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Woes of the tall--custom half chap recomendations?

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  • Woes of the tall--custom half chap recomendations?

    I have just worn through my most recent pair of half chaps and am in need of a new pair.
    However, due to my elongated legs, there is not a shelf chap that will fit me. I was wondering what everyone thought in regard to custom half chaps? I would also love to not have to spend an outrageous amount, but quality is important

    Thanks so much!

  • #2
    I'm also very tall, and I had a lot of trouble finding off the rack chaps to fit - Have you checked out the Dy'On ones? They come quite tall, and also the older style M.Decima ones are very tall as well. I have had both pairs, and they both have lasted relatively well, although the Dy'On ones have a back zipper, which unzips, and has scratched my saddle flap

    As for customs, sorry I can't help you out there, but I would be very interested in hearing others recommendations as well


    • #3
      chuck pinnell, I love every pair he has made me.


      • #4
        i wholeheartedly second pinnell. the fitting and quality of them are wonderful.


        • #5
          I second Dy'on.... LOVE MINE!!

          Won't even look at any others since my last pairs have outlasted anything else I ever rode in!
          Proudly living in my "let's save the world bubble"!


          • #6
            The Grand Prix's go to 20" in height I believe... BUT they do NOT last. I have gotten so frustrated with the cost of half chaps/paddock boots I just ride in La Mundials at home now, it is cheaper. Apparently the Ariat Volants are hardwearing for home as well- but they only go to 19" hight for those taller than me.
            Specialized Equine Rehabilitation, Reproduction, and Fitness in the Wine Country of Northern California


            • #7
              Tenny's custom saddlery makes some beautiful chaps for a lot less than chuck pinnell. While I think Pinnell are stunning I can't afford the bill that comes with them.


              • #8
                I have journeyman half chaps and I love em. Also have seen a few pairs of the Tennys and I will buy a pair when mine wear out.
                I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.


                • #9
                  I just went to the Dy'on web site and it was most uninformative.

                  For one, it did not give any prices. I hate it when prices are a secret....

                  What price range are these half chaps in?

                  "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                  Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                  • #10
                    I third Pinnell! He's fantastic. I've had mine for two years and they still look fantastic. Great about repairs, too. I sent mine back to have a snap repaired and he did it for free. He also added reinforcements in the calf.
                    "Many are riders; many are craftsmen; but few are artists on horseback."
                    ~George Morris


                    • #11
                      How tall do you need? I love my Tredsteps. They're 19" tall off the rack.


                      • #12
                        I will third the Dy'on! I LOVE LOVE LOVE mine. I got my dy'on "comfort" chaps for $212 USD from Europe. They are by far my favorite chaps I have ever ridden in.
                        Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.


                        • Original Poster

                          My calf is about 13" and my leg is over 20" long.
                          I know Pinnells have a large range depending on options, but does anyone have a price range for Journeyman or Tenny's?
                          Thanks for your help!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Credosporthorses View Post
                            I will third the Dy'on! I LOVE LOVE LOVE mine. I got my dy'on "comfort" chaps for $212 USD from Europe. They are by far my favorite chaps I have ever ridden in.
                            WHERE? Link please.

                            That is an amazing price.


                            • #15
                              I love my Pinnell 1/2 chaps, but sadly I can't afford to replace them. They did last me a looong time!

                              I have been looking at the Ovation Precision Fit cause they offer a 19" height.
                              "I'm not crazy...my mother had me tested"


                              • #16
                                I have Journeymans and I love them. I can't remember how much they were, it's been about 6 years, but I believe they were in the $200 range. I can't see myself having paid more than that at that time.

                                Journeyman doesn't have as many bells and whistles for options as Pinnell has but mine are pretty and functional.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Savannah Blue View Post
                                  WHERE? Link please.

                                  That is an amazing price.

                                  shipping was about $100USD, I combined a big order so it was worth it but I would do it again for how much I love these chaps.
                                  Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.