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Pull Up Leather

Pull Up Leather

Posted by Daniel Sutton on Nov 25th 2014

About pull up leather: you should buy this.

If leather had a Justice League, Superman would probably be pullup. Apart from the funny sounding name, full grain leather made to this style is an atomic bang for your buck. It can take hits and shake them off like a waking grizzly bear shakes off the sweet morning dew. Try to rip it apart, and you're going to have really red hands. Go ahead and throw the whole slew of elements while you're at it - nothing's getting past this hide of steel.

I'm barely exaggerating here. Pull up leather is the absolute best. Though for professionalism's sake, I'll try to wind down my ecstatic ranting. Here's how pull up works, and three reasons you should buy the heck out of this leather.


Pull up is leather naturally imbued with a lot of oils. When you flex this leather, it will actually change color to show where the oils are moving around. Because of how much oil is in this leather, it can be more difficult for contaminants to penetrate it, which means means you don't need to clean it as regularly. Same for conditioning - this kind of leather will usually only need to be conditioned 1-2 times a year at most. It's a minimal maintenance wonder. Keep it some place nice and take care of spills or water when they happen, and this leather will stick around long after you've snuffed it. Try using Leather Care Liniment No. 1 for this.


About that color - it's beautiful. Pull up leather was designed to look rugged and used the day it came out of the box. It's the perfect companion for someone who likes to live their life on the edge. It would probably be most telling to describe the aesthetics as a sort of leathery chalkboard, minus the fingernail screeching. Fingernails won't do much at all, in fact - more on that in a moment. It's got a chalky look and texture, and tends to keep a history of marks and patterns on its surface at any given time. But don't get me started on the patterns - it's too late, I'm already started. If you're a mathematician, you should probably be familiar with this particular formula: oil + leather + time = patina. It's true. Pull up's natural qualities and inherent reservoir of oils make it a prime candidate for developing beautiful patina. We've got a blog about that if you don't know what patinas are, "Growing Leather Patina." Basic idea? You're leather goes metamorphosing from caterpillar coat to butterfly rainbow. It's a pretty stylish do.


There's a reason two of Saddleback's winning leathers - tobacco and chestnut - are made from pull up leather. This stuff is tough nuts. It's a special type of full grain leather, in fact, which preserves the toughest part of the hide - the outside of the skin, hence your marks and scars. This leather can either be finished or unfinished, which will also provide it with varying degrees of resistance against the elements. Read up on the difference in our blog "Leather Care for Finished and Unfinished Leather." As for the elements that do catch it, they're more likely to bead at the surface than absorb immediately, giving you plenty of time to take care of accidents. Scratches have got an even better deal. If you slide your fingernail across the skin, it's likely to leave marks. But with just a little bit of finger rubbing, that scratch will disappear as quickly as it came. Naturally this doesn't work as well on finished leather, but your unfinished leather's going to have some great resistance to tarnish. You can still cut or stain pull up leather, so don't swing your machete around it or get clumsy with your ink. Just know you've got a little bit more security than usual with this trusty friend.

In Sum

I could go on for ages talking about this leather. It's my favorite, and I'm fairly sure it'll be yours too after you try it out. So give it a go. Through rain, snow, sleet and God knows whatever other antics you'll get up to, pull up leather's got you covered.

Daniel Sutton