Kangaroo leather is weight for weight the strongest leather available. Whilst it is extremely strong, it is also very soft. It gives excellent string feel, and allows for maximum consistency with your ‘hook’. The performance of our Kangaroo leather in wet conditions is unsurpassed.
Its structure is quite unique in that the collagen fibres of the Kangaroo hide are uniformly directional, they run in parallel with the surface, and are uniform across the entire hide meaning better consistency from one piece of leather to the next.
Kangaroo Leather has low fat content and a very thin grain layer providing superior strength compared with leathers from other raw material types at similar thicknesses. Naturally thin, kangaroo leather retains all of its strength where other raw material types require heavy splitting and shaving which significantly reduces physical performance.
The consistency of Kangaroo Leather from hide to hide is remarkable.
"It’s incredible how the tab is comfortable in the hand. The rubber ring fixates the tab very well and it doesn’t turn during the extension. The kangaroo leather is strong and durable but it takes the shape of the fingers quickly so, if necessary, you can change it without concerns about competitions. I’m very satisfied."
- Mauro Nespoli - Olympic Gold & Silver Medallist, European Champion
SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT
Kangaroos are not farmed but harvested in the wild from a large and fast-replenishing population. In fact, at any given time there are almost twice as many Kangaroos in Australia as there are people.
As they are not farmed, there is no clearing of natural habitat as found with other farming practices. The harvest is strictly controlled by an Australian Government program that ensures no detrimental impact on the kangaroos or their ecosystems. Management of Kangaroo numbers is vital to our ecosystem, as Kangaroos have no natural predators, aside from drought.
Through the harvest program a small proportion of the total kangaroo population is taken for the food industry, the leather is a recycled by-product that would otherwise end up as waste.
Our Kangaroo is then processed at facilities recognised as operating at the highest levels of environmental best practice - ensuring production is in line with rigorous international, environmental standards that are subject to independent audit.