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    06-17-2012, 01:12 PM
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Foal
Can't decide which half chaps to get? Advice?

All of the chaps I've ever owned have been suede. And ALL of them have stretched out so much that after one ride, they are around my ankles. And yes, they are the correct size, when I got my last pair they were hard to zip up, but they streatched great lengths like all the other ones.

I want to invest in a nice pair of leather ones, but nothing over $200. I guess I'm figuring that they won't stretch as much and won't wrinkle down my leg? I've been looking at the Ariat Classic III and Ariat Contour chaps, but I'm open to getting anything. I just don't want to spend a ton of money and not like them. What are your expiriences with leather chaps? What kind do you like?

Thanks for your advice :)
     
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    06-17-2012, 01:16 PM
  #2
Showing
Look into the Ariat Covingtons. They have great reviews and I plan on buying them soon. I would not go with any Ariats under $80 or so because the zippers suck and usually don't stay up when you're riding on the cheaper models.
     
    06-17-2012, 01:19 PM
  #3
Trained
Ariat is a quality brand, so I would think they would make a quality half chap. I am feeling kinda lucky now, paid $15 for my no name 1/2 chaps & they zip fine and never hang down around my ankles.
     
    06-17-2012, 01:35 PM
  #4
Foal
I have a really old pair of wrists that still work perfectly. They were my moms so I have no idea how much they were or when she got them.
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    06-17-2012, 01:36 PM
  #5
Foal
Oops ariats stupid auto correct
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    06-17-2012, 01:37 PM
  #6
Foal
I have Ariat full leather half chaps. (They also make half chaps that are half leather/half suede I believe.) These are lovely for me especially since I'm narrow AND tall- getting half-chaps that fit right is a serious pain!

I got them for a little less than what is posted on the website I believe- but I was also willing to pay the $$ because it was black, which was hard for me to find, they fit properly, and they were the leather that I wanted.

I can't say they have settled towards my ankles at all. They fit quite nicely for me.

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    06-17-2012, 10:31 PM
  #7
Weanling
Go to your local store and go straight to the Ariat side. The majority of their half chaps are great. I recommend the all terrain but they aren't leather.
     
    06-18-2012, 03:30 PM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Nitefeatherz    
I have Ariat full leather half chaps. (They also make half chaps that are half leather/half suede I believe.) These are lovely for me especially since I'm narrow AND tall- getting half-chaps that fit right is a serious pain!

I got them for a little less than what is posted on the website I believe- but I was also willing to pay the $$ because it was black, which was hard for me to find, they fit properly, and they were the leather that I wanted.

I can't say they have settled towards my ankles at all. They fit quite nicely for me.

Half Chaps Breeze Chap - Ariat
I have the Ariat Breeze chaps and LOVE them! After a dozen or so rides when they stretch out a bit and get dirty I just throw them in the wash and they come out looking brand new. I definitely recommend these.
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    06-19-2012, 10:50 PM
  #9
Foal
I have these chaps from Horze. Not exactly Ariat brand name, but they're wicked comfortable and they've lasted me almost two years so far (all of my previous chaps have barely lasted me a year) and they're still in pretty good shape. I haven't had any issues with the zippers not staying up or them riding down to my ankles.

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    06-19-2012, 11:28 PM
  #10
Showing
The leather you are calling suede is actually split leather if it is suede on the inside as well. This means the leather has been split, creating two layers. The smooth surface is always the stronger of the two. Split leather is better suited to saddle seats. Chaps that appear to be split often have the smooth to the inside, rather than the outside, maintaining the strength.
     

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