Rated 4 out of 5 by 4590 Nice winter pants
Cut full in seat and upper legs for layering and movement.
Waist is true to size no extra.
Need a couple more colors to choose from.
They are not lined and the weave is soft.
This is my second pair.
They are nice and warm when layered with good underwear.
November 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 what was the mark up
I love wool. But why has ll bean allowed this Vietnam company to use such cheap thread. After just a few work days in the woods I find myself with needle and thread sewing seams that have let go. I am not impressed at the price you are charging. Let's have less mark up if I must repair these pants in just a few days or get your forign manufacture's to use a higher quality thread. IM TIRED OF FAILURE ON SUCH SMALL BUT VITAL COMPONENTS!
November 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NSfurguy give us the old version please
I have worn Maine Guide Wool pants (and many other Bean products) for years and always loved them..... but......the version being marketed now however was a disappointment from when they arrived last year. The fabric was a light 11oz.......don't call it the traditional heavyweight when its neither the traditional nor heavy weight. I kept them anyway and after limited wear (I favoured my older patched ones because they were warmer) the suspender buttons (no longer riveted through the waistband) have pulled the waist band liner away. I ordered another pair earlier this fall but the quality and the above issues have not been remedied, so I did not even wear them. I will be returning both pairs. Sorry , but why did you change a good thing.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jonapoor wool-tastic
Like pants made out of a thick wool blanket. Just what I was looking for. Great for winter bike riding (with cuffs tucked into wool socks, of course). How about some additional patterns, LLBean?
November 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pinecricker LL Bean *almost* got it right with these pants...
...the problem is that the legs are way to wide. They are basically disco style bell bottom wool trousers. I compared them to my old Malone's, which are wide- legged to begin with, and they are a full inch and a half wider at the cuff! This makes them way to baggy with drafts of cold air moving up your leg. Its really a disappointment since everything else about the pants is nicely done. Unfortunately, whoever designed them really wasn't paying attention to detail. I will be returning this product, and looking for another brand.
October 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Painterdking Not for me
I ordered these thinking they would be like a pair of heavy wool LL Bean pants I had back in the 80s. They were not. I returned them.
October 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by bandbox suspender buttons and waist size
I've had my wool pants for about 15 years and have to buy a new pair because I've put on weight and need a larger waist size. There's enough material to let the pants out, but the waist size can't be changed because my pair have metal rivet-type suspender buttons that go through every layer of the material at the waist band, thereby preventing alteration without leaving holes at the waist.
Otherwise, these are good pants and I got a lot of service out of them. Just be aware that if the Maine Guide Wool Pants being sold these days have the same type of metal-rivet suspender buttons, you may not be able to alter the waist size. But for that problem, I would have given a four or five star rating.
December 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Adklover232 Too light............
I ordered these as a replacement for your old Maine Guide pants, made of 16oz./sq. wool. the pants are now only 11 oz./sq. yd! They are much too light weight for cold weather hunting.......bring back the former weight......PLEASE!
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cobia235 Awesome Pants
Great Pants, Has a set that I used for years, Lost weight and had to buy a smaller pair. My old pair had the pockets on the side I wished these had them as well. But they are just as warm!
December 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TheTallSwede Perfect for winter hikes
After seeing the caretaker?s Labonville wool pants in a White Mountains Hut, I picked up a Bean pair for myself. They have now taken me on two overnight winter hikes. One reported -70 degF after wind-chill and one 10 deg F through some streams. I was toasty as could be (with a base layer) and never felt wet (from sweat or water). Only downsides are that you really do have to wear long underwear to avoid chafing and they are dry-clean only.
November 26, 2012