Rated 5 out of 5áby Lyagooshka They work...
I got these right before opening day of Small Game.
We spent half the day out in the field and I remained dry and briar free.
That's what was advertised, that's what it did.
Kind of the way it's supposed to be.
I also appreciated the elastic waist.
In all, they're comfortable, warm, quiet and relatively maintenance free.
Would definitely buy again or recommend to a friend.
November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby JBinPA Precision-Fit Upland Briar Pants Review
I recently purchased these brush pants for hunting grouse in Pennsylvania. I am 5' 11'' and weigh 175 lbs.
I typically wear a size 32 waist and 32 inseam. I found the size 32 waist to be slightly loose fitting compared to my relaxed fit jeans. The 31 inseam was much like a 32 inseam of my other pants. The cut of these pants is not "Precision-fit". I found them to be slightly baggy for a lanky individual, but not so much that I'm bothered by it.
I've worn the pants several times this season in typical grouse woods conditions. These pants have done very well. I've only been stuck by a thorn/briar one time that I can recall. I like the coverage that the chap design provides. It would be nice to have the back of the leg be covered as high as the calf with this material, too. The material looks relatively unaffected after hunting several days in briars.
The best thing about these pants is that they are polyester. In the dew, rain, or snow, these pants simply don't make you feel as wet as cotton brush pants. They also don't become heavy like cotton pants. The elastic waistband will likely be helpful when it comes time to add layers for the colder months. One minor change that I'd like to see is side pockets that have a smaller opening to access them. Currently, the pocket openings are big enough that I fear keys, wallet, or a phone falling out of them while stumbling through the woods.
Overall, these are good pants. I'd prefer LL Bean to offer these in a more technical cut. If you don't mind a looser fit, then these are worth considering.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby froste Excellent Pants
I have a pair of these that I bought quite a few years ago and I love them for my ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting. I know though that eventually they will wear out and I thought that I would buy another pair now to have when that happens.
I bust briars and such with these pants and while they may not protect my legs as much as heavier faced pants they do very well and are much more comfortable to wear. The latter is a much more valuable feature when you are wearing them all day long and for two to three months.
October 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby MrLee Great construction but super baggy
I know everybody loves these pants (and they are very well-made) but, notwithstanding their use as a hunting and field pant, they are still exceptionally baggy--just too much fabric. The elastic band is a nice feature, but if you are between sizes (I have a 37" waist) go one down. I got a 38" and they kind of float around at the waist and swim on me. Also, the 31" inseam was too long for my 30.5" inseam. Overall, I felt I could have downsized to a 36"x 29" but the bagginess (even with thermals) is a deal breaker. Sorry.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Uplandguy Best brush pants for all around upland hunting
I have a pair of these I have worn for a few years and highly recommend them for all types of bird hunting. The design, fit and finish is great. The sizes are full cut with just the right amount of articulation in the knees. 1000 denier facing is the highest grade I have seen. Double seat, and signature rear flap pockets are the same as what I have on my 1979 origional whipcord pants. I just got a new pair as a birthday gift and they are the same great pants,no corners cut. I also got a pair of the new Technical Brush pants, sorry to say they are terrible. The cut and fit is just strange.
No expandable waistband and very cheap sewn on patch pockets. I have returned them for the much better standard brush pants. The designer should have just added the technical touches to the already best in class brush pants and they would have knocked it out of the park. Still love LL Bean and would love to order the Technical pants if they get back to designers that are upland bird hunters.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby cobrey92 Nice pants
Sizing is very good, stitching is excellent. The expandable waist line is very nice and makes them very comfortable.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby OutdoorTommy Upland Briar Pants
Fit and finish is excellent. Bought mainly to wear in raining conditions, but all we have is snow right now. Have worn them for an eight day period and they still look great, i.e. Very few wrinkles.
They are somewhat noisy in that the when the legs touch each other the nylon fabric creates a scratchy sounds-but not that noticeable. With a pair of wool long johns on the pants kept me dry and warm in 20░ weather while snow plowing 400 foot driveway.
They are a winner!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby ElmerFuddFromMN Great Enhancement Suggestion
These are the most comfortable pair of pants on the market to wear all day in the field/forest. I customized a pair for my own personal use. I would be interested in seeing L.L. Bean offer these in a Khaki/Blaze-orange option for higher visibility and safety.
December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby mooseandsquirrel Another great Bean item!
As usual, L.L. Bean hit the mark. These pants allow me to push through thick briars without worrying about shredding them. Only the tip of one really long thorn has made it through & it barely got me. The adjustable waistband is a really nice feature, as it allows you to layer up for whatever conditions you face in the field and still be comfortable moving around. I have noticed that the big cockleburs will stick to the fabric between the legs where there is no reinforcement so watch that. Those come off easily so no worries there. Really glad I bought these pants. They've made pheasant season much more enjoyable.
November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 1roadrunner Precision fit Upland Brier Pants are excellent
Pants are comfortable. They are true to size. The expanding waist is great for adding heavier insulating wear and still be able to zip up! Pants are well made. No problems with briers or walking through dense underbrush when necessary. Worth every penny. Will probably outlast my years of hunting.
November 12, 2014