Rated 2 out of 5 by MrDavid Ouch
I was initially impressed by the quality and durability of the material used in these waders. I did not have the sizing issues described by some others (though I had opted for a size larger than I would usually order). The material quality seems good, and was lightweight enough to use for early teal season in the midwest, where regular waders would be too hot.
Unfortunately, I had to send them back after wearing them twice, as the seam where the boot met the wader material managed to cut up my legs, even when wearing long underwader pants. It's possible that I just got a bad pair; I didn't see any other comments that this had happened to others. To Bean's credit, they let me return them and try a different design.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bamawaterfowler AWESOME!
Just used these for early teal season in Florida. Temps hit the high 80's in the day. Completely lightweight and breathable. I am 6'2", 220lbs, size 11 shoe. i have the XL, size 11 waders and they fit perfect. Come winter, plenty of room to layer under the waders and room for thick socks. I dont anticipate ever being cold in them either. But these sure are some nice waders that can be used all year for all temps...highly recommended.
October 8, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by NWFisherman Pleased with waders so far
I purchased these waders to use on my trip to Alaska and so far they have performed well.
I chose the breathable waders over neoprene because they were easier to pack and I wouldn't sweat so much when hiking to the stream. I also decided on the boot-foot rather then stocking-foot so I could use them during duck season.
The only complaint I have so far is that the boot seems a bit shorter than other boot-foot waders I've tried and the top of the boot has a rigid edge which rubs against my legs and become quite sore by the end of the day (the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5). The second day I used them I made sure I had a heavy pair of high socks to protect my legs and they did better.
Over all I'm satisfied with the waders. The only thing that may change my mind is if they don't hold up well but that is not much of a concern because I know L.L. Bean stands behind their products.
July 8, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by boltonguy Too small!!
I am 5'10", 185 lbs with a size 10.5 EE foot and 31" inseam, so I ordered the Large 11. Inseam is too short as previous reviewers have posted. I can wear them but it can be challenging to bend my legs. Also the bootfoot may have been a size 11 before the 1000g thinsulate was applied to the boot but now it wears more like a 10 which is tight. They did fit well around the chest. I ordered a XLarge 12 to see if those will fit. I hope they do as these seem to be well made and have a great warrantee.
April 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by chase10 Breathable waders
Only had a chance to wear these once so far but they seem to be OK. I doin't know hoe warm they will be when the cold weather hits but we'll see.
October 25, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by boiler Not good
I would not recommend these.
The inseam is not correct, they are much too short. Sitting was impossible. Even trying to get to the pond, by having to go over stone walls and uneven terrain was made difficult by the shortness.
Also, the material is very loud. If there are ducks on the pond already, they will know you are coming a long way off.
October 16, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by mphsduckhnter Great waders
Really like the simplistic design and light weight. Haven't gotten to wear thru a hunting season yet so will update with durability after duck season; however, fit and form are perfect. These are the only waders I have ever had that I am pleased with fit and function of.
July 21, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by PT Nice Waders but sized incorrectly
Great waders but the legs don't measure the 36" inseam that are stated. More like a 32". Couldn't even sit down in them they were so short.
September 29, 2009