Welcome to our new independent group test of half chaps and gaiters for horse riders. All of the legwear in this group test have been put through their paces by international event rider and BE coach Jo Rimmer. Find out what she thought below.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Tredstep Medici Air Half Chap

Performance:10/10
Style:9/10
Fit:10/10
Value for money:8/10

Product:

Tredstep Medici Air Half Chap: ‘I barely knew I was wearing them’ 9/10

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£119.99

Official description

The Tredstep Medici Air Half Chap has a new look design combining beautiful premium leathers with lightweight and flexible perforated neoprene to ensure a perfect fit to all contours of the leg for close contact and exceptional comfort. These half chaps are perfect for schooling and competition use.

First impressions

They slipped on really well first time, while being snug and flattering on my calf. The material looked really easy to clean, hard wearing and flexible.

Overview of performance

These half chaps were very lightweight and breathable – so much so that you barely felt like you had them on. The zip stayed securely fastened while riding and they didn’t pinch or rub at all. They were very breathable so my legs didn’t get sweaty. I also liked how fitted they were without needing any wearing in.

Likes and dislikes

I loved how easy they are to clean, just needed a single wipe over, which was a real time saver. I would normally got for a more traditional look and these are quite modern in design so their appearance might not be to everyone’s taste.

Verdict

A good choice for a rider who wants a pair of half chaps that are modern, low maintenance and flexible.