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Question about the leather seats: "NAPA" vs just "Leather"

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I see some listed with NAPA and some just say leather

Difference?

I know what NAPA leather is, I just mean is there a difference in the leather in the trucks or just wording.
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I see some listed with NAPA and some just say leather

Difference?

I know what NAPA leather is, I just mean is there a difference in the leather in the trucks or just wording.
Probably like that fine "Corinthian" (?) leather Chrysler advertized in the Cordoba in the '70's. I read an article years later where they asked an ad man about it and he said it was something they made up to make it sound sexy.
 

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The difference is in the tanning process. Napa leather(originating from Napa valley wine country) is generally superior and more costly than regular leather.
 

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I see some listed with NAPA and some just say leather

Difference?

I know what NAPA leather is, I just mean is there a difference in the leather in the trucks or just wording.
Look up on the internet . .. probably explained and you know.. if it is on the internet it has to be
 

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SIgh,

I know what NAPA leather is, was just wondering if all of them had it or just the few.

sheesh
 

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SIgh,

I know what NAPA leather is, was just wondering if all of them had it or just the few.

sheesh
You've been here long enough, you know better than to expect a straight answer.

Attention span of a Golden Retarded in a squirrel herd around here.


With that said, NAPA leather is the chamois the NAPA guys used to clean their hands with.....
 

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Mojave leather comes from pampered cows that live above the timberline in the Italian alps, where no mosquitoes or flies poke holes in them and they spend their days listening to symphonies and being fed blood oranges.
 

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Nappa leather is in the High Altitude trim only.

I don’t think it’s any better than regular leather. My F150 leather with more miles looks better than my Nappa leather with less miles.
 
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Bougie leather
 

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I see some listed with NAPA and some just say leather

Difference?

I know what NAPA leather is, I just mean is there a difference in the leather in the trucks or just wording.
I don't know if there is a distinct difference between them, but the leather seats in my 2023 High Altitude appear to be a different design and seem to be a little better than the leather seats in my 2020 Overland.
 

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OK i googled it !!!

NAPPA -
Made from unsplit sheepskin, lambskin or kidskin, Nappa leather is soft full grain clothing or gloving leather. It’s most often tanned with aluminum and chromium salts and dyed throughout.
 

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"It is a generic term in the leather field and has no distinct test for characterization"

So... absent any actual certification, it's hard to prove it's anything other than just wording

NAPA doesn't seem to sell much in the way of leather goods though :) https://www.napaonline.com/en/search?text=leather&referer=v2
A marketing term with zero specific ways to classify it? Sounds like no one knows what Napa Leather is.

No different from "Rich Corinthian Leather" being produced in New Jersey I guess.
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