Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
I have 4 pairs of chaps, 2 smoothies (both hobby horse brand) and 2 suede (other brands). My suede ones are heavier, but not by much. Ultra suede is way lighter and washable and come in a variety of colors. So if it's lightweight you are looking for, ultra suede wins that category. I wear the smoothies more because they fit nicer I think, but I will occassionally wear the suede, really nothing wrong with them. Situation wise, the smoothies wipe up if they get dirty, the suede ones you can wash and redye to make them look new again, I have one that with my black ones. Wasn't a big hassle and they looked brand new. I would say go with what fits you best. I found hobbyhorse, although more expensive than my other ones, fit me the best.