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Lack of Coverage with Chaps?

Post in 'The Gear' started by velvetfoot, May 29, 2006.

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  1. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I got some Stihl chaps with my saw. Thing is, the leg sections seem to rotate outward, creating exposure on the legs that could be vulnerable, I think especially when cutting up a log on the ground.

    Is this normal? I've tried adjusting them, but there's not much adjusting.

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  2. carpniels

    carpniels Minister of Fire

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    Hi velvet,

    I don't know. I have th chaps that have the full coverage all the way around the leg. Just the top of them does not go around the ass. They work fine and do not twist.

    Strange. Perhaps yours are too short or too long?

    Niels
  3. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    There is still some slack when the leg straps are tightened all the way. Maybe too big...
  4. martel

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    Try doing some squats....

    It seems particularly dangerous for them to rotate out, opens up the femural artery- clip this thing and goodbye.
  5. velvetfoot

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    That's what I thought.
  6. Turner-n-Burner

    Turner-n-Burner New Member

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    I have a pair from Bailey's. They fit pretty well and don't do what you're speaking of - and I've got skinny legs too ;)

    -Dan
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    my chaps make my thong ride up.
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    That was a mental image I could have lived without. Now I have to have my brain drycleaned.
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    I bet you do a mean butt-crack too, Harry.

    On a more serious note, you can buy special jeans that you can snap kevlar pads into. They tend to keep the pads where they belong, and they're a little more stylish for the fashion-conscious woodcutter.
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