Rated 5 out of 5 by SilverBright Great wader
6 months and multiple trips in the Salish sea, bass ponds and many miles of river bank chasing chrome these waders have exceeded my expectations so far. I don't think I will will ever purchase waders with stitched seams again. These are comfortable, the pockets are well thought out, tough, durable, and good looking. Great job LLBean!
April 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by andrewsj Heavy duty
Durable material, very tough construction and loaded with features. I'm sure the leg fabric will outlast the stockings by about 30 years. It's very tough stuff. Do you really need that? You might.
April 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jtb004 Awesome waders
I love these waders so much I bought a second pair. They are great for fishing in the mountains and also in the tailwaters. Thanks again llbean.
March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by pillcaster nice so far
I have only been on the water twice, but so far, no leaks. I had the old model Kennebec waders with the sewn seams, which I loved. They lasted 3 years, which I think is good, considering I give waders a lot of use. The new model, with the "sonic" seam technology, seem to be a little lighter in weight than the old model. I like the new clear sealable internal pocket, great for your phone. The belt on these is great, you can cinch it down for a good fit. The suspenders are really nice. The new bootie design fits better. A sizing note; I am 5'9", 200 lbs, size 11 shoe, 29" inseam. Most waders are uncomfortably too long in the legs for me, I ordered the stout large, they fit great thru the legs, long enough for climbing but not excessively long. They are plenty big thru the chest, actually a little too big, but I can wear multiple layers when I need to. When I don't need to, I can cinch in the belt at that takes up the excess and it gives a comfortable fit. Last time out, I wore sweat pants over my jeans and the waders still fit fine. The real test, of course, is if they stay leak free for the next 3 years, like my last pair. I recommend you brush any sand, gravel out of the gravel guard seam and hang up the waders immediately after each use. I would suggest LL Bean put a net loop at the top back of the suspenders, I made my own with a rivet tool and it works well.
February 3, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kpoag Do not stand the test of time
I have owned these waders for just over a year and have been disappointed. I have had to have them replaced multiple times due to leaking. I am an avid fly fisherman and take good care of my equipment. I would expect pair of waders in this price range to last 3-5 years. I have not had a pair of these last over 6 months.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Russmon Sizing Perfect
Didnt have a chance to put them through their paces yet but material, workmanship seem definitely LL Bean standard. We shal see...............
January 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mdl1 Customer service
I have to say LL bean has the nicest and most helpful staff I've ever contacted. They went out of their way to take care of my issue I had with waders. They also have the fastest delivery,had my new waders in 2 days time. Great business and employees.
December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crossdraw Good waders
Comfortable, dry, nicely designed and constructed.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JH1980 Best Fitting Waders
I recently purchased the Kennebec Waders to replace my old waders. First off, I am 5'11", 150 lbs, size 10.5-11 shoe size. I opted for the medium size waders. They fit incredible. Not too baggy, not too tight. The stocking foot seems to be a perfect fit just like a sock. They are very light in weight. The shoulder straps have two adjustments on each side allowing for a perfect fit. The clear cell phone pouch inside is genius, no more pulling my phone out to see who's calling. The built in belt is nice, although I'm not comfortable leaving expensive pliers on them yet. I will primarily use these waders to fish the surf and back bays. Time will tell how they hold up with the waves and turbulent sand getting inside the gravel guards. With Beans flawless warranty, I worry less about them leaking over time. Hope this review helps.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rafdawg34 Solid waders
First time using LL Bean and tried them out since someone had recommended them to me for new waders. So, I recently bought these waders and have used them for about 15 days on the water. So far, great fit and comfortable. They fit my strout body well. Also, there are no punctures yet even with some thorny wading that I have done in this short period of time. Plus, they are easier on and off than other wader for some reason
One only slight issue I have is that the hand pockets in the front seem are not that big and seem to not fit where I would normally place my hands to put them in a front pocket
August 17, 2015