Originally Posted by lalaland
I got mine on sale at fleet farm. they are too long for me, but they just stay on top of my boots - unless I am wearing the big rubber mud boots. i got them really big, so they go on easy over jeans, but still work without jeans too. best thing ever! pretty lightweight because they are just polar fleece with a wind jacket type cover. So I would try fleet farm or amazon.... I forget when the ice fishing stuff goes on really good sale at ff.
I put them on this morning. I know it isn't that cold yet, but I am a wimp.
I will have to get down there then. I want lightweight warmth! I had some regular bib overall type snow pants I loved, but they weren't very sexy. LOL I don't care. Minnesota Winters are all about function and nothing to do with fashion for me.
My favorite winter work clothes otherwise is a hooded Field and Forest jacket that gathers at the waist and at the wrists to keep the warmth in. Has great pockets too. Then my Muck boots, which are great for year around. I have a second pair though that are better fitting and keep me warm all the way up my calves, they are a buffalo hide high boot from LL Bean.
For my hands, I have the cheap jersey fabric gloves that I wear inside my waterproof, thin gloves that I get from Fleet Farm. My hands will get super cold for about the first 10-15 minutes, but once my circulation catches up and makes the gloves warm, I can stay out there all day. Since I have a number of waterers to clean out and fill, I have to have something truly waterproof but not bulky like so many WP gloves are. This has worked for me for a couple of years. I have already started using them again this week. They aren't great for doing things like trying to built stuff and hold nails or screws, but are great for chores.
Oh, and for those days that don't require snow pants, I have flannel lined jeans and fleece lined jeans form LLBean. I see FF has expanded their stock some this year for this kinds of items. I find the fit is never right. The LLBean jeans have a really small waist compared to the rest of the fit, the FF jeans have a huge waist, I need in between. I tried the tall cut from LLB, but they were SO long that I couldn't deal with it, and that included the length in the waist. I am a short bodied person, and I hate when I have to wear pants that the waist on my ribs and just under my bra to get them to fit my butt and hips. Men have no idea what us women with curves have to deal with! ;)