Rated 5 out of 5 by behrendprof Great upland pants
I've worn these for a season now and been out about 20 times. Whacking through the briar/rose/blackberry patches or past the bull thistles around here in NW PA is a pretty good test. These pants pass with flying colors and look unchanged. The expandable waist works very well - better than I would have thought. I normally wear 30" waist in LL jeans but had to take a 32 in these (smallest available). Because of the difference, I thought a belt would be difficult, so I got a pair of suspenders (there are buttons already in place).and the pants float very comfortably. Best part is that no matter the weather (hunted with temps around 75 to walking through snow), the adjustable waist meant I could dress for conditions comfortably. The best thing I can say about these pants is that I don't ever think about them (e.g., cursing briar canes cutting through) while hunting because they work.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LABolt Great Pants
I loved these pants. Worked great in 40 degree weather in South Dakota. They would be too warm in 50 degree and above weather. The adjustable waste band was great for tucking in extra shirts.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ACinEastTN Tough and Comfortable
I was hesitant abou this item due to the inseam measurement. I wear a 34 inseam normally and find it to be hit and miss with the length. I ordered this pant with the 33 inseam and they fit great. I am 6'5" and the cuff hits me right at the top of the heel. The material on the front and back calf is very tough and gives you the protection you need when busting through briars to flush a bird. I would recommend this pant for any outdoor use. Like most things from L.L.Bean, you can tell the quality when you feel it. The stitching is well done and looks ready for years of use.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sevenbridgesrd Should last for years
Hunted three days in South Dakota with these pants. Used in heavy cover though no significant briars encountered. These pants brushed off all that was dished out. The precision-fit waistband provided a custom fit since I am between waist sizes. Provided just the right amount of give when bending over to retrieve birds. High quality construction and features. These pants cut the cool wind which leads me to believe they might be a bit hot on a warm day in the field. No regrets!
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eius Great upland pants
I bought these for my husband, and he is very happy with them. We'd tried another pair of upland pants from LLBean, and ended up returning them (we think they were miss-sized, they didn't fit at all and they were very thin). He likes a specific fit in the leg, and these work well for him. They're flexible and provide cover from briars and other upland hazards that he comes across. He said they are warm though, so wearing them at the beginning of the season (when/if its still above 60) might be too warm. He hasn't worn them out in those temps to test, but he's very happy & comfortable with them now in that its colder (40s), which makes him think they'd be to hot for earlier in the season. The fabric seems very durable. I'd buy him another pair, but I don't think he'll need it for several seasons.
November 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ckhtx Precision?
I wouldn't say these are precision fit.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KyleN Very comfortable
Great pants love that they expand, I do a lot of quail and pheasant hunting , look forward to trying them out soon
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flyfishd Very nice quality with comfort
Loved these the moment I tried them on. Will be field tested this weekend. Nice fit with ingenious waist band.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DWO3 Great Product
These pants are well constructed and are a very good fit. The adjustable waistline works very well and automatically adjusts for thickness of the shirts tucked into them.The pants are little warm for early fall hunting in the south, but once it starts cooling off just perfect.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPBchOutdoorsman Love the expandable waistline!
Okay, so I think all my pants should now have elastic waistlines. These are very comfortable upland pants and while the elastic is right above the front pocket, it is very discrete and hidden. I think the +3" flex is about right. Intended for use when adding additional layering underneath, these pants are also very comfortable on the days you have an extra big breakfast. Suspender buttons are smooth and unobtrusive and there are belt loops if wearing a belt. Was going back and forth between these and a pair of chaps, but like the pants much better. Size was dead-on for both waist and inseam. All in all, looking forward to using these on an upcoming eastern WA/OR upland bird trip. Thanks LLBean!
September 6, 2013