Rated 5 out of 5 by Cygnet Windchill Resistant
While the "expedition weight" designation sounds a bit heavy-duty, these pants are actually not at all bulky and fit comfortably (not tightly) under good slacks as well as under loose-fitting jeans. Their best feature, though, is how they reliably fend off the chill blasts of winter wind, even under cotton trousers. On a test run this past Sunday, they kept me warm in the path of what felt like an Arctic-grade wind. I had no problem staying outside long enough to give my puppy all the outdoor exercise she needed. These long johns will definitely be an essential part of my winter gear, for every day protection and comfort as well as for going out on frigid winter nights.
November 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by klandeau very warm and comfortable, but run a little large
I bought the 1/4 zip top along with the pants. They both seemed a little large considering they are to be worn underneath clothing, but I'm keeping them anyway. I am 5'7 and 155 - purchased the large but should have purchased the medium. I washed them hoping they would shrink a tad, but they didn't, oh well. I't's nice material, different than what I expected, but warm and soft. Love the thumb holes in the top. If you like a snugger fit, know that these do run a big large.
November 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by novacuum Warm and comfortable
Warm, comfortable, just what I needed for standing outside for 4 hours on a cold and very windy day. Wish they came in petite. Only four stars because of one caution: I purchased the black and washed them in the sink before wearing them. There was a lot of loose dye--the wash water looked like tea. So you may want to wash them separately the first time.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by QualityShopper5 Comfortable and soft
This is one of the most comfortable base layer I have worn in a long time. I am only 5 ft tall but the length works for me and even though this is base layer, I will wear this by itself.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColdinMexico Expedition-Weight Base Layer Pants
I live at nearly 7000' in central Mexico in a dark house with no heat. I'm always cold, so when I saw these pants (in blue) come up on the Daily Markdown I bought them and I'm so glad I did! Soft, warm, cozy, true to size. I'm 5'7" and weigh about 160lb and L fits well. They could be a tad longer, but they don't ride up like so many long johns do, so they're fine with socks. I paid full price for a matching turtleneck top, then found an identical top in the close-out bin at the Bean Outlet in Freeport and bought it, too.
I've been hoping they'd come up on the Daily Markdown again, but I really want to order a second pair (purple) for when I go to the NE of the US for 3+ weeks over the holidays. I have other long johns, but I hate to take these off. The blue was a great color, and the purple looks wonderful. I think I'll be like another reviewer and just get a new set every year.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RootTeToot Heavenly!
Bought these for a trip to Alaska. We live in Florida so figured I'd only wear them on the Alaska trip. And then I tried them on and knew they'd be perfect for chilly days here. So comfy, not bulky, nice fit. I'm 5'6"; 160 pounds; bought the Large. They were perfect.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nancyfrog Great as Base Layer for SCUBA Diving!
I had purchased the leggings, in addition to the crew-neck top, for use as a base layer underneath my drysuit for diving. The only adjustment I made was to add snaps to attach to the top (crewneck) so that the top would not "ride up" during the dive. Both pieces kept me comfortable during the entire dive!
An unusual application for this product? Perhaps, but knowing the reliability of LL Bean products, I had high expectations, and they were met.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tashi2 I may live in this!
As soon as I put it on, I knew I could live in this.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhBM Cozy
These are warm and cozy
I hate to take it off
I wear a size 12 and the large fits well with a little extra room but clings to legs as it should
I have already washed it a couple of times and no problem, or shrinking and still soft
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pstyouk Polar tech pants
Very comfortable & warm pants. Wasn't sure if they would fit right since pants that I normally try r either too tight around the waist or too long. These fit just right. Durable fabric and easy care!
March 6, 2013