Review: Husqvarna protective wrap chaps

Monday, January 16, 2023
Husqvarna protective wrap chaps are personal protective equipment (PPE) for chainsaw users. 

They are worn over clothing to protect the legs from cuts, scrapes, and abrasions. 

They are also designed to protect against kickback, a dangerous chain saw reaction in which the chain saw suddenly moves in the opposite direction of the cutting edge, potentially striking the operator. If you do not have chaps on you can seriously injure your person. 

Some cuts can be life-threatening if an artery is severed and there's blood on the dance floor...

husqvarna wrap around chaps

And that's why chain saw operators love to use  Husqvarna chaps made of durable materials such as Kevlar or nylon, and are designed to be lightweight and breathable for comfort. 

This is where Husqvarna chaps come into play. 

Husqvarna chaps are made of durable materials known as Tek warp. This layer is a high-tech material that is designed to provide additional protection to the user. It is typically made of a combination of materials such as Kevlar and other synthetic fibers, that provide high strength and durability, making it resistant to cuts, abrasions and flames. 

The layer is usually applied as a covering on the front of the chaps, to protect the user's legs from the chainsaw while working. The Tek warp protective layer is designed to enhance the overall safety of the user when working with a chainsaw, making them ideal for professional and amateur use.

The cut retardant material is designed to "pull" apart and clog up the sprocket system of the chain saw and slow or stop the chain from rotating depending on the speed of the chain, length, angle of contact, and power of the saw.

Husqvarna protective wrap chaps are are UL certified and meet ASTM f1897, ANSI z133.1, and OSHA regulation 1910-266.

Chaps can be hotter than wearing jeans, especially in hot climates. The reality is you would rather experience some sweat and heat rather than the sharp blade of a Poulan chainsaw ripping through your skin down to the bone. 

Here's a picture of some chaps that have done their job and stopped the wearer from being harmed by a way wood chainsaw blade:

husqvarna safety chaps used

Here's some reviews from actual users of the Husqvarna chaps who brought via Amazon:

"Purchased for a friend who has a longtime proficiency with chainsaws. He says the chaps are far more comfortable than others he’s had. Fabric wraps all the way around the calf and secures with straps. Provides more protection coverage and they don’t flap around as you walk. Open crotch design allows freedom of movement. Easy to walk, bend and crouch. Dayglow orange front is anti-camo and could be valuable in an emergency. Certainly easy to spot in the woods."

"I use my chain saw to keep a hiking trail clear. These chaps are rugged, have many snaps to assure a firm fit, are open in the back for coolness, fit me well (5' 9" and 155 pounds), and are flexible enough to work around fallen and upright trees. Given the quality of the engineering, I'm confident they would minimize injury should a problem arise."

"I'm glad I purchased Husqvarna chaps instead of the several other popular chap brands! These chaps are somewhat light, very comfortable and can be easily put on and taken off. I usually purchase Oregon products, however after reading some reviews, I opted for the slightly more expensive Husqvarna chaps. And, am I glad I spent a few more dollars this time!"

"A great product, fit perfectly over my standard work trousers for the occasional chainsaw use at home and when out on fencing jobs. Plenty of adjustment on the straps to make them as loose or as snug as you want. There is a bit of weight to them, but still easy to walk in. Well worth the price for guaranteeing safety, and not being stuck to your legs all day when not needed."

What are the pros and cons of wearing Husqvarna chaps?


  • Protection from cuts and abrasions: Protective chaps offer a barrier between the user's legs and the chain saw, which helps to protect the legs from cuts and abrasions.
  • Protection from kickback: Chaps are designed to protect against kickback which can mean the user suffers harm to the limbs or face. We dare you to google "chainsaw kickback to the face" to see the full extent of harm that a kickback can do.
  • Durability: Many chaps are made of durable materials such as Kevlar or nylon, which can withstand the rigors of heavy use and prolong the life of the chaps.
  • Lightweight and breathable: Chaps are designed to be lightweight and breathable, which makes them comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
  • Visiblity: The bright orange look is invaluable for being seen, especially in a workplace / forestry environment.
  • Limited mobility: Wearing chaps may limit the user's mobility and range of motion, which can make it more difficult to perform certain cutting tasks.
  • Heat buildup: Chaps can trap heat and moisture, which can make the user feel hot and uncomfortable.
  • Increased cost: Some chaps can be quite expensive, which can be a disadvantage for those on a budget.
  • Maintenance: Chaps need to be cleaned and maintained regularly to keep them in good condition, which can be time-consuming.
It's important to note that protective chaps are an important PPE that should be worn to protect the user from the dangers of chainsawing. The cons are minimal when compared with the potential risks of not wearing chaps and need to be taken into consideration when using a chainsaw.

How to correctly wear husqvarna wrap around chats

  1. Begin by selecting the correct size chaps for your body. Husqvarna chaps typically come in small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes.
  2. Lay the chaps out on a flat surface with the inside of the chaps facing up.
  3. Slip your legs into the chaps, one at a time, making sure that the chaps are positioned correctly on your legs. The top of the chaps should sit at your waist and the bottom of the chaps should sit at your ankles.
  4. Wrap the chaps around your legs and fasten the adjustable waist strap. Make sure the waist strap is snug, but not too tight.
  5. Adjust the leg straps to fit your legs. Make sure the leg straps are snug, but not too tight, to ensure that the chaps stay in place while you work.
  6. Put on your chainsaw boots and pants over the chaps, to ensure that the chaps are completely covered.
  7. Always make sure that the chaps are properly fastened and adjusted before starting work.
  8. Check the chaps for any signs of wear or damage before each use, and replace them if they are worn or damaged.
  9. Always wear other necessary personal protective equipment, such as a helmet, hearing protection, and eye protection, when using a chainsaw.
By following these steps, you will ensure that your Husqvarna wrap-around chaps are worn correctly and that you are properly protected while using your chainsaw.

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