Rated 1 out of 5 by Welikesnow Knee reinforcements are in the wrong place!
We bought these for our two boys (7 & 9 years old) because of the reinforced knees. This is a GREAT idea for kids' snow pants as kids spend a lot of time crawling around in the snow.
BUT, here's the problem: almost immediately we noticed that when children kneel down, the heavy-duty knee patches are NOT on the part of the knee that contacts the ground. Consequently, the knee patches themselves get almost no wear, while the thinner fabric just below the knee gets destroyed.
LL Bean has been excellent about replacing the pants when they get holes, but we have had to return three pairs (between two boys) this winter! Honestly, I am really hoping that LL Bean will read this review and fix this design flaw in these otherwise good pants.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ICSImama Keeps my kid warm, dry, and happy!
My daughter has been wearing these snow pants almost every time she has played in the snow this winter...which really hasn't been much because of the lack of snow. However, she has come inside perfectly warm and dry after hours of snow play every day except today. Today, she wore her old, cheaper, non-L.L. Bean snow pants because her Bean's pants were packed away to go to school and stay at school tomorrow. I was hoping to get away with sending these to school where she needs to stay dry during recess and having her use her old snow pants here at home. Today, with the old snow pants, she was soaked when she came inside, despite the same kind of snow play and snow wetness. So...I ordered another pair! One will stay at school, and the other will be used at home. We have a lot of winter ahead of us, and there is nothing like wet clothes to ruin fun snow play.
January 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanisgood great product
My four kids have worn these bibs starting at the toddler sizes and all the way up until they are too "cool" for snow bibs and want snowboarder-type snow pants. I have two in each size b/c of the ages/sizes of my kids. that's a lot of snow pants. and then I pass them onto my sister's kids. These are the best bibs EVER!! so warm, water resistant or proof, thick and snuggly, great fabric zippers/craftsmanship. I love these snowbuster bibs.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ellaroo fits well
Mother of 2 love LL Bean for my kids clothes. Kids are hard on their clothes and LL Bean stands behind their products 100%. My daughter picked theses out and loves them.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LBIMom Great snow pants!!
Over the years we have ordered these snow pants for our children and they have completely worn them out!! We can usually count on the sizes working out, but this year they seem to be on the big side. Will need to return and get same size as last year. Other than that, we always choose LLBean outerwear for the kids!
October 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by lopbunny Pink snowpants
Nice britches but did not match the Coat it was shown with. My granddaughter has had this type before and enjoys them, her mother appreciates their warmth and fit.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AHNYC Great quality and color
Really great quality and my daughter absolutely loves the bright piink color. They seem to run large. The size 5 was far too big on my kid who normally wears a 5/6. I like extra room in winterwear to give room to grow and layer, but these were too big to be wearable by winter. We exchanged for the sze 4 and the fit her well with some room to grow.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mantygirl Holds up to Wisconsin Winters!
I purchased the bibs in feldspar for our grandson because he outgrew his from last year. His mother (our daughter) is a first grade teacher in Wisconsin, where winters can be brutal. She sees how poorly other brands hold up for so many of her students, and has told me numerous times how great the LLBean bibs are. Our grandson loves them and told me they keep him warm and dry, even on days when he spends hours in the snow.
The bibs are well made and the knees are reinforced, so they last a couple of winters if we buy them slightly large for the first year. These are a must for any child playing in the snow and cold.
October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrandmaMo Warm and waterproof
My grandchildren will love when they get to go out and play this winter, knowing they will stay warm and dry.
September 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by zubrzye Within a year, good to the garbage !
I bought those bibs for my kid at the beginning of the winter. Of course, he is 9 years old and he plays a lot. On his knees, on the slopes, etc... I would have expect that the bibs would have some wear, but tears , on both knees ! Ok, he plays a lot outside, as my daughter of the same age for which a bought cold buster pants and they are A-1. For some reason, there is a huge difference in quality from the bibs and the pants. If you have to buy one, chose the pants and buy suspenders if you really want bibs. Otherwise, you are throwing your money through the windows !
March 28, 2015