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    BMW Alantis leather Jacket

    Hi..
    I would like to retreat my Alanitis leather jacket but after several searches have not found much information..
    any input would be appreciated as my Alantis is one of my favorites..
    thanks

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    I use the leather treatment that Langlitz sells for its products. I've been using it for at least 15 years on my Langlitz jackets and pants and it's been good for me.
    https://www.langlitz.com/product/leather-dressing/
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    I use the leather treatment that Langlitz sells for its products. I've been using it for at least 15 years on my Langlitz jackets and pants and it's been good for me.
    https://www.langlitz.com/product/leather-dressing/
    That may not work well on Nubuck leather.
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    I guess that's one reason to buy the real thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    I guess that's one reason to buy the real thing.
    Nubuck (pronounced /ˈnjuːbʌk/) is top-grain cattle leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side, or outside, to give a slight nap of short protein fibers, producing a velvet-like surface. It is resistant to wear, and may be white or coloured. ... Nubuck characteristics are similar to aniline leather.

    Nubuck IS the real thing. I've been wearing Nubuck Timberlands for decades. Bought a new pair two years ago for the trip to the arctic circle. Though fully waterproof boots, I gave them 3 treatments of food grade mineral oil, letting them sit overnight between applications. Ya, it takes the fuzziness of the Nubuck look away, no big deal.

    Lots of warnings about using mineral oil on leather, but after 30+ years of wearing Nubuck Timberlands that usually last 5-6 years, I've not seen degradation [ rotting ] of the boots as some suggest will occur. Keeps the leather waterproof and supple with one application per year after the initial 3 treatments.

    What makes you think NUbuck isn't the real thing [ which I presumed meant "real leather"?
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    full grain is often considered the highest level of cow leather for motorcycle application
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    Quote Originally Posted by kromer View Post
    Hi..
    I would like to retreat my Alanitis leather jacket but after several searches have not found much information..
    any input would be appreciated as my Alantis is one of my favorites..
    thanks
    Did you happen to save the tags that came with the jacket?
    If you bought the jacket new one of the tags will tell you how to care for the garment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    full grain is often considered the highest level of cow leather for motorcycle application
    Whether top grain or full grain, I'd be treating them the same. So I still don't understand why the comment "buy the real thing"
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    Atlantis jacket history

    Not meaning to hijack this thread, but as long as the Atlantis jacket has been mentioned here, I would like to know if anyone has more information. I first saw the Atlantis jacket at my original BMW dealer about ten years ago. I tried it on at the time, and thought it was the most beautiful leather jacket I ever saw. But at the time it was (And still is IF you can find it in your size new) well over a thousand dollars. Since then, I have always admired it and noticed there appear to have been four different versions of it. I suppose these versions were slightly different models of the same "Atlantis" jacket through the years. Can anyone tell me when the Atlantis jacket was first made and in what years the various versions were made? I still see it available for purchase new at various locations, but either too small or too large for my size. And I do not believe it is currently being produced. Thank you all for your responses.

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    A quick Googlefu resulted in this article and it mentions BMW sealant for the suit.. Hope it helps..
    https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...-function-fit/
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    Thank y'all for the responses... you've provided me with an abundance of good information. This is one of my favorite "go to" jackets. It's comfortable, looks good and has kept me dry thru a few downpours while I was riding thru the Adirondacks. Also thanks for that link, that was a good article. I also called a dealership and they couldn't answer the question but did give me a phone number for BMW customer service, so I'll be exploring that too..
    again, Thanks for all the good input.
    keep it in the wind and ride safe!

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    My "New" Atlantis jacket arrived!

    Hello Kromer,
    Would you mind posting here what BMW Customer Service recommended using? Also what version (1,2,3,4?) you own.
    I now have a like new Atlantis 4 jacket purchased from this forum's Marketplace.
    Thank you!

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