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  1. #1
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    Default Extremely tough, long lasting half chaps?

    I've got a friend looking for some heavy duty half chaps, preferably not suede. We've had a lot of trouble finding ones that last more than a couple months without being worn right through. The last pair of Sergio Grassos (sp?) lasted a whopping three weeks! He's been riding in tall boots lately but wore right through the thick (and very well done) patch-job that had already been done on his Vogels from the last big hole he made in them... Nothing seems to hold up!
    So.... What are the toughest brands you've come across? He's on a good 10+ horses/day so they need to put up with a lot. A couple of suede pairs have also been tried (can't recall the brand names right now) but those were destroyed quite quickly as well.
    Suggestions?
    Thanks!
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    I've had the same pair for at least 6 years. El cheapo pair, On Course, I think? Not even sure if they still make them. Unfortunately, they are suede. I throw them in the washer whenever they get funky, but I definitely haven't ridden 10+ horses a day in them. I just recently had to rip off the buckle strap at the top of one of them because the stitching had come loose. That's the only damage they have; all the important parts are A-OK.



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    The toughest half chaps I've ever seen were custom or semi-custom worn by exercise riders at the track. They were usually really thick, soft leather made by makers of exercise saddles etc. Try cross posting to racing and I'll bet someone can hook you up with a good source.



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    I have a pair of M. Decima's that are about 7 or 8 years old. They are worn through on the inside of one, but are so comfortable!
    Proudly Owned By Sierra, 2003 APHA/ PtHA Mare



  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by mypaintwattie View Post
    I have a pair of M. Decima's that are about 7 or 8 years old. They are worn through on the inside of one, but are so comfortable!
    I have a pair of Landi chaps,they are suede but lined with Supracor,which I believe is very tough,I bought these off Ebay,I'm not sure if they are still made or not.



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    Cool, thanks guys - I will try the racing forum. I didn't even think of that!
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