Our collars are made from the finest Latigo leather there is. This is the best and most durable leather there is for outdoor uses. Latigo leather is cowhide leather that is combination tanned. First it is chrome tanned, then it is vegetable tanned. Latigo is usually infused with oils and waxes. Techniques such as hot-stuffing, wet-stuffing, and fat liquoring have been devised to increase the amount of oil and wax the hide can hold. Due to oil/wax infusion, and its partial chrome tanning, the leather is moderately flexible, less rigid than full vegetable tans, but more rigid than full chrome tans. Because of its weight and tanning process, latigo is among the most expensive cattle hide leathers. It is not stretchy and goes from rigid to supple and soft in a short time. In Western saddlery latigos are the name given to straps securing the cinches to the saddle rigging. They are named for the latigo leather used to create them. They are traditionally manufactured in burgundy. The life expectancy of this leather is indefinite with moderate care. Due to the oils and waxes this leather is the best choice for durability and life expectancy.