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Road Testing River Road Chaps from Biker’s Choice

By January 22, 2014General Posts




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By Dr. Feng with photos by Sailor Sherry

I am grappling through a long-term product evaluation of River Road brand chaps for as part of the 5-Ball Racing Team. I feel I’m becoming the “butt” of jokes around the editorial offices. I also seem to hear the clicking of camera shutters behind my back at unexpected times, usually when in the company of Sailor Sherry, the local wharf peasant who is too cute to ignore.

First thing I noticed upon receiving the River Road chaps was the seam hems were given the sort of styling treatment that makes them appear slightly worn, a little broken in, something along the lines of pre-washed or pre-stressed denims. Of course River Road builds this model into the line of four variations from the Drifter in distressed brown, to the Rambler in distressed black (these), the Moto with more pockets, and Plain in slick black.