Find The Perfect Fit

Find the Perfect Fit - How to Measure for Riding Chaps, Gaiters & Trousers

As specialists with over 20 years of experience, we fully appreciate the importance of finding riding chaps, half chaps and trousers that fit really well. They need to be snug enough to prevent twisting or dropping but also comfortable to ride in. We realise that riders come in all shapes and sizes and so we have developed the widest range sizes for different leg lengths, calf-widths, waists and hips. Finding the correct size from such a wide selection may seem daunting, but don’t worry, as we are always here to help.

Find your Perfect Fit

On the following pages we give simple instructions on how to measure for all our products. Take a look at our quick and easy-to-view video showing you how to measure for Half Chaps and Gaiters. 

 

Saltos Premium Leather GaitersSaltos Premium Leather Gaiters Saltos Premium Leather Half Chaps

Saltos Premium Leather Half Chaps

Just Chaps All-Purpose Half ChapsJust Chaps

All Purpose Neoprene Half Chaps

Classic Suede Half Chaps

Summer Cool Half Chaps

Super Cool Air Mesh Half Chaps

Dri-Rider Waterproof Riding TrousersDri-Rider Waterproof Riding Trousers Dri-Rider Waterproof Riding Trousers

Dri-Rider Waterproof Full Chaps

Saltos Premium Leather Gaiters

To find your perfect fit please wear your normal riding kit, grab a tape-measure, take a seat and follow these simple steps:

Lower leg with measuring lines

  • measure the circumference of the calf at its widest point (A)
  • measure the length from the knee bend to floor, barefoot and seated (B) 
  • once you have these two measurements, then select the correct size from the Sizing Chart below or on the product page and use this size from the drop-down box as you place your order

What size to order - Premium Leather Gaiters (Adult)
Size Calf Length
Extra Small 34-37cm 38cm
Small 33-36cm 40cm
Small 1 35-38cm 40cm
Small 2 37-40cm 40cm
Small 3 39-42cm 40cm
Small 4 41-44cm 40cm
Small 5 43-47cm 40cm
Small 6 45-49cm 40cm
Medium 0 33-36cm 42cm
Medium 34-37cm 42cm
Medium 1 36-39cm 42cm
Medium 2 38-41cm 42cm
Medium 3 40-43cm 42cm
Medium 4 42-45cm 42cm
Medium 5 44-48cm 42cm
Medium 6 45-49cm 42cm
What size to order - Saltos Premium Leather Gaiters (Child)
Size Calf Length
Child Small28-31cm 33cm
Child medium30-33cm 32-35cm
Child Large32-35cm 39cm

Top Tips from the Experts:

  • Choose a snug fit We always recommend a snug fit to prevent twisting and dropping. This usually means that the zip feels quite tight when starting to close.
  • Saltos Premium Leather Gaiters are cross-lined to prevent creasing and have a discreet, narrow stretch panel for elegance.

Saltos Premium Leather Half Chaps

To find your perfect fit please wear your normal riding kit, grab a tape-measure, take a seat and follow these simple steps:

  • measure the circumference of the calf at its widest point (A)
  • measure the length from the knee bend to floor, barefoot and seated (B) 
  • once you have these two measurements, then select the correct size from the Sizing Chart below or on the product page and use this size from the drop-down box as you place your order

What size to order - Saltos Premium Leather Half Chaps (Adult)
Size Calf Length
Extra Small 33-37cm 38cm
Small 33-37cm 40cm
Small 1 34-38cm 40cm
Small 2 36-40cm 40cm
Small 3 38-42cm 40cm
Small 4 40-44cm 40cm
Medium 34-37cm 42cm
Medium 1 36-39cm 42cm
Medium 2 38-41cm 42cm
Medium 3 40-44cm 42cm
Medium 4 42-46cm 42cm
Medium 5 44-48cm 42cm
Medium Tall 34-37cm 46cm
Large 36-40cm 44cm
XLarge 38-42cm 46cm
What size to order - Saltos Premium Leather Half Chaps (Child)
Size Calf Length
Child Small27-29cm 33cm
Child medium29-31cm 37cm
Child Large31-34cm 39cm
Child Tall29-32cm 41cm

Top Tips from the Experts:

  • Choose a snug fit We always recommend a snug fit to prevent twisting and dropping. This usually means that the zip feels quite tight when starting to close.
  • Saltos Premium Leather Half Chaps will give a little and have a generous stretch panel.
  • Will they fit over chunky boots? All of our half chaps also have an elasticated panel over the front of the ankle to fit over chunky riding boots as well as traditional jodhpur boots.

Please note that because our riding chaps have elasticated panels, we give a range of calf-widths ie 35cm-40cm to show the width with no stretch (the lower number) and then the width when fully stretched (the higher number). The chaps will function well if your calf measurement falls into this range – but we would advise you to choose the size where your calf-width is in the middle of the range. In this way the elastic is working to give a snug fit but there is still some give for extra comfort and flexibility

Just Half Chaps – All Purpose Neoprene, Classic Suede, Summer Cool and Supercool Air mesh half chaps

To find your perfect fit, please wear your normal riding kit, grab a tape-measure, take a seat and follow these simple steps:

  • measure the circumference of the calf at its widest point (A)
  • measure the length from the knee bend to floor, barefoot and seated (B) 
  • once you have these two measurements, then select the correct size from the Sizing Chart below or on the product page and use this size from the drop-down box as you place your order

