some people don't.
You bet. In fact your gloves prefer it. Just make sure to use the conditioner first, as the beeswax makes an impenetrable shield around the glove, and we want that conditioner to soak deep.
Honestly, we never do. The grit, gouges & patina are part of your story and will make you look really cool on the internet. If you are going to the opera and absolutely must clean them, use saddle soap. If you've just cleaned your saddle and are fresh out, you can use a bit of dish soap and water as a backup. Use an old (or your enemy's) toothbrush to clean seams and hard to reach spots.
Sure do. Head on over hereto learn how to initiate a repair.