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Don’t know what type of chap to buy?

We show the most popular here but there are many more we don’t list.
Of course we can’t list every possible style of chaps since some are very specialized. For example bull-riding chaps are also available as well as the other multitude of chaps styles like ferrier chaps ( also called horseshoeing chaps), kids chaps, etc.

The type of chaps that you need will depend on the riding you do, the elements that you may be riding in as well as your special needs.. If you are competing in an event, you may need a unique type of chap. The information here will help you to decide which style of chaps would best fit your needs. Once you decide, let us know how we may serve you best.

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Chaps Style



Batwing chaps

The batwing chap is a full length pleasure or work chap which normally secures to the upper leg with buckles and straps. They can be made with, or without fringe. It is an “open” design which allows air circulation. This chap offers full length protection from trees, brush, and other elements. It is a good choice for those who want a cooler, less restrictive, full length western chap.

Chap leather choices: Some western batwing for sale on this site might be labeled with colors such as “buckskin”, mahogany, “light grey” and so on…., these specifically labeled chaps will look exactly like the batwing chaps shown in the individual product photos because they are made with standard colors and leathers that we have in stock, usually at all times.

All cowboy batwing chaps for sale that are labeled as “earth-tone” are made with an always changing variety of “earth-tone” colored leathers, normally in the 4.5 to 6 ounce weight range. Our inventory of “earth-tone” leather is rotating all the time and different leathers are always coming in. We buy these leathers in different colors (normally in the light to dark brown range), different textures, and temper. Therefore, the western batwing chaps in inventory will be always changing in leathers and colors. They will most likely not be the same as the cowboy batwing chaps for sale in the photos. We show only one photo of each style because it would be very unproductive to try to take photos of every pair that we provide.

Chink chaps

The chinks are normally about a 3/4 length chap but can be almost full length depending upon the preference of the rider. They are a good pleasure or work chap which normally secures to the upper leg with buckles and straps. It is an “open” design which allows the best circulation of air. It is the most versatile chap and offers good upper leg protection from trees, brush, and other elements while offering less bulk, and less restriction to movement. Chinks are the best selling and most popular chap.



Cutting chaps

The cutting chap is a full length chap which normally secures to the upper leg with buckles and straps, they also normally have fringe. It is very similar to a batwing chap except that it has a “dropped heel” which is designed to cover the rider’s boot heel and spurs. This allows the rider to “cue” the horse with spur or heel movements without those “cues” being seen by spectators or judges. This type of chap is not normally worn for pleasure riding because the “dropped heal” drags the ground when walking

Rodeo chaps

The rodeo chap is a standard item in the “roughstock” events of rodeo. It is a specially cut batwing chap that is designed to “flap” to accentuate the movements of the rider and make the riders movements look more dramatic to the spectators and judges.

Shotgun chaps

The shotgun chap is a full length pleasure or work chap with a full length zipper closure (similar to a motorcycle chap). It offers the most protection from the elements but is also the most restrictive and has the least air circulation because of it’s “closed leg” design. This chap is normally worn in colder weather but can be used all year.

Show chaps

The “show chap” or “equestrian chap” is a full length chap with a zipper closure. It is very similar to the shotgun chap with the exception that it is made with a “dropped heel” like the cutting chap to conceal the riders spurs and heel. They also normally have a longer fringe – our standard fringe length for a show chap is 8″. This type of chap is not normally worn for pleasure riding because the dropped heal drags on the ground when walking.

Schooling chaps

The schooling chap is a full length chap used for English style riding. It is basically a shotgun chap that is normally tapered more and normally tighter fitting than a western style shotgun chap.

Motorcycle chaps

The motorcycle chap is a full length chap with a zipper closure and snaps at the base of the leg. It is basically a biker style version of a shotgun chap with the exception that it has snaps at the base of the leg. The snaps keep the zipper from un-zipping that is caused by the base of the chap leg “flapping in the wind” during riding.

Remember folks
We are a custom saddlery and tack shop. This means that all of our products and services are custom-tailored to fit our customers’ needs – that’s you! So when you order custom chaps from Oak Brand Leather, you get chaps that fit your width, your height, your style, your budget, your colors and (most importantly) – your needs!

We have designed for the major players in the leather industry (including, but not limited to):
M.L. Leddy’s, Martin Saddlery, Equibrand, Teskey’s, and many more! See a larger list here.

Now we want to design for you!

All of our chaps are made right here in the good ‘ole USA, at our shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are built with quality USA tanned leather and made with heavy duty USA-made zippers. They are ready to ship in all sizes from X-small through X-large.

Ordering and contact information
If you have questions, please email us or phone us.
Call our shop phone: (405) 379-8080 – Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm (CST)
Call us during off hours: (702) 521-9930 all other times

Shop hours of operation and location
Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm (CST)
401 S. Burns, Holdenville, OK 74848 United States

While this is not mean to be an all-inclusive list of our tooling designs we offer, it will server only as a small sample of the patterns we may offer you. Of course we have many more available upon your special request.

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