Many of our customers have written to tell us of their satisfaction
and experiences with our products. Below are just a few of the notes
we've received. Apparently your feet really never
had it so good.
have to say I am truly amazed at the high level of involvement
Chris had in my purchase. I bought a set of highway bar chaps
for a set of used bars I was told were a certain brand. When
I put them on the bars it became obvious that something was
wrong. I sent pictures to Chris, at his request, and he quickly
realized that I had a different make of bars then what I was
told. Great, a big problem right! No not at all as Chris and
the team at Sage Brush Designs where able to determine what
make of bars I had and offer replacement chaps for only the
price difference and shipping upon receipt of the original
I truely can attest to the care and attention Sage Brush Designs
gives there costumers. Nice to see that devotion in this day
and Internet age. Thanks again Chris."
Regards , Harvey
I must tell you, we have had more rain in the past 10 days
than all summer. I can’t believe how effective the chaps are
for water, bugs and even the stones the trucks throw on the
hiway. Much impressed in the deflection (helps with the cooler
wind at night now too) and the ease of cleaning. Many thanks!
engine guards came day and after 15 minutes they were on the
bike. what a great job you folks did totally love them. I
know when someone ask me were I got them I will send them
to you. thanks again
W O W...you
guys nailed it . Everything from the fit, leather match,stitching,
you name it.,Better than factory quality ( I was blown away
A. J. WISE
Thank you so much again for the chaps for my FXR. Tempreatures
when I ride home from work are below 50°F now in the evening
and with the long FXR windshield they eliminate probably 90%
of the cold I was dealing with just four nights ago. As the
winter gets colder, I will offer silent and not so silent
thanks to you every time I get on my bike.
I routinely ride in freezing and near-freezing temperatures
and I usually ride my Road King and have for the last 8 years
when the temperature drops, but now that I have these on the
FXR, I am absolutely thrilled to be able to ride it in the
cold as comfortably as I have the last couple of nights. Thank
you again so much.
I bought your engine guard chaps for my 2015 Indian Chieftain
back in September, but it has just now gotten cool enough
to put them on. Installation was so easy, slide them over
the highway bars, clip the 4 straps together, snap the six
I showed them to my Indian dealer manager and he was impressed
with the material and stitching. He even mentioned there would
be very little if any, air flow restriction to the engine.
I have had my Chieftain up to 90 miles per hour, in strong
headwind, and the chaps never moved. Solid as any hard part
on the bike. And one other advantage, Indian's chaps, they
call them "close outs" are $150.00. I paid $85.00 plus some
shipping for yours! Great price, excellent product!
Thank you Chris, from a very satisfied Colorado customer!
Denny P. Fort Collins, CO.
Chris, Sorry for this tardy message,
but I wanted to say THANK YOU for a product delivered, installed,
and very much admired. The tan engine guard chaps you sent
me are a perfect match for the "desert tan" seat and bags
on my 2015 Indian Chief. In fact, it's hard to believe that
they actually aren't cut from the same batch lot of real leather
that Indian used.
I never expected this level of quality,
but am thankful you were able to create these excellent chaps.
Not only do they look great, they cut the wind and trap warmth
that I need on a cold day. Many
thanks for a job well done.
Tom S. Wilmington, Delaware
Chris made the first pair of
chaps for a 1700 Kawasaki with Cobra Fattys for my bike several
years ago. They look and fit great. Most importantly they
keep me dry and warm. If they are not on the bike they are
in the saddle bags just I'm case. The real test was heavy
rain for 3 hours on the interstate. Thanks Chris for a great
Hi Chris, I recieved my highway
bar chaps today !!!! I just finished putting them on....They
are awesome !!! I am looking forward to our Polar Bear Ride
on New Years Day now even more !!! Thank you for your well
made product and great customer service.
your chaps last week. They are a perfect colour match and
quick and simple to put on. As soon as the recent snow melted
I put them on my 2015 Vintage and rode for some miles. Perfect!
No wind whipping up flapping pant legs and even my boot lace
tops are motionless. No cold feet.
S. in Pomfret, Conn.
I have been out of town for ten days. Upon my return I was
so excited to see the engine guard chaps had arrived. I will
sum them up in one word "FANTASTIC." The fit was perfect and
installation super simple. I rode the next day on a trip of
186 miles, and guess what? It rained..... My legs got wet,
but my boots were bone dry.
I am very pleased with the chaps, your speedy delivery, and
the communication keeping me informed of the progress. When
I convince my wife she needs some for her 1100 I will surely
give you a call.
Sincerely Mark B.
I just completed a 2,500 mile ride. 700 of which were rain,
wind and 46 degree temps. My feet and shins were dry and warm.
Thanks for a great product. I sent some pictures with the
chaps on my bike. The black and silver really compliment the
engine area and don't detract from the traditional Indian
Its nice to see a company that cares about its products.
Thanks M. Taylor
I've really enjoyed the wet weather
protection my Sage Brush Engine Guard Chaps have given me
on my VTX 1300R outfitted with Lindby multi-bars. Just fantastic
protection -- haven't had soaked boots since the chaps went
on the bike. But who knew there was an added benefit? I recently
had a low speed tip over and the chaps protected the chrome
on the bars perfectly and the chaps held up with barely a
scuff. A great product and highly recommended!
