When you buy motorcycle chaps, the first thing you might think about doing is putting them on and wearing them on your bike immediately. That’s not how you wear motorcycle chaps.
Once you own a pair of motorcycle chaps, before you wear them to go riding, you should break them in. That means making the leather soft and pliable otherwise, after just a few hours of wearing new chaps, you could end up with your legs rubbed raw and, yes, chapped.
To break in a pair of motorcycle chaps, wear them around the house as much as possible, or even doing work in the yard. Bending, stretching, moving makes the leather supple and, after a few days of this, you should notice them softening and conforming more to your legs. Then you can wear them riding your bike.