Ariat&reg; Classic III Half Chap
Still A Favorite After The Update
I have used the Ariat Classic Half Chap since 1997. This is my third pair. I have always been pleased with the updates to the item. This time the chap is thinner but in a good way. They are more streamlined and less bulky on the leg. This item still protects my leg with the nice suede panel against the stirrup leather and the smooth leather panel on facing outside.
May 13, 2013
So far so good
I've only had these 1/2 chaps for a little over a month and so far they are great! The leather is soft and they look really nice... the only thing I'm a little worried about is that instead of buttons these chaps have velcro... I'm a little worried that the velcro isn't going to hold up at long as snaps would... but other than that, these are great!
December 24, 2012
Great looking chaps
These chaps are beautiful, they have a great grip and they're super comfortable! I love the suede that's on the inside of the calf, it sticks right to my saddle and there is a nice stitching detail on it. Only reason for 4 stars is the elastic in the back stretched way out. They were snug (as they should be) when I first got them, and I expexted the elastic to stretch when they were on but retain its shape when I took them off. After wearing them for a week, the elastic was permanetly stretched and now they're a bit more roomy than I'd like. Other than the elastic, the zipper is really durable, it seems like it will never break and they look great!
November 25, 2012
I like that they are the nearest chaps I could find to wear with Ariat paddock boots to simulate hunting dress boots. I have short thin legs but wide (bunionoid) feet so no long boots fit. They are of substantial shiny leather but the suede inside is hard to keep clean - if you gallop through a lot of mud! Can't speak for durability yet.
So many fit options are great.
October 27, 2012
Good product for the money
First time I have purchased this product, but like the fit. I have only worn 3 times so do not know durability at this time. I like the lighter weight in hot weather and they are not bulky.
October 8, 2012
Happy so far
Good fit for me. I bought them to resemble a dress boot with Ariat paddock boots - not bad. they do have a nice shiny finish. Have not had them long enough to test durability. Very quick purchase service. Smartpak must have an extensive inventory.
October 5, 2012