Don in Calgary, Alberta
and have already installed, my new Tank Bib for my 2009 Kawasaki
1700 Nomad. The installation was a breeze; great instructions.
Thanks. The bib itself is a wonderful product and fits the
tank like it had been on it for years. The design and craftsmanship
that went into the bib are a testimony that there is no match
for what we can make in the good old USA.
R Pool, Colorado
Hello Chris, In June I purchased
the rain guards for my bike. I was hoping to buy them "just
in case" They fit good but I didn't want to have to use them.
Well time came yesterday. I drove 208 miles and if rained
most of the way. Heavy rain gets almost everything wet. I'm
happy to say my feet were dry. Thanks again, they would be
worth twice the price.
thank you for your excellent service. I have received my order
and inspected them. The quality of the stitching is exemplary
and the placement of the studs and pocket look bang on. I
will let all my riding friends know about you, your company,
and the top notch service I have received.
Your truly, Jody J.
Guys- Last Thursday I ordered a
set of the Bike Chaps for my new Indian Chieftain. I received
them yesterday (1 week) and fitted them on the Bike today.
Outstanding fit and a great quality product at a very fair
Your customer service is outstanding.
In today's world where so many businesses ONLY care about
the bottom dollar, you folks are a breath of fresh air. Job
Chris, I received my engine guard chaps and they are absolutely
perfect. I really appreciate your wonderful communication
with me to ensure my guards were 100% of what I was wanting.
You provide a world class product and service. Thank you!!!!!!
Sincerely, Beverly Y
Hey Bud: got the chaps...wow, look
FANDAMNTASTIC! Good job, as usual! Just letting you know!
Here's a pic of the right side....nice!! I'll post on the
Hi Chris, AWESOME is all she
could say!!You all did a FANTASTIC job on these!! Please find
below a couple of pics with them on already,the colour match
is great and of course the last shot…a Thumbs Up!!
The perfect thing was, we just
returned home from a short trip to Michigan for a couple days
and just returned today,Valentines Day, and there they were,
in the mailbox!! Perfect timing!!
Again ThankYou, come warmer weather
when we can get the bike out of the garage I will send you
a couple of better pics for you!! Again Thank You very much
for the GREAT job!!
Jeff & Sharon
Hello Chris, I just want to tell
you that I received my FABULOUS Betty Boop's chaps today!!!
They are fantastic and they are already on my motorcycle!
Thank you for your good work, I appreciated very much to make
some business with you!
I took some pictures of them to show you how they fit so well!!
Thank you again,
Chris, Outstanding service and
a perfect fit exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much for
5 star product
Chris…. I received the Vaquero
saddle bag chaps Tuesday and finally installed them on the
bike and they look fantastic and fit like a glove. If and
when I decide to get the crash bar chaps I will be dealing
with you again because your customer service is top shelf.
I have other friend that also ride the Vaquero and once they
see these chaps and interested in get a pair, I’ll be sending
them your way!
I attached a couple of pictures
for you Chris, thank you so much for everything and hope your
business continues to do well.
Last week I did a 2100 mile round
trip ride from Wisconsin to North Carolina in the most miserable
conditions. Although the weather forecast called for a nice
week, I hit steady drizzle and hard rain with temps in the
high 30’s and low 40’s. About 800 miles worth.
I always carry the Sage engine
chaps that I bought a few years ago in my tank bag as a “just
in case” measure. When I finally realized that leathers and
long johns were not enough, I stopped and put on the engine
chaps. Major improvement!
I never write testimonials but
I thought you guys should get credit where it is due. Your
chaps turned a really nasty situation into an “experience”.
My feet and legs were warm and dry and the airflow over the
rest of my body was improved to the point where only my hands
were still cold. Anyway – thanks for making these things.
Honda VT1100C2 Sabre
Hello Chris, I would just like to
say that the chaps for my 1999 Honda 1100 Aero are probably
the best thing that I have bought for it. After talking with
you and making the adjustment that I needed I will say they
work like a charm. The craftsmanship and quality is above
I would also like to say that working with you and the service
that I received was superior. If some of the other companies
I have dealt with in the past followed your approach on customer
satisfaction they may find a happier group of customers.
Thanks again for a fine product and will be sure to spread
Chuck C. Perdido Key, Fl
I just wanted to let you know how extremely pleased I am with
the chaps! They were easy to install, the fit was excellent,
and on my 1st ride with them on at 35 degrees, my feet and
legs were so much more comfortable! I never expected they
would make such a profound difference!
I have already recommended your
chaps to several people through the motorcycle forum I frequent!
Thank you so much!
2001 Honda VT1100C
Hi Chris, My order came in today
and I placed them on my 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classis
LT., and they fit perfectly. The quality, fit and visual is
outstanding, matching the high grade leather and studs on
my seats and saddle bags perfectly.
I have chrome OEM Highway Guards
on my motorcycle and I love the look of the chaps, I feel
as if I have two motorcyles with the difference in looks with
and without the chaps. I
did order the chaps with the studs on both sides and I must
say that they look outstanding.
Chris, you are a Master Craftman.
