Manufacturer: Ariat (View all products by Ariat)
Model: All-Around Half Chaps (View all All Around Half Chaps reviews)
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I purchased my half chaps about 2 years ago at a local tack shop because I needed new half chaps. I paid around $80 for them, new.
Likes: They are easy to put on and off, they have held up great! They are comfortable to ride in, I like them. They tood a while to wear in, very good!
Dislikes: I have read complaints about them stretching too much, well I have the opposite problem, mine won't stretch, they fit fine around my calf, and height wise, but they won't zip all the way down, and when I do take the (long) time and (hard) effort to zip them all the way (or almost) the snap doesn't even reach across. Your probably wondering why I didn't return them. I figured they'd stretch out, but they haven't. And I can still ride in them, so i'm not going to by a new pair just yet. And since they don't snap, if I ride for a long time, they'll start to come unzipped. Also, if you wear them all day, they start to pinch you behind the knee. And they do start turning on you, so the extra layer of suede is on your shins, and the pleated, "stretchy" part is on the inside of your calf, and the zipper is practically on the back of your calf. And I have gotten rubs while wearing them!
Quality: They are made of suede, in black or brown, with a pleated, seude "stretchy" patch behind your leg. The zipper has held up very well. (and i can't use the snap, so I wouldn't know) They have a double layered suede on the inside of your calf and pleated "stretchy" patch on the front of your ankle.
Summary: Overall, they've done a good job, but I think other chaps could have been better. Though, I will probably buy another pair of Ariat All-Around, making sure they fit properly for my next pair. Ariat is a good brand. I rated tehm 3 because I think that the zipping problem may have just been my defective pair, but who knows. It may happen to you!
Author: Andrea Sims
Usefulness Rating: 2.72727 out of 5.
11 reader(s) voted.
Ariat Monaco English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ariat Heritage Compass Waterproof Field Boot English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Tipperary Sportage II Helmet English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Der Dau Custom Dress Boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Dehner Custom dress boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Blundstone Paddock boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Grand Prix Prestige Zip up Paddock Boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Charles Owen Wellington English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ovation Deluxe Schooler Helmet English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ovation Euro Continentail LTD Field Boot English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ariat Heritage Contour Zip Field Boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Mountain Horse Supreme Field Boot English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Tucci Galileo (off the rack) English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Mountain Horse Supreme Field Boots English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ariat Performer zip up paddock boot English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
International Riding Helmets Equi-Lite DFS Helmet English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Tedstep Donatello English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Dublin Synthetic Half Chaps English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Auken Nouvelle II Paddock English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Ariat Womens Terrain Zip H20 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets