Rated 1 out of 5 by Acemoose A Good Intention Gone Horribly Wrong
I unpacked these long-sought-after pants, put them on, stuck my hands inside the pockets (which could be a liiiitle deeper) and MARVELED at the warm feel to the nice lining inside the POCKETS. I was pleased to see that the lining extended all the way inside the pants to and into the hem. THEN........ Then I purposefully strode out the door to the bus stop in 18 degree weather (with a MILD breeze) and INSTANTLY the lining INSIDE THE PANTS got VERY VERY cold!!!! I couldn't believe it!! Luckily the bus came soon and even when I got to work the lining kept picking up on whatever cold air was in the office. "Suppose I had been hiking thru the woods in these pants?" I said to myself. Boy was I ever disappointed!! LL BEAN -- If you lined these pants with the same lining that is in the POCKETS, I would probably never take them off until Springtime!! AS it is, with the cold-wicking (hypothermia inducing?) lining presently in these pants, I am sending them back to you -- I incurred a 3 figure cost to buy these pants -- only to be Very disappointed.
January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elway Very warm, but noisy.
Very warm, but noisy as many have stated. You can't hunt though, when you're freezing! I wore these with a fleece base layer, to cut down on the noise in 8 degree weather with no problems.
December 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous25 Too noisy for hunting
These pants appear to be well constructed and warm; however, the lining is far too noisy for use as hunting pants. The advantage of a silent wool exterior is lost with this design. I am returning this product.
LLBean, please consider a design like the Maine Guide wool parka with the synthetic quilted lining for added warmth and wind protection.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Jagerknott great pants when its cold
I have used the pants two times since I got them and they kept my legs warm at 23 degrees and wind at 10 MPH. I just wish I could have one size larger 48 W
November 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by photostalker Nice pants sound like a windstorm
Great pants, good weight and cut but the satin lining makes a ton of noise when you walk. No good for hunting.
November 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 wool hunting pants
good cold weather pants, perfect for snow wet and cold conditions, to hot for mild weather hunting if very active. like the pants.
October 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by McOldskewl Don't Buy These If you Plan to Hunt in Them
When the (4) pocket Maine Guide pant sold out of camouflage, I bought these pants thinking they were the exact same thing but I was wrong. These pants are very loud with the windstopper lining built into them. I am very dissatisfied and returning them tomorrow. Had I realized there was a difference and read the reviews on the (6) pocket vs. (4) pocket pants I would have known.
I would suggest a fleece lining or just offering them without the windstopper lining. The extra pockets always help out in the field except at the cost of a noisy lining. I will give them (2) stars since they are probably warm, but the noise factor is unacceptable for hunting use.
January 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by CaTrekker Great pants but noisy
Bought these pants for an elk hunt. They fit just like I wanted and are heavy duty construction, but the windstopper is too noisy................so I returned them. I would definitely recommend them for use where noise is not an issue.
July 6, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dryflys Warm--not quiet
Was looking for warm, quiet, wool for elk hunt. While these might be warm, the nylon lining could be heard @ 50 paces
November 28, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by bbarky Mens six pocket wool pants
Sadly I sent these back. Very well constructed but I did not like the wind shear lining. To noisey in the stand, I suggest a fleece lining and the product would be excellent.
November 3, 2010