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
Rated 1 out of 5 by skiandbike clunky boot, difficult to get the laces tight
I found this boot not "user friendly". I returned them for the Gray Ghost boot w/ boa closure system. More expensive but light years ahead in comfort and ease of entry.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fisher51 Hard to find Women's Boots
It was extremely difficult to find women's boots at a reasonable price. I'm new to fly fishing and didn't want to invest in an expensive women's boot, so I tried these because they came in a size 5. I haven't used them yet - but they fit very well with the waders. I wear a women's size 6 1/2 - 7, the men's size 5 is a good fit.
March 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MajorMark Wish I had done a bit more research!
Oaky I'm a novice at this fly fishing stuff. My buddy told me to acquire a sock style wader and separate boots. So I picked these out as a middle of the line selection. They are good boots, but had I done a bit more research I probably would have bought the Korker's as they have interchangable soles for different conditions. The sticky vibraum soles aren't really that sticky on rocks coated with slime. Some one said it was like walking on greased bowling balls! As to the quality, I can't complain. Put together well and seem to dry out fairly quickly. Laces are a little short so I'm going to replace them so I can really grab ahold of them to tighten the boot. I'll probably use these for graveled areas or as a back up.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLmotto Comfortable, waterproof and great fit!
I was invited to go stream fly fishing in northern Maine but had no waders or boots. I purchased these boots for the three day trip and found them to be extremely comfortable. I have a wide foot and was worried these may be too narrow, but they were not. They are easy to lace up and to walk in. The price was also reasonable. I would highly recommend them.
October 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5
by NLflyfish Disapointing quality from a LLBean product
I bought these boots for two reasons cost and LL Bean quality.
Unfortunately I only received low cost and poor quality. Three days on the river and the soles on the boots are separating from the boot. I would not even expect this low of quality from a product sold at a low end department store.
One other issue which was not a deal breaker is the lacing system. Almost impossible to get the boots tight and takes 10 min and an extra hand to get them tight.
LL Bean please fix these design flaws
At the end of Salmon season these boots will be returned.
June 29, 2013