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post #1 of 16 Old 11-20-2012, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Half Chaps for Big Calves

I have large calves. There, I said it. It drives me crazy because boot and women's shoes with uppers and stuff are all made for people with... smaller calves. My calves measure 18" around the thickest part, and they're about a standard height, so that's not so much of a problem. But I'm looking for a new pair of half chaps, and everything I've found goes up to 17" calf width! It's incredibly vexing! I know, I know, Fuller Fillies, but here's the reason I'm looking for new half chaps: my pair that I bought in April from Fuller Fillies are shredding. Think I'm annoyed? Anyway, I'd also like to find someone in my freaking country (USA) that will acknowledge that there are people with wider calves than 17" in the world, and maybe make/sell some larger half chaps, please? My question is this: can any other riders that have faced this situation please advise? Thanks so much!
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post #2 of 16 Old 11-20-2012, 11:18 PM
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I don't know what my calves measure, but they are big, too

I have a pair of Ariats that work quite well. Also Grand Prix makes really good quality ones. How much are you willing to pay?
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I don't know my measurements, but I have some big calves and my Ariats are AWESOME! They're going on three years now

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I don't know my measurements, but I have some big calves and my Ariats are AWESOME! They're going on three years now
What kind of Ariats?
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post #5 of 16 Old 11-21-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Also, does anyone know how Saxon Equileather chaps fit?

@tinyliny - I'm hoping for something under $100... cheaper is better, but I want them to last. During the summer I may ride every day.
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I have a pair of Fuller Fillies half chaps. <3 I have a very awkward leg. Short from ankle to knee, but HUGE circumference. These work very well for me. I ride daily and have put hundreds of miles on those chaps. They've done a pretty good job. There is some surface wear and "rough" patches, but I won't complain.
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post #7 of 16 Old 11-21-2012, 11:21 AM
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I have a pair of Tredstep half chaps that have worked really well for me. They were the only ones I could find that that fit my short, but wide, calves, and still be in my price range.
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You might contact someone in your area who makes chaps and see what the cost might be to make a pair for you. Your local tack shop migh have a name.
Just a thought...

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Originally Posted by aquarianibis View Post
Also, does anyone know how Saxon Equileather chaps fit?
I have heard that Saxons fit larger calf sizes really well. BUT, I thought I'd mention, that the quality is complete crap. I hated my Saxons. Rubbed me all the time, extremely uncomfortable, never really fit me right, AND the zipper busted within a month of using them once or twice a WEEK. They were awful. But, I also know some people love them. But I just figured I throw my 2 cents in.

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post #10 of 16 Old 11-21-2012, 02:12 PM
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If all that doesn't help....

Visit your local taylor shop, shoe repair shop or leather (biker) shop
They can fix and alter anything!
From your half chaps to your tall boots.

If you visit them first with products and questions with your ideas
They maybe able to add an extension to your zipper sides
Or point you in the right direction.

My very good friend has large sexy calves and she too did this for many years. :)
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