I'm so happy the I passed up on the compitition. Thank you
so much, and I will pass on the name of your company.
Ralph J., Alabama
I received the engine guard chaps
on Tuesday. I immediately put them on and oh what a difference!
Thank you so much for making such a nicely made product and
affordable too! I have told many friends about them and hope
to give you some more business.
Thanks again - all the best
Jeff M., Michigan
Chris, My chaps arrive today
and they both look great and fit perfectly on my Harley Heritage
Classic. The quality is top notch. Even though you had to
make them up for me, as well as do the embroidery, they arrived
much quicker than I could have asked for or expected.
You know the meaning of providing
a quality product at a great price and I highly recommend
you to anyone looking for quality and/or custom chaps. It
has been a true pleasure doing business with you. Thanks for
Harry, Nashville, TN, USA
My chaps arrived.. The fit was
much better than I expected. They look great. I had a chance
to try them out yesterday on a short ride before the rain
forced me home. As you say, my feet never had it so good.
I appreciate your very personable
Ray in Woodbury, MN
I received my highway bar chaps
yesterday and installed them in about 10 minutes. They look
great and fit the bike to a tee. I rode into work this morning
with it being a little cool and humid. There was no wind on
my feet or legs to speak of and it felt great.
I have had a few people come up to me already and ask where
I got them. I have turned them on to your website so in the
near future you may have a couple of more orders from here.
Thank you for your advice on the pockets as they would have
been very small with the studs on there. I really like your
product and really appreciate your professional conduct with
me on the phone. I will recommend you to whomever needs or
wants your products.
Thanks again for a great product.
San Angelo Tx.
Chris. I know you have dozens
of great testimonials, but here's mine.
The chaps just got here- and
I am very impressed with the quality and how great they look
and fit! Now the wind doesn't blow up my pant leg on cold
days. Also, your customer service is second to none. You treat
every customer as special and important. Wish more businesses
ran like your's. Keep up the good work!
I recently purchased a tank
bib for my Victory Kingpin from Sage Brush Designs, and when
my bib arrived it was different from what I had chosen on
the website. I notified Chris immediately and the misunderstanding
was instantly cleared up. The next day I shipped the bib back
to Sage Brush Designs, e-mailed a copy of the shipping receipt
to Chris which he immediately credited back to my PayPal account
as well placing an expedited order for my replacement bib.
If you’re looking for chaps, bibs or anything else you find
on the Sage Brush website and you got to them early in your
search you need not go any further, if you came upon them
at the end of your search congratulations your diligence will
reward you. The quality of their products has no equal and
their customer service is extraordinary.
Chris’ commitment to each and
every customer’s complete satisfaction goes way beyond commendable.
Thank you very much Chris and “I’ll be back”
Chris, I just want to thank you
and your team for the awesome job on my new engine guard chaps.
The embroidery work is amazing and they install in seconds.
I'm very pleased with the end results. The delivery was quick
and the whole process was smooth on your part. I will be sure
to recommend your product to all other riders I know.
I'm looking forward
to many warm dry miles.
Good evening Chris, The chaps
arrived and, "Wow!" They look great and fit perfectly. Honestly,
the fit and appearance could not be better. You may count
this customer as, 100% satisfied. My sincere thanks for a
job well done! I will take some photos this weekend and post
them on my site. I will then send you the link.
CHRIS... My name is Leonard Griffiss,
I'm from Quincy, Fl. and I order a pair of your chaps to fit
my 04 Honda Shadow Aero with Cobra highway bars. The chaps
were shipped very fast and fit just right. The pockets you
put on the chaps were just right , just what I wanted .
I had the chance to use the
chaps 4 days later on a trip to a motorcycle rally..The chaps
worked perfect--they cut off all the wind on my feet and my
feet stayed warm , after about 2 hours of riding , I had to
stop and take the chaps off, my feet and lower legs had gotten
very warm. the chaps worked so well, I know come winter time
that the chaps will be just right for me.
Thanks so much for your help
, When I called you I did not know the type of bars I had
on my bike, you send me a picture so that I could make sure
that I had Cobra bars. The chaps fit GREAT and worked good
and the work your company does is OUTSTANDING, and the shipping
was very fast--again thanks
Leonard Griffiss Quincy, Fl.
Hi Chris, I got the highway bar
chaps in the mail yesterday so naturally I couldn't wait to
try them on and test them out. They looked really good before
I even got them on the bike. I was envisioning a sharp triangle
like extension but you incorporated a smooth swooping kind
of triangle that is much better than I had initially envisioned.
When I got them on the bike they fit perfectly and I think
they look even better than the first set due to the way my
highway bars are set up. I took the bike for a ride and they
seemed to eliminate a lot of the wind i was getting through
the gap before. Now I'll just have to test them out in the
rain but I can tell they will work much better just by looking
at them. I'll be sure to get the old ones in the mail either
today or tomorrow.
Thanks so much for your generosity.
Family and friends can't believe the customer service you
are providing by making me a custom pair for the cost of shipping
back the first pair! That really is excellent service and
I will be sure to try and spread the word on my extremely
positive experience with Sage Brush Designs. Which brings
me to my next point. I spend a lot of time on VolusiaRiders.com
and there are lots of guys there with the same extended highway
bars like mine. Would you want me to tell them about the custom
chaps you made for me in case they are interested?
