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Waterproof my leathers?

So I picked up a Sedici#16 riding jacket for $130, and on the commute in this morning of course it rained on me.. anyone recommend a good waterproof/ sealant? thanks!
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Re: Waterproof my leathers?

Any waterproof treatment should be good. I like Nikwax. Nothing will make it completely waterproof short of urethane coating. That's what rain gear is for.

So is $160 a good price or something ?
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Re: Waterproof my leathers?

thanks, ill check it out.

130$ ? I thought so.. was new, saved me a bill or two at least.
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Re: Waterproof my leathers?

You're going to laugh at this, but it's true.
When I was a young kid, we lived in a very remote part of NW Montana, running a cattle ranch. Around 1970. In the late fall we would hunt deer, elk, and on occasion, a bear. The forest service would allow about 10 bears per year to be hunted in our county. Population control. The one year my step dad got a bear, we used the fat - tallow - as leather conditioner and water repellant on our work boots.
It worked really good, would hold up for about a week of sloshing around in the mud and snow, then you'd reapply the tallow. It helped preserve the stitching too.
I don't know were you'd get bear tallow now

I just thought that was kind of cool.
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Re: Waterproof my leathers?

That is cool.. Bear tallow, the natural solution!
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