Model: Classic II Half Chap
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I was on a search for new half chaps because my old ones were breaking down quickly and found these half chaps for just over $100 at Greenhawk.
Likes: I liked these half chaps at first - they were fairly grippy and resembled a tall boot look as they do have a slightly spanish top to them however, that is the only thing that I like about these half chaps.
Dislikes: After owning them for just under a year, I have to say I HATE these half chaps! When I got them, I could barely zip them up, but now they have stretched out way too much. The top of the half chap has stretched so much that I can almost fit my fist between the half chap and my leg. I also found that they stretched in the ankle and now they constantly fall down my leg and look quite short on me. Also, be careful with the sizing...I got an 18.5" height, but if you actually measure the half chap, that height is not the height at the back of the leg - it is the height of the slightly spanish top (side of the half chap!). I also just recently rode in an all-leather half chap and like that much better than the suede inside panel.
Quality: All in all, after a year of riding in these (3-6 times/week), they are not falling apart but rather stretching out to the point that they don't fit me right anymore. I am overall disappointed because I expected better quality for the price. The suede inside panel is still holding up well although parts of it is now smooth suede because of the wearing.
Summary: All in all, just be aware of the sizing and the stretching that happens with these half chaps. I have known others who have had the same problem with this half chap stretching too much. I am now on a search for a better half chap!
Usefulness Rating: 2.4 out of 5.
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