Dear Chris, I just wanted to
relate this to your customers: I have been putting off buying
these engine chaps for a couple of years now because of potential
problems with the fit. Not knowing if my bars were OEM or
aftermarket I finally took a chance. Sage Brush Designs returned
my E-mail the first day with easy instructions for determining
my needs. They also told me if there was any apprehension
on my part, to just send them a picture and they would figure
it out for me. After I did this, I picked out the design I
wanted and had the opportunity to talk to a live person on
the phone (1st ring) they took as much time as was needed
to get the colors perfect, even suggesting another design
that I liked even better.
This company has given me the best service that I have ever
seen. I would trust these guys with anything they sell. I
live in Taunton Massachusetts by the way, and have no affiliation
with this outfit as I believe they are about 2000 miles or
so in western Canada. Anyway, I just want to say thanks, they
I just got back from a 800km return ride north to see my Mum.
On the way back it rained solidly the whole way. My boots
I've used for racing, and they have contoured ends from the
soles up on the front outer edges. So much so that you can
at times feel the breeze in there! Well, for the first time
ever, I rode in constant rain for several hours, and only
got some dampness in the crotch from getting in slow traffic
for half an hour. My feet stayed dry and in fact I rarely
saw any moisture in my feet area, except for when I was stopped
or slow, and it was dripping/running down off me.
Your buy-line says "your feet never had it so good!" And it's
dead right mate! Thank you. The bike looks good too, but we
knew they would suit a black Nomad eh?"
Just received my new chaps today
and they fit perfectly around the header pipe. The cutout
you made worked real well. Also, the overall fit and finish
of your product was excellent. I was able to take a short
20 mile ride today and I must say they really do block all
the wind that previously would have hit my feet and lower
legs. Although it was not particularly cold today, I could
tell they will be helpful when the temps drop off. I could
actually feel some of the engine heat trapped by the chaps.
Thanks again for your excellent service and timely mailing.
It was a pleasure doing business with your firm.
Hi Chris, I'm just sending you
a note to let you know that I've received the chaps for my
1998 Honda Shadow Ace Tourer. I've been using them now for
about ten days and I have to say that they are one of the
best investments I've made for this bike! The fit and workmanship
is excellent! They do as advertised, my feet are well protected
Thank you for an excellent product,and for being a great person
to deal with!
M. McGinnity Mohall,N.D. U.S.A.
This product is one of the best
investments i have ever made for my bike. No buffetting from
wind, does not billow out as i thought they might. My feet
stayed dry and warm in the wet and the other night they kept
my feet and lower legs quite warm while riding in 40 degree
cold. I highly recommend these for anyone.who rides.
This is an excellent product and Chris was quite patient with
me. I made him a pattern using his direction, and they fit
perfectly right out of the pack. Great job Chris!!!
Dave H. PA
Chaps arrived quickly as promised
and well packaged. Fit on my Roadliner with the Cobra Fatty
Bars is just peachy!! Very easy install. Haven't hit any rain
yet nor real chilly weather but I know they will be a significant
improvement. Your product is well made and reasonably priced.
Very satisified and I thank you.
Eric - St.Cathaines, Ontario
Chris. While riding this past
weekend during a moderate 335 mi. trip, I encountered rain
only twice, but oh-how-nice-it-was to get off the bike with
dry feet. The chaps were terrific. Thank you.
Gary - Key West
2007 Yamaha V Star 1300
Just wanted to say thank-you
for a wonderful, effective product. I received the chaps for
my "05" Road King Custom a couple weeks before Christmas and
did not have a chance to put them on until after the first
of the year. We had some pretty decent riding weather in Dec.
considering we are in Kansas City, Mo., U.S.A. so did a bunch
of short jaunts throughout the month. My feet stay pretty
comfortable as I wear insulated, waterproof boots but still
the legs catch quite a bit of wind and leg chaps can't do
Put the chaps on right after the first of the year (man, that
could not be any easier!!!) and went for a ride in what was
some pretty darn cold weather. What a difference!!! Thank-you
for a great design and product that does exactly what you
claim it will do, Warm legs and feet and, also stayed dry
thru a little sprinkle!!
I have some friends that will be ordering from you after hearing
my praise for the product. Oh yea,They look good too!
Bruce M. Monsees
Chris, Thanks for doing such
a terrific job in modifying my right side engine guard to
custom fit my 1998 Honda Shadow Ace Tourer. Chris was able
to take my design and custom cut the right engine guard so
that it wouldn't rub up against my exhaust pipe. It looks
terrific to the eye and very functional in keeping the cold
air off of my legs.
During this process, I returned the right engine guard after
tracing out the area to cut and once completed, Chris returned
the guard at no extra cost for his extra time to custom cut
and return shipping costs.
I can best describe Chris as a " First Class Individual "
that does outstanding work. I highly recommend his products
to anyone that rides motorcycles.
Kelowna, British Columbia.
Chris, Thanks for returning my
call today. I figured out the answer to my question. I received
my chaps yesterday and put them on my bike today. They look
I have over $40K in my bike, and nothing I put on it looks
or stands out as grand as these chaps. Great quality!! Thanks
Hi Chris. Last fall, I bought
a set of your chaps from Bike Puzzle In Ottawa for my 05 Nomad.
They arrived the day I put my bike away. So I put them on
and only got to use the bike a week ago on a fairly nice day.
I could really feel the difference. My legs and especially
my feet were toasty warm. Today, i went for a ride in the
freezing cold. Actually started to snow a bit on my way back.
And man, i really appreciated having those chaps.
Thanks for making such a great
product for my Nomad. Love them. they work great. John Tobias.
Chris, I just took an afternoon
ride from Columbus, OH to Dayton, OH and back. It was a little
over 150 miles round trip. I was amazed, the chaps are unbelievable,
my feet and legs were actually very comfortable. Considering
the temp was a chilly 42 degrees Fahrenheit, I am impressed,
I also was surprised to see that there was no flapping or
This product is a winner & I
am sure you will be getting some other orders from the folks
I ride with.
I can say that this level of
service is unheard of these days. I can't say it enough, you
have a great product and service that is way beyond the call
of duty. Thanks again for your commitment to service.
Chris, I recieved the chaps today.
I must admit "they're even better than I expected". I put
them on and they look and fit great. I just felt compelled
to let you know what a great experience it has been to buy
from you. You go over and beyond to satisfy your customers,
and that is a rare quality in this "in it just for the money"
attitude found in the business world of today.
Hi Chris, Wow the chaps arrived
today! That was really quick and cheap postage too! They are
great. You are a legend for making such great things and being
so honest and fast to deal with. Thank you, thank you and
I will be heading 300 km south into rain and colder weather
in a few weeks and will be sure to spread the word where ever
All the best in 2006
Just a quick note to let you
know I received the Chaps today. 5 Minutes to install and
they fit like a glove. Another 5 minutes to take off because
its 80 degrees here in Texas today. I cant wait for the colder
weather so I can give them a try. They look like a part of
Very Satisfied Customer here. I will recommend you guys.
Received the chaps from Sage
Brush Designs about the second week in September, put about
300 miles on the Suzuki 1500 LC with the chaps installed,
and about 40 degrees at times, my feet and legs, especially
the kneecaps are as summertime riding, the one day of rain
made me more than a believer in the engine chaps.
Excellent quality, workmanship and customer service...
signed Dave Remington
Chris, Got home last night, chaps
were there! They're on, they're working! Fit is great, nice
quality too there Chris. This morning, an even 40 for my trip,
a bit over over 30 miles to get here. Got off the bike, my
boots were actually warm from the engine. How nice is that.
Thanks very much Chris,
Hi Chris & Holli
Just thought I'd drop you a line regarding the chaps I bought
several months ago, well finally put them on this past Saturday
and was totally happy with how well they worked, I do ride
with a windshield and lowers and with the chaps I had no wind
at all coming at me just like riding in an envelope.
I posted this info over on our groups website thesabregroup.com
and had quite a few question from the group and understand
that several of them have ordered a set in the last few days.
You have a great product and your service is excellent. was
reading some of the testimonials that have been posted and
everyone hits the nail on the head. Thanks again for everything
John Murray (eldorado)
Chris, Just a short note to let
you know the chaps arrived as promised. It took about 10 minutes
to install them. This morning the temperature was 38F here
in Atlanta, perfect weather for the first ride. The chaps
completely knocked the wind off my legs and feet.
Wonderful! I probably won't need the insulated outergarment
I usually wear, but between the two, I fully expect to be
riding down into the 20's (barring rain or ice). When I put
the over-sized lowers on, I expect to be virtually wind-free.
It was a real pleasure dealing with you. I will happily recommend
you to all of my riding buddies with cruisers.
Hi Chris and Holli
One word... BEAUTIFUL !
They fit like a glove and look really nice, took all of 60
seconds to put them on. Great product and great service, I'm
Thanks again I will gladly recommend you to anyone I know
that is interested in getting a pair for their own Bike.
I just came back from a 2 hour ride
and not only do the Chaps look GREAT but they actually REALLY
WORK. It's only about 12 Celsius here and my feet stayed nice
& warm and I was only wearing running shoes.
I've got to be honest...I really
only bought them for the look but I'm blown away by how well
they work. Now I'm DOUBLY IMPRESSED.
I wish you both Continued Success
Hi Chris, I just wanted to add
my testimony to the list for your chaps. I received my order
in one week and that was Christmas week, one of the busiest
of the year. When I installed them,they fit perfect and they
look fantastic. So far I have only tried them in cold weather
and they work just like you say they will. I can only imagine
the difference its going to be riding in the rain.
Thank you for making such a quality product and for your superior
customer service. I hope you and your family have a very happy
and prosperous new year.
Chris, I got to try out the chaps
yesterday on a 250 mile ride in 40-60 degree weather. Man
they work great! Not only did they keep the wind off my feet,
they channeled the wind over the engine and up onto my thighs,
acting a little like a heater.
What a great product. Thanks
again for the OUTSTANDING service! I hope you have a Happy
Holiday. A VERY satisfied customer,
Hello Chris I got my chaps for
my Heritage today. Wow 4 days from Canada to Tennessee (great),
They look great and installed very very easily, I noticed
on the package they came in it cost you $6.70 to send and
you only charged $4.00 to ship, them, Its nice to deal with
someone that doesnt try and make money off the shipping thanks.
I havent rode with the chaps
yet but plan on it tommarrow Turkey day, suppose to be only
49 here in my part of TN. Again thanks for a great product,
I will certaily let people know where I bought these crash
bar chaps thanks again.
Chris, I just wanted to send
you a quick email to let you know that the chaps arrived today,
in good condition. Well, maybe I should say EXCELLENT condition.
The quality is outstanding and installation was a breeze.
It took me about 10 minutes.
Since it's dark and raining,
I can't get any pics right now, but I will get soome very
soon and I'll post them on the Kawasaki Forum for all to see.
I can't wait to try them out and see how much difference they
make on these chilly, damp mornings.
Thank you again. You definately
have a field saleman in Tennessee.
Rick "Maverick" Parsons
1st Officer, SCRC Chapter 282
Highland Rim, TN
From a Forum......
I've got to tell this story about
a vendor with incredible customer service: http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com
The owner Chris "Sage" McVean
is a small business owner in Canada whose main product is
engine guard chaps. Last year during cooler weather I decided
I was interested in a set of chaps for my Lindby engine guards.
All well and good, but I couldn't find any advertised. I contacted
Sagebrush Designs to see if they might have anything in the
works. They didn't but Sage told me they could make a custom
set for me, if I could help them develop a template. So he
sent me drawings, I sent them back with measurements, he sent
cloth templates, I tested them on the bars and marked them
for adjustment per his instructions, until he was able to
send me the completed product.
A great company to work with,
I got a set of custom engine guard chaps at regular price,
they get a new template to add to their available line...
it's very win/win, a great vendor experience.
Now flash forward to about three
weeks ago... I'm out on a ride, have a slight accident, very
little damage, but it did destroy the right side chap when
the bike slid down. So I contact Sage, ask him if he can make
just a right side half set for me. He say's sure and shoots
me a half set price. I paypal him the payment, and in just
a couple of days he emails me to notify the replacement is
in the mail. This company is a dream to deal with!
So flash forward a few more days...
I receive the package from Sagebrush designs, and find they've
included not the half set I ordered but a full set to insure
the product looks great on the bike... What can I say. These
guys (Chris "Sage" McVean, specificly) go so far above and
beyond the normal bounds of doing business that I can only
give them the greatest kudos, and my highest reccommendation
as a vendor.
Check out their site http://www.sagebrushdesigns.com
and if they have anything you need don't hesitate to buy from
them, or ask for a customized version of what they do have
on their site. You won't be sorry you did."
I've owned a lot of Harleys and
everything in between. I've never seen any product easier
to install. Everything makes so much sense and these chaps
slide on the bars like a fine garment. The straping system
make so much sense!. The snaps in the middle makes so much
sense!. Maybe you should run for President.
Taken from a forum......
I recently ordered a set of custom
chaps from Chris that were to be colour matched to my 2004
Blue and Silver Nomad. I received them today and I gotta say,
I'm really impressed with the quality of the material, stitching
and overall finish. My wife is a seamstress herself and she
was impressed with the finish as well (and take it from me,
she is REAL picky about such things....:))
He didn't have the custom blue
colour to match the bike so he went out and with some effort
managed to find the shade of colour that matched beautifully.
Then he added the pockets and the custom embroidery of the
Canadian flag that I wanted.
I don't want this to sound like
some kind of add, but when you get the kind of quality service,
product and fabulous service these guys give you, they deserve
a pat on the back - it's too damn rare today !!
Many thanks Chris....
We received the chaps (Tues). As a matter of fact, Karla put
them on!!! It was only tonight that I was able to see them
for the first time. They look and fit great (and she is pleased
I will forward you some pics
(as soon as weather permits) so you can see how they worked
out. But I wanted you to know that they are here, on the bike,
and your customers are truly grateful.
I commute everyday 40 miles
to go to school. I received the chaps on Saturday and have
used them these past two days. They've performed wonderfully
and look great! I like how they let some of the engine guard
show. I gave them the true test on Monday. I wore well-ventilated
sneakers on my commute and my feet were as comfortable as
can be. And that was in about 40 degree temps (about 5 Celsius
if I've calculated correctly).
It might just be wishful thinking
on my part but I think the chaps' wind deflection might also
be helping my air-cooled engine run a bit warmer and therefore
be helping to improve my gas mileage. Or am I delusional?
Chris & Holli, I received my
chaps yesterday. Nice. They fit perfect. They really look
sharp. The studs are really nice and match the spacing on
all my other accessories. You guys did good. I haven't tried
them out yet because it's supposed to rain today. I have a
40 mile commute one way. It's not as cold in my neck of the
woods (Jersey) as it is in yours, but I really hate the cold.
My feet are looking forward to my next ride.
It was a pleasure doing business
with you and may be in need of your services again sometime
in the future. Those sheepskins sure look cozy.. Well you
guys take care and keep the rubber side down.
I received the chaps last Thursday and they're a perfect fit
and extremely well made. I got to try them out Friday morning
on the way to work (it was only 3 degrees here on PEI.) They
are amazing ! I was warm and protected from the cold east
I looked at other brands, but
your chaps are by far the best fit - they fill in the space
perfectly. Thanks for a quality product, and you're right
- my feet never had it so good.
note to tell you I live in Manitoba and was on a trip west.
While in Medicine Hat I stopped at the kawasaki shop (Southland
Powersports). I own a Nomad. I saw your chaps and because
I had been thinking of a set I was very interested.
Anyway the lady who runs the shop told me how everyone who
had purchased them liked them very much .
To make a long story short I
put them on and I feel they paid for themselves on the way
back to Souris Mb. We left Moose Jaw Sunday morning in drizzle
and a 9 degree temperature. My feel were never wet and very
warm. I was also inpressed by how quick they are to put on
and take off. I suspected that being that easy to put on that
they would either come loose or flap in the wind. Boy was
Within hours of being home I
had called a good friend who also has a Nomad and told him
about the chaps. He will for sure either stop in Medicine
Hat on his way to Lethbridge next month or order from you
As I said earlier they were worth
the money just to get home yesterday. You have a great product
and I will spread the word to everyone in Manitoba about them
and give out your address. Thanks
wanted to thank you for your excellent service. I received
the shearling today and have it on the seat already. It's
great. I will ensure that your business cards and pamphlets
are posted in the local Harley shop. I will also be showing
off my new addition to the members of my HOG chapter. You
may be receiving some orders from me soon.
After going to the Americade
last week, I had your chaps on on for 200mi up to Lake george,
NY and 200mi back to New Jersey. I have to say they held up
beautifully both times.
I have told many people about
your chaps and hopefully some will contact you. I want to
wish all of you GOD SPEED and the best of everything.
Don White ”
Chris, Hey Sage, Wendy "Red"
Kane here. ( Purchaser of the "Murphy" custom chaps for my
Just wanted to check in and thank
you for a number of items. Your sponsorship of Drift In 2004,
your part in Murphy being named Best 800 drifter at the rally
(those chaps were the final touch) and the fact that my husband
PoppaJoe Kane, won the certificate for a set of your chaps
at the Banquet.
Thanks again for your support!
Wendy "Red" Kane.
Just a note to let you know that I got my chaps in yesterday.
WOW! What a product. These things work great and I am very
I plan to highly recommend your
product at all our local SCRC bike nights and will show them
off whenever I can. Thanks for the personal service. I appreciate
it a lot.
Chris Chris Chris.......... What
can I say........ Your Yamaha Big Bar Chaps are FREAKIN' FANTASTIC....
Kathy and I just went to Ottawa
and back today, (320Km+ each way) at a temp of 1Deg. at 07:00am
warming up to 10Deg by 5:00pm..... Holy crap are they good....
When I get the urge, I would
put my feet on the Highway pegs, but my feet and legs would
be cold in about 20 Minutes.... I put my feet on the floorboards
and there is NO wind and the wind funneled through the engine
from your chaps heats my legs... WOW!!!!!!
Go ahead,, double your price,,
They're worth it... and all my freinds love the look... They
will have to get their own to FEEL how fantastic they are....
My compliments to you and your
wife on a superb product....
Cudos... Bob Gaudet
DEAR CHRIS, JUST THIS
NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IVE PUT MY CHAPS ON AND THEY LOOK
AND FIT GREAT. YOU ALL DID A REALLY GOOD JOB ESPECIALLY SINCE
YOU DID NOT HAVE A PATTERN UNTIL YOU GOT MY REQUEST. ONCE
AGAIN THANK YOU. I'LL TELL ALL MY RIDING BUDS ABOUT YOU. WELL
I thought that I would put your
product through some tests. The first test...putting them
on. Very easy...it took about 5 minutes and they look great.
I then decided to suit up for my ride. On comes the jacket
with the liner and....wait a minute...your add states that
with the Sagebrush chaps on, your feet stay warm...hmmmm...no
heavy pants for this ride.
Off I went (remember, it's still
only April). I just returned home from a 120 km ride. My feet
and lower legs were warm during the whole ride...awesome!
An extra bonus that I did not expect...my legs were much more
relaxed because the wind was not blowing my feet off the floorboards.
Even at passing speeds of 110+ kms (and trust me, I mean ++++),
they worked great.
I would recommend your product
to anyone who does a lot of highway driving. Your product
has now extended my riding season and that's worth every penny.
Take care and thanks for the
Good morning Chris, Just wanted
to let you know how happy I am with your product. The Chaps
Just LOOK GREAT!!!! And Can't wait for the next chance to
The workmanship is second to
none (The Studding I requested looks great) and I will recommend
your chaps and company to every rider I know. I am also the
President of my MC Club and with your permission would like
to add your Web Address to our Club web site so all my members
have easy access to your web site and to your fantastic product.
I'm really happy with your work
and just wanted to thank you for the quick turn around and
personal attn you gave me by taking them with you on your
Vacation Weekend to finish up the studding. Chris THANK YOU!!!!
