Effax Leather Balsam
Renews the Life of All Tack!
I bought this because I wanted to try a different type of conditioner and have heard pretty good things about it. It works! It has a pretty good smell, the right consistency, and lasts forever! It can get greasy if you apply too much, but if you do, just get a towel and buff your tack. It really moisturizes your tack and makes it look healthy! It comes in a huge jar with a good twist on lid. Just make sure you store it in a cool place, I left mine in a lit area that was warm and the jar was bendy, like I could squeeze it. Overall great product, definitely worth it!
April 30, 2013
Best leather conditioner EVER
Effax leather balsam is the best I have ever used. It keeps my tack supple in a climate where it's not unusual to go from sub-zero to high humidity in a matter of weeks.
Leather absorbs it well, and though there is a slight (ever so slight) tacky feeling, it does not pick up dust. It also gives a lovely gleam to the leather, and also has a delicious honey smell!
February 25, 2013
Maybe it's just me...
I wanted to love this product. Nothing is better than smartpak shipping for convenient access to a product I do use a lot of. But I can't like this product. It works just like it should... but I cannot stand the smell. Its somewhere between floral and vanilla - and it makes me sneeze like crazy. I'm going to stick with Farnam ledser balsam or try another brand.
January 29, 2013
love the smell!
I love the smell of Effax Leather Balsam! It's great at softening and protecting my leather. I find it to leave a bit of a tacky/waxy residue, but I might just have used too much. Either way, this is sometimes helpful, because then it protects leather a bit more in wet weather, and means my tack won't be slippery.
November 15, 2012
best leather conditioner ever!
Not only do i use this after a good cleaning to keep my leather supple and nice, but i also use it in between cleanings. I have used this for years, along with stubben saddle cleaner, and my saddles and bridles last for years and look just as great as the day i bought them. It prevents cracks, keeps leather nice, restores damaged leather, brings life back to neglected leather. ALSO, this is wonerful for your hands! This is a staple in my tack box for life!!!
November 10, 2012
I love the smell and feel of the leder-balsam from Effax. In fact, I'm looking into how I could buy the personal skin care products they sell for riders, because I just want to rub this product into my hands and smell it for hours. I've only been using it on my bridle for a few weeks, but it seems to do a great job conditioning the leather without leaving a greasy feel.
November 9, 2012