I’m a true supporter of half chaps. I leave my tall boots for shows and clinics and love the ease of paddock boots with half chaps for everyday use.
The problem I’m having, is that while my Ariat paddock boots last forever, I cannot find a pair of mid price range half chaps that last as long as I’d like.
Most recently I purchased the Kerrits Griptek Half Chaps from Smart Pak. I love Kerrits products in general. They are my go to brand for just about all apparel, especially everyday barn stuff I want to last. Their breeches have been with me forever.
So, I expected the same of the half chaps. But alas, the snap at the back broke off within weeks of purchasing. But, because Smart Pak is such a great company, they offered me an exchange for a new pair at no cost.
I figured the snap was a fluke issue and I was right. The snaps on my current pair have been absolutely fine.
However the fabric at the knee patch has completely worn and its now just hanging off the side. It’s a classy look.
I purchased these half chaps for 80 bucks in July. Am I silly to think I would get a year, or more than 6 months out of them? I haven’t been happy with other half chap purchases either, but those were less expensive and I didn’t expect as much from them.
So, dear readers.. help! Give me your thoughts on all things half chaps and help me either come to grips on the longevity of these suckers or point me in the right direction!
Thanks in advance 🙂