Men's Stretch Briar Jeans is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from too low slung size 38-29: These are nice pants, but my initial trying/wearing immediately showed the waist to crotch length is too small.. There is little room for adjustment or for a thin legging underneath. Walking stairs, bending, step ladder activities in house (to judge fit) produced a constant, need of correction plumber's crack. The pants continually slid down in the back. Needed a good pant for the hunt season, but cannot accept the fact of constant pulling them up while hunting. One other note: inseam measured 30, not 29 as tagged
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Odd Sizing, great pants I wear a 34 inch waist in almost all pants with either a 30 or 32 inseam. However, I have larger thighs and butt, and sometimes that makes finding pants that fit difficult. Originally I ordered a 34x31 which should be my size, but they were REAL snug - so I returned them. When I ordered a 36x31 on a whim, they were a perfect fit. I’ve never bought a 36 waist before, not even when my legs were huge when I played college football. I love the fit and quality of these jeans, but they run small. I tried these on with the Upland Briar Pants (trying to figure out which to buy), and I felt the 34x31 (in those pants) were larger than the 36x31 in these pants. They’re super comfortable and durable. Way more comfortable than any upland pant I’ve ever had.
Date published: 2020-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of a kind As a home landscaper, I've often wondered what a pair of pants might be that had reinforced knees, were water resistant and comfortable. Carhartt makes something with kneepads which is pretty neat, but these pants by LL Bean also serve more of a purpose by deflecting brush quite well, and have that materials fully around the lower leg. They are noisy, so you won't sneak up on any game, but this Cordura denim is great stuff, no question a very different material than normal denim. The workmanship is very good and I'd expect them to hold up many years with average wear. I wish they had come in a 32/30 as the 31 is just a bit long unless I wear them with heavy boots. Not a deal breaker in any way, these are unique in their class.
Date published: 2020-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful If you are like me, you rely on honest reviews. Sometimes I question them, especially when they are 5 stars. I bought these pants pre-season and tried them on a couple of times before I took them into the field. I have owned at least 6 pair of similar pants in other brands and all of them are superior to wearing chaps and regular jeans, but no pair I have ever owned compare to these. In full disclosure, LL Bean pants tend to fit me really well. I generally wear a 36 or 38 x 29 and LL Bean has that size. They fit, especially the rise, is a great fit for me. With the gusset in the crotch and and the stretch fabric, these are now my favorite field pants. I have spent three weeks grouse hunting, and nothing compares, at twice the price of competitive brands they are worth it. I was hesitant to purchase, but ordering a second pair for rainy and muddy days.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another LL Bean Home run Excellent field pants. I size up for layering so a 36 is a bit loose. I wear these often in the field. They feel heavy but they are not; very light feeling, excellent stretch, very very comfortable. No problems going through the brush, crawling around looking for my missed arrows.....36 length would be nice but it’s not a game stopper....nicely done Bean!
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! These pants are just simply awesome! True to fit, comfortable, warm with a layer underneath, cool in warmer weather, tough as nails, and to top if off they look good too! I wear them for dog training sessions, and bird hunting in some of the nastiest weather and terrain then hang them in the garage and throw them on for the next session and they look and fit like they are brand new. And I wear them a lot, twice a week. Great pants from great company.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable These are more comfortable than the oldest pair of jeans I have. The weight is just right for early season or late season with long johns on. They do a great job of keeping thorns out but don't make a lot of noise that scares the birds. I couldn't be happier with these pants and will probably buy another pair to have on hand should they stop making them.
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cordura faced Jeans/Pants This material is fine for amateur/weekend hunters that don't face a true test in adverse weather or thorny habitat. In fact, you would be FAR better off wearing basic jeans alone than this woven nylon material which gives you a false sense of protection. As a result, you end up compromising on your hunt with the resulting discomfort/injuries from weather and thorns. Woven nylon also has the inherent aspect of entrapping the very tips of thorns which once snared, snap off in this nylon - JUST the very tip of said thorns (ie. wild rose, hawthorn, cat-claw etc.). The more you walk, the more you end up with an itchy scratchy irritation where-ever this tip(s) gets lodged. By end-of-day, you end up with an itchy, red welt on your skin from this abrasion. Good luck trying to find that thorn tip! Yu can try, wash, rub the trousers but the next time you wear them....it's back! Like I said, this product in this and many adjacent products has been terribly misleading.
Date published: 2021-02-18