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Men's Hi-Viz Reversible Motorcycle Chaps



Item Code: Detour8552

Brand: Detour

Color: Hi-viz Orange or Hi-viz Yellow

Material: Textile



Features



  • Reversible textile chaps
  • Durable textile material
  • Zippered pockets
  • Stretchable inner thigh for comfort fit
  • Strong and smooth zippers
  • Full length side zippers with snaps allow for ease of dressing


Size Chart



HOW TO DETERMINE SIZE. Please measure the thickest part of your thigh (circumference around your thigh at the thickest part) using a cloth tape measure. Be sure to take this measurement with your jeans ON.



Size Chart

Size

Thigh

Length

S

23 inch

33.5

M

24 inch

34

L

25 inch

34.5

XL

26 inch

34.5

2XL

27 inch

35

3XL

28 inch

35

Most Helpful Reviews :

Detour Hi-Viz Reversible Textile Chaps Review

by - verified purchaser
The fit on theses chaps matched my leather chaps and easy to get on and off. The only issue I had was that all of the belt-loop buttons popped off the first time I used them. I was able to retrieve most of the buttons and re-attached them with good thread. Not sure if this is an isolated issue but I wanted to share the only issue I had with these nice chaps.

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Detour Reversible Textile Chaps Review

by - verified purchaser
I really like these. They are really sturdy and light weight. The only issue I have with these is you have to have a belt. I'm a lady rider and i don't always wear a belt. If you have these in your saddle bag and need to put these on...better have a belt with them as well. Other than that I love them.

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GOOD FIT

by - verified purchaser
LIGHT WEIGHT DID NOT RESTRICT MOVEMENT SIZE INSTRUCTIONS RIGHT ON

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Great Deal

by - verified purchaser
2 in 1 now that is a cool deal! With the temps getting much cooler, especially in the mornings i need a bit more warmth on my legs. I ordered a small & they fit perfect the length was a bit long, fold it over & you got the orange/yellow/ black cuff - depeding which side you choose to wear. The zipper pockets are just enough room for some cash, keys. Plus it comes w/ 2 D rings nice to have. Used it going up to Santa Barbra from L.A. sure felt good & lady's dig them.

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Great chaps!!!

by - verified purchaser
It's a bargain at this price. Keeps you warm and dry and the reversibility is a bonus. Follow the sizing chart and you should have no problems.

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"Good buy"

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"They fit me well and they definitely show up at night. You can't tell with the black-side out that they have that reflective fabric on the other side."

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These 8552 Chaps Leggings are made from an abrasion resistant nylon and come in two colors, Hi-Viz Orange and Hi-Viz Yellow. They are available in sizes S thru 3XL and feature a combination snap and zippered closure. You will notice that the closure has an inner and outer row of snaps. That is because the leggings are reversible. Remember to switch legs when reversing your leggings to make sure the closure flap will be facing in the right direction to keep the wind out. The Hi-Viz side features reflective panels that match perfectly with the 8202 Mil-Spec style vest. Check out the listing to see the vest video. The belt flaps feature two buttons and can be used to make the chaps a little longer by using just the top button. There are accordion style stretch-panels on the inside of the leg that also help add to the versatile fit. The only downside to a textile chap versus a leather chap is that the hem at the bottom has to be stitched so you can't adjust the length the way you can with leather. The major bonus, though, is that the textile chaps are much lighter weight and pack smaller, making them easier to fit into a saddlebag. The other feature I find handy is this metal D-ring hanging off of the black side of the chap. It's perfect for holding onto your keys when you are off the bike.

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are these textile chaps waterproof or windproof?
alex n on Oct 12, 2014
Best Answer:I have wore these chaps riding with it 29 degrees out. They are windproof and water resistant.
Reply · Report · Lisa H on Oct 13, 2014
Would you consider these lighter and more flexible than leather chaps? I like how my Jafrum leather chaps keep out the wind and cold, but they are heavy, stiff, and difficult for me to put on. I'm hoping these are easier to handle. Thank you.
Carolan on May 6, 2015
Best Answer:These chaps are definitely lighter and much more flexible than leather chaps, but they remain remarkably wind-proof and will help keep the rider warm.

