Chaps are primarily protective accessories for rainy weather and for crossing aggressive biotopes. However, the nature of the vegetation in your hunting ground will determine which chaps are ideal for your purposes.

Two types of chaps

Remember, there are two types of chaps:
The "classic" chaps: these are designed as a single unit, i.e. the legs are connected to each other.
The chaps: they come in two pieces, one for each leg that you attach to your belt loops.

The difference between these two products can influence your choice, depending on your activity.

Choose the best chaps according to your use and your terrain.

The environment in which you hunt is a determining factor in the choice of your chaps.

For lowland hunting: the most important criteria are waterproofing and ease of movement: you should look for thin and flexible products. Coated fabric chaps are a good option since they provide good durability along with very good waterproofing.

How to choose your hunting chaps
How to choose your hunting chaps

For woodcock hunting or stalking, the important criteria will be resistance to aggressive vegetation: perforation or abrasion. As moisture may also be encountered, waterproofing is always a must. However, for these activities, you should look for ease of movement. Indeed, as the trails can be impeded by nature, such as trunks, branches, and brambles, the hunter has to make wider movements.

Taking these criteria into account, there are several choices available to you:
Polyamide chaps, with an oiled fabric effect, with reinforcements will enable you to face the brambles thanks to its extreme resistance. However, as the fabric is relatively stiff, freedom of movement may be impaired.
The second choice are chaps fitted with aramid reinforcements that also enable them to withstand this vegetation.
Finally, for optimal freedom of movement, chaps with reinforcements are ideal because they are not connected between the two legs!

Now that you know all about hunting chaps, the only thing left to do is choose!

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