Rated 3 out of 5 by Nancela67 NOT Durable
I bought these for my 13 year old son to be used as a baselayer for downhill and cross-country skiing. They really haven't held up well. The fabric is getting a little pilly and there are "pulls" everywhere. When the fabric "pulls" it spreads laterally in a linear fashion, much like a stocking "run." He wears them, they're comfortable, they're warm, the interior of the fabric is smooth and intact... but the outside looks terrible after only one season of wear. I've had less expensive children's long johns hold up much better; durability is important because I hand them down to my younger son. I don't feel these are typical LL Bean quality.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeannineC Can't get it off my son!
This top sat on my son's floor, in the bag, for around a month. I placed a huge order for him and it just sat on his floor. Well, that's until our first snow. Finally, he opened this item and the snow suit. He wants to wear this item everyday and now all the bags are open and he is wearing all the clothes. This shirt had the power to motivate a busy 10 year old to open everything and put it all away in his drawer....yes, this shirt is that powerful...lol.
The shirt is made well, breathable, comfortable indoors & outdoors, with soft fabric, good fit, and he is begging for more. My son wears a man's medium top because of his shoulder width and size 16 pants with a belt. He is almost 11 years old. I ordered him the size 18 and it's a perfect lose fit but he can still tuck it into his llbean pants. He begged me to get more. His comment, "Mom, this is the best piece of clothing you've ever bought me. Please order more!" Sadly, they are out of his size. So, I will be buying the men's shirts with the thumb feature and hope it works.
My son is an active boy, that works outside in the cold then sits down and reads for hours. This shirt works for any style or taste. It looks and can be worn as a shirt or can be worn as long underwear under clothing. My son is wearing it as a shirt to school, day after day. It's an excellent value and would make a great gift for a boy or a girl.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by domom love these long johns
Great for layering when playing in the snow. Thumb hole convienent. Keep buying new pairs as my children grow. Love them!
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danale Dry fast
These are excellent for the kids and mothers because they dry extremely fast without having to use the dryer, and even in wintertime! And since they wear them to school, we need to wash them daily.
I'll get more for the boys next Winter, but would love to see more girly colors like pink, or white, or purple for my 5 year old.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jktknb Won't take it off
Santa brought this for our four year old and he does not want to take it off. Wears it skiing, skating and sleeping. The thumb holes are great. He has the matching pants as well. The two pieces wash well, and have stood up to 10 days of wear with 7 washes. Would easily recommend the top and pants.
January 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AceofSpades Long underwear top
I love this! It is such a good shirt for skiing and winter play! The thumb holes in the sleeves worked really well as they kept my hands quite warm when skiing. I love the color and moisture wicking fabric. A great product; keep it up, LLBean!
September 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by domom Love them!
Great fit, durable, warm. Love the thumb holes, makes getting dressed easier and keeps wrists warm and dry when playing in the snow. We use ours under hockey equipment and it works great. Bought a second pair to have a clean set ready at any time.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momto4Girlz Fantastic First Layer!!
My girls live in these during the ski season - they are lightweight, yet provide a moisture wicking fabric that is comfy. During cold days, we add a turtleneck and/or fleece layer over, but in warmer weather this shirt (or the matching pants) can stand on its own under a jacket or snowpants. The thumb holes are a favorite - the girls love this feature - they say it keeps their hands warmer and it's also a lot easier to slip over another layer. I am THRILLED that LL Bean brought back a print version - the addition of a "girl" color (violet) last year was welcomed, but we have missed the fun prints over the past two years. They wear very well, as my third daughter is also the third to wear several pairs that still look great (I do line dry them). Winner all around in this Maine household!
November 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by troutmark Great
My 6 & 8 year old boys both love these. The thumb holes are fantastic. Very warm and comfortable. Highly recommended!
April 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by cookiemb perfect thermal
great fit, durability, quality for my active boys; thumb loop/hole is a great feature and helps keep the sleeve in place during activities and is comfortable
February 24, 2011