Model: Ladies' Elite Colored Half Chaps
Category: English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
Purchase: I purchased this pair of washable suede half chaps for $40 at State Line Tack over two years ago. I needed a pair of half chaps to school in because I had sold my tall boots and was only schooling regularly and not showing. Because I like to be more conservative in my riding apparel, I chose the black pair with the blue piping.
Likes: The material is nice and stretchy. I have had these chaps for over 2 years now and they still fit just as snug as they did after breaking in. I think the ribbing around the calf helps to keep them fitting snug. The zippers and snaps have all held up extremely well... I have yet to have any part of these chaps break or really show signs of major wear. They are also lightweight, making them very cool and comfortable for hot weather riding.
Dislikes: When they were brand new, they were a bit difficult to get off and on, because they fit so snug. The color of the chap was originally black, but within a year, they had faded to a charcoal color, and I've never washed them, so I know washing was not the cause of the fading.
Quality: Overall, I think they are well made and a very nice buy at only $40. I have never had any part of the chaps break down on me at all. They do not look new after two years plus of use, but they are definitely not falling apart, either!
Summary: When they were brand new, they were a bit difficult to get off and on, because they fit so snug. However, after a week or so of regular use, they stretched a tiny bit and broke in and now I have no problems getting them off and on. They fit perfectly. After two plus years with this chaps, I have ordered the same pair (just with the light brown piping) from the tack shop in town (Whinnies and Knickers, Newburgh, NY). I know full well what to expect and I know I will love the new chaps just as much as the old ones... and I can still use my old black/blue chaps! =)
Author: Lisa H
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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