La Bretagna ūüáģūüáĻ - Hydro Repel - Waterproof Veg Tanned Leather (HIDES)

La Bretagna ūüáģūüáĻ - Hydro Repel - Waterproof Veg Tanned Leather (HIDES)
La Bretagna ūüáģūüáĻ - Hydro Repel - Waterproof Veg Tanned Leather (HIDES)
La Bretagna ūüáģūüáĻ - Hydro Repel - Waterproof Veg Tanned Leather (HIDES)
La Bretagna ūüáģūüáĻ - Hydro Repel - Waterproof Veg Tanned Leather (HIDES)
La Bretagna ūüáģūüáĻ - Hydro Repel - Waterproof Veg Tanned Leather (HIDES)

La Bretagna (Italy)

Sale price$ 239.99 USD

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  • Article:¬†¬†Hydro Repel
  • Tannery:¬†La Bretagna ūüáģūüáĻ (Italy)
  • Full Grain:¬†Yes
  • Tannage:¬†Vegetable Tanned
  • Cut:¬†Double Shoulder (No Belly = Higher Yield)
  • Grain (Top):¬†Smooth¬†with Water Proofing in entire crust
  • Flesh (Bottom):¬†Smooth Nap
  • Firmness:¬†Medium 6/10
  • Dye:¬†Completely Through¬†
  • Finish:¬†Full Aniline
  • Burnishable:¬†Yes
  • Thickness: 5oz (2mm) +/- 0.2mm
  • Splitting:¬†Yes, down to 0.6mm *Please note split leather cannot be returned & if hide is¬†wider¬†than 27" we will need to cut it into 2 pieces to fit the splitter (We cut¬†closer to¬†the belly side)
  • Restocked:¬†Yes, every 3-4 months
  • Yield:¬†High 85%+,¬†With a natural product like leather, there can be areas with neck and back wrinkles, veins, scars, bites, loose grain, but in general¬†this article can expect an overall high cutting area. Double Shoulders also increase the cutting yield due to having no bellies where most the defects and loose grain are located. If you require large cuts for¬†bigger¬†products¬†like totes, duffles, etc., we recommend whenever possible ordering a full hide. This leather being full aniline (meaning the leather is very natural with no extra finishing on the surface to hide any flaws) darker colors will better hide any areas of concern. A key skill of using full aniline leather is the ability to work¬†less desirable areas of the hide into¬†the¬†less visible areas of your projects.
  • Discounts:¬†Yes, you can mix and match any of the¬†La Bretagna articles & colors in full hides. Volume discounts automatically applied. Note¬†Paypal does not load the discounts, please pay with credit card instead

Please note the images are a representative of the actual product, however computer and device screens vary as do dye lots. The leather you receive may look different than it appears on your screen. We suggest that you request sample(s) before ordering when color is critical. Product descriptions are to the best of our knowledge, if you notice any errors please contact


      "Hydro Repel" Vegetable Tanned Leather is a special article that has been developed with a proprietary process to add waterproofing characteristics to not only the grain (top) side but to the entire crust of leather. Meaning overtime even as the grain patinas and is used through its life it will maintain its waterproofing effects.

      This veg tan leather is full grain and their top selection. The leather has a nice supple feel with a small amount of firmness. This leather has a beautiful smooth dyed finish and smooth grain. 

      The veg tan will have an amazing patina as it ages. The leather is dyed completely through and has a nice soft flesh side. It has a great feel in the hand and is also easy to cut and skive.  


      • Full Hide:¬† ~12-14 square feet ¬†(~48 x 48 inches):¬† $15.83 sqft
      • 1/2 Hide:¬† ~6-7¬†square feet ¬†(~24 x 48 inches):¬† $16.66 sqft
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      • 5oz (2mm +/- 0.2mm)


      • Leather splitting is a custom service available down to your preferred thickness
      • Please note split leather can't be returned
      • There is a tolerance to leather splitting. While we have invested a lot of time and training into hitting a tighter tolerance range than advertised, sometimes the¬† leather articles and differing densities require the full tolerance range.¬†
      • Leather tolerance is denoted by +/- which means the leather can be both above and below that number by the denoted amount.
        • Example 1.2mm +/- 0.1mm.
        • This means that the leather could come anywhere ranging from 1.1-1.3mm across the hide. Most the time this amount is indiscernible to the naked eye, but should be noted if measuring with precise equipment
      • How we gauge the leather is with a thickness gauge that can reach both the edges and middle of the hide. We apply a moderate amount of pressure (Not too hard and not too soft)
      • Again our tolerances are tighter than the tanneries. We are usually well inside the range, especially on panels, but occasionally need the full range. Tolerance ranges are as follows:¬†
        • Splitting Panels: +/- (0.1mm).
        • Splitting Full Hides & Half Hides:¬† +/- 0.15mm
        • No Splitting (From Tannery Splitter):¬† +/- 0.2mm
      • The width of our splitter is 30 inches. If you have a hide that is larger we will trim the hide to fit and return you both pieces. We cut off the belly section leaving you the nicest area of the hide in tact.
      • Due to it requiring often multiple passes we do not send the split flesh part.


        We are the Official North America distributor for La Bretagna. You can mix and match any of their Articles (Ghost Camo, Hydro Repel, Gaucho Oil & Gaucho Matte) to get the discount below on Full hides. 

        • Buy 2 Full Hides¬†(Mix¬†ANY¬†La Bretagna Article): 5% Off
        • Buy 5 Full Hides¬†(Mix¬†ANY La Bretagna Article): 10% Off
        • Buy 10 Full Hides¬†(Mix¬†ANY La Bretagna Article): 15% Off
        • Buy 25 Full Hides¬†(Single Color):¬†Contact us for Tannery Direct