But they do NOT go on like most leather chaps. You need to step into them like you would for a pair of pants, because the zipper/snaps stop about 6" below the top of the chaps.

None of the catalog pictures really show this feature very clearly, since it would only show up in a rear-view. But, the pictures of the rear-view actually show the model wearing the chaps incorrectly backwards.

I really like these chaps, but I find them a little more difficult to put on and take off than my leather chaps.
Reply · Report · Dave P on May 6, 2015
are these even waterproof? Not a word about that. Water "RESISTANT" is NOT "waterproof".
Bluesman on Feb 14, 2015
Best Answer:They are not waterproof but would probably provide some protection in a light rain or for a short period of time.
Reply · Report · Mark K on Feb 15, 2015
I plan on wearing these chaps over my Rev'It Tornado Trousers when I'm in high traffic urban travel conditions. I've measured my thighs with the Rev'It trousers on (26-inches) but, are these chaps going to fit over my Tornado Trousers knee pads (measure 25-inches) in a sport riding position?
Harry H on Nov 14, 2014
Best Answer:Harry,

I do not have Tornado's, so I am just giving an opinion here.

But, the short answer is; I don't think you have a good fit here.



I love these Detour chaps, but they are not classic design, like my other chaps. You need to step into each one separately, one leg at a time like boots, to put them on.

This is because they are permanently closed at the top of the thigh, and only zip/snap from mid thigh to ankle.

Then they you'll need to fasten them to your belt to keep them up. I'm not sure that the Tornado's offer a proper place for this hook up.



(I wear them over dress pants when riding to work. While I have a belt on those pants, it's too thin and handsome to do double duty with the chaps. So, I bought a utility belt on-line and keep it with the chaps.)



Tornado's look like great pants, especially when you ride a sport bike with your legs bent strongly at the hip and knee. I'm not so sure these chaps will follw that curve as well.



Obviously, you do what you want. Jafrum is REALLY good about swapping things that didn't fit right, for the same thing in a different size. So, you can try a bigger size to see if it gets you to your comfort zone.



Good luck
Reply · Report · Dave P on Nov 27, 2014
Looks like when HiViz side out the leg closes forward and would duct slipstream inside the chap. How does it work in real life?
A shopper on Nov 6, 2014
Best Answer:There are two sets of snaps. Each set has the cap (or button) on the flap. Then the stud (the part that snaps into the cap) is actually two studs, mounted back to back.

And, the tab on the zipper flips completely over so you can pull it up from either side.



But the way Detour get this arrangement to work is that the right leg on the black side becomes the left leg on the hi-viz side! This way the flaps allways face the rear.

Since the chaps are not connected to each other by a belt, like traditional chaps are, they turn "inside-out" pretty easy.

And, every pocket, d-ring, button, etc. has a duplicate on the other side.



My one warning: You will need to wear a strong belt, that can do double-duty of holding up your pants AND holding up the chaps. OR, do what I did, and buy a 2" wide nylon utility belt and keep it with the chaps.
Reply · Report · Dave P on Nov 27, 2014
As we are now into the colder riding season here in Northern Virginia and West Virginia I am looking for chaps that will help keep me a bit warmer through the cold of the coming months; any experiences how these meet the cold and wind chills?
Michael C on Nov 5, 2014
Best Answer:I do not have any cold weather riding experience in these chaps. I would suggest a pair of our chaps with zip out insulated liners in them if you are going to battle the bitter cold.
Reply · Report · Justin PStaff on Nov 5, 2014
black available as in the picture?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2014
Best Answer:Yes, the black is the reverse side of the orange and yellow chaps.
Reply · Report · Justin PStaff on Nov 5, 2014