Rated 2 out of 5 by Pheasant100 Noisy
The pants seemed to be of good quality and I liked the idea of the zippered pockets so that things would not be lost in the field. But, when I tried them on. they were very noisy when walking. Maybe they would be quieter after washing a few times but I was not going to take the chance. I returned them.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NatefromVT Modern fabric meets classic looks
I've used every type of hunting pants imaginable during the last 27 years, and my complaint during the last decade was always the same - most of the classic stuff doesn't live up to modern fabrics used in ski pants and most technical outerwear. Then my best friend gave me these as a gift for a recent hunt. I'm sold; these pants are nothing short of a revelation. I hunted in them for 7 hours in 60 degree weather this past week - my legs never once got sweaty, and I never overheated (which is what normally happens in my current waxed-cotton pants). The next day, the temps dropped into the high 30's, and we hunted in pouring rain - these pants charged through briars, alder and pine scrub without so much as a nick. My legs stayed dry throughout. On the third day, the snow came - the temps were in the low 30's, and everything I wore got soaked... except my legs.
These are the most comfortable hunting pants I've ever hunted in. They are expensive - and they are worth it.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by boltonguy Good solid upland pants; need suspenders
Wore them this morning for Massachusetts pheasant opening day. I like the zips on the legs (this is my first pair of pants with zips) as it easily allows me to wear these with my rubber boots when the ground is wet. The length at 29" is perfect for this application. They certainly kept me dry and didn't pick up in terms of briars, nettles, etc. and what they did pick up was easily brushed off by hand at the end of the hunt.
I did have some minor challenges with the fit. I would like them to ride higher on my waist and, even with a belt, they kept sliding down a bit on my waist and thighs when high stepping, which resulted in me hiking them up every few minutes or so. I feel like the rise is not as high as other brush pants.
I just put a set of suspender buttons on and will try them again with suspenders. Hopefully this will help. The fit could be a bit roomier as well in the seat and thighs given the lack of give in the gore tex fabric compared to my other cotton and tin cloth brush pants which are roomier and don't ride down. I did choose the correct waist and am of average build.
October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MW4513 Well made, Great Fit, Waterproof
I purchased these pants to stay dry from the early morning dew while working my shorthair in the fields.....these pants survived the test and get 5 stars. Extremely comfortable and worth the extra $$$......they should last for years. Thanks LLB
October 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Timberdoodleshooter The only Goretex bird pants
Kudos to LL Bean for still offering Gore-tex Brush Pants! I couldn't find them anywhere else, since the world's foremost outfitter stopped selling them. I haven't used these yet; but, looking them over, they seem to be well constructed with quality materials. My last pair from the other guys lasted about 13 years; but, the Gore-tex is starting to break down. I'm hoping to get a similar amount of use out of the LL Bean pair.
My biggest criticism of the LL Bean Brush Pants is the use of zippered pockets. The people responsible for the design of these pants don't realize that if you're wearing them, it's wet or raining...so, you're wearing some sort of rain coat that hangs down over the tops of your pockets. So, the zippers are unnecessary at best, a nuisance at worst. So, flaps over the rear pockets would be nice. Nothing is needed to cover the front pockets.
Also, we're hunters; which means, we wear suspenders. There are NO suspender buttons on these bird pants!!?? I guess I'll have to use the old clamp-on suspenders. Maybe I can get some rubber buttons and sew them into the inside of the waistband myself. Seems a shame to have to modify a pair of pants that cost as much as an 870.
September 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Steveskb Watch the size
I've been shopping for replacement Goretex jeans for some time to replace my 20+ year old pants. The LL Bean pants are superior to the old ones EXCEPT for the fit. I bought the smallest waist size (32) and a 31" inseam. As I wear a 32" inseam normally, I expected the Goretex pants to be a tad short....a good thing for hunting pants in my opinion. These pants are oversize, a bit too big in the waist and too long in the inseam. Because they are zippered I can't hem the pants. I'd recommend others to buy smaller/shorter than they believe they need.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by goindians Upland Field Pants
The title says it all. Upland Field Pants. Perfect for field use not for deer hunting. These pants worked perfectly on a cold windy wet day.I could not be happier.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JakeM Great Product
Bought these pants before a pheasant hunt in South Dakota. They worked great - we had the full scope of SD weather during our hunt and the pants held up through it all. I wore them without long johns on a warm day and they maintained their comfort level; I also wore them in the rain (w/ long johns) and my legs stayed warm and dry. These are tough pants that held up walking the corn, CRP, and briar patches. I'll continue to wear them for many more hunts.
I'm 6'2", 195 lbs. and bought the 34" waist with a 33" inseam and they fit perfectly.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrSal worth the price
I bought these not knowing the extreme wet weather that was coming, so wow, did these get tested! We just went through really major snow and rainfall here in Maine. On top of it, I was working with constantly wet retrievers. Like all goretex clothing, your skin may feel wet because you feel the cold of the rain, but you don't actually get wet. If I had a layer on between me and the pants, I'm sure I would have felt dry, because I was. They fit like normal pants. They brush away briars. The lined pockets are absolutely devine, and although the pockets are zippered (a plus), the zippers are not really uncomfortable when you put your hands in the pockets. I loved they came in a 29" inseam, because most working pants don't. The bottom line, they are as effective as pants simply bought as part of a rainsuit, with the comfort of normal brush pants. But because they are goretex, don't expect them to be quiet so you will have to be careful when you stalk.They will keep you dry through torrents and wet grass in the morning, and when you wet dog comes back to your side, and although a little noisey much better and more effective than wearing chaps in tall wet cover. All they need is tick cuffs and they WILL BE PERFECT! But I still really love them even as they are.
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by charlescheddar good product, just one slight improvement please?
I purchased a similar pair of gore tex pants 10 years ago from Bean and liked them a lot. I was expecting the same with this new pair. I was surprised at how much lighter the new ones are compared to the older ones. After using them for a day in wet and harsh conditions, my legs stayed dry the entire day. The only complaint was the inside fabric caused, well? chaffing. My quads were raw after a day in the woods. I will need to find some kind of cotton long johns before using them again.
October 6, 2014