Rated 4 out of 5 by Barjugo Warm, But Shrinkage and Tight Waistband
I find these really make a difference when I'm out in 20 degree windy weather walking the dog. They actually work better as my body adjusts to the cold and the wool traps my body heat. They fit under my jeans, and it has to be really warm indoors for them to make me feel too hot. I like the green color, too. They're a little scritchy, but I've only washed them once and other reviewers say that gets better with washings. If you hate any wool scratchiness, though, these probably aren't for you. I'm 5'3", 115 lbs. The XS fit perfectly when I got them, but after washing, the elastic waistband became too tight. The rest of the pant continued to fit. Odd. When I called customer service, they sent me a pair of S, no charge for the second pants (as long as I returned one pair within 30 days), no charge for express delivery. THAT'S why we shop LL Bean! The S were too big at first, but after washing the waistband fits. I don't mind the rest being a little baggy, they still fit fine under my jeans.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by halcyondaze Lightweight added warmth!
Working outside a great deal, in winter, I am always searching for the perfect balance between warmth and bulk. These long underwear are an excellent addition to my collection. I have two pairs.
Combined with Beans flannel-lined jeans they are the warmest, least bulky combo I have found. Obviously, it all comes down to personal preference.
I find they are slightly thicker and warmer than the silk styles and slightly less warm and less bulky as the double layer cotton/wool style. And not staticky like the 100% man-made materials.
I love that they have along inseam, for my taller frame.
The waist is not too tight for my boxy frame.
Not to mention I forget I have them on, whether under jeans, sweats or flannel pants.
February 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LyonsandTigers Not Practical for Actual Cold Weather
I am 5'4" and approx. 130# and got a size Small. I found them to be very thin and loose around the calf and leg. The material is so thin, I definitely wouldn't wear them as pants, even for running. Maybe the black would be less revealing. If they were tighter, I might keep them for under my clothes, but I'm pretty sure they would just bunch up. I have very little use for these in Buffalo in the winter. I'll be returning these the next time I'm at a store.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RowanTree Excellent undies
I got these long underwear bottoms to wear while I did chores-especially after work-and to ride horses in. I needed something thin but warm and these pants fit the bill. In the bleak mid-winter after work, in the dark, even in Alabama it's awfully cold. These pants definitely cut the wind and keep my legs warm while I clean stalls, feed horses, and other chores. They're thin enough to comfortably wear under riding breeches-they aren't binding. If you happen to get wet while riding, it happens, the wool keeps you nice and dry. I love 'em!
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DottieSophia Comfortable
I was hoping that the fabric would be a heavier weight, however they are very comfortable and suitable for my purpose - wearing as sleep and lounging wear. The tapered leg keeps them in place.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mimitheartist smooth, not itchy at all
comfortable fit, interesting neutral color, well made. WARM!
January 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by AlexaQ Too thin and too tight
These are very close fitting on my body, which I find unpleasant, but others might like. I am 5'5" and 125 pounds, 30 inch waist, 38 inch hips. I ordered a medium.
I also find the material very thin and light weight, so as a legging they will only keep you warm down to about 50 degrees, and offer almost no wind block for outdoor activities. Lower than 50 degrees and you will need pants over them.
I machine washed warm and machine dried them and they did not shrink.
I think these are just okay, not great. If you want great, get the LLBean 100% merino wool base layer. Warmer, thicker, more comfortable, and better looking too. As well as all natural fiber, which these leggings are not, being a blend that is mostly synthetic. I'm debating whether to send them back, or keep them for spring and fall use.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chacha7602 Excellent long underwear
Bought these for our Germany Christmas Market trip (currently on) and they're keeping me toasty warm without an overabundance of thickness. Highly recommend!
December 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by stan4d Keeps me warm!
This Primaloft product keeps me warm. I ordered size small, and found they do run a little large at the waist and at the lower leg.
December 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jsusanp just don't fit me well
I know they are not supposed to be tight, but they are strangely baggy in the wrong places and not long enough, either. I am 5'7" and 170 pounds, with a "traditional build" as Ramotswe would say. So maybe the LLBean cut is for a more athletic model. Department store long underwear seems to do better for me.
November 19, 2014