Rated 5 out of 5 by Hikemaster Toasty Warm and Plenty of Nice Pockets
Further Pros: Lots of nice pockets that are deep enough or have a snap opening. That is important when working outside in the cold.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hikemaster Blocks Piercing, Biting Wind
PRO: I bought these pants a few months ago and was prepared for the 14 degree temperatures and snow storms we have already had here in central Ohio this winter. For example, the wind was biting through my legs last Saturday going out and feeding the stock and causing an awful pain in my bad right leg. Then I went in and put these pants on and they heated my leg right up and I went back outside and didn't feel a thing. I have been wearing them every day with a sweatshirt underneath. These keep my leg and back warm, and this gives me the arm movement to bend down and milk the cow. Also, I agree the lining is great to keep the wind out and your skin away from the wool, which is needed because nothing is as warm as wool. These pants are also soft and flexible, great for bending, unlike some stiffer fabrics other insulated coveralls use.
CON: For a woman, the fly zip marks them as a man's pant, but I can't find anything comparable at any other retailer that is as warm. It would be nice if they had more back coverage and came up higher in the front and back, more like a vest would cover. The suspenders are made of elastic, which is nice because it stretches, but the metal fasteners must be a little loose, because I am constantly tightening and pulling them up again because the elastic slips out and puts them to the longest length again and then the pants drag in the mud. I did make them shorter, too, because they drug on the ground over my steel toe boots, but that is also probably because they are actually for men.
All in all, I agree this is a winter necessity. Either have aching, cold, chapped legs all winter or get toasty warm pants like these.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin Not a Want, A Wintertime Need
I was thumbing through an LLB catalog and watching a tv weather show on a last year storm -- 36" of snow and power out for nine days!. I remembered how cold I was. I looked down at the catalog and saw these! This year, I'll be ready:-)
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mom2pal Would highly recommend!
This is the third pair we've bought within our family. The first pair was for my husband that I bought over 15 years ago. He still wears them every year for hunting! Now both my sons have their own pair.
December 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by saltwtrfshrmn Not just good bibs-GREAT bibs!
I bought these wool bibs last December prior to the last week of muzzleloader season in Maine. I originally went in to the Freeport store to buy the Performance wool pants but sizes were limited so the salesperson recommended these. Knowing Beans guarantee, I bought them; I wanted to see how they would hold up/perform on a late season, cold Maine deer hunt. What I wore over the next eight days blew me away! I wore them every day in -5 degree F to +10 F, snow, driving wind, cold, still hunting, tracking, stand hunting for HOURS and not once was I uncomfortable. Needless to say I did not return them on my way through Freeport on my home! For the rest of the winter I wore them ice fishing, snowshoeing and everything else I did outside. The thinsulate lining is a great feature; there is not too much noise when moving, unlike some other lined wool pants, which was a reason I was apprehenssive at first. I used them tracking and still hunting so noise is an important factor but these were fine. My complaints are the unlined bib portion-but not really a complaint because that is worn under my coat so not an issue. And that I need to get them hemmed up maybe 1/2-1"-I'm an odd size- but I wouldn't let those hold anyone back from buying them. I am very tough on my gear and don't want to have to worry about a product not holding up to the worst of conditions or worse yet failing in them-I do not worry about these bibs doing that. I look forward to more winters with these bibs and abusing them even more, I know they will hold up fine. These make me want the temperature dropping and heading into the cold Maine woods or out on the ice!
October 27, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by JB176 very good but not great
needs a flannel lining instead of the nylon which is not warm next to the skin...
March 9, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by jsp5755 Old Fashion Warmth
Fit was good. Very warm. Liner keeps you away from the wool
February 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bee106 Insulated Overalls
I've used mine often over the last eight years and have found them to be great for cold weather fishing and boating, especially when combined with foul weather gear. They have been dry cleaned many times and are still in great condition. An outstanding garment!
January 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by torchyC Men in overalls
Got these pants for my husband for winter in Ohio. He wore them to a Browns-Steelers game and stayed warm. Better than the game. He loves them and says they are comfortable. He thinks he is a trend setter in the fashion world with these pants too!
January 5, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by SkierNH too big
I'd really looked forward to receiving these in the mail and wearing them for long days outside, but as soon as I saw them I knew they'd be too big. I'm 6 feet, 170 pounds and a 32-34 waist, and I ordered a medium. While the length and waist of these overalls is appropriate, the legs are far too baggy, even for someone who typically has trouble with pants fitting in the waist but being too tight in the thighs. I can appreciate the need for freedom of movement, but I can't imagine anyone with similar measurements as me, who these fit comfortably (and generously) in the waist, wanting to wear pants with such baggy legs.
They do seem to be quite warm and well made, though as far as I can tell don't have belt loops as advertised (even with overalls I think I would have appreciated being able to wear a belt). Unfortunately I'll be returning them due to their bagginess through the legs.
January 1, 2011