An in-depth study of leather showed that available waterproofing compounds were not giving leather what it needed. What was needed, in fact, was a new technology.
Through a long period of trial and error, hundreds of little jars were filled with experimental compounds before hitting on the ultimate leather waterproofer/conditioner. What we now market as AQUASEAL® had its humble beginnings on a one burner hotplate in my basement.
Next came the field testing. Boy Scouts, mountaineer expeditions, tree planters, well diggers, hundreds of hunters and hikers, all in wet conditions, each person using AQUASEAL® on leather boots. A few adjustments were made to the formula, and a totally unique new product was born.