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Great Basin Armitas
Great Basin Armitas

Shown above withe the optional scalloped leg plate and mecate loop.

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Many have asked for this version of Armitas and, since we've built so many we've decided to make it part of your regular product offering.

The Great Basin Armitas feature a fixed sewn in fringe apron, with a buckle belt in back. Many people prefer this configuration as they are able to run the back belt through their belt loop on their jeans. The Great Basin Armitas also feature strap and clip leg closures which are fully adjustable.

Xtra Large or Oversize Orders will be subject to an Upcharge

We believe that fringe should extend to just short of the top of your boot, we use the out-seam measurement to achieve this. If you would like your fringe to fall shorter on your leg please provide us with a shorter out-seam measurement.

Chap Leather
For warmer climates most prefer the lighter weight glove soft hide. Weight may vary between 3.5 to 4.5oz. For those in colder climates we can get heavier weighted leather with the same glovey feel, this leather falls in the 5 - 6oz. weight range. Please Specify Below.

Generally we build most of our chinks in traditional colors, such as Butter/Tan, Chocolate (Dark Brown), Cream, Tobacco (Brown/Clay). Click Here For Color Samples. Due to the hide market color availability may vary and is subject to change.  We're also happy to send you samples of colors we currently have available. Although; a wide variety of other colors are also available upon request; these colors may require an additional charge. Please Specify Below.

Chap Hide Color Chart


Pocket-You may add a flap style pocket for and additional $35 please specify which leg. Click Here for an example

Scalloped Leg Plate- This has be come the signature option on all Great Basin Armitas. What we do is cut out a piece of Herman Oak Tooling & Strap leather in a classy scalloped design and Border stamp it. Laced to match your hide color(s). This makes for a different look. Click here for an example. add $25

Mecate Loop- This option is kinda handy for your mecate lead rope.Add $5

Two tone coloring, or fringe also available, please contact us for pricing.

How to Measure:

Note: Please take the time to have someone measure you. We often see errors when one tries to measure him/herself. Use a cloth or tailors measuring tape if possible.

Waist Measurement:
Diameter of the waist where you normally wear your chaps/chinks. Measure over your jeans or whatever you normally wear under your chinks/chaps.

From the bottom of the crotch to where you took the waist measurement.

Upper Thigh:
Diameter around the thigh just below the crotch.

Mid Thigh:
Diameter around the thigh between the knee and crotch.

This measurement is used to determine the overall length of your Chinks/Armitas. From the top the top belt to the end of the fringe (where the fringe stops). We think on Chinks or Armitas the fringe should stop about 3-4 inches above the toe of your boot, some people prefer them long some shorter this is entirely up to you.

Waist to Knee:
This measurement helps us to ensure that there is plenty of leather coverage below the knee before the fringe cut line starts. For this measurement please measure from where you took the "Waist" measurement down the front of your leg to the middle of you knee cap.

From the bottom of the crotch to just above the top of the foot. This measurement help us determine if all the above measurements given are accurate.

What size jeans do you wear?:
Please provide the waist and inseam size of the jeans you normally ride in. (these numbers will almost always be smaller than your actual waist and length measurements) This also helps us determine if all the above measurements given are accurate.

New Instructional Video on How to Measure (click here)

Delivery time depends on our current work load. All custom Armitas & Chinks are hand made one at a time. If you would like to know what current estimated lead time is please email or call us.

Please Also Note:
If you use this online ordering system you will be charged in full up front for the total cost of your custom Armitas or Chinks. There are no refunds on custom Armita or Chink orders. No Exceptions. If you'd rather not pay in full up front we require a $35 deposit to put your order on the books. However to do the deposit only option you must call with your order info. We're sorry there is currently no way to do the deposit only option on the online ordering system however we hope to be able to do this in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
Thank you for your understanding.

Xtra Large or Oversize Orders will be subject to an Upcharge

Visit our Great Basin Armitas Gallery Click Here

The Difference Between BuckarooGear Armitas and GreatBasin Armitas a two part video.

Part 1

Part 2

Order at the bottom of the page.

Price: $415.00
5 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)

Thanks so much!

- 5/11/2012

I've been meaning to say thankyou for my husband's armitas since Christmas. He loves them! You did an excellent job building them and you have future customers here! Thanks again!

Thank you!

- 3/19/2012

Hey Carlos, I just wanted to say thank you for such an awesome job on my son's armitas. They fit great and he absolutely loves them! Thanks again, Kirsty

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We are very Excited to be in Western Horseman Magazine this Month! (March Issue) Thanks everybody for your support!
(Used with permission from Western Horseman Magazine)

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New Video! How to Meaure

How to Measure

New short video on how to measure for a pair of custom chinks, Chaps or Armitas. Click Here

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