Rated 5 out of 5 by NovaScotiaLLBeanFan Purchased many times, did have to size down
We love these snow pants. We've bought them many times in the past for our children, and have been able to pass them down. They have been laundered many times, show very little wear, the knees almost look new, and they are comfortable. We have had both the pant style and the bib style in these. They keep our kids dry - and we live in Nova Scotia, wet snowy conditions.
I ordered these when they went on sale for my two pre teen boys. They had outgrown their size 10 LL Bean Cold Buster bibs, which they wore for 2 years, so I ordered these in size 12 for them.
They, the size 12s, were much too large, and we ended up exchanging for another size 10 when we were down in Maine. The size 12 waists especially were really big on my boys, one is thin, one is regular - and they could not cinch them up enough to keep them up. The size 10 fit much better overall. I've never had to buy the same size again when my kids have grown, so that was confusing. They had to go up a size in the jackets and parkas, so I would have expected the same with the pants. Perhaps there is a difference between bibs and pant styles.
These are great - so long as you get the right size. I am sure we will get a lot of wear out of them this year and next, and as we pass down.
September 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvthesnow Good but big
Warm and well made, but quite big. I had to check and see if I accidently ordered for a "husky" kid. My son is 12 and tall, and I ordered size 12. He could gain 40 lbs. and still fit. The good part is that at this type of sizing, I should be able to get multiple years out of them! :)
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dondi awesome at every age
I have bought these every couple of years for my son (now 16) and daughter. They are just what is needed for the harsh elements with a nice roomy fit and durable contruction. When the kids were really little I used to buy the version with the halter top, which keeps the snow from getting down the back of the pants, but as they got older those became less cool. These are obviously a little easier to maneuver in the bathroom as well.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnotherMainer Exceeds expectations for the price!
The only complaint we have about these; the kids outgrow them too fast! We used to by the cheap department store ski pants every fall only to end up back in the store after the first or second storm to buy new ones since they'd fall apart. The Cold Buster Pants are durable, affordable and great quality! These are the first ski pants we've been able to pass from one kiddo to the next! My youngest (of 3) was excited this year to get "brother's cool black pants finally!
With three kids, it's nice to know that the extra money isn't wasted getting the nicer pair since we have no question that they will last and last!
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4grammyskids Great Snow Pants!
Highly recommend; really waterproof - coats and mittens came in soaking wet after an afternoon playing in the latest 12" snowfall, but snow and water just rolled off the snow pants leaving them completely dry. Roomy and comfortable with great velcro adjustable waist. Don't need to buy a size bigger.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by alaskamomtoo Great ankle elastic
My son gave these pants an excellent review. The waist straps allowed him to adjust to a comfortable fit, but the part he was most impressed with was the elastic around the ankles. The wide elastic closes tightly over his boots and doesn't slip off. It does a great job of keeping snow from going up his pants or down his boots.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCFH Great item, as always
Like all previous times, I am overwhelmed by the solid quality. Expect these pants to be outgrown rather than worn out.
Great job L.L. Bean!
October 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by doggiegirl Fantastic and last forever
I bought these for my grandson because the first snowstorm caught us by surprise. My daughter called and told me that the smaller size he has worn for two years have finally gotten too short, I bought the next size and we were both happy to know it was 15% off weekend. The old small size will now go to my granddaughter to use this season, maybe next. They have two cousins that will wear these in the future as they are a great value and last and last.
My grandson wore these new pants sledding and the weather was windy and chills of below zero, he stayed warm all afternoon. Of course all the other winter wear was from LLBean!
January 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dfmom Possibly the best snowpants ever
Rugged, comfortable, and warm! Great for skiing or just playing outside for my 4-yr old. Best of all, they have velcro at the waist band for finetuning the fit in the waist.
January 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by IceboxShopper Great quality, order a size down!
Very nicely designed snowpant with adjustable waist. My slim but not short 6 1/2 year old is wearing size 5, with the waist adjusted as small as possible and the length still dragging a bit on the ground. She was drowning in size 6/7.
January 11, 2012