LEATHER AFTER CARE
Leather is a natural Biological product and needs to be moisturised to keep it supple and looking like new. I use really good quality English leather and if looked after right it will last for many years. If not treated right it can dry out and become brittle.
I use Saddle soap and leather balm on my dog collars and horse bridles. The only thing to report about some leather care products on the market, is that it can darken the colour of the leather. Bare this in mind when using it on London tan and other shades of tan or lighter leather. Also as little water as possible when using saddle soap.
As for the leather padding, a good few treatments of saddle soap helps to seal the colour into the hide, but please remember to keep water to a minimum.