Rated 5 out of 5 by ROCFlyfish All design improvements are for the better.....
After 7 years, my old LLBean waist high waders finally wore out. So, I ordered replacement that are completely redesigned. They are much better designed. The stretch velro closure is unique in the industry I believe and when cinched tight doubles as both a wading belt and back support. The seams are much better and the neoprene booty stronger. Like the predecessor they are a true fit. The only negative is an abundance of loose threads in the belt arrangement that need trimming. They are not functional or construction issues though. I put about 100 fishing days a year on the old pair. These will doubtless exceed that wear rate. Well done LLBean! I
November 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Flyguide Just OK
I never owned these waders for more than a week as they leaked. The taping on the stocking foot peeled away instantly and caused the leak. The stocking foot runs very small. I wear a size 10 shoe and purchased the medium wader fitting sizes 9 to 11 feet. The stocking foot barely fit me in these waders. I would hate to see how somebody with an actual size 11 foot would fit in these. To get the correct fit on my foot I would have to wear a large wading pant and that would be very loose fitting. Size issues and leaks for me.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fontinalis Durable and Comfortable
Another year gone by and my Kennebec's are still keeping me dry although the seat is getting a little dirty and there is a little more "dunlap" then there was last year but still cannot complain about the fit. I like the Velcro closure on the belt.
October 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by highrockrd well made, comfortable, great for summer fishing
I am extremely pleased with the fit and quality of the Kennebec waders...they are great for fishing in the summer when the air temp can be quite warm and the tailwaters quite chilly! They come up high enough to keep me out of trouble in slightly deeper water than other wading pants I am used to.
August 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gofishing55 Great value, The best return policy
These waist high waders are my go to waders most of the year. I flyfish 100+ times a year in local Central PA streams. The XL size is perfect for my 13 size foot and 40 inch waist. Very comfortable in winter and summer. The fabric is lighter weight than my more expensive chest high waders, however, they are durable enough for kneeling and sitting on rocks.
Returns have never been a problem when you feel the waders did not perform up to your expectations. I highly recommend Bean waders over other brands.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigruckus Super Waders
Great waders..I am 5' 10" and weigh 230 lbs..I wear a 31" inseam and have a 38" waist....I picked up a Large ...and these fit me great. Very easy to get on and off...super easy wide belt is easy to adjust. Super tough outer material...very pleased with these waders.
June 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by PlaneJane Seem to run long
Bought the med for my husband (he is 5'9"). And they were very long. Way too much extra fabric in the leg, so they went back. He typically fits in med in everything. We will try the S.
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BullIslandAngler Great material construction,size diversity is not.
I have to say that the sonic seam being on the outside of the leg is sure to reduce leaks, and after a careful inspection looked bulletproof.However, the size chart is innacurate unless you fall into the bigger end of the estimate. It does not correlate the the sizes of the Emerger even though the size chart is identical. I weat a medium in the emerger and the fit is perfect;no bunching in standing postion, enough fabric to kneel without being tight. However, with these I can pull the crotch all the way up and there is still folds all the way down waders to the feet. So unless you wear a 32" plus inseam these waders are not the ones for you.
January 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GuitarbuildingAngler Amazing waist high waders. Best on the market.
I will keep this short and sweet.
These waders are incredible. The superseam technology is amazing and feels absolutely solid and durable. The waders fit great if you do your research and order the right size for your body type.
They are breathable in the summer, and offer enough room to layer up in the winter. The neoprene feet are great. The integrated wading belt is amazing. Extremely easy to adjust and great quality. Putting on and taking off the waders is super easy
A NOTE to potential LL Bean customers:
I have had to deal with LL Bean customer service a couple times. They are extremely friendly and professional. They really do ANYTHING possible to make you happy. This is why I only buy LL Bean fly fishing gear now. I can trust the gear, and the people behind it.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fontinalis Durable and comfortable
Have tried just about all of LL's waist high waders and have had seam problems. I think Bean finally got it right with the Kennebecs,. I have purchased a competitors waist highs (at an extremely high price) and I will have to say they are not as comfortable as my Kennebecs. Durability between the two only time will tell. I fish almost daily and put my gear through some tough conditions.
May 5, 2014