Rated 2 out of 5áby BetaDawg Oh gosh you wrecked this pant
I just purchased my third pair of Stow Away Rain pants with Goretex. I opened them this morning excited....(my son stole my 10 year old pair). Darn....the bottom of the pant is open with a snap. No gathering no opportunity to Velcro close the bottom like the past pant.
These pants HAD BEEN one of the most awesome all around pairs of outer wear that I own. I wore them on stormy days on Casco Bay and to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
In order to have a pain pant that can function it has to be closed on the bottom. Who at LL Bean keeps getting the bright idea to restyle stuff.
PLEASE STOP WRECKING GOOD PRODUCTS.
I am returning mine and this I believe is the fist time in 45 years I have taken back something to LL....because some one there got the bright idea to change a good thing. BTW one color of goretex pants? Call me if you need advice in the future...I am in the book.
Love Beans...hate hate this pant
November 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby BobDollar Travel safety
I purchased these with the intention of keeping them in my truck and using them when I have to work in the rain or particularly biting wind. I got the size medium and I am a size 34 waist with a 30 inch inseam. The ones I got fit well over my Levi trousers and belt and the zip up sides made putting them on easy. They are stretch top pants so there is no button or fly for bath room breaks(hence 4 vice 5 stars). I have only used them once so far and it was not very wet but the wind made it bad. Once I put these on I was able to keep working and stay comfortable. Good investment on my part I think.
April 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby NewtonGuy design flaws
These pants have several issues that were not present in the earlier version which I have used for a number of years for winter commuting on my bike and in the summer on canoe trips. These have an external pocket which has a flap but a non-waterproof zipper. The earlier model had an internal pocket. The leg zippers are also just covered with a flap and are not waterproof whereas the earlier one had a gore-tex gusset behind the zipper so even if water came through the zipper it did not getter further. And previously the cuffs were elasticized so water did not splash in through the bottom. These don't have that feature. All-in-all a disappointment. I'm returning them.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Captmermaid Wonderful for whale watching or manatee adventures
Purchased these to keep me dry and warm while out West whale watching....my husband uses them daily on our manatee adventures
Perfect for wearing on the water!
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby VirginiaHiker2 Highly Recommended
Light weight, water proof. Stuffs in it's own pocket. It's a great piece of insurance as I fly to clients most weeks for work. Never know what kind of weather I am going to get. Nice to slip on over dress pants in a storm. And backpacking, they easily slip over therms and shorts for good layering and temperature control when you have crisp mornings and then the temperature rises. For summer camping in Virginia, I will likely switch to my existing non-gore-tex uber thin shell pants. All in all, I'm glad I got them. Solid piece of kit. They are spendy, but worth it. I got them along with the Stowaway jacket (had a gift certificate) and in the 2014 snow/rain storms, I've been perfectly dry. And that's the real value proposition. I KNOW I will be dry. Nothing worse than hiking and being cold and wet.
As for sizing, I'm 6'1", 32" inseam, 36" waist, 185 lbs, and the L fits well on me.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Hikewithdogs Keeps you dry in the woods or anywhere
I am very pleased with my purchase of the Men's Stowaway Pants with Gore-Tex. Gore-Tex is important to me because it keeps me dry during climate wet weather, which we are having a lot of these days. In addition, I also bought the jacket in blue and both keep me exceptionally dry. I like these garments because I can wear them to the store, at a rest stop on a long trip, exercising my dog or in the woods. I have another pair that is camouflaged and lite but I keep in my pack for hiking and backpacking. While they are Gore-Tex and excellent too, I find they are better suited in the wilderness than walking around town. But this is a matter of personal opinion. Finally, if you are looking for something of great utility and design for serious weather that fits with daily life, I would recommend that you take a look at them. I always look for Gore Tex products for protection rain, sleet or snow.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby alangb Great rain gear
I just got these pants and they are great. I've only used them a couple of times once in light rain and once in heavy rain I stayed totally dry both times. Makes me wonder why I waited so long to get pair of Gor-Tex pants.
The fit was perfect. I ordered a medium and I'm 5'10" 155.
The only down side, if there is one, is they don't have front pockets or access to your pants pockets.
If you need a good pair or rain paints I would get these.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ladyinva Men's stowaway rain pants
These were a Christmas present for my husband.
They fit per the size chart and he did seem to like them.
Only wish they came with a nylon bag to store them in.
December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby DVNYC Dry always
Great pants. Dry every zodiac landing in Antarctica. The side zippers made them easy to get on/off over boots. Loved them!
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby kydaylilylady Excellent
Currently buying a pair of these for each member of this farming family. These pants keep you dry and also are good for keeping your clothes cleaner in the mud and muck of a winter farm scene. Just hose them off at the basement door before you take them off, hang them up to dry and you're ready to go the next morning.
July 24, 2013