Leather leggings worn over trousers to protect mounted cattle workers from the many thorny plants in the Southwest (Mexican Spanish chaparreras )
Personal protective equipment which cover the legs from the waist to 2" below the boot tops. All wildland fire chain saw operators and swampers must wear approved chain saw chaps.
long leather leggings worn by cowboys over their pants for protection against cactus and other range plants.
( pronounced "shaps") Derived from the Spanish las chaparreras, or chaparejos. Leggings worn by horse people as protection against the brush and weather. Usually made of leather.(Shotgun chaps): Tight legged chaps. Can be pulled on as trousers, having no snaps and rings. Often, however, they have full length zippers. (Batwings): Long chaps with big flaps of leather. They usually fasten with rings and snaps. Like the chaps rodeo rough stock cowboys wear.(Angora chaps): Covered with long Angora goat hair. Used up in Wyoming and Montana and open prairie country as a protection from the cold. Also called "woolies". These wooly chaps belong to Amy Carman of Kansas. They originally belonged to her grandmother Margaret Monroe Fulk of Cave Junction, Oregon. Tri-color wooly chaps made by Power, Pendleton, Oregon. (Chinks): Short chaps or riding apron, originally from California. Usually with fringe, they come just below the knee. Regional to buckaroos. Texas and southwestern cowboys sometimes wear chinks with their pants tucked into high boots.(Armitas): A California, Spanish named, version of leggings, similar to chinks, but made by hand, usually without metal hardware.
Chaps are long pants where the crotch has been cut out. They hang from your belt, but unlike pants they are not joined at the crotch. Chaps are usually worn with a thong underneath but that's entirely up to you.
Chaps are sturdy leather coverings for the legs. They hang from one's belt, but unlike trousers they are not joined at the crotch. The most sturdy kind are made from single pieces of leather that wrap around to protect the fronts and sides of each leg.
pronounced "shaps"; leather leg coverings of various styles worn by working buckaroos when riding in brush or sage, for warmth in the winter, and for "show" in rodeos or parades. The word comes from the Mexican-Spanish chaparreras. There are several different styles: shotgun chaps, hair chaps (woolies), batwing chaps, stove-pipe chaps, and chinks, reflecting different regional traditions as well as changing fashions and personal preferences within the same region.
Chaps are a great clothing accessory designed for protection. They're usually made of leather and are fastened around the waist, with an open back. They snap at the ankles and zip down the legs.
Chaps are sturdy leather coverings for the legs. They are buckled on over trousers and belt with the chaps' integrated belt, but unlike trousers they have no seat and are not joined at the crotch. They are designed to provide protection for the legs and are usually made of leather or a leather-like material.