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Motorcycle Half Chaps: How do I get the correct fit?

I have so many different clients with different styles, sizes and body types. We all have a different shape of leg and calf, I wanted to address the questions about fit and sizing of Motorcycle Half Chaps.

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Knee Length Half Chaps With Side Zipper

How should my Half Chaps Fit?

Your Motorcycle Half Chaps should fit snugly over your boot and jeans. They have room for movement at your knee, for a comfortable feel when you are riding with your knee bent.

What is the best way to wear Half Chaps?

It is your choice how you want to wear them…over jeans, over leather, over a full boot for added protection.

Many of my clients wear them over Capri Pants in the summer months, and just remove the half chaps when they arrive at their easy to roll up and put in you saddle bags!

I suggest wearing over a basic jean (not too much flare in the bottom)

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Suggested cut of jean leg and ankle boot

Where on my leg do I measure?

For the best fit for your Motorcycle Half Chaps I require 4 measurements. The fullest part of your calf, your knee, around your ankle and your leg length from ankle bone to knee.

All of your leg measurements have to be taken over your jeans and boots. If you are wanting to wear your Half Chaps with Capri pants you must measure with out your jeans on your bare calf. (my half chaps are fully lined and are totally comfortable with Capris and not concern of leather dye transfer on your skin)

If you want to wear them over a taller boot, measure over the boot on your leg.

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Correct position to measure on your ankle over your boot

Any more questions, just email or call the studio at (905) 528-4478

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Borrowing Rob’s Shadow, Wearing Knee Length Half Chaps

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  1. Lori Tudor June 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    How much are the half chaps?

  2. Fran Cox (@PhranKox) August 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm


    I love your motorcycle half chaps and would like to order them in a few months. I would be using them for horseback riding. I did n’t start this way, but over the last few years I have gained a huge amount of weight and can’t fit in any of my knee high boots. My calf is 21 inches. I would want the chaps to fit just like your picture on the Shadow…over the knee. I have two questions;
    one…can you make the chaps that wide? Two…can you put a slightly round top on them, a “Spanish top”? I found you on Pinterest which has many examples of Spanish Top Half Chaps. You know….there are quite a few big women like me that ride horses and lust after half chaps that will fit us. I will be sharing your page with them. Oh!!! And approximately how much for a pair for a big girl? Many Thanks, Fran.

  3. Tamera November 28, 2015 at 10:03 am

    i am really interested in the knee high boots and was wondering on the price …..thank you Tamera

    • lissahill December 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Tamera,
      They are actually half chaps and go over your boots. They are $150.00 a pair. They are available on my website and also through my studio in Hamilton, Ontario. Studio # is (905) 528-4478 and a link for knee high half chaps.
      Thanks for your interest and here if you have any questions or need help.

  4. alison marino March 6, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Hi I love the motorcycle half chaps how do i order and measure? how much are these?

  5. Deana September 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    How soon can I get a pair? I would need them shipped to Wi to be here by next week Wednesday is that possible?

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