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In 2009 Obenauf's® was tested against a number of other leather treatments on the market. Independent, comparative tests were done by the Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati in 9 different categories pertaining to leather protection and preservation in a variety of environments.

Obenauf's Leather Oil was rated #1 Overall after testing in the following categories and conditions:
  • Resistance to perspiration, manure acid, alkali, and other chemicals
  • Dynamic water penetration
  • Static water penetration
  • Scuffing and abrasion
  • Premature cracking
  • Stitch tear
  • Parching due to heat
For over 30 years, tests by boot companies, magazines such as Motorcycle Consumer News, independent research laboratories, and testimonials from our enormous base of satisfied users, have proven Obenauf's® leather preservative to be the best true preservative and protectant for your valuable leather goods.