What size to order - Half Chaps Adult
Size Calf Length
Extra Small 33-37cm 38cm
Small 33-37cm 40cm
Small Wide 34-40cm 40cm
Small X-Wide 37-42cm 40cm
Medium 34-40cm 42cm
Medium Tall 34-40cm 46cm
Medium Wide 40-45cm 42cm
Medium X-Wide 42-48cm 42cm
Large 37-42cm 44cm
Extra Large 38-44cm 46cm
What size to order - Just Chaps Half Chaps (Child)
Size Calf Length
Child Extra Small24-28cm 26cm
Child Small27-31cm 33cm
Child medium29-35cm 37cm
Child Large31-37cm 39cm
Child Tall30-34cm 41cm


Please note that because our chaps have elasticated panels, we give a range of calf-widths ie 35cm-40cm to show the width with no stretch (the lower number) and then the width when fully stretched (the higher number). The chaps will function well if your calf measurement falls into this range – but we would advise you to choose the size where your calf-width is in the middle of the range. In this way the elastic is working to give a snug fit but there is still some give for extra comfort and flexibility

Top Tips from the Experts:

  •  Choose a snug fit We always recommend a snug fit to prevent twisting and dropping. This usually means that the zip feels quite tight when starting to close.
  •  All Purpose Neoprene Half Chaps are made from very soft and stretchy neoprene and have a generous stretch panel
  •  Cool Amara Half Chaps will not give as much but have a generous stretch panel
  •  Super Cool Air Mesh Half Chaps are made from very stretchy Air Mesh and have a generous stretch panel
  •  Classic Suede Half Chaps will give a little and have a generous stretch panel
  •  Will they fit over chunky boots ? All of our half chaps also have an elasticated panel over the front of the ankle to fit over most chunky riding boots as well as traditional jodhpur boots.

Please note that because our chaps have elasticated panels, we give a range of calf-widths ie 35cm-40cm to show the width with no stretch (the lower number) and then the width when fully stretched (the higher number). The chaps will function well if your calf measurement falls into this range – but we would advise you to choose the size where your calf-width is in the middle of the range. In this way the elastic is working to give a snug fit but there is still some give for extra comfort and flexibility.

Dri-Rider Waterproof Trousers

Welcome to the largest range of sizes for waterproof trousers. Here are our top tips to help you find the right size. Please have a tape measure to hand.

  • measure your waist (A), hips (B) and inside leg (C)
  • once you have these three measurements, then select the correct size from the Sizing Chart below or on the product page
  • Select this size from the drop-down box as you place your order


Waterproof Riding Trousers Adult
Size Waist Hip Inside Leg
XS Short 72cm 100cm 71cm
XS Regular 72cm 100cm 76cm
XS Long 72cm 100cm 81cm
S Short 77cm 100cm 71cm
S Regular 77cm 106cm 76cm
S Long 77cm 106cm 81cm
M Short 82cm 112cm 71cm
M Regular 82cm 112cm 76cm
M Long 82cm 112cm 81cm
L Short 87cm 118cm 71cm
L Regular 87cm 118cm 76cm
L Long 87cm 118cm 81cm
XL Regular 97cm 129cm 76cm
XL Long 97cm 129cm 81cm
XXL Regular 107cm 140cm 76cm
What size to order - Waterproof Riding Trousers (Child)
Child
Size
Waist Circumference Relaxed Inside Leg
Extra Small
Approx Age 6


56cm
47cm
Small
Approx Age 8


59.5cm
57cm
Medium
Approx Age 10


63cm
67cm
Large
Approx Age12


69cm
73cm

Top Tips from the experts:

  • As these waterproofs can be worn as trousers or over-trousers, you may need a little more room to wear them over jeans, when mucking out for example.
  • You will also need a little more room for climbing on and off your horse. Please take this into consideration so that you have a couple of extra centimetres wriggle room.
  • The elasticated stirrup strap is fully adjustable – and can also be removed completely if not needed

Dri-Rider Waterproof Full Chaps

Welcome to the largest range of sizes for waterproof full chaps. Here are our top tips to help you find the right size. Please have a tape measure to hand.

  • measure your thigh (A) and inside leg (B)
  • once you have these two measurements, then select the correct size from the Sizing Chart below or on the product page
  • Select this size from the drop-down box as you place your order


What size to order - Dri Rider Waterproof Full Chaps (Adult)
Size Thigh Inside Leg
Small Regular 58cm 74cm
Small Long 58cm 79cm
Medium Regular 61cm 74cm
Medium Long 61cm 79cm
Large Regular 66cm 74cm
Large Long 66cm 79cm
Large Tall 66cm 87cm
Extra Large Regular 71cm 74cm
Extra Large Long 71cm 79cm
Extra Large Tall 71cm 87cm
What size to order - Dri Rider Waterproof Full Chaps (Child)
Child
Size
Thigh Inside Leg
Extra Small
Approx Age 6
45cm 60cm
Small
Approx Age 8
48cm 64cm
Medium
Approx Age 10
51cm 68cm
Large
Approx Age12
55cm 72cm

Top tips from the experts:

  • This is the most flexible waterproof solution
  • As the waistband is elasticated and fully adjustable, Dri-Rider Full Chaps will fit most waist sizes
  • As there is no restriction at the hip, Dri-Rider Waterproof Full Chaps can be worn quite snug if that is your preference.
  • Traditionally, full chaps are worn quite low, over the hips. However they can also be worn higher around the waist. The choice is yours.
  • The elasticated stirrup strap is fully adjustable – and can also be removed completely if not needed

No Quibbles Exchange or Return

And finally – do not worry if your chaps or trousers still do not fit when they arrive and you try them on. We have a simple “no quibbles” exchange or return policy – provided the items have not been worn. Find out all you need to know about our delivery and returns here. Simply pop them back in the post using the Returns card to confirm which size for the exchange or to ask for a refund.

The Just Chaps team is always here to help you find that perfect fit.
Call us on 01730 812000 or email info@justchaps.com

For more top tips on sizing please visit our FAQ page.