Leather saddlebags are a classic for motorcycle riders.
Leather can be thick, durable, and attractive. Saddlebags made
from leather do require some care and should be protected from
drying out, getting wet, and the sun's UV rays.
Protection from these elements can be accomplished by using a
leather conditioner and protectant with a sun protection factor
like 303 spray.
The majority of saddlebags sold currently are leather
motorcycle saddlebags. Leather looks great, feels nice, and
even smells good when new!
Features to look for in leather saddlebags:
Thickness 10 oz leather weight is desirable or more
To get a nice saddlebags that is going to last a while you are
probably going to need to spend at least $300 for the pair. For
$300 you should expect thick 10 oz. cow leather. Top grain
leather is preferred because it naturally has less defects in
the leather. Make sure the saddlebags are drum dyed. Drum dying
is a process that ensures the dye color of the saddlebag has
soaked from the top layer of the leather all the way to the
bottom. This will ensure there is less likely a chance to see
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