Ok so I used to swear by leather chaps. I would never use suede. They wiped down clean and they look more professional imo. They matched my boots and looked sleek. I had the ariat close contacts. Now that I switched to suede I have trouble going back to leather. I got a pair of ariat suede half chaps for $35 brand new and thought I would try them. Though they are hard to clean, they wear so well. They are grippy, easier to get on, and really look good. I also don't worry about cracking or the leather streaching so bad. Really impressed.