Rated 3 out of 5 by Inthewoods Bayside Twills
Was disappointed on how these fit. As others have said, tight in the waist. Also, they are quite baggy in the upper thigh area (and I don't have thin thighs!). Also, I was not happy to see that they wrinkle. I tried them on right away after receiving them and just had them on for about 10-15 minutes, sitting part of that time, and they now are wrinkled across the lap. I'm keeping them because I like the color and need them for an upcoming trip. Had planned to buy another pair in another color, but won't be doing that.
September 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by kkpb Quality has gone downhill
I have worn the Bayside pleated pants for years, I have ones I bought in previous years and love them. Like other reviewers, I wish LLBean would bring back the pleated pants.
This non pleated version didn't work for me at all. The waist is impossibly tight in the size 10 that I usually wear. The size 12 is way to baggy. I have also tried the comfort waist but they look ridiculous in the back--all puffed out and wouldn't even pass with a long shirt over them.
September 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Picky19 Do not lose loyal customers by ignoring them
Having worn LL Bean's Bayside pleated slacks for years, I was depressed when they were discontinued. According to your reviews, MANY others feel the same way. The replacement for them, the Comfort Fit, is absurd. The elastic back is like a saggy diaper. I paid the same amount for alterations to them as for the slacks! Now, I have tried your Original Fit in a larger size. The waist is tight, but the hips are impossible. Please reconsider your cut specifications. This cut is too small for women with hips. The hips need an extra inch, at least. They probably fits hipless girls and women quite well. Please do not loose loyal customers by ignoring their requests. Thank you.
September 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by lsdarling Please Bring Back the Old Fit
I am currently wearing an older pair of the original fit pants I purchased a couple of years ago. They fit beautifully. This year I ordered another pair - same size 10 - my weight has not changed. They are so tight in the waist I cannot button them. I love these pants and have purchased them for years. Why did you have to change the sizing??? Please bring back the original way the pants were made and sized.
September 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Granite012 TOO SMALL!!!
These are the only pants I have worn for a very long time regardless of the exchange rate. They were perfect in every respect! Now, the sizing has been changed. It is not my weight or the distribution of it. I can wear an old pair in the morning (very comfortable) followed with a more recently purchased pair in the afternoon and they are so small and uncomfortable I take them off. They are not wearable. This is a huge disappointment. Why are companies unable to leave a good product alone?
Please revert to the original sizing and tell us when you do so.
September 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Farrier not the same fit
I've purchased and worn these for years --size 10 fit just right in the waist and hips. My weight is pretty stable as are my measurements but the size 10 is now too tight in the waist. The size 12 swims on me. What happened to the manufacturing of these pants? I love LLBean but these pants have changed and it is difficult to find a high rise pant for those of us who hate the so called 'favorite fit', which sits below the waist and heaven forbid I'd have to try and wear the low rise!
August 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CentexMom Nice pants but the fit is disappointing
These are nicely made pants, the color and style are just what I wanted at an excellent price. However the fit was very disappointing. The waist is WAY too tight, even though I got the comfort waist. The petite is about two inches too long. The other pants that I have gotten from Bean have fit perfectly so I suspect there were made somewhere else.
August 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pat1111 Bring back the pleats
I love the bayside twills pleated look but the comfort waist is too bulky. If you have to do a comfort waist then at least make it hidden. This pants collection is fabulous. I wear them 5-6 days a week, wash them often and still get comments about how neat they look. You brought back the deep pockets now being back the pleats!!!
August 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheHappyQuilter Great Buy!
Finally a pair of pants that fits my "pear shape" body! I thought that I might be going out on a limb buying these pants, but I was pleasantly surprised. I did have to hem them as I need a length between petite and regular, but that task was easily accomplished. I have washed these pants and run them through the dryer. They look fantastic. Now to order additional colors!!
August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheBeekeeper Perfect Pants
These pants are wonderful! The waist, hip, rise ratio is spot on for ladies with hips and a narrower waist. The cut is slim enough to be flattering, but roomy enough just where it's needed to be active and bend in comfort.
I agree with the other reviewers that it's time to bring back both the pleated style pant and the longer skirt with this regular waist. I'd also love to see these made in the USA. :>)
VERY IMPORTANT! Order these according to L.L.Bean's size chart, not what size you wear from other stores. Don't guess! Measure! (I wear an 8 from most stores with "vanity sizing", but a 12 in L.L. Bean.)
August 12, 2015