I'm amazed at how well made these chaps are. The leather is thick yet soft, zippers are heavy duty, strongly stitched, quality buckle. I'm working on stretching them a bit as I have pretty big thighs so they fit better, but the sizing is pretty accurate. The zippers were really sticky at first but easily fixed with a bar of soap and running them up and down a few dozen times. It's worth the effort. I need practical chaps for work taking out trail rides in the rain and cold. They look like they'll do the job and probably last a very long time.