What Is Kangaroo Leather?
Kangaroo native To Australia
Kangaroos are in abundance in Australia, the skins are very tough due to its cross link of fibres making it stronger than cow leather.
Kangaroos are increasing in numbers all the time, there are presently around 45 million in the world today.
Kangaroo skins are used a great deal in the motorbike industry for motorcycle clothing due to its strength and scuff resistant properties. The leather of kangaroos can be thinned to around 1mm thickness which is thinner than cow hide, this is due to its fibre structure being naturally very strong and very little fat on the animals, so the meat from kangaroos is very tasty due to very little fat content.
Kangaroo Leather Hide
Kangaroo leather is predominantly chromium tanned and looks very similar to cow leather, but much stronger making it the perfect partner for motorcycle clothing, it’s difficult to tear or scuff so protects riders very well.
It’s not just clothing that kangaroo skins are used for, shoes are also made from kangaroo leather as they provide an extremely strong soft supple leather for using on shoes and are very common in Australia.
Kangaroo Shoe Leather
Kangaroo souvenirs are very popular in Australia, they are found everywhere from kangaroo testicle pouches to hair on hide pouches to use as brushes to dust areas.
Kangaroo Testicle Pouch
Kangaroo skins are very tough and very durable with an amazing scuff resistant skin to them, its one of the main reasons they are used for motorbike leathers to help protect riders from road damage and road rash and crashes.