Leather Jackets work really well in snow. Many people, however, believe that snow is bad for the leather. It certainly can be if not taken care of properly. A leather jacket can definitely last a lifetime, stand through the harsh weather elements including snow flurries but only with the right kind of aftercare. Following are some steps that can save your leather jacket during winter season and especially if you wear it while it snows.
Waterproofing - There are many “Sprays” available in stores and online that can make leather jackets waterproof. After you have wax sprayed the outside part of your leather item, you’d notice that the snowflakes or raindrops won’t sit on leather and slip away instantly. This simple solution can help you wear your favorite leather jacket time and time again regardless of weather conditions.
Dab with a towel - In a situation where you forgot to waterproof your jacket before getting caught in a snowstorm. Don’t fret, as there’s still a lot you can do to stop your leather jacket’s quality from deterioration. Take a soft, clean towel and dab your jacket with it. Do not, i repeat, do not rub it forcefully. Only dab the water off slowly and of course with some love and care.
Hang to Dry - Hang your leather jacket in preferably a wide wooden hanger. Make sure that you don’t hang your jacket in a place where it can be exposed to direct sunlight. Neither you should hang it in a place where there’s no passage of air. So the best place to hang your jacket would be a shady one with enough air passage to dry it off. The built of the hanger is of pivotal importance here, as it can deshape your jacket on the shoulders.
Leather Conditioner - If you’re a leather lover, you ought to have proper equipment to take care of your beloved leather jackets. A leather wax spray (mentioned earlier) along with a quality leather conditioner works fine for the leather tool kit. Okay, so after you’ve dried your jacket, apply leather conditioner, as it will restore the natural oils that had been washed away by rain or snow. Nourish and moisturize your leather jacket with a good leather conditioner.
After following these easy steps, your leather armor is ready to go out and protect you again. Wear it as many times you want without worrying a bit about weather conditions. If you thought snow wouldn’t let you rock your leather jacket, you should probably think again!