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Looking for opinions on riding chaps, located in Texas.


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Looking for opinions on riding chaps, located in Texas.


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I have 2 pair. Great for protection from stones, cold, etc., but difficult to put on.
Modern mesh pants & jacket with armor are better. I can wear them alone or over heans, shirt, etc. Great protection even in hot weather. With liners, great for cold too, though leather is better for that. Leather is not perfect for spills. Leather coat saved my elbow, but still had lots of skin loss. Armor is better.

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Wore chaps my first year. Comfortable, easy on, easy off, easy to store. Good protection wearing long pants, (as long as you don't slide on your ass), not good wearing shorts.
Ultimately went with full leather pants - for dressier occasions, or heavy Cloth ones - both of which contain full body armor.
However, (here comes the preaching) I ultimately switched to a full suit. Full protection, warm when cold out, cool in heat, rolls tight, lightweight, best money you'll ever spend.


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IMHO; I like them. I think they can look pretty sexy if you get a good fit. They will protect you from wind/cold and they will protect you if you go down.

Pros
They're leather
Offer protection in various ways
Makes your butt look sexy (so say all the girls anyway)
Is a cool biker look

Cons
Hard to keep in place (generally want to ride down as they are overpants)
Can be hot on those sweltering days


I finally found some leather suspenders that hold mine in place quite well without looking geeky (very thin and low profile).

I like Chaps. What I like even better are leather pants! All the pros and no cons. No cons because you only need to wear one pair of pants without heavy Chaps over them. Plus+++they make your butt even sexier...according to the girls reactions!

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I have a great set of armored mesh jacket and Overpants. OLYMPIA airglide.

Specifically asking opinions of chaps. What about a pair with full zippered sides.



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IMHO; I like them. I think they can look pretty sexy if you get a good fit. They will protect you from wind/cold and they will protect you if you go down.



Pros

They're leather

Offer protection in various ways

Makes your butt look sexy (so say all the girls anyway)

Is a cool biker look



Cons

Hard to keep in place (generally want to ride down as they are overpants)

Can be hot on those sweltering days





I finally found some leather suspenders that hold mine in place quite well without looking geeky (very thin and low profile).



I like Chaps. What I like even better are leather pants! All the pros and no cons. No cons because you only need to wear one pair of pants without heavy Chaps over them. Plus+++they make your butt even sexier...according to the girls reactions!




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Here's my pair. Full zipper plus snaps on bottom to adjust length. Made by Milwaukee.
Have them for 7 years and still going strong.


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Here's my pair. Full zipper plus snaps on bottom to adjust length. Made by Milwaukee.
Have them for 7 years and still going strong.


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What’s your size on those chaps and your thigh circumference? I am interested in Milwaukee chaps, and not sure about the sizing.


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IMHO; I like them. I think they can look pretty sexy if you get a good fit. They will protect you from wind/cold and they will protect you if you go down.



Pros

They're leather

Offer protection in various ways

Makes your butt look sexy (so say all the girls anyway)

Is a cool biker look



Cons

Hard to keep in place (generally want to ride down as they are overpants)

Can be hot on those sweltering days





I finally found some leather suspenders that hold mine in place quite well without looking geeky (very thin and low profile).



I like Chaps. What I like even better are leather pants! All the pros and no cons. No cons because you only need to wear one pair of pants without heavy Chaps over them. Plus+++they make your butt even sexier...according to the girls reactions!







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To each their own, but for me I can't help feeling like a member of the Village People wearing full chaps. I have some cheap half-chaps like these from Amazon and I have been very pleased by how they keep the cold air off, keep warmth in, and do a pretty good job of keeping water and muck off of my shins and knees during a light rain. They are quick to put on and take off, too.
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