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    02-09-2012, 04:00 PM
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.
Thanks to whomever replies!
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    02-09-2012, 04:37 PM
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!
    02-09-2012, 05:01 PM
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
    02-09-2012, 08:21 PM
Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
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?
    02-09-2012, 08:25 PM
Green Broke
I think anything ariats are the best!! Competitively priced, comfy and durable.
That's what I have.
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    02-10-2012, 01:52 AM
With my experience leather with a suede inner panel is the best, I also prefer Ariat :)
    02-10-2012, 08:51 AM
Green Broke
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!
    02-10-2012, 09:00 AM
Buy the best you can afford. It does make a difference.
    02-10-2012, 10:39 AM
I have Tredstep suede half chaps. They're the only brand I could find that would fit my short legs and wide calves.
    02-10-2012, 11:16 AM
I love my Grand Prix suede chaps....they fit my long legs. Also like Tred Step chaps.

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