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Jon Danniken
(Jonnycat5287) - F
Chaps: over boot or slim fit? on 08/31/2009 05:59:45 MDT Print View

Hi all, so I'm cooking up some chaps to go on my legs (poncho on top).

I can't seem to decide if I want them to go over my boots (so I don't have to deboot when it starts raining), or if they would be a more slender fit.

The over the boot option seemed like a neat idea, but (by the sample I basted up) I think they're gonna be too bulky and too swishy.

Any ideas/gentle nudging in either direction? I'm thinking the deboot option might be the best fit, but darnit I don't wanna hafta deboot!

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Chaps: over boot or slim fit? on 08/31/2009 10:07:06 MDT Print View

Hi Jon,
I use a pair of chaps with my poncho and they fit over my shoes. Yes, this probably makes them a bit bulkier but I think the ease of being able to pull them on and off with footwear is worth the extra ounce or so.

Other reasons for the larger fit...

- A slimmer fit will be hotter (less air flow) as you will reduce the bellow (air flow) effect.

- If you make them too slim, the rain will filter into your shoes.

that's my 0.02 :)

Jon Danniken
(Jonnycat5287) - F
Chaps: over boot or slim fit? on 08/31/2009 16:16:02 MDT Print View

Thank you Steven, those are both excellent points, and what I needed to hear. Cheers!

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Chaps: over boot or slim fit? on 09/01/2009 06:59:26 MDT Print View

Be sure to post some pics when you are done!