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    10-10-2012, 04:32 PM
  #11
Yearling
My main reason the added wind protection on colder days and the protection against gettin my legs wet during rain or when the brush is all wet.

Yes shotguns are warmer., But I don't always need a lot more warmth.

Try wearing chinks, vest, bandana and cowboy hat around any of the national parks. I frequently tell my wife that there are more photos of me sitting on european coffee tables than she has at home. The tourist can't seem to take enough photos of western cowboy.

Just staying warm


Some guys just like to look the part


I've seen chinks that are slip on, Where there are no fastners. The leather is sewn to fit your thigh. I've seen them, with zipper and mine has 3 straps that buckle. And I agree, I want the buckle to be on the outside of my thigh where I don't sit on it.
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    10-10-2012, 05:03 PM
  #12
Green Broke
@Painted Horse,
I agree that you don't always need the extra warmth of a shotgun, most everyone that I worked with has a set of shotguns for the winter and chinks for warmer weather.

Also I forgot about step ins! That's what my husband has and he loves them. I am thinking my next set will be step ins and finally he can laugh at me like I do to him when he gets a boot hung up in them trying to get them off or on in a hurry! :)
     
    10-10-2012, 07:50 PM
  #13
Green Broke
I wear shotguns for schooling and batwings for warmth. Chinks are okay to keep the rope from burning through your jeans if your dally roping, but my batwings do the same.

Chinks don't do much for protecting your lower leg from brush unless you wear tall boots. I don't like the look of jeans hanging out from under chinks. Seems rather pointless.
     
    10-10-2012, 10:58 PM
  #14
Foal
I have a pair of chinks that I wear mainly when it is cold or rainy. They were a Christmas gift from my husband.
     
    10-11-2012, 12:48 AM
  #15
Trained
Are chinks just like chaps but shorter?

I'd love a pair, we ride through scrub after cattle and we hve a thorny bush called mimosa, if you get a thorn near a joint it seizes your joint up like you have arthritis. However a) I think it would be far too hot for them here (the Pilbara in Australia) and b) I think I would get laughed off the station for trying to look like a cowboy, lol!

I will just drool from afar :)
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    10-11-2012, 09:28 AM
  #16
Trained
I love all the cowboy pictures!!
     
    10-11-2012, 09:57 AM
  #17
Yearling
Yes chinks are shorter. Usually just covering the knee in length.
They are not as hot as wearing full length Shotgun chaps.

They don't protect your calf and lower leg.
     
    10-11-2012, 02:29 PM
  #18
Yearling
I paid $250.00 for mine, attractive and they do keep me warmer in the early spring and late fall but I only wore them once this year. I find them even though they have been oiled, bulky.
     
    10-11-2012, 05:03 PM
  #19
Foal
Tiny, you don't feel the buckles. On another note hows Bellevue I grew up in Kirkland
     
    10-12-2012, 07:45 AM
  #20
Green Broke
Like Painted Horses I also love the nostalgia of the cowboy look.

I've worn chaps (nylon) both briar proof and snake proof when rabbit and bird hunting....saw a fellow attacked by a cottonmouth at a field trial near Memphis a few years back.....the snake came from 10 feet away to attack him......luckly he had his snake proofs on....

So, snakes aren't out when it's cold....

We rode Iron Mountain right after a rain....kind of a cold and grey day.....with a bit of a drip falling from the trees.....made me wish I had my nylon chaps on, but then I got to thinking about the chinks.....

Hickman Saddlery - Chinks

I'm liking number 13.....still looking though...
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