Leather weight - Lightweight Leather
The weight of a leather hide can vary substantially. A thick leather is heavier than a thin leather. Well-oiled leather is heavier than a dry leather. A compressed leather is heavier than a very soft leather with loose fibres and many air pockets in the fibre structure.
For leathers used in transport (vehicles, airplanes), every gram saved contributes to a lower energy consumption. With 400 grams of weight per square meter of leather, extra light weight leather was developed for this purpose. Also with leather clothing, a lighter weight is more comfortable to wear, especially in thick and warm winter coats or motorcycle leather suits.
Since leather varies in weight according to humidity, a leather must be measured at controlled air humidity in order to obtain comprehensible comparison values.
Each gram saved saves kerosene.