Rated 5 out of 5 by Gepetto Great All-around Small Game Pants
I've put these pants through a full Ohio small-game hunting season, from Oct through to the end of January, in warm weather and in brutal cold, through briars, over barbed wire, and through fields, mostly squirrel and coon hunting with curs.
Here are the features that I regard highly.
Fliexibility. They may be 1000 dernier faced nylon, but you wouldn't know it by either the weight of the pants or the suppleness of the fabric. Not saying they aren't. Just saying I'm skeptical. They are too supple. I have heavy duty chaps of 1000 dernier Cordura from Boatman, cordura bibs from Dan's and cordura pants from Dan's. They are all as stiff as starched canvas compared to the Bean pants. I wouldn't wade through rabbit briars to bust a bunny wearing these, but if you are reasonable picking your way through bad stuff, they'll do. And the nylon facing is high on the legs, too, up around the pockets to afford good protection.
I love the tick cuff. Go south and hunt where ticks and chiggers swarm, and you will value these. I don't feel the need to wear Bug Skinz with these pants.
The expandable waistband. A great feature for layering. And the Winter of 2013-14 required some layering, let me tell you.
Heavy duty sewing on the waist buttons for suspenders. Yup, couple them up with some FIlson suspenders and you have comfort deluxe. The buttons aren't going to tear or break loose anytime soon.
I'm 73 years old, hunt almost as hard as I did as a teenager, and these are the best hard-wearing, all-around small-game pants I've ever owned.
February 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Outdoormale Great for rabbit hunting
Have worn these several times rabbit hunting in heavy briars. They work great! Have had no briars come through them. Fit great. They look like they will last several seasons.
January 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nilsie Comfortable, but ...
They are a very comfortable pair of pants. But, the stretch fabric in crouch and butt area is already pilling and these area pick up burrs very easy while walking in the field.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlderTangle Nearly perfect briar pants
I really like these briar pants, but I struggle with the tick cuff. The nylon material is substantial and dries quickly. The urethane coating on the inside of the nylon facing material not only "sheds morning dew", but helps keep the facing yarn from being pulled and shredded by the thorns and brambles of a rough-hunt. The tick cuff, however, refuses to stay tucked into my 7 inch high boots when climbing through, over and under the tangles. That said, I still haven?t had a tick make it inside the pants.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deep44 Quality
I never write reviews however after reading 4 other reviews I bought these pants and I feel I need to pile on. I bought these pants Monday Night online and received them on Thursday. I live in CT. Wore these pants Saturday morning. We hunted in a Corn Field on the 1st day of frost. These pants were covered with ice crystals and as the sun came up the crystals melted and the water ran off. I did not wear clothing underneath and I was warm. I couldn't believe it. I'm 5'8". 182lbs. I bought the 34 inch waist, 29 inch inseam. Great fight. The elastic band will allow for further layers underneath. It's a Great product
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPHNJ Perfect Upland Pants
These are the perfect upland pants for protection against wild roses, blackberry, and briar. The tick cuff is a welcome addition. The expandable waist permits layering in comfort on those colder days.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SquirrelStew Best. Pants. Ever.
Comfortable, tough as nails, stylish, and the tick cuff is great for early season hunting.--what more can I say? Can't wait to get a pair with Gore Tex.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BigLake Comfortable/great fit
Were heavier than I thought they would be
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLJAY Briar pants w/tick cuff
I ordered these to turn briars primarily. I have found they excellent protection in the rasberry and multiflora vines that I hunt through. I have not had a briar scratch yet. They seem to just shed the thorns so that the walking is easier.
I like the fit and the expansion for heavier clothes. I got size 34 with a 29 inseam.
The tick cuff has prevented any ticks from getting to me anywear below my belt line. We do have ticks. My lab came in the 2nd day we hunted and she was covered. I vacuumed as many as I could off her, then went over her with and fine tooth comb and brush and still got and additional 8 ticks. I had two on my arms, this is with Ben's insect repellent before hunting.
I like the buttons for suspenders, keeps the pants from working down during the day without wearing a belt very snug. Very happy with this purchase.
October 26, 2011