Passier Lederbalsam Leather Conditioner is just another of many in our leather care arsenal. We’ve been using this product for several years and we feel that we have more than enough experience with it to give a solid review.
This very thick balm is a bit sticky in texture, but smells divine. We have discovered after a few different tests that it is best to apply this with a sponge so that you don’t get too much on the tack. It does soak into the sponge and you do lose a little product that way, but not much and you can easily buff extra into the leather from the sponge.
As mentioned before, this product is very sticky and thick when applied and needs to be buffed out. Our usual application method is 1. Clean Tack. 2. Apply Passier Lederbalsam Leather Conditioner in a dust free environment (outside at the barn doesn’t work very well). 3. Let the tack sit for at least a few hours to let it dry and soak in (we’ve left it on for days before and come back later) 4. Buff off excess with cloth and cover saddle with cover or put it in a carrier back to eliminate dust.
We use this exclusively on saddles. As it is so sticky, it can attract dirt which is a nightmare on boots. We don’t particularly love it for bridles either and think it is a bit much to use it on strap goods (oil works better). It conditions VERY well and adds a lovely, rich shine. It also handles scuff marks and discoloration fairly well and makes saddles look newer and more supple than they are. It helps to protect the saddle from moisture, and as we said before it smells really good. We love Passier Lederbalsam Leather Conditioner and it will continue to find a place in our leather care product stash.