I have the Ariat breeze half chaps and love them. They're machine washable leather and come out looking brand new. I've had my pair for two years and they're still in great shape. I just bought a second to wear to shows and to replace my everyday ones when they die. Posted via Mobile Device
I'm using half chaps for the first time, and I got Tredstep because that was what the used tack place had. I love them, though they are definitely the fancier show type, all leather, really look like you are wearing tall boots. I do think that Tredstep can be pretty expensive, and that you can find a less expensive pair of Ariat chaps that are great too. I know several friends that swear by Ariat, and absolutely love their products.
I've been a fan of ariat for a long time. But many of the girls at my barn use tredstep for the fact that they look like a tall boot. And I've also heard that tredstep is good for tall riders lol which I am tall 5'9 lol