Rated 5 out of 5 by MaryanneMM Definitely waterproof!
My husband loves these pants -and the matching jacket - for kayaking. He's tried other so called waterproof pants, but they don't continue to work after extended time on the lake. He also loves the fact that they are light enough by themselves when the weather is mild, but also roomy enough to add a layer underneath when needed.
March 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pocumcus rain pants
Fair, the pants generally work, but the waist draw string loosens too
easily, there needs to be a more secure and better tightening device.
I used them for winter hiking as an outside shell.
Long time customer
March 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by EvanAT Comfortable, good fit over pants
I purchased these to wear over my pants at work when standing out in the New England spring. Have not been able to test the waterproofability but they do a good job at stopping the wind and fitting nicely over pants. I'm ok with only having a back pocket but I do agree with other reviews about the waist strap, pretty cheap. Overall happy with my purchase.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Us944 Trail Model Rain Pants
Easy to put on, comfortable, kept me dry. When the rain stopped and the sun came out they were comfortable enough to keep on until it got too warm. Only down side, there are no side pockets. I kept looking for a place to put my hands.
February 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Awenshok They're .... OK
Overall I'm a happy camper with the rain pants. They'll keep me dry and they're easy to get on and off -- the length of the side zippers allow this. And the package got here quickly, too.
BUT (there's always a but, isn't there?) the drawstring keeper that's made out of (I'm guessing) foam rubber DOES NOT hold the drawstring where you position it against even slight pressure. It's a cheap failure and calls into question the value of the entire purchase. These pants weren't a bargain. If you like to snug up the waist on the pants, you have to knot the drawstring and this means undoing a knot to remove (or lower them -- there's no front zipper, guys). For the price, disappointing.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Needanewnickname The husband likes them!
Windproof, waterproof, and they fit over his work clothes AND he can get them on over his work boots. At first he didn't like that there is only a rear pocket which has been one of the negative comments I had seen, but then he thought that he didn't really need one because these are to go over his regular work pants. His regular pants size is 36x30, I purchased the large pants, and they fit great over his jeans; not too tight or loose. Exactly what he was looking for, and at a reasonable price.
January 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mouse1999 No side pockets
I don't recall ever having a pair of pants from LL Bean that does not have side pockets. So I was surprised that these do not have side pockets. There is just one pocket in the back, which is easier for a thief to get at than you. I also read a review that these pants are easy to tear. I rarely return anything to LLBean, but these are going back.
December 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanieKeeper Dry at Last
If you're like me, raincoats alone just don't do it. They may protect the upper parts of your body, but the rain then pours down on your legs. These pants are the solution. You can now be covered! The zipper feature on the bottom of the legs is great to easily pull pants over shoes or boots. I just bought them and hope they are durable. Given L.L. Bean's track record, I assume they will be.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zorra Comfortable, waterproof and great fit!
I wanted a pair of rain pants that I could put on over regular clothing. These pants were a great choice! I am a 35" waist and was not sure if I should get the 32-24" or 36-38" waist. I ordered both to try. The 32-34" waist fitted well and gave some comfort room too and was what I kept. The material is thin but effective for its purpose; other brands had more thickness and weight, which I did not like. I like LL Bean's Velcro bottoms and ankle openings to allow for easy put-on.
November 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ReviewsByJohn Great Addition in Really Heavy Rain
I have had a Trail Model Raincoat for many years. It has kept me dry in a lot of rain. But my pants will still get soaked in really heavy rain. For those occasions, we have these Trail Model Rain Pants.
November 19, 2014