A real exceptional talent is our leather of the TARA collar. Its origins can be traced back to pre-Revolutionary times. In order to keep their feet dry in cold, wet areas, the Russian military in particular required exceptionally durable, water-resistant boots. To this end, willow bark was used to tan cow leather before birch tar oil was worked into it, making the leather especially sturdy and giving it an unmistakeable, striking aroma. “Tough as Russia leather” became a popular catchphrase, and the material itself became synonymous with durability and resilience. The collar, which can be tightened or loosened to an exact degree, is based on this old tanning tradition, which HUNTER has brought back to life using gentle, contemporary and purely plant-based ingredients. The result is a dirt and water-resistant favourite that is extremely supple to the touch despite its robustness. Its light weight makes the rustproof ALU-STRONG fastener especially comfortable to wear, and it can be opened and closed effortlessly. Contrasting stitching and the removable HUNTER logo key ring made from Russia leather complete the rustic look of this unique piece. Notice: Sometimes the colour may rub off slightly.