Suede Half Chaps
English Chaps/Boots/Helmets

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Manufacturer: Dublin
Model: Suede Half Chaps
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets

Purchase: After an unfortunate incident of a protruding nail catching my full chaps as my horse walked from the ring (disaster followed, trust me), it was obvious that I needed some new chaps. I decided that since the summer was coming, I wanted half chaps to accomodate the hotter temperatures. So, my mom and I went to the local Champion Saddlery where the first product we were shown was the Dublin Suede Half Chaps. I tried them on with bare feet (my mistake) so I wasn't sure if they'd be too big for me, but we bought them for about $35.00 (I don't remember the real price, sorry).

Likes: I love everything about these chaps, with the exception of the length, which is explained next. I'd recommend these chaps for anyone.

Dislikes: There is one tiny complaint I have, but there's nothing that can be done about it. I have short legs, so the top of the half chap pushes a little at the back of my knee. It's a bit irritating sometimes, but easily ignored. I can't get the smaller size because then the chaps wouldn't fit around my calves, but I don't mind. If it really irritated me that much, I would fold the top down.

Quality: The half chaps have a full length zipper and a snap at the bottom that ensure that they will stay snug while riding (unlike my friends' velcro half chaps). There is a wide elastic stretch towards the back that stretches to meet any calf width. My calves are quite wide (it's a family trait), and I ride in jeans in the fall and winter, but the half chaps still get all the way across my calves. The suede is extremely soft and comfortable and required little breaking in. There is an extra layer of suede on the inside to prevent rubbing with the stirrup leathers, and at the spot where the calf and ankle meet, the suede gets even more floppy and flexible so it isn't hard to keep your heels down. Everything is of great quality.

Summary: The bottom line is that these chaps are great for everyone and anyone. I think that while many people rave about Ariat leather half chaps, these chaps are the way to go. They are cheaper, extremely comfortable, and so much more.

Rating: 5

Author: K.M.

Date: 2005-07-07

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