Rated 1 out of 5 by Merl734 Disappointed about Sizing
These pants used to fit great. However, the fit has changed: the rise is too high and shows way too much detail of the backside that is not desirable or flattering for many women. Also, the waist is too tight to be comfortable for many who have had children and who are just about 5 pounds over weight. The style of these pants is more for mature women than teenagers; so the fit does not conform to the style. The style is designed for women 35+, so the rise should be about 1 inch lower and the waist about 1 inch more in diameter to look classy and fit comfortably. Many women wear these pants to work and want to look professional and feel comfortable; and can no longer do so due to the change in fit. Please return these to their original overall sizing. I have been wearing these pants for about 10 years because I wanted to be comfortable while looking fairly neat and professional; and can no longer do so due to the change in fit. I am just under 5 feet tall and weigh around 120 pounds; and I am in no way big; so if these pants are too small for me as a very Petite Size 8, they are way too small for most women who are Petite Medium.The Regular size 8 would not fit Petites well in the hips and legs. The Petite M sizing needs to be changed to fit more mature Petite women.
January 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by HollyBeary sizing is off
Ordered these and very disappointed with sizing. Typically wear a size 6-8 in other slacks, and a size 8-10 were way too small. Will return and get a refund.
December 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ChangeBackPlease Fabric Too Thin
I have worn LL Bean Bayside Twills for about 22years. My favorite style was the original fit with pleated front. It fit me well, and I really wish you would bring that style back.
I have switched to the original fit with plain front out of necessity. The fit is OK/tolerable, but I am really disappointed by the quality of the pants I've purchased recently. I am a veterinarian and spend a lot of time bending down and kneeling on the floor. The last several pairs of pants I've purchased have developed holes in the knees within 3-6months of purchase. In the past, a pair of your Bayside Twills would last for several years before the fabric got so thin I had to throw them out. I am buying more today because it is very difficult to find pants w/ this design/fit anymore--it seems like everything in the stores has gone to a low waist, fitted style which just doesn't work on my body.
In the past, I've never had quality/durability problems w/ things I've purchased from LL Bean. I hope you take a critical look at your material suppliers and hopefully institute some changes.
December 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by cjALA My Favorite Pants.....but(ton)
I love and have been wearing the Bayside Twills for many many years now. My only complaint is the button on front. The buttons fall off usually after the first washing. They are sewn so loosely that I have now learned to go ahead and sew them again as soon as I receive a new pair of pants. Other than loose buttons, these are the only casual pants that I own and my most favorite in the closet.
December 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Distraught Bring back the Pleated - Original Fit
I like this style, but only as a second to the pleated fit. I have a hard time finding comfortable pants and have loved the original pleated fit for years.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jcquilter Thank goodness the original fit is back!
I mourned when you tinkered with the fit of these pants and cheered when the old faithful original fit came back. I've worn these pants for years. Right now I have four colors and I'm currently eyeing the dark green ones for Christmas. They really are the most comfortable and easy care pants I have ever bought. One request: Could you please make them in gray? I bet a lot of people would like a charcoal gray pant.
November 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanLoverForYrs Back to perfect
I'm placing an order for another pair of these pants. The fit is perfect for me. Most of the time, if the pants fit in the hips, the waist is too big. These are just right.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ragbert I love how these fit, bring back the pleated front
I love the Bayside original fit twills - been buying them for years. I love that the waist is high and small but the hips are relaxed - these fit me perfectly. I also love the tapered legs - much more slimming than straight legs on a petite figure. (In fact, I could use them another inch shorter.)
Also... I'm very disappointed that you discontinued the pleated front version of these! Please bring it back - I cannot stand the "comfort waist" pants - they are not comfortable to me at all. I used to order your pleated front Baysides with the tapered legs and regular waist all the time - the flat waist fit perfectly and I loved the pleats. Please offer them again.
October 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dinahh Bayside Original-not for me
I bought these to replace some from 7 years ago. I hate the tight high waist and tapered legs. They do not look dressy like my old pair. There is no crease in front making them look like ill fitting very casual pants. Will be returning to try Favorite fit which is hopefully a better style for me.
October 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by windsurfergranny size information incorrect
The size chart says a size 6 fits a 37&1/2 inch hip measurement. However, the actual hip measurement for a size 6 is 41 inches according to the phone information I received. So, that makes the pants 3&1/2 inches wider than the hip measurement. Since I measure 37&1/2 inches at the hips, the pants were way to big in that area. Also, the waist was too tight even though it should have fit me according to the size chart. I had ordered 2 pairs and wish I had known this information before I ordered. I sent both back and am now out the 6.50 return fee. I am disappointed that I cannot depend on the size information and will not be ordering any more pants from Bean.
October 1, 2014