A double layer of our tough, water-repellent oil finish Tin Cloth provides armor-like protection against briars and wet brush. Flat felled seams, bar tacking at stress points, double-needle construction and Rugged Twill hem binding ensure reliable use for years. Adjustable side straps provide a no-twist fit. A 14" brass zipper custom cut at Filson with a snap-closure storm flap ensures a good fit over boots. FEATURES Adjustable side straps for snug, no-twist fit Leg has 14" brass zipper with storm flap to fit over boots Made with water-repellent, abrasion-resistant fabric Regular fits 29"-31" inseam; Long fits 32"-34" inseam Cuffs bound with Rugged Twill Double-stiched construction with bar tacking for durability
Like another reviewer, I've had my double tin chaps for many years - prior to the zippered version. All I have ever had to do after a hunt is hose them off and that was only a few times when the slews were really muddy. I'm a bird hunter and rely on these chaps every year. No stickery plants adhere to these - none! - not even foxtail (the little round buggers with very sharp spines). You would hate these things if like me you hunt with a dog. Those spines lock up a dog about ten feet into the field. Prior to having these I came away bloody after every hunt pulling those buggers off my jeans and boot laces to say nothing of my best friends paws. I have to use multi-tool pliers to get them off pooch. All my hunting buddies wear these chaps now and we all are grateful for them. Buy these chaps and forget about having to maintain them. They will be your best piece of gear and you will never regret it.
I primarily hunt small game in the Mississippi Delta. Cuckleburs, briars, mud and dew are no problem for theses chaps. Its nice to be able to get back to camp and just push the chaps down over your rubber boots, and take boots and chaps off both at the same time. This leaves you with clean, dry pants underneath. I have had this pair over 6 years and they are holding together like you expect a Filson product to.
Best chaps I have ever owned. I walk through some really tough terrain with briars, waist high wet weeds and grass, branches and bogs. These keep your boot laces protected because they are just stiff enough. They keep your pants dry and protect you from the sharpest thorns. They are great for South Texas quail hunting.
I am a professional guide in the South Texas Brush. Everything here bites, stings, or sticks you. The chaps not only protected me from all of those they were light weight and kept me dry and warm on misty/foggy days. I wore them all day long.
I have worn these chaps as much as 200 days a year while working construction, hunting, fishing and working around the house. After four years of virtually non-stop abuse, they have no more than a couple snags, and one knee is getting a little thin. I ordered another pair to replace them, but will no doubt get one more year out of them.
They are more comfortable than wearing bibs, easier to get on and off, ultra dry, and tough as nails. Any money you spend on them is MORE than made up on savings on jeans and laundry. Honestly, I can't imagine not having them.
I have an older version of this product. Its the double chaps, but it has snaps instead of zippers and leather trim on the cuffs.
As a geologist and appraiser I've used these year around (same pair) for the last dozen years. In the winter I combine them with a duster length rain coat to achieve head to toe water protection. Unlike rain pants, the chaps breathe and let you keep access to your pants pockets. And the waxed cotton is just an all together more durable and comfortable material than any kind of waterproof nylon.
When summer rolls around the rain coat gets put away but the chaps get to stay in my kit. When you're working in tall brush and stickers, these things will save you all sorts of misery while still being reasonably breathable. And although these are not designed to resist snake bites...I like my odds better with these on than off.
You might take a little grief the first time you put these on, as chaps are mostly seen as a novelty, but at the end of the day when you're dry, comfortable, and not duct taping your rain gear back together or picking star-thistle out of your sox and thighs, you'll find yourself saying "filson.com" a lot.
I use these chaps chasing pheasant in the snow and rain in South Dakota and quail in South Texas. They repel snow and water,turn back cactus and briars and add an extra layer of warmth in the cold. The zipper makes them extremely easy to get on and off over boots.
I'm a hunting guide as well as a pro. dog trainer. I use my chaps 7 monyhs a year and they are great. Only thing that I would have done different is lowwer the price some and bought them 5 years earlier.
I use these chaps primarily for upland game hunting. These are the second pair I've owned and could easily hold up long enough to be the last. The area I hunt is loaded with briar patches that would previously be avoided, now I stomp right through and don't think twice about it! The oil finish keeps all the water and snow out and leaves whatever is under neath bone dry. The only downside I've found is that if you don't watch when putting them on the zipper covers face front instead of to the back and can catch on twigs. Only made that mistake once! I would highly recommend any of the Filson chaps to anyone, I've tried numerous other brands before i found these and none are near the quality.