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Ariat® Close Contact Half Chap

Ariat International, Inc.
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

The Ariat® Close Contact Half Chap is made from oiled and waxed full grain leather with reinforced inside panel. The Ariat® Close Contact Half Chaps feature dual stretch leather panels on each side of back zipper. Spanish cut top line. The Ariat® Close Contact Half Chap has a stretch leather insert of instep for improved fit. Oiled Black. 

Now available in a new, updated and modern design as the Ariat® Close Contour Half Chap which features premium full-grain waxed leather and an elasticized stretch panel for custom fit!

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    Ariat® Close Contact Half Chap is rated 4.2424 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good! I have just about given up on Ariat as their quality control has gone south!  These chaps are replacing the Ariat Monaccos I bought and only lasted for 5 rides : (   Hopefully these will hold up...time will tell.  The fit was good!  My review is based on 12 rides so we'll see...
    Date published: 2014-01-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have had the Ariat close contact half chaps for about 3 weeks. After about 9 rides, one zipper pull has broken off and the zipper on the other chap doesn't stay up. I would not recommend these particular half chaps.
    Date published: 2013-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick Break-in Time Best pair of half chaps I have ever owned. They look great and I love the fact that they are full leather! The were broken in by my 2nd ride, and are still grippy! My only complaint is that the seam on the inside of my left chap split about a year after having them, but it was a quick fix for my local tack repair shop. A few other girls at my barn also have these chaps and they have not experienced this issue, but I am also pretty tough on my half-chaps. Will definitely be buying these again once my current ones wear out!
    Date published: 2013-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ariat Quality I use Ariat products because I have had very good luck with their quality and durability. I had to send this pair back for the next larger size. My calf was on the top end of the measurement range for the size. Looking forward to the replacement.
    Date published: 2013-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice half chaps These chaps look very sharp. I am very happy with them.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great half chaps for every day riding This is my second pair of Ariat Close Contact Half Chaps. I ride 4 to 6 days a week and had the first pair for years until they finally wore out. The new pair was comfortable right away and look great. I have no complaints about this product.
    Date published: 2013-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice half chaps I like the feel of these half chaps. The leather is forming to my leg nicely and they seem very grippy so far.
    Date published: 2013-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall Great Half Chaps Overall I am very happy with these chaps. I have had them just over a year now and they have held up great riding about 3 times a week. I have very thin long legs and they fit me perfectly. At first they were so tight I couldn't snap them and though they have stretched some and I can snap them, it is still with difficulty. I think they have a nice, proffesional look to them and I personally liked them because they are leather and it's not an adjustment for me to go from practising in non-leather chaps to showing in slippery leather tall boots.
    Date published: 2013-01-02
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