Rated 5 out of 5 by 3riversvalley waist wader fan
This is my second pair of Emerger waist waders. First lasted 4 years of weekly use and long hikes. Note: The new are better constructed neo. footwear, seams are on sides now instead of bottom to stretch and separate. If they last even less time then the first, I will buy them again. great wader for shallow water fishing. After 50 years of fly fishing and countless rugged hikes I highly recommend these waders. Tight lines.
January 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by 48Carol54George Two pairs leaked.
I used my first pair about ten times before I had a leak near the toe on my right foot. As usual; Bean sent me another pair without a charge. When I received the replacement pair, I had a leak near the left toe after only wearing them once. I retuned those and Bean sent me a third pair at no charge. I'm hoping this third pair is fine. I like the waste high waders and will continue to use them for sometime. I hope I don't need to replace the third pair.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PN210 Lightweight Comfort
Nice wader that is lightweight and comfortable to wear for hours. Not excessively bulky, easy to walk in to your favorite fishing hole.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dfrivers So far so good!
I'm 5'9" and 165 lbs. with size 10 foot. The medium I ordered fits well. If you are any bigger, I'd go up a size. Really enjoying the waist style wader, and the quality is awesome. Only minor issue I've seen is that the lace hook on the gravel guards keeps popping off my laces. I'm sure there is an easy solution.
June 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by leopardi Waist-length waders
So far, so good. They are comfortable, durable, fit well and don't leak - but only time can tell with waders.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Polargal Hard working and durable
This is my second pair and the first of the "redesigned" Emerger Waders and although I have not field-tested these, I am hoping they will outperform the originals. I returned the Mens Small Kennebec Waders I originally bought as they were too large and too long. I am 5'5" and 155 lbs and the Men's Small Emerger Waders fit fine. The stocking foot of the Emerger is large for my 8.5 shoe size, but I will be using these working in the Arctic again and need heavy socks so it works well inside a Men's size 9 or 10 water boot (depending on shoe brand).
The originals worked great for 2 months of hard, daily, expedition use in the Arctic three years ago (climbing, hiking, catching boats in surf, tundra-crawling). They are light and comfortable and easy to move in. The stocking foot developed a pin-hole leak at the end of that time (can't find it to repair it), but otherwise these held up fantastically well! I recommend never pulling on the stocking foot to preserve the watertight seams. Outstanding product, and I will compare the redesigned waders after this summer. I don't think you can't beat these waders at any price and would highly recommend.
April 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichiganAngler second pair
These are my second pair of LL Bean waist high waders. The booties in the first pair began to leak after a summer's use--nearly everyday use-so they did not owe me much. At 5'9", 170lbs, with size 8 1/2 shoes, the medium is just right. Thanks LL Bean!
March 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Flycstr emerger 2 waders
I bought these waders to replace an old pair of emerger waders. When I received the new waders, i found the belt loops were not stitched properly. I took them to the store and reordered another pair and when they arrived, I check them right out of the box and found the same problem.
This is not the quality I have come to expect from Bean products.
I did not reorder another pair.
October 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Flycstr emerger 2 waders
I had a pair of the previous style waist high waders and loved them. I bought the emerger 2 this summer and noticed the belt loop was not stitched properly and was coming off. I exchanged them for another pair and they arrived today. As I was checking them, I noticed that the belt loop on this pair was not stitched correctly and there was a hole in them.
I will have to drive to the store to take them back tomorrow.
This is not the quality I expect when I by from Bean.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ForestTech Excellent waders!!
I bought these waders approx. 1 year ago, and have used them about six times. I always liked the idea of waist high waders instead of hip style, so tried these and really satisfied so far; comfortable, non restricting, and lightweight. I bought XL (I'm 6', 245) and lots of room. No problems with leakage as of yet, and the rock guards work great. Some of the areas I fish are a bit of a hike into, but these waders did not wear me down and I found them very easy to walk in. I would recommend these to anybody to try if they are a hip style user.
August 31, 2013