Rated 3 out of 5 by scubes get the job done
I purchased these because I have no prior experience with wading boots and they were the cheapest available. They get the job done, in that they protect the foot and waders from abrasion. I found the fit to be large (almost too large). I also found the sole/tread to provide minimal traction, even on dry rock. Finally, ankle support is minimal.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 35yearpatron Like a Hand in a Glove
Except this is a foot in the boot. Very comfortable. Built right for light waders or heavier ones. I like their traction.
February 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by jimi52 Nice Boot
Wore these for the first time helping to stock trout here in Pa. The footing was better than expected, not much slipping around. Seemed light on the feet, not much flex while wading, but boots are new and not broken in yet. Might consider adding studs if footing becomes an issue, but for my first wading boot I'm happy with these.
June 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flyman19 Awesome Boot
Great boot for the price. Comfortable when hiking to the good fishing spots.
May 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Moose13 Clunky, but so far so good
Soles are not sticky as they say. They are clunky, but drain very well. I'm going to add some spikes to the sole.
October 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Riverfisch Sizing is All Wrong
I ordered a size 6 women's wading boot as a gift for my daughter and the boots we received were almost as large as my own size 12 wading boots. When my wife, who wears a size 7 shoe put her own foot into the boot, there was 2" of space ahead of the toes.
L. L. Bean is not exercising very good quality control over its suppliers if their sizes are so far off.
August 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NoFrillsCustomer Need womens sizes, boots not what they used to be
My older models separated from the sole. They were lightly used and Beans no-question honored their guarantee. I got these as a replacement. They no longer offer womens sizes (I'm a womens 10). I have a wide foot, so the toe box (men's 7) is comfortable and the length is ok, but the heel slips---too wide in the heel) and now it's like wearing hand-me-down gear again. The instep and sole of this boot is far less flexible than the former entry-level model and harder to tighten the laces. The soles feel a little less sticky, but haven't tried them on the water yet. Do wish I could have just replaced the old boots and didn't have to lose the fit and comfort (unless I want to spend another $100 to upgrade to a different boot). Too bad a Bean's entry model isn't what it used to be for women fly fishers.
August 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MatchtheCatch Fine for non-technical stream environments...
However, my primary fishing stream has uneven, rocky footing. These boots are somewhat clunky. Feel like ski boots. No flex.
If you're looking for something inexpensive and basic, these are ok.
But if you'll need to be nimble, I'd look elsewhere.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by leopardi wader boots
Fit well, comfortable and provide good traction. I am adding screw-in spikes, however, to provide additional traction on slick rocks.
May 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 8iowa difficult to lace up
Out of the box, the boots appear to be good quality. However, while trying them on I quickly discovered that they are very hard to lace up. I am sending them back.
May 12, 2014