Horseman's One Step Cream
5.5Overall Score
Value7.5
Aesthetics2
Performance7.1

I love to clean leather.

To be more truthful, I love leather cleaners and conditioners.  I’m not sure exactly what the fascination is, but there is one.  I don’t clean my tack or boots nearly as often as I should for as much money as I spend on cleaners and conditioners.

Horseman‘s One Step Cream seemed like a dream come true.  A cream in a tub that cleans and conditions?  No sticky residue?  A satin sheen? Why not?

My first thoughts on this product after opening it:  1.  This doesn’t smell like anything (sadness).  and 2.  This jar is cheaply made and doesn’t feel luxurious to use.  If we are going to put a product on expensive tack, we want it to present itself a little more elegantly.  Our peanut butter jar is made of nicer plastic…

While neither of those are important, both are bonuses to products.  Nice packaging and a good smell gets me every time.

Now on to the important stuff. This product is a cream that comes in a twist off jar.  It does not come with any sponges to clean.

How does it clean?

dirty boots Boot and Chap After Horseman's One Step

Horseman’s One Step cream doesn’t require a lot of product to get the job done.   This product did clean decently for a cleaner/conditioner.  It does leave dirt however, no matter how hard you rub and even after several repeated applications.  It does leave a nice texture to the leather after cleaning and gives a nice satin finish with no need for additional conditioners and seemed to soften the leather well.  Though this product claimed to have no sticky residue, I found it is slightly tacky on leather and that it attracts dirt a bit (which is not what anyone wants in a cleaner).

So the verdict on Horseman’s One Step cream is that it appears to clean well when it actually doesn’t.  This could be a useful product if you wipe your tack down every time you use it, but for really dirty items (like boots) it doesn’t really do the trick.

 

 

 

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