Tredstep Custom Fit Half Chap
I recently bought these half chaps after a lengthy search online. I love them- they look like tall boots and I have gotten several compliments. I wear them over my Ariat paddock boots which works fine. I think they run true to size- definitely tight at first, but now they are easy to zip up while still staying tight on my leg. I can't comment on the durability since I've only had them a few weeks.
April 16, 2013
Love these half chaps
I hate shopping for boots and half chaps because I can never find anything that fits me. These are the first that I've seen come in a 15/15. These replaced my schooling half chaps, which only fit because they were suede with velcro- I could fold down the top to make them shorter, and the velcro gave them a wide range of fit. These are almost perfect- I've never had a pair of half chaps that fit as well as these. To be truly perfect I'd prefer that they came in more increments than just whole inches. A 15.25" or 15.5" calf width probably would have been better for me, especially with some of my thicker breeches, but a 16" would have been way too big. The zipper is a little bit annoying. I have a pair of Ariat half chaps that zip up the back like this, so I already knew how to "contort" to get the zipper to catch. But with the zipper being very small and the half chaps being a titch tight, they're rather hard to zip up. I found that after I get them up a couple of inches, the best thing to do is stick my thumb on the inside of the zipper and pointer finger on the outside and not bother with the zipper pull. These are also pretty spendy and cost more than my "show" half chaps. Assuming they stretch out a tiny bit and the zipper doesn't break, I can't really complain, though. They fit great and they look very smart. If they made a "Custom Fit" dress boot, I'd buy that, too!
April 8, 2013
Nice but not for me
I tried twice on these half chaps, but still couldn't get the size right, despite following the sizing directions to the T. I gave up after 2, and after I learned my current were acceptable for the clinic I was ordering them for. I think they could work for some people, but the zipper was almost impossible to make work - but that may have been just because they were still too small.
March 21, 2013
Okay, I am short. And, I am a curvy girl, but not curvy enough for the Fuller Fillies stuff. I have a rotten time finding boots and half chaps that fit. They usually go up way, way past my knee. These don't! They fit exactly the way they say they will. I LOVE them! They are pretty. Look very much like a tall boot (although, my trainer sill makes us wear real tall boots to show). They are breaking in very well. They are much easier to get on over breeches than jeans. Great leather. I am worried about the zipper, as it seems a little in the small toothed side. But, so far they are fine. The zip up from the bottom is not my preference, but I am getting used to it. They are snug without being uncomfortable, they have nice grip in the saddle and they look smart. If I were Ariat, I would be worried about this company!
February 21, 2013
great chaps at good price
These chaps are true to size and appear to be nice quality
January 12, 2013
I ordered these to replace my older Tredsteps that I really liked. These are a new design & run very large. I gave up after trying two different sizes. I also didn't like that they went to a smaller zipper & not a YKK zipper.i return them so never used them so i can't rate durability.
October 13, 2012