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· Traveling Man
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hmmmm, I guess I don't get it. Leather chaps can be great for weather protection being an excellent wind blocker, they keep little pebbles and debre from stinging when hitting your legs, they privide good road rash protection for those times that hopefully will never happen, are easy to maintain, last for years, and fold up fairly small for storage. I saw a test report on sliding against a road surface with various materials. I wish I could remember where I saw it, but what I do remember is that denim had a slide time so slight at 50 MPH before wearing through that is was considered useless.. Leather had a substantial amount of time/feet for protection in comparison. Other woven fabrics including ballistic cloth did not fair near as well as one might think either. I guess the only advantage for demin instead of nothing would be a little extra time against a hot pipe or cushion from hitting a large insect, or sun burn. Is there any other advantages I'm missing here?
 
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