This is a question that I get asked a lot, and it’s one that I’ve struggled with myself. On the one hand, leather is a natural material that is both water-resistant and durable. On the other hand, leather is also a sensitive material that can be damaged by water and humidity.
So, what’s the answer? Well, it depends.
If you have a high-quality leather jacket, then it’s probably fine to wear in the rain. The jacket will likely be treated with a waterproofing agent that will help to protect it from the elements.
However, if you have a lower-quality jacket or one that is not properly treated, then you run the risk of damaging the jacket if you wear it in the rain. Water can cause the leather to dry out, crack, and even mildew.
So, if you’re planning on wearing your leather jacket in the rain, be sure to do your research and choose a jacket that will be able to withstand the elements. And, of course, always be sure to follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer.