I tried the Honey Leather Conditioner on my bridle and saddle a few days after I used the cleaner -- by happenstance, not because the manufacturer recommends this.
Using the cloth provided, I smeared the conditioner -- which is clear, but with a somewhat honey-like consistency -- it is not oily at all. It spread easily onto the bridle leather, did not leave an icky residue, and it leaves a wonderful sheen. Even though the conditioner has a tacky consistency, the leather was not sticky at all.
Now, with the saddle, the conditioner was not quite as easy to apply. The stickiness makes it a little harder to spread evenly across the broad surface of the saddle. You can see in the photo right that there are slightly shinier areas one full day after I applied the conditioner -- that is where it went on bit more thickly. Fortunately it is easy to redistribute.
I think there are three standout features of this conditioner:
- The leather SHINES.
- The conditioner is not oily.
- The treated leather is not sticky
The one mild "downside" is the sticky consistency of the conditioner as it comes out of the bottle -- imagine spreading real honey on leather, and you'll get the idea. I think that the ends justifies the means here. I love that it enhances the leather's feel and shine without leaving an oily residue.