Rated 3 out of 5 by Alturia Great fleece pants but terrible drawstring
There pants are great, but the drawstring is awful. The pants fit well and are wonderful for hanging around the house on cold New England days. I'd like to give the pants 5 stars but can't because the drawstring is so bad.
The drawstrings are made of an elastic material and stretch quite a bit unlike the drawstrings in traditional sweats. As a result, it is very difficult to pull the drawstrings tight and the pants are constantly drooping.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScouterinWY not sweats, great hikers
I bought these last fall to hike in daily. Some may have heard that the wind blows in WY, and I trek around the golf course nearby, and beyond. These are great - some wind protection, comfortable, and stretchy too. Snow brushes off, some rain protection. Cuffs fit over my hiking boots snugly. Pockets would be nice but I have some great Bean jackets for my stuff. These aren't lounge pants - they are active-wear. I took these camping this (July) weekend in the Big Horns, and they will become my 'in-case-the-weather-changes' pants & sleepwear. Will buy another pair as soon as I need them.
July 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jwnrw Good loungers, not sure about pure performance
I wanted a pair of these from the time when they were re-introduced last autumn, but they had stock supply issues with the medium size whenever I would try to order a pair. I have only had then since March, and while they do work well as lounge pants, I don't know that I can say that they would excel as outdoor performance pants. The fit is snug but quite comfortable. I expect the fit is the main reason there are no side pockets. The back pocket is useful, but a side zipped pocket would definitely add to the overall functionality of the pant for me.
So far, I have only used these for lounging around the house, for which they are quite ideal. For outdoor activity in winter weather such as snow-shoeing, walking, etc., I wear a more robust product from another brand which works better than these in our wet, cold and damp Ottawa winters.
I do expect that these will work really well as cold-weather leggings for cycling in dry late autumn/early winter when the weather is colder. They should combine nicely with a cycling liner underneath.
I haven't had these long enough to tell how they will stand up to wear and tear -- but based on some other reviews, I am going to hold back one star just in case I find them wearing too quickly along the inside of the legs in which case, they will have go back.
So far these pants are giving me good service.
June 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by coldjoe mr
These sweats would be perfect if they had side pockets.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unimaginative I've been waiting
A number of years ago you sold very similar pants. I bought several pairs (black ones and gray ones)and have worn them to nothingness. They work wonderfully for exercise and working outdoors in all but hot and really cold weather. I am so happy to be able to purchase them again.
There are two differences between old and new. First, it seems I have shrunk a bit. The length is a little longer. Second, the old version had zipper side pockets in addition to the back. They were handy on occasion. Minor quibbles to an otherwise excellent purchase. I will be buying more.
March 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cadiasam Warm and functional but going back
Purchased the end of December, have worn several times a week during this never ending winter and they did the job. Unfortunately, after only 2 months, they have excessive pilling and the material at the inner thigh area is now so thin the seams have worn through. Disappointing, have a similar pair from Bean purchased 10+ years ago that are still going strong.
March 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VAsnowbunny elegant fleece
I purchased two pairs as gifts - one in Tall and one Regular. These are wonderful men's fleece pants. Not ugly baggy sweats but also not skin hugging leggings.
February 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bearras Nice pants
I like the cut, fit and material. My only reservation is that the length is almost short. I am 6-5 and anybody taller would find them to be a bit skimpy. For me, another inch in the inseam would make them perfect.
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dspe Fleece pants
Perfect for the nasty 2014 wintry season. Used my pants while shoveling outside and it was pretty warm.
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by momof3missingMaine Great Pants however short for tall men
I ordered these for my son who is 6'0 and my husband who is 6'6" The tall fit my son perfectly until he grew 2 more inches. They do not fit my husband in length at all! Bean really needs to start to produce extra tall like some of their competitors do.
The waist fit was perfect for both of them.
I would order them again for my two younger sons until they hit six feet.
January 26, 2014