Rated 2 out of 5 by MJK914 Good idea, but short of the mark
I bought these thinking they would be the perfect upland pants. However, I don't care for them and will be returning them - thank you, LLBean customer service. The property of the material which makes them stretchy also makes them stick, rather than slide over your underclothes. The material also doesn't breathe well. I find them uncomfortable to wear.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jsdkms Great Allaround
Purchased these pants for early season Wingshooting and they have not let me down. Really they can be used all season with a base layer in colder times. I real think they are well made and the kevlar around the bottom is a real plus.
October 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by frenchbrittany brush pants that attract burrs
These pants are light, breathable and the fit is excellent. They are great for early season hunting in dry conditions. This is the most comfortable pair of brush pants I own. I have two pairs of heavier pants, one with gore tex for cold/rainy/snowy weather. I bought these pants for times when regular brush pants would be overkill. In that capacity they work wonderfully. The downside is that while grouse and woodcock hunting in Michigan, these pants pick up 50-100 burrs each time I wear them. Some of the burrs even adhere to the front of the pants where the cordura type fabric is located. After half a dozen hunts, these pants are beginning to show wear and loose threads on the stretch fabric portions of the pants. When wading through briars, I can feel thorns penetrating the fronts of the pants, although they are worlds better than jeans. All in all a mediocre grouse hunting pant. I leave them in the garage and don't even bother cleaning burrs off of them anymore. I can't wait for colder weather when I can wear my heavy duty hunting pants.
October 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JEB1980 Great quality, a little tight in the waist
I'm a 34x34 typically (sometimes 33 waist) and I found these to be a little tight. The 34 waist fit more like a 32.5. I had to send them back for a 36 waist. I would suggest ordering a size up to avoid paying shipping charges back to LL Bean. I was also concerned about the length since my inseam is a 34 but these were long enough.
I gave 4 stars based on the fact that I had to pay return shipping. I live in NM and there are no brick and mortar stores nearby. Seems like if I'm spending this much on a pair of pants that free return shipping should be included. That seems to be the norm nowadays.
The quality is great and I anticipate these lasting many a dove/quail/pheasant seasons. Happy hunting!
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by catsywi Thanks to other reviewers
These were a gift for our son and after reading other reviews we ordered one size larger for the waist and one size shorter for the length and they were perfect. His regular waist size would have been way too tight - especially if he wanted to tuck in a shirt.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by goldman19 Great upland pants
Great pair of pants well made. Had to return the first pair because of sizing but this replacement is great.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hatedoingreviewsfory Great pants
Surprised much nicer than expected! Comfy, perfect fit. Would prefer tan or green to dark briwn.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by woodcockrich 5 years now
Got them for 5 seasons now, still in one piece even after all the beating. Light, super comfortable and they protect me against the worst vegetation I can find... Hey, what do you want more than that ?
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovenit Perfect
Nice fit. Comfy and well made
November 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bigbones Men's Technical Upland Pants Almost Perfect
I am using these pants in Hawaii climbing up and down hills and valleys all day. Even with our high humidity these pants are "just what the doctor ordered !!!!". Wicks pesperation very efficiently, and never did bind when stepping up while hiking our steep hllsides. I've been trying everyone's brand of pants with "briar" protection; this is the only one that doesn't restrict my movements while: hiking, climbing, squating, stooping, and otherwise contorting my body to get under and over fences, hills, hiking, crawling, etc. while in the field Upland hunting for gamebirds.
The only reason for the four#4# stars instead of five#5# is that these pants would be "perfect" if they had a couple more belt loops to better support the waist band of the pants. With all the "aerobic" and contortionist moves required while upland hunting here in Hawaii, the addition of a couple more well spaced belt loops would greatly enhance the fit and more secure feel to the pants.
November 12, 2013