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post #1 of 16 Old 02-09-2012, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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what kind of half chap to buy

Hey, I wasn't sure if this was the right category for this type of question, but since I am riding English I guess this is as good a place as any.
I am looking at buying some half chaps and wanted to get a general opinion on them. Should I get suede, leather, what kind of styles or companies make good chaps. Things like that.
Also, I am thinking about buying a new helmet and wanted to know similar characteristics and styles that I should be looking at.
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-09-2012, 03:37 PM
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Best for what? Looks, comfort, durability....? For competing or schooling or riding out?

What colour/style boots do you wear?

So many questions..... so many options!

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post #3 of 16 Old 02-09-2012, 04:01 PM
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For a hat, go to a store and get one properly fitted. There are lots of different shaped hats and the one you like may not be the best one for your head shape!
I have suede "shires" half-chaps, had them for a few years now and they're still going For competing though you'd want leather

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Best for what? Looks, comfort, durability....? For competing or schooling or riding out?

What colour/style boots do you wear?

So many questions..... so many options!
Well I guess I could have been more specific! I'm looking for comfort and durability mainly. They will mostly be worn for riding out, but I might wear them for competing every once in a while.
Right now I have brown Saxon paddock boots so I'm guessing brown chaps might be the way to go?
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I think anything ariats are the best!! Competitively priced, comfy and durable.
That's what I have.
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With my experience leather with a suede inner panel is the best, I also prefer Ariat :)
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-10-2012, 07:51 AM
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I like my Dublin Easy Care half chaps. I got them for like thirty bucks and they are going on three years now with no rips or tears. Best part is, you can put them in the washer!

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Buy the best you can afford. It does make a difference.
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post #9 of 16 Old 02-10-2012, 09:39 AM
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I have Tredstep suede half chaps. They're the only brand I could find that would fit my short legs and wide calves.
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I love my Grand Prix suede chaps....they fit my long legs. Also like Tred Step chaps.
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