Highway 21 Maverick Chaps
The Maverick chap is designed with America’s rich history in mind. Dating back to the 1870’s, chaps started finding their way onto horsemen, and over a century later they are still being widely used by horsemen and iron horsemen alike. Put on a pair of Maverick chaps and step into the past to protect your future.
- Premium 100% genuine leather
- Waist belt and rear adjustment lace
- Comfort mesh lining
- Perforated upper thigh
- Inner leg stretch panels
- Customizable inseam lengths
- Lower leg adjustment snaps
Thigh size is the main factor in picking a size of chaps. You should measure your thigh over the clothes you plan to wear under the chaps. Measure up high near the crotch which will generally give you the largest reading. Measure with the tape comfortably around your leg… not tight or loose. You’ll choose a chap size that is just big enough for your thigh.
The waist on these chaps is adjustable with the belt in front which has a wide adjustment range. The lacing on the back will also give a bit of size adjustment as well, so the waist can be adjusted to fit most anybody if the chap size is chosen correctly based on the thigh.
Inseam is a bit tricky in chaps since chaps don’t go all the way up to the crotch like jeans do, but we are offering an “approximate inseam” which you can use to compare to the inseam you usually buy in pants. I’m also offering an outside seam which is measured from the top of the belt to the end of the chap leg. You can use that to compare what you measure from the top of your belt to the floor (or sole of your boot). The length should be long enough for most people, and then the legs can be cut or hemmed to the ideal length. Before you hem, make sure to sit down to get the desired length while on a motorcycle. If the inseam sounds short for you, then these chaps probably aren’t the ones you need, and you should look for a chap that is available in a tall size.
Our Two Cents
Highway 21 Maverick chaps are nice looking black leather chaps. The quality is reasonable with thicker leather and metal zippers and hardware.
These chaps are made of traditional black cowhide. The leather is thick and suitable for use on a motorcycle to give protection to your legs from any random flying debris and to give abrasion resistance if you fall. Chaps are easy-on and easy-off over your street clothes and that’s what makes them comfortable and practical for the bike.
The legs of the chaps are lined with simple black nylon to just below the knee. And there is one pocket on the thigh. The front buckle and the back laces work in the traditional way which gives a LOT of adjustability (more so on these than others we’ve measured). The side zippers are heavy duty YKK zippers that should last a long time. The ends of the legs close with snaps to make it easy to cut the chaps to length.
The pricing of these chaps is in line with other brand of similar quality. (Black Brank, Tour Master, Z1R, etc). The only feature that stands out as being different/better is the styling of the buckle in front. It is a square cast metal buckle with some style. And the snaps on the lower legs are a bit more special than standard as well. Near the crotch, there is an expansion panel of slightly stretch material that will help make a good fitting set of chaps more comfortable when sitting. . :: Paul, 02-28-18