Rated 5 out of 5 by GeneralPhooey Can't Recommend These Enough
These are astounding. I was really hesitant to buy them online, not having seen them in person. Ultimately, I decided to risk it (well, LL Bean's return policy doesn't really make a blind purchase a "risk" but anyway). Couldn't be happier - these boots are just tops.
They're sturdy but completely comfortable out of the box (the review that mentioned how the boots are like slippers is spot-on). So far, they also feel indestructible. Super happy with this buy.
I think they might run a bit on the narrow side, but not actually enough to justify an exchange, in my case.
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lanternhanger As comfortable as house slippers
I purchased these boots for pheasant hunting in SD in October 2015. My wife can't believe I wear them all the time now. These feel and wear like house slippers. They were incredibly rugged while tromping around in corn fields while hunting. I did not expect them to hold up as well as they did. I would highly recommend these for any upland hunter. I have yet to wear them around extremely wet conditions but I feel they will do just fine. The length is on the small side. I typically wear 10.5 to 11. I had to send them back and get a 11.5. It was worth the hassle. Order up the first time.
November 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Easyon Don't buy if you walk much
I purchased these boots in April 2104 and 18 months later the soles have worn out and are falling off one boot. The only positive comment I can make is the leather uppers are still in good shape. But that doesn't count for much when the soles wear out and start to come off in18 months.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Culli Everyday boots
are needed by my husband who wears braces attached at the sole of his shoes. These have lasted for over 2 years and shine up rather well too.
October 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by SBMi Overall Great Durable Boot - Continued
I posted a previous review of these, but wanted to add a few pictures of what these boots look like after you put a few miles on them over the years - getting better looking with age in my opinion!
October 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Havelocksparky Comfortable out of the box
I had tried the Irish Setter Vaprotek and were some of the most uncomfortable books on the market for ME. First ordered size 11 Kangaroo too big, returned them, received small size and took them into the grouse woods for a morning walk. Waterproof so far and my feet had never felt so good. Time will tell with the tread but mud certainly does not retain on this tread and did not slip in the woods. I will always look to purchase first from LL Bean customer service is simply the best in the market.
September 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SBMi Overall Great Durable Boot
I have owned these (non-insulated, gore-tex version) boots for over 2 years and have used them frequently for hiking, hunting, working around the house, and for everyday use. They have stood up well to rain and water without question, but when the snow rolls in, the soles are no help at all on icy surfaces.
The only noticeable wear on these boots after 2 years has been on the sole, which seemed to wear quite a bit faster than I had anticipated.
The fit (in my experience) was very snug (as in short on my foot), but over time, has become less so. I wear a size 13 and was surprised at how tight these where all around when I bought them, but figured they would break in after some use, and they have to some extent, but still don't really allow much toe room at all.
Very, very light, just as they are supposed to be, and continue to be a go-to on rainy hunts, hikes, etc.
I would recommend these - with the mention that in my experience they were a touch shorter than they should be for the advertised size - and avoid icy conditions when wearing them.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanLover83 Husband's favorite boots!
I purchased the gore-tex lined kangaroo upland boots for my husband last year during the fall. He wears boots daily during the year and his other boots are now in the trash after finding these! If you have wide feet or like to wear thick socks, be sure to get the wide width. My husband swears by these boots and says they are the most comfortable winter and work boots he has ever owned!
FYI.... Sometime during the winter months, the loop on the back of one of the boots ripped off, making it harder for him to pull the boots on. His size (12 Wide) was sold out online, so we waited until we traveled up to Maine this summer for a camping trip to exchange them. One day during our camping trip we traveled to Freeport for an exchange. None were available in store, but they ordered us a pair to have shipped directly to our house. They took back the pair with the broken loop and 5 days later, a new pair had arrived back at our door in Virginia. My husband was amazed at this quality of customer service! LL Bean rocks! And, my husband is a happy camper once again to have his favorite boots back!
Yes, these boots are expensive, but it is money well invested! LL Bean stands by their products!
August 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by tchunter Very good Boots
Used these through two hunting seasons now. Very durable, comfortable and they have maintained waterproof capabilities so far.
Only suggestion is that the boots be designed with a little better grip for slippery surfaces.
March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by losman Best Boot I ever Bought !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I purchased the boot Men's Gore-Tex Kangaroo Upland Boots, Moc-Toe Leather Insulated back in 10/14/2011. I am a boot man, I purchased everything from Red Wing to Local chain stores styles this boot stood well above the rest they were extremely warm for the Buffalo NY winters.Not only are they good looking and well constructed. The only thing is They were a little snug ,the size runs a little small so order a half size bigger. The boots needed no time to break in they were comfortable from the start. after four years of constant ware the boot had started to leak. Now this is the good part.I called LL Bean and asked about their warranty I told them about the leak and they told me that if I am not satisfied for any reason at any time send them back. So after 4 years of wearing the most comfortable boot ever. They exchanged them no questions asked . So I returned them and I ordered a half size bigger. I have been through hundreds of boots in my life time, I will never buy a boot from any other company than LL Bean. Thank You There are not a lot of companies that stand behind their product like that. LL Bean you have a customer for life............. Can't wait to put them to work...
February 6, 2015