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Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps #6649807
10/26/19 06:53 PM
10/26/19 06:53 PM
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So let me say right up front I've always been a fan of JC and his workmanship. Everything I've ever bought or used that he made or produced has always been tough, well built, practical and worth every penny.

So when a buddy of mine asked if I had ever thought of trying JC's chaps, I had to admit that I hadn't ever heard of them but I would take a look at them. I looked at the chaps on JC's website and thought, "Hmmm, they look like they might work so I'll buy some and if they don't work, I'll send them back." I shouldn't have worried about the return postage. I ordered them from the website and within an hour I got a call from Mrs. Conner double checking my measurements and making sure they were correct. She said she didn't know if she could get them done before my November 1 season start date, but she'd try. The chaps arrived early -- two weeks before my season start date.

I took them out on my coyote trapline (my state has no season on coyotes; you can trap them 12 months out of the year) and was immediately and thoroughly impressed. First, they fit great. They are a tiny tad large all the way around but when it gets real cold and I'm wearing heavier clothing, they will be spot on. Second, I thought they would be bulky and confining but after just a few minutes I completely forgot I even had them on. The material is extremely durable, ironclad Cordura (read: like metal and waterproof). The chaps have built in (and replaceable) knee pads, so kneeling down in the rocks and cactus was a breeze. The dry fall sticker bushes didn't stick to my legs and calves and certainly didn't penetrate the tough material. JC says he's had his for 15 years or so and I can completely accept that -- these are pretty much indestructible. They shed water, brush, thorns, and stickers. And when it gets cold and I'm riding my 4 wheeler, they will shed rain, snow and cold. The chaps have two pockets on the front just the right size for a 4 oz bottle of lure. You can wash them easily and just air dry them. The belt clips attach the chaps to your belt so you aren't pulling up your britches all day. Like I said, I forgot I had them on.

One of the big selling points for me was the wear and tear they saved on my pants. My wife is always repairing and patching the knees in my jeans, and after a few weeks on the trapline, they have enough blood, lure and gunk on them that I get strange looks from family and friends. When my wife saw them after a hard day on the coyote line, she immediately remarked, "I wish you had those 20 years ago -- you could have saved dozens of pairs of pants." I agree. In fact, one day I left the office and decided to go check a couple coyote sets on the way home from work. I was in my dress slacks and even though I ended up dispatching a coyote and remaking three sets, my dress slacks stayed clean and dry. Now, I'm not suggesting you wear your dress slacks to check traps, but it was testament to the idea that they thoroughly protect your pants, and your knees. I'm glad I got a pair and I know they will bring me years of valuable service. Definitely worth the money and now an essential part of my trapline equipment.

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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6649824
10/26/19 07:06 PM
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bought a pair at the PTA convention in June and Mrs. Conner made a special effort to make sure I got the right size.

Haven't had them on the line yet, but I'm SURE they will perform as advertised!

Thanks for the review, Tracy!

I bought a SECOND pair of the belt clips, because I can use them for hip waders, too...and I LOSE chit! If I lose one, I still have three (and can still afford to lose a second one)

Last edited by white marlin; 10/26/19 08:03 PM.

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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6649939
10/26/19 08:44 PM
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Yep, just received mine today after recommendation here. Look great.

Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6649944
10/26/19 08:49 PM
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Agree 100%, got my pair this year and just used them on the line. They are awesome

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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6649952
10/26/19 09:00 PM
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Cant wait to try mine out!


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6649958
10/26/19 09:02 PM
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I love them

Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6649972
10/26/19 09:20 PM
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Like everything from JC and Mary Ann top notch, I've got 2 pair.

Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6649980
10/26/19 09:28 PM
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They sure look top notch.


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6650740
10/27/19 06:37 PM
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Guys his website has all the necessary info and more...love his trapline tip page.

Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6650860
10/27/19 08:39 PM
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Never heard of them but have been wearing leather chinks for years for all sorts of jobs not just riding and mugging.

Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: MChewk] #6651276
10/28/19 09:43 AM
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Yes his Pro Tips section of the website is excellent - simple solutions to common problems that a real professional trapper has learned from experience


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6651532
10/28/19 05:56 PM
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Would not leave home with out them.......


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6651783
10/28/19 10:12 PM
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Just got mine in the mail today along with his snare bag. They fit great and the snare bag is awesome too.

I will add that an envelope was enclosed with some money that they reimbursed me for overpaying on shipping cost ( which I had no clue and never would’ve known)

Great people and quality gear

Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6651939
10/29/19 06:32 AM
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Bought a pair before going out of state last year. One of the best investments I've ever made for the line. Wear like iron, and I really like being able to kneel in a patch of prickly pear and not have any sticks from it! Five golden stars!


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6669119
11/18/19 02:45 PM
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Used mine for the 1st time this past weekend. I can't beleive I ever trapped without them. Definitely make sure you get the belt clips. Best $100 I ever spent.


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: lee steinmeyer] #6669161
11/18/19 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Bought a pair before going out of state last year. One of the best investments I've ever made for the line. Wear like iron, and I really like being able to kneel in a patch of prickly pear and not have any sticks from it! Five golden stars!


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6669174
11/18/19 03:51 PM
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Pretty sure ya'll just sold me on a pair.
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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6704566
12/24/19 12:32 PM
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Where are they listed on their website? I've looked in every category and can't find them. I see replacement knee pads for them in the accessories, but don't see the chaps. Maybe I'm just blind. hahaha

Worst case scenario I'll just call Mary and order some after Christmas.


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6704669
12/24/19 03:16 PM
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Going on a couple years with ones I have worth every penny,,, nice for wet muddy snowny days no more wet knees ,,, they protect your knee is a benefit I I really appreciate.


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Re: Product Review -- JC Conner Chaps [Re: Lazarus] #6704992
12/24/19 09:42 PM
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My leather chaps are 25 yrs old and still great. I cant imagine myself in anything other than leather but I'm betting if JC Conners name is on them they are top notch. All of his products are well engineered IMO


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