Manufacturer: Equi Comfort
Model: Half Chaps
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: At first I never owned tall boots or half chaps, and when I would ride, my legs would get rubbed so badly. I made a trip down to the tack store to buy my first pair of half chaps. On my "quest" I found brown suede Equi Comfort Half Chaps, priced at $70, compared to the $100 Ariat half chaps, these were exactly what I wanted.
Likes: They came in black or brown. I purchased brown, because there were no sizes in black that fit me...But they go great with my black lace up ropers or brown lace up Roper Runners. They come in a variety of sizes, I believe mine are medium, and they fit my slim calf perfect. I use them both with jeans and breeches. The hard work they endure includes: some schooling (at home mostly, now that I have tall boots, I don't use them as much for lessons), and are the best thing ever when you are on the racetrack (I'm an exercise rider) galloping horses. Very functional and good quality indeed. They were put through nearly everything. Galloping thoroughbreds in the mud, on trail rides, riding at home on hot summer days, clinics, etc. They haven't failed me yet!
Dislikes: What's there not to like? I really can't think of anything bad about them. But I am a long legged rider, so I wish they came in "long" sizes (they need to be about 2 1/2 to 3 inches longer, then they would be a perfect length).
Quality: Great all around quality. The leather is really nice, and being suede, they are extra grippy. The elastic that goes under your foot to keep them in place is holding up really well (through all that muck and mud), the zipper hasn't failed me yet either, and I like how you can adjust and secure them at the top with the buckle, to get that perfect fit below the knee. Our basement had flooded at one time, for some reason they were thrown on the floor, and some of the dye bled out, but you can't even tell that they got soaked. Easy to clean too. Take a brush and brush away the sand and debris, whala, clean! To keep the elastic from getting crusty, I wash it off in the sink or with a hose.
Summary: If you are in need of some half chaps, look at these ones. Whether you are an exercise rider, jumper, or just need something to protect your legs, I would invest in a pair of these Equi Comfort Half Chaps, if I were you!
Usefulness Rating: 2.88462 out of 5.
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