Our waxed canvas Hunting Chaps are tough. They are built right to keep legs and pants protected. They shield from rain and snow, brush and briars. Chaps protect pants, they save wear and tear on workpants as well as fieldpants. The wide leg openings have snap closures, the slits come up far enough to take off and put on the chaps over heavy, insulated boots. 18oz waxed canvas is heavy and durable but not unbearable to wear in the field.