Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunpool Men's Wintersport Pants (Sport Hill)
These pants (Sport Hill) are great for winter sports such as cross country skiing and mountain biking. Extremely breathable; tailored to fit well, excellent windbreaker.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewtoCapeCod Perfect for cold weather activities
These pants are exactly what I wanted for winter walking, ice skating, biking, etc. The fit is tighter to the skin than normal casual pants but the material stretches and is not confining. The legs taper to the ankles. I have worn the pants on recent cooler, windy days and I was very comfortable. I also expect to be comfortable in the colder winter temperatures.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WaterdogFL Superb winter activity pants
My wife and I chose these pants for a Yellowstone winter adventure. We spent more than a week in them in a variety of conditions - cold mornings (single digits) with warming days, wind, post holing in deep snow, skiing, snowshoeing, in and out of vehicles - these pants did it all over a base layer. We took extra nylon shell pants, but never used them. Fit and finish are great. The pockets were not much use, as the pants are very fitted. Items were difficult to get into/out of the pockets and were uncomfortable when compressed into one's thigh. That aside, the pants did what was needed with style and comfort.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrchuck my bike pants
I wear these from fall to spring biking just outside of Boston...from 50 down to 25 they are comfortable....just padded bike undershots and I'm all set...they let some air thru so there is no heat build up...If only my hands and feet were that comfortable....my firs pair lasted over 10 years
March 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BreadMan4U True to size giving good fit and warm as expected
I have worn these pants twice now on snowshoe outings. They perform as expected and I highly recommend.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thecriticalguy Just buy these
I finally finished testing these pants and hence my review. When you put these pants on, you can immediately tell that they are a quality product. They feel good, the seams are on the outside so as not to rub against you, there is very thin layer of fleece against the skin. The pockets have low profile nylon quality zippers (why wouldn't you put zippers on the pockets of athletic pants?) The stretch panels are more than adequate; you could do a yoga class in these pants.
My first test was winter mountain biking. The seat was plenty roomy so that I could wear padded bike shorts underneath. The legs taper at the bottom so I didn't have to worry about the fabric getting anywhere near my bike chain. The breath-ability was good and even though I was sweating on the climbs, there was no sense of dampness against my skin. Contrary to that day's weather report, I ran into a downpour and found that the pants are very water repellent but at a point, the rain did start seeping in but it wasn't uncomfortable. Along with the rain came a huge spray of mud from my tires which covered the pants. They cleaned up really well in a cold water wash and I hung them to dry.
This past weekend I did a 21 mile cross country ski trek through Yosemite. I wore the pants for two days straight which included sleeping in them. They remained comfortable and performed superbly.
If you're looking for versatile winter pants, just buy these and don't waste all of the time that I did going through stores and websites.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeS82 Fantastic and functional
The website picture makes these pants look like your average full cut snow pant, so I was a bit surprised to discover that they were a tapered cut with made with a stretchy sweat-like fabric. However the fit is very flattering, allows great comfort for movement, and has none of the annoying swishing sound made whenever you walk around in regular snow pants.
Wore these to the park after snowstorm Nemo and spent about two hours wading through snow as well as doing a fair bit of sledding. The conclusion is these are my new favorite wintersport pants. My legs stayed dry and warm even though I did not wear a base layer in 15 degree weather. The material breathes well and the brushed inside layer feels good against the skin.
I had not heard of Sporthill before and went to check out the website. As far as I can tell these are the XC Pants which LLBean is bringing to you at a better price. Also shocking; they're made in the USA!
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woodwkr Great pants
I was surprised by how warm they felt, even with the temperature in the teens and a 20 MPH wind. They are very flexible, which is unexpected with bulk winter clothing. I wish they had pockets for more often casual wear. But if you are skiing or hiking in the snow, they will keep you warm.
February 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KKGH Narrow legs, no back pockets, no belt loops
I did not realize when ordering that these are really meant for skiers who need to have narrow legged pants with no "extras" to snag or flap, ie, streamlined pants for the slopes. My husband wanted these for general wear and walking in cold wintry weather, but he wants back pockets and belt loops...and has big feet which barely went through the narrow legs on these. (He did have an older LL Bean pair of winter pants which were perfect but I guess those aren't offered any more.) So these are going back.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drumtech Great for snowshoeing
After doing a snowshoe discovery course, the salesman recommended these pants. I absolutely love them and agree with him that these are great for any winter activity. They fit snug but yet stretch with you. They are windproof and I wear a base layer under them. I was plenty warm in 27 degree weather snowshoeing in our local park. I also want to wear these biking on cold fall days. They fit snug around the ankle so they won't get caught in the chain. If you do any winter activity, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating or even just going out for a walk and getting some fresh air you will definitely want to have a pair of these pants.
January 3, 2013