Rated 5 out of 5 by ADKBrookie Great classic pair of pants!
These pants are great! Go with everyone's recommendation and order a size up for waist size! They do fit a bit snug plus with layers you'll want room. I made the mistake of ordering the wrong size and returned them for a larger pair. Shipping was practically overnight! My hat is off to you guys at Bean!
Haven't worn the pants much but my first impression:
They fit loose which is as described. Comfortable, they didn't seem itchy to me but I didn't wear them for an extended amount of time. It was like wrapping up in a blanket! They seam to be made quite solidly. I have felt wool pants of a heavier weight fabric but these feel like they will be just warm enough to be comfortable and not so warm you sweat to death trudging through the woods. I would suggest a base layer anyhow since wool tends to be itchy!
October 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob6010 Hunting Pants Loden Wool
Good pants. Arrived deeply wrinkled due to plastic bag stuffed in my large mailbox. I complained to LLBean and was given a $10 gift certificate. Cost me $6.40 to get them professionally pressed. But I like them, especially since I applied $50 in coupons toward their purchase. Nice soft wool.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coggs Great!
I've wanted such "Malone" pants for decades, finally decided "If not now, when?" They are WONDERFUL.
October 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Check that waist size!
The fabric, style and comfort of these pants is great. But I should have listened to others who note the waist size runs small. I normally wear size 34 1/2 -36", so I ordered a 36" waist. They just fit but could be snug when factoring in winter weight shirt layers; and there's no extra material for taking the waist out if need be. I'm sending them back for a waist size 38, then I'll have the waist taken in, leaving room for "growth" in the future.
October 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JEB1980 Not quite what I thought they were
I really wanted to like these pants but I found the fit and texture a little too much. The fit is baggy as in beyond a relaxed fit. I couldn't see myself wearing these out on the town as so many have reviewed. Additionally I got the 34" waist and it's definitely a 33 if not 32.5. Really tight. The wool did make my legs itch in the few minutes I wore them. Not sure if they break in and that goes away. I'm not sure about the warmth since I immediately put them back in the bag and sent them back to LL Bean. If LL Bean had these in a straight fit you've got my money. Until then no thanks.
October 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlbanySnowboarder Every Day Great Wool Pants
Great pants. Durable. I've been snowboarding in wool pants for twenty years, the last 15 with these pants. I replace them once every four years, usually because I forget to protect them from moth attack over the summer. Because they dry so quickly, I can ride in the day and keep them on for evening activities. Hint: if you are not using suspenders, remove the suspender buttons so they don't poke at your waist all day. Also, keep shirt tucked in so wool doesn't rub on waist all day. Better than pants twice the price. My only complaint: I can't seem to find a basic pair of wool pants that are lined (these are not).
July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allfieldnohit Outstanding Wool Outdoor Pants
So yeah, these pants rock like the Led Zeppelin. Thick, beefy, everything you want in wool pants.
Double button in front, smallish zipper but absolute quality.
Big Front pockets. It would have been nice to get the cargo pockets too. Oh well. The back pockets are buttoned, kind of a pain but the flaps are perfect, not all gnarly and sticking out.
I wear a size 31 waist, the 32s fit perfectly. Order up one inch.
I got the camo pattern, which is awesomely subdued.
I read a lot of other reviews that said these pants are not as thick as prior models. Don't know about that but they are plenty thick to me.
I wouldn't think twice about buying these again.
April 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by danflyfish Great fit and comfort
Very well made and worked to perfection in recent -16F temps. Couldn't ask for more.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ccoop610 Yeah Boy
Because of my height, I purchased these pants unhemmed. There was just enough fabric for my tailor to sew a hem. The reason I got these is I could not find winter overalls in my leg length.
I wore these pants to shovel snow during the several below zero F days we had here in Northern Illinois. I could not be more pleased. I was warm on the bottom half despite being outside several hours.
You do need to wear these with comfortable long johns because they are made of the wool fabric that will make you scratch like crazy.
I am really happy I went this route.
I intend to only wear them when it is frigid, so, assuming I don't put on the pounds, I hope to get several years out of them.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Acemoose Great city, country 9-5 pants
Somewhat windproof, but warm nonetheless. I would rather be wearing these while standing on the elevated subway platform than my cords.
But after several hours of wear they start to iiiitch. Even though I can live with it, I wish they were lined in a thermal type satin (one that does not conduct the cold).
I have more than one pair, and I rotate them -- Take good care of them and they will last and last.
February 11, 2015