Dragon hide is the skin of dragons, which is used to make clothing. Where Muggles would wear leather, wizards and witches will wear dragon hide. The skin is very tough, impervious to a multitude of spells, and provides immense protection, while at the same time having the same texture and appearance as the skin of snakes. Dragon hide is used to make gloves, boots, jackets, belts, and shields. The hide of the Swedish Short-Snout is notably popular in demand. Dragon hide being very tough, is very useful when handling corrosive or poisonous potion ingredients harmful to the skin, to prevent skin irritation or damage.
- Fred and George Weasley wore dragon skin jackets when they greeted Harry after his fifth school year. This was a clear indicator of their recent affluence with the success of their Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes joke shop in Diagon Alley.
- Professor Horace Slughorn had a dragon-skin briefcase, with gold clasps.
- When Rubeus Hagrid and Olympe Maxime went to be emissaries to the giants, on Albus Dumbledore's behalf, they brought a roll of dragon skin as a gift for the Gurg.
- When Harry went to the Burrow before his fourth year he met Bill Weasley, who was wearing dragon skin boots.