Rated 5 out of 5áby ZuluBob Best Dang Wool Pants Ever!
Short Story? If you want a classic, well made, heavy grade outdoor wool pant without frills (insulation, lining, etc.) look no further. Buy these.
Not that my opinion means more than someone else but I make my living testing outdoor products and providing manufacturers with outdoor product research.
-If you take the time to actually measure yourself correctly, the fit chart almost guarantees a perfect fit. If you wing it or use what you've always used for measurement then you may be disappointed.
-High quality, heavy grade wool fabric definitely delivers the old-school scratchy wool feel and all the insulation properties we expect. I tested these wearing Under Armour Cold Gear pants. No way I'd ever put this wool directly against my skin.
-Excellent to perfect stitching means these wool pants have held up extremely well in Blue Ridge Mountain hunting and while teaching winter survival skills.
-Buttons for suspenders and waist closures stitched tight and multiple thread passes through the button look promising for longevity.
-High quality YKK zipper will definitely last.
-Wool without lining is wool. Unless it's Merino wool (which these pants are not) it's going to be an uncomfortable wear. The wind will blow right through any wool pants. If you're stand hunting you're going to need some wind breaking protective over pant like Wind Stopper or Gore Tex. If you're still hunting (moving) you'll be fine.
-Price point is solidly on the higher end of the spectrum but in this case, you're definitely getting what you pay for.
Conclusion? Buy them if want a good quality, long lasting outdoor wool pant. You won't win any fashion shows but that's not why you buy a product like this.
January 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby TheUplandCurmudgeon The cost of free shipping
Much thinner than the originals. These should be considered medium weight at best. Polar fleece lined canvas with a cold weather wicking layer next to the skin offers more warmth and durability at lower cost.
The one plus is the fact that these do not have the noisy nylon layer on the inside.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby MNfriend Mens wool pants
I have worn the pants several times since purchase and I wish I had bought it years ago. It fits so well and has the warmth of wool that I desired for all my outside uses ( hunting, fishing, etc.). Thanks for great products. Dan
December 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Outdoors4life Silent wool hunting pants
I purchased two pairs of these pants one in olive and the other in the heavier weight camp pattern. the olive pants appear well constructed and are plants warm as stand alone pants in cooler temperatures. The camp pattern pants I was disapointed in the heavy weave of the wool. They did not present with the same tight weave as the olive pants. I have several wool articles of clothing from other manufacturers and know that just because there is a heavier oz. weight does not mean that the weave feds to be heavy. I t almost appears loose when compared with the olive pants. I utilized the camp pattern pants for white tail hunting this season, and with long underwear they served there purpose, but with the heavier weave I do not know if i would count on then in colder temperatures.
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Warm
Why wear denim and freeze? It's cold in Canada. Wear wool. Great pants at a good price. Contrary to instructions, they are washable (cold). Air dry. Will last for years. I own two pairs, in green.
November 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby FutureProf Nice winter pant alternative
I expected these Maine Guide pants to be a bit warmer, but they actually fit my needs well. I had to order up a size in the waist in comparison to other LL Bean pants I've purchased. The quality looks great and I appreciate the option of using suspenders with the installed suspender buttons. The fine rubber trim on the waistband also helps to prevent my shirt from riding up--a nice bonus!
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby jpz123 Excellent Pants
I bought these for deer hunting in Northern Wisconsin where the weather can range from 32 degrees to below zero. I wanted one pair of camoflage wool pants that would work for everything. They needed to be durable, light enough for walking and heavy enough for sitting, and above all, affordable. These pants have satisfied each of the items I was looking for. They were just the size I ordered and fit like American made pants should. I am very satisfied and will buy again from LL Bean!
November 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Netbeui Seems good value
I have not worn the pants while hunting yet (will this weekend) but the fit is spot on, and they are a very substantial fabric.
Especially nice is the "sticky feeling" material sewn into the waist that promotes pants "staying up", even though I will be using suspenders.
They seem a good value, as comparable pants are quite a bit more money. Delivery was very quick.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby kennycol Great Wool Pants
Great wool pants with room to bend. The fit is just right and the fabric appears to be tough enough to stand up to the outdoors without tearing.
September 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby NewYakimacustomer Nice hunting pants
Bought these to replace a 30 year old pair of Malones which somehow shrunk in the waist over the years - go figure. I agree with other reviewers that these are not quite as heavy as my old ones, but that is not such a bad thing as the older Malones tended to be too warm if you're on the move. Overall they seem to be well made and should be fine for those ultra cold days when I won't want to be in the field in Underarmor and cotton jeans.
September 17, 2014