Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer More Colors Please!
I love the Double L Chinos--so much so that I wear a pair just about every day. However, I would like to have some more variety to my wardrobe. LL Bean used to make these pants in a 'pale khaki' or 'soapstone' color that was much lighter than the 'khaki.' They looked especially nice in the summer.
Please, LL Bean, bring back the 'pale khaki' --and perhaps even introduce a 'Nantucket red' or some such. I will buy 10x alone!
April 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by danceinthewoods Magic pants
My partner wears these pants almost exclusively and has many pairs. They fit well and look good...and they are magic. He's not too easy on his clothes but these always come out of the wash as good as new. He always drinks white wine but yesterday he was gesticulating wildly next to a friend who was drinking red. Luckily it all went on his pants! They just came out of the washer without a spot.
July 4, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fisdu Started strong, but...
I have had these pants for about a year. I have really enjoyed them, but about 2 months ago, I noticed the bottom of the cuffs were starting to wear through. Then yesterday when I got home, my wife noticed that there was a hole about the size of a dime at the top of the back pocket.
Please note that I have an office job, so 75-80% of my day is spent sitting in a chair, so it isn't like I am hard on my clothes. I am also comparing this to my other pants such as a couple pair of Dockers that are close to 10 years old and are showing less signs of wear than these or my pairs of Ralph Lauren which are 6 years old and still in perfect condition.
It should also be noted that I have not worn the LL Bean pants more than the others. I have a system that when my pants are cleaned, they are hung on the left side of the rack and when I get dressed in the morning, I take from the right, so my pants are pretty much worn about once every 8-10 days.
Overall, I am not happy with the life span of these pants and would not recommend them based on my experience.
June 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by WhatHapenedLLBEAN What has happened to the LLBean Quality
I have been using LL Bean products for almost 30 years. I have purchased the Chinos every 24 months. I typically have each of the colors and wear through them every two years. I call it my LLBean Chino refresh. I put these through a lot of wear and have been very pleased with the quality and how well they hold up. However, I just ordered 4 new pairs of this product and was very upset with the quality. The fabric is inferior to my previous LLBean Chinos purchases. I could have purchased better quality at my local Big Box store. The material is lighter and not as robust as the pants i purchased form LLBean 2 years ago. I learned that the family sold out to investors. It seemed that quality always use to be an important aspect of the LL Bean Brand, but now it looks like outsourcing to the lowest production mills over seas has taken a front seat to quality... its a shame when investor's take importance over customers. I hate to see this happen to LLBean... its like I'm losing a family member....
May 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ZviJ Nice pants, frayed too soon but redeemed
These are very nice pants. They look nice, the fit is good, they are comfortable, liquid rolls off them, they did not shrink. In fact, they became my favorite every-day pants. They would have been 5-star rated BUT, after having them for four months - worn 30-40 times, washed 2-3 times - the seat of the pants frayed through on an area about the size of a quarter. I contacted Customer Service and, on their directions, returned them for an equal exchange. In less than a week I had the replacement pants at no charge, not even shipping costs. Good customer service redeemed the quality problem. I am now waiting to see how the new pair holds up.
May 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Albin :-(
These are NOT wrinkle free! Looked great out of the "box" ... washed them as per the instructiions .... came out wrinkled and then used a steam iron to get a semi-wrinkle free pant (had them on a pant hanger and used the iron to 'go up and down' on the fabric .... wore them and when I got home they were as wrinkled as when the pant came out of the dryer .... I am sending the pant back and purchasing the chino at $69. etc. ... say tuned. LL Bean has been a favorite of mine for 40+ years.
May 2, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Decker Thin material poorly contructed
Tight in waist and butt. Material is very thin and cheap feeling. I can see why they are on sale. Not up to Bean's quality. I'll keep buying their dress pants, hopefully they haven't cheapened them.
May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GuardianReflex Chinos
Fit well, very good fabric and stitching, it's pretty easy to see why they can offer the assurance they do when you feel them. There are a few threads that poke out but the pattern seems like it should resist unraveling pretty well.
The only downside I've noticed is that the fit was different between the Navy and Khaki versions of these that I purchased, I preferred the tighter fit of the Navy and would have liked it to be the same on both as they were both listed as classic fit in my cart. Not really a fault of the product though.
Having had several lower priced Chinos fray under normal use (getting in and out of car seats breaking off back pocket buttons, wearing down back belt loop, etc) I'm hoping these will be more resilient.
April 28, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLBeanFanSince1980 Inferior fabric
These pants look very good and fit me well, but the fabric is shoddy. After relatively little use the fabric is frayed at the hems and noticeably worn at the knees. It certainly does NOT "wear well," as claimed in the product description! I wish LL Bean would bring back the very durable polyester-blend fabric they used to use for these pants.
April 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by LuzerneNY Dark Khaki has odd orange color
You may want to avoid the "dark khaki", as it has an odd orange color.
April 5, 2016