Our Biker Leathers - Leaving Our Mark
Before you buy your biker leathers, we would like to show you what options you have when choosing to purchase something from us. Our biker collection ranges from our very RTX branded Suits to MotoGP Race Replicas to Kids Suits and Bespoke Customisable Leathers. We provide a high standard of product that can stand the test of time at affordable prices. In this blog we will be discussing the choice of 3 types of leathers available to you. For more information on our biker collection please visit Our Collection or Contact Us.
Standard leather is the budget choice, Premium Cowhide is the common and most popular choice and Kangaroo is the Pro Elite top specification, and is only available on special request for our custom made leathers service. The price differences between the leathers give a strong indication of level of quality and durability comparison between the leathers.
For a more detailed analysis of differences, take a few minutes to read more about it below:
STANDARD LEATHER - BUDGET OPTION
With a thickness between 1.3-1.5mm, this drum dyed, full grain Buffalo hide is suitable as budget motorcycle apparel with a more rugged feel.
Buffalo hide has a coarse-looking, uneven and pebbly grain, more pronounced compared to Cowhide which has thicker fibres and more widely spaced. The leather odour of Buffalo leather is also stronger compared to other leather types on offer. Buffalo skin offers an abrasion resistance on 1.000 revolutions on the Martindale machine (P180 Sandpaper). The tear strength of Buffalo is approximately 60 N.
PREMIUM COWHIDE - MOST POPULAR
This top grain cowhide is 1.2-1.3mm think and is specifically tanned for premium motorcycle apparel.
This Cowhide has a finer grain and is available in a variety of textures i.e. smooth soft finished for our range of causal wear jackets and fine grained for our biker apparel. Cowhide is considered a finer leather and naturally costs more. With a superior combination of flexibility, durability and grain, it is the most popular garment leather on the market. The natural strength of cowhide is the perfect choice for average riders and daily use. Cowhide is among the strongest materials in the apparel market and offers an abrasion resistance on 1.000 revolutions on the Martindale machine (P180 Sandpaper). The tear strength of this cowhide is 80 N.
KANGAROO LEATHER - SPECIAL REQUEST
This top grain kangaroo leather is 0.9-1.0mm think and is specifically tanned for racing leather suits.
Of the many species of Kangaroo, many are protected in their habitat. However the unchecked reproduction of the largest breed has resulted in massive over-population and regular culls are carried out under the supervision of the Australian authorities allowing for free trade access to the best leather hide available on the market. Kangaroo leather is far more abrasion resistant than cowhide of the same thickness and offers an incredible lightness and softness, perfect for those riders seeking the very best comfort and mobility for their races. This is because unlike cows and buffalo, kangaroos only sweat through their tails and therefore there are no pores in the hide. Special tanning and drying methods mean kangaroo hide is resilient to moisture and so, less likely to lose its shape or degrade over time. Kangaroo reaches 800 revolutions on the Martindale machine (P180 Sandpaper), while the tear strength is 80 N.
You can add Kangaroo leather to any custom jacket, trouser or suit order, otherwise you can only purchase the Kangaroo leather upgrade as an add-on (upgrade) for a regular order.