Rated 5 out of 5áby Janelle Warm in the snow
I wear a women's size 7 wide so I ordered the men's size 6. The boots fit well. I wore the boots in the snow for several hours today and was not cold.
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby ralphe Second Pair Work Just as Well
My first pair of these lasted 37 years. I suspect this will be my last pair (I'm over 70). They work wonderfully well. Was out in 5 inches of heavy, wet snow yesterday and never worried about cold feet.
I also wear these at night during the winter when I'm out with my telescope. That is actually the reason I bought my first pair.
I realize there are those that complain for whatever reason or other but as I have said before in other reviews, those people probably wouldn't be happy with the keys to Fort Knox either.
As usual, Mr. Bean makes an excellent cold weather boot!
January 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby ibVince Great Boots except for the eyelets.
I like these boots but have one comment to make about the laces
"Quote from your advertisement for the pack boots."
(Speed-lacing system allows you to tighten laces with just one pull.)
I found the one pull to tighten to be untrue!
The lowest 3, eylets remain untightened if yuo try to do that. So I have to start just above the lowest 3, and pull those tight first then the rest from the top. And to loosen them up for removal is work. The eyelets are to small and do not let the laces slide through easely.
My 30, year old LL Bean pack boots with liners and chain thread soles have a better eyelet designe and are truly one pull.
You should look at the difference between the old and the new ones. You may want to change to that older type of eyelet.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby JWsnowlover Warm and snug
I must preface this by stating that I've only had these boots for about a month.
That said, these boots are very obviously a few things:
- VERY WARM
- snug (but not too small at my normal shoe size; keeps your foot from sliding and slipping around inside the boot and liner)
- hearty (they are big thick boots; you could say they're clunky, but any good, warm snow boots need to have some weight and thickness to them to insulate from all sides and even the sole.)
- stiff at first (the leather uppers are quite stiff for a while before you can break them in. Again, that's not a bad thing, as the thickness and quality of the full-grain leather makes this so. I drive a manual transmission, and it was difficult to shift smoothly until broken in.)
- great with traction (the thick rubber soles and lugs appear to be fantastic for any weather conditions. Again, please take this with a grain of salt as I have not experienced any kind of significant snow or ice so far with these.)
Ok, so those are the obvious characteristics of these Pac Boots, things that you almost unquestionably can count on them being. Here is my one concern, and please realize that I am optimistic about it panning out:
- the seam where the leather upper is sewn to the rubber lower inside the boot is more stiff, protrusive, and rough than I'd like. Now, it doesn't bother my foot or ankle due to the boot liner cushioning. However, I am worried that this rough seam will eventually dig a hole into the liner and cause me to have to order replacement liners prematurely. I may try and put some seam tape or some kind of seam silicone product over the seam to prevent that, but it may work itself out as the boots become more broken in. Either way, I'm not too worried about it. Yet, it's something they might consider tweaking.
Overall, this appears to be a GREAT winter boot! I'm excited for significant snow to let 'em loose in their element. From what I know of them so far, they'll be fantastic!
December 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby MooseheadCountry Disappointing Boot
I ordered 2 pairs for my grown kids this winter and had to return them. Both pairs were bunched in around the ankles and the top of the rubber bottoms would dig into the ankles. I thought the first pair of boots was a terrible mistake until I looked at the second pair. I returned them through the mail and LL Bean refunded me quickly and without debate or cost. Great service... Bad boots.
December 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Bigtoe Not really that great
I hunt and sit in a stand after I hike in to it. These boots did not keep my feet warm, and it was only 20 degrees. That wasn't as bad as they hurt when you have to hike anywhere wearing them. If you only had to go a short distance, or your rode in on an ATV, would be okay. The outside soles a great and do grab on slippery surfaces. I think because of the added insulation, they are big and your foot slips around in them. I love LL Bean, but will try another boot.
December 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Orringtonconsumer Warm and Durable
I purchased these boots for my husband over 30 years ago and they are still going strong.....we have replaced the liners twice, but they have never leaked and stitching is as good as the first day we bought them! Sole is excellent as well and these have been his primary boot in the winter for ice fishing, shoveling, snowmobiling, ice hockey events! We are now purchasing them for our grown sons! Thank you LL Bean!
November 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby JVTNOutdoors Perfect for my purpose
I do a lot of hunting. The Maine Pac Boots are ideal when sitting for long periods in cold weather in TN.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Esselpe I absolutely love these boots
I live in a temperate climate and was very worried about having good boots for a trip to Nome Alaska. These boots were fabulous. I was the only member of my group whose feet were never cold. I wore these boots 14 to 16 hours a day, continuously on snow and ice, in weather down to 30 below, every day for ten days. My feet felt great and the boots felt great.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby crooter Great Product
This is only the second pair of Bean boots I've owned in over 30 years! Bean boots in general are wonderful and well worth the price. I chose pack boots this time instead of the regular Bean boots with felt liners. The tread on the sole is amazing! They should put it on all their boots.
March 25, 2015