President NHMC Sleazyriders
VROC Member Scrubdude #10530
"Hi Chris!! I just wanted
to let you know that I took my very first trip on my bike
this past weekend. My motor guard chaps worked GREAT!! It
was about 53 when we left here and I never felt all the wind
on my legs. Also, they looked great.
I have taken more pictures of my chaps on the correct way.
To be honest with you, I turned them around with Barbe out
front on my trip and they worked great!! I showed a friend
of mine the difference and they said they could not tell one
from the other. I know I should not tell you that but it is
Just glad I found your product
as it is just great. I just love my motor guard chaps and
show everyone I see!!
Thanks for everything again.
I hope you are both doing great and staying very busy in your
business. Have a great day!!!!
Put on the chaps and they look awesome!!! I am very happy
with them. Cannot wait to put them to the test riding this
fall. I took some pics to send you will resize them tomorrow
and get them over to you. Thanks a gain, fine workmanship
and it looks great."
Chris, I just want to say I received
the chaps today and they really look nice with the studs!
"I recently installed a
set of "Sage Brush" Engine Guard Chaps on my 2001 Nomad FI.
Previously, I'd been using another brand. They were better
than nothing, but did not completely seal the gap beside the
frame downtube and water, mud, etc. would get through this
area. As well as being poorly designed, the quality of construction
was not very good.
I looked at two other types of
available Engine Guard Chaps and finally found the "Sage Brush"
product. It was obvious that the "Sage Brush" Chaps were of
a higher level of quality. With "Sage Brush" I also had a
choice of virtually any color I wanted and they were reasonably
priced. The "Sage Brush" Chaps provide virtually a complete
seal along the downtube and are made of high quality black
vinyl, with sturdy quick release attachment clips. Both the
materials of construction and the workmanship are first rate.
And finally, "Sage Brush Designs"
provided excellent repair work support for me when I ripped
a hole in one of the Chaps. The "Sage Brush" Engine Guard
Chaps are built sturdy, work well and look good!"
"Sage! Just a short message
to say I received my engine guard chaps today. I've already
put them on and they look really great. Now if the weather
would just co-operate I will be able to test them out.
Thank you for the prompt service
and I will be passing on to my fellow bikers how I like the
chaps....Thanks again and perhaps I will be talking to you
"Chris, Thanks for dropping
by and measuring my crash bars... let me know the costs and
when the chaps will be ready.
I would wish you luck , but I
think luck has nothing to do with it.... you have a great
product and talent !"
Good Evening Chris. Just dropping
a line to let you know the rear chaps came yesterday(Monday).
They look PERFECT!!!! Great fit! Really like the two snap
Chris, Got the chaps the other
day. Nice, very nice. Went on just like you said. Rode yesterday
morning, pretty cool but my feet never got cold. I love it!!
Larry “The OLD Navy Gunner”
Just wanted to let folks know,
I bought a set of these for me GF's 750 Ace, they fit perfect
and the workmanship is as good or better than my factory Harley
Chris, here are some day shots
of my chaps. I put them to the test today and they worked
GREAT! My feet did not freeze, nor did my boots get wet. These
were definitely a sound investment (not to mention...they
The chaps will be on my new picture
in CruiserCustomizing.com when I get to it...I'll let all
know where my chaps originated
Your product is fantastic and
your service quality is top notch. Many thanks. Here are a
of your product on my Road Glide.
ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY LOVE THEM!!
:-))) DAYTONA WAS VERY COLD FRI. WITH MY FEET BEHIND THEM
THE EXHAUST AND ENGINE HEAT KEPT THEM MUCH WARMER THAN USUAL
David Johnson, Florida
I received the chaps yesterday
and they look great. I plan on installing them today. Thanks
for the quick turn-around and I can't wait to get out on the
Sage, Just wanted to let you
know the chaps arrived on Monday, and I installed them on
Murphy Tuesday. They look terrific and fit like a glove. Thanks
very much. You have a terrific product, excellent quality.
If anyone asks, I'll be pleased to send them your way.
Just wanted to let you know how
much I like, and need, your Engine Guard Chaps. I finally
got the bike back together today, it was 25 degrees, snowing
and 15 MPH wind gusting to 44, but I couldn't stand it any
longer and had to get out.
Those Chaps really do the job,
my feet were nice and warm the whole time. Wish everything
else was but at least my feet were not cold at all.
When your feet get cold your
cold all over. Thanks for a great product that will allow
me to ride in about any weather.
See photos 1,
Hi Chris, I just wanted to tell
you about my first wet experience with my engine guard chaps.
Yesterday I was ichin' to ride bad, but hadn't since it had
been raining all darn day... until around dusk, the rain stopped
and the clouds broke and I looked outside and my street LOOKED
pretty dry. That was my cue!!!
I jumped on the Drifter and went
to do some cruising about the village. I returned home after
about 30 minutes (after the sun went down it got cold quick,
and I wasn’t wearing gloves) that was when I noticed how wet
it actually was, my bike was soaked!!! My chaps had kept me
so dry I hadn't even noticed, they were coated with water
and crap from the road but I didn't have a drop on me. A quick
wipe with a paper towel cleaned them right up, and I was done...
almost, I still had to wipe the bike’s fenders down too, but
it was definitely worth it.
Thanks again for such a great