Boys Stormer Snow Bibs
bib pants way too long and not wide enough with clothes
I believe I am reiterating what other moms have said..why is it if you order a husky item the length goes crazy long..? My child is 8 1/2 and husky and we only buy LE clothing for him but get real with the length of things..we ordered him the husky bib pants stormers and they didn't have enough room with clothes on..too tight across the chest area for moving around..by the way if LE does free hemming why can't these also be offered with that option..? just a thought..
November 19, 2014
Recommend with Many Reservations
My son is nine. He has always been tall and thin, wearing much larger pants for length and cinching the waist in as far as it could go. (Right now he's in size 14.) I've always bought the waterproof snowbibs and they have always been strangely long...but workable. This year we've returned four pairs of the waterproof bibs. They were ~6-7" too long. That's ridiculous for a boy who has always been off the charts in height his entire life! If they are too long for my son, who do they possibly fit?! We then tried the Stormer Snow Bibs on in the store. They seem to be a little bit shorter in the leg, but still too long for good fit (3" too long) . They are much lighter -- a plus or minus depending on how you intend to use them. If one is stuffing them into a backpack each day to bring to school, these are certainly less bulky than the waterproof bibs and therefore a good choice. If your kid will be out all day in the snow, possibly not (we've yet to see). I do have a problem with the overall look of the Stormers. By the time my thin son puts on suitably warm undergarments, he looks like he is obese and has a pear shape. With the waterproof bibs, he simply has the stiff boxy look of a Lego figure. Neither a good look for the 4th grade. I ended up buying one pair of the Stormers at the store simply because I've never shopped anywhere besides Lands End and wanted a backup option. The Stormers are not ideal but they are better this year for us than the waterproof bibs simply because of the shorter leg. Since there is no way I'm going to pay to get snow bibs hemmed, I'll keep looking at what other stores have to offer. The LE designers need to get real boys, put them in pants and layers of shirts and also boots. A total redesign is needed for both the waterproof and the stormer bibs. -- One last thought, please don't read the "fits big" and think they are plenty roomy elsewhere. They are not. They are barely large enough in the waist and too long in the legs. Perhaps with the strange cut, everyone should go to a smaller size but get husky? Or LE could just get the fit right.
October 26, 2014
I'm not sure about these snowpants?
Well it's a long story but here I go. A few years ago I had no trouble with the snowpants. I always got the Husky in my sons size and they were perfect. Last winter (2013) I purchased about 3 or 4 different pairs and all of them were too small not to mention too long as the sizes went up. My son is 11 now and though he has a few extra pounds on, he certainly is not obese. So by the time I figured out he would need a 16 Husky, they LandsEnd was sold out in the color I needed. This Winter (2014) I got the 16 Husky in the Black Stormers Bibsnowpants. I have taken them to the tailors for hemming.. I will enclose a picture so you can see my son is not obese. I really wish LandsEnd would talk with the makers as I know it is the same as last year and get an accurate sizing for a Husky child.
October 14, 2014
Strong knees and seat, but fabric and styling not good for teen boy
I was disappointed when I received these yesterday. The size 20 was sized as expected and they fit my 14-yr old son with room for him to get through the winter. However, the fabric was not as expected. The pants appeared a bit shiny (we ordered black) and I was concerned they would snag too easily. On the other hand, the reinforced knees and seat looked extremely strong and durable. My son also thought the pants looked too puffy and he didn't like them. I might try exchanging for the Squall pants instead. I'm glad to see Lands End offering larger size bibs as they are very hard to find, but something a bit sportier would suit skiing/snowboarding teens better.
September 10, 2014