What western chaps should I buy?
All you western riders just convinced me that I need to buy some chaps. So specifically, what type should I buy? Anybody have links to specific sites that I can click and order? I don't need show chaps. I want something that will hold my fat rear on the slippery horse. Cool looking would be good as well.
Here's the best price I've found:
Tough-1 Suede Leather Western Show Chaps - Statelinetack.com
I really like the Schneider's chaps, but I'd probably trip on suede that hangs down that far, so I'd not recommend them. =( Maybe you're less of a klutz than me! =b
Yes, Schneiders typically makes good stuff.
I flip the bottoms of my chaps up when I'm on the ground walking around so I don't trip on the drop or get them dirty.
IF you're not planning on showing in them you can always take a good pair of scissors and cut off the extra. It won't hurt them any.
Some of you women, do most of these work ok on our more curvy figures? A lot of men have skinnier legs and bellies than I do.
It can be hard to find a pair that fit perfectly off the rack. Measure your thigh at the widest part and go off the sizing charts. You can always adjust the waist with a hole punch and screwdriver.
The hobby horse ones are nice because they have elastic in them that gives you a little more give, but they're considerably more.
Hobby Horse Clothing Co. - Adult PMS Split Leather Chaps
They also have a couple of places you can order zip-in inserts to adjust the sizing if you're having trouble with fit.
Hobby Horse Clothing Co. - Elastic Chaps Inserts
I'd order a size up from what you think you'll need. But it depends on what type of jeans you wear! I wear loose fitting boot cut jeans not tight wranglers and I have to compensate for that.
If I put on my old wranglers, they will be tight. If they will go on at all........
I'll probably get some of those from State Line Tack because they are cheap.
I, personally, don't like full length chaps. They restrict my movement too much. I use tall buckaroo style boots so don't need the extra protection on my lower leg.
I love my "chinks".
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