HESTRA LEATHER BALM – 2021 – PRODUCT OVERVIEW
The Hestra Leather Balm is an all-natural formula to protect your sport gloves and to prevent leather from drying out. This balm prolongs the life, suppleness and water repellent properties of the leather. Apply as needed with a polishing cloth, rub in until the leather is saturated. Note that light leathers may darken somewhat. Leather Balm is a leather conditioner, it is not a dedicated leather waterproofing agent.
Hestra recommends only using leather balm for Hestra sport gloves in goatskin or cowhide leather. Other leathers such as deerskin, elk leather, peccary, carpincho and hairsheep which are more common in Hestra dress gloves are oftentimes not suitable to be treated with leather balm. These leathers do not absorb the balm very well and thus may leave a sticky surface and also cause the leather to look mottled with color variations.
The family business Martin Magnusson & Co. was founded in 1936 and is now run by the third and fourth generation of Magnussons. Both design and development is done at the headquarters in the small village Hestra, Sweden.
Hestra gloves are manufactured in their own factories with personally purchased leather, fabric, wool and other materials. This allows for control of the production chain and ensures a high level of quality. Several Hestra models are handmade by some of the most experienced glove makers in Europe.