Manufacturer: Ariat (View all products by Ariat)
Model: Terrain Half-Chaps (View all Terrain Half Chaps reviews)
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I purchased these half chaps from State Line Tack for about $80.00.
Likes: The mesh construction is incredibly comfortable, even when temperatures reach the upper 90's. They are also very easy to maintain. A stiff brush and damp cloth will keep them looking great. I also love the reflective piping. If you've ever had a car hit you while riding (yes, it happened to me) you become a big believer in visibility.
Dislikes: The snaps on the outside of the heel are a pain. It usually takes me several attempts to get them closed properly. I have thought about cutting the straps off completely but I haven't gotten aggravated enough to do that yet. But it could soon happen.
Quality: The construction is excellent! I log about 40 hours a week on my horses and there have been NO malfunctions or problems. Even after a summer of 100 degree heat and long hours of duty the zippers are still strong and the seams and stitching are still tight. Even the high wear area of the inner calf is holding up well.
Summary: These half chaps have been a real foot saver! As a mounted police officer I ride 5 to 6 days a week through out the year and finding equipment to hold up to my use and abuse is a real challenge. Tall boots are my preference but can be brutal to wear in the high heat and humidity of Tennessee summers. These half chaps have met all of my personal standards for comfort and durability and are a "must have" for riders in warm climes.
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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