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Men's Tradition Leather Chaps

Part Number 98039-12VM/000S





The Men's Tradition Leather Chap is an iconic basic of the Harley-Davidson® wardrobe.

  • Midweight leather with lining to the knee
  • Hems are cuttable up to 6" so you can customize the length
  • Chaps inseams run about 2" shorter than standard pant inseams
  • Actual chap inseams: Short - 31", Regular - 33", Tall - 35"
  • Buckle closure with adjustable back lacing allow you to customize your fit
  • Power-stretch inner thigh
  • Double zipper leg with 3 snaps and cutable hem
  • 1 zippered pocket on left hip
  • Built for the Ride

  • Collection

    Genuine Motorclothes
  • Armor included

  • Waterproof

  • Windproof

  • Water Resistant

  • Wind resistant

  • Shell fabric

    Midweight pigskin leather
  • Warranty

    5 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
  • Origin

Tradition Leather Chaps is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Chaps The leather used to make these chaps is thin, which I don't mind because I found them to be very comfortable. What I soon found out is that the quality just wasn't there. There is a snap for the leg zipper which is supposed to ensure the zipper doesn't come unzipped while riding, but it is small and not very strong. On about the third time wearing the chaps, the zipper started to unzip while I was on the highway (the snap had let go). I didn't notice it until it was unzipped past my knee. By then the wind had caught the chaps and pulled the snaps right out of the leather, partially due to the leather being so thin. I took them to a seamstress to be repaired and noticed some of the seams are letting go and will need to be repaired as well. In order to fix the snaps, some of the leather will have to be replaced, as there are large holes where the snaps used to be. Just disappointed with the quality of this product. Not what I expected from Harley Davidson.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Failures with HD Chaps This is the second pair of these chaps that I've purchased in the last 8 years. The first pair simply fell apart after 5 years. The newer pair has had all of the snaps replaced a couple of times. I finally went to a fabric store and bought some quality snaps. The stitching has been coming apart at the seams and I've been lucky to get them mended. The final straw came last week following a two week camping trip when the belt buck clasp broke (made from pot metal). I still had another 340 miles to go getting home and temps were in the 30's. I had to fashion a buckle out of a couple of my bungee cord hooks. I'm now looking elsewhere for my next set of chaps.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ankle Snaps These are nice, fit well and keeps these bugs from feeling like pellets. The only reason that I give them an average rating is the snaps on the bottom do not stay snapped when riding at highway speeds.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but don't fit I used the size chart information to order my fiancé a pair of chaps, unfortunately they don't fit. I have the invoice but the tags on the chaps accidentally got thrown away. Is there any way to exchange these for a larger size?
Date published: 2015-03-08
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Can you go into more detail about the leather used in these chaps? Is it top grain Vegetable Tanned?

Asked by: Roostertattoo
Hi Roostertattoo, The Tradition Leather Chaps are made from Midweight pigskin leather. Thanks!
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2016-12-08

I want a set of waterproof chaps

WATERPROOF chaps for myself...I am 38-40 waist and have 34 inseam, Aren't leather chaps wind and rain proof? o am I misunderstanding this? FYI... I have just made a major purchase in Ft Ann store in clothing and accessories.... Arnie Trudeau 802-342-2302
Asked by: ArnieT
Hello ArnieT, We do not currently offer leather chaps that are wind and water proof. Thank you for your inquiry!
Answered by: JD34
Date published: 2015-01-13
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