Rated 4 out of 5 by Scoutpenny So far, so good!
I just got a pair of these in the wine color. I wore them as pajama bottoms last night. Due to all the reviews stating these ran big I bought a small. I am 5'6" tall and weigh about 125 pounds. They fit quite well and if I were going to wear them under pants they would most definitely not be too baggy.
They are warm, comfy and cozy.
I did have to immediately cut out one of the 3 (!) tags now found in all Bean clothing...this one being the long, scratchy 2-inch tag written in French on one side. It is very irritating to the skin and I wish those tags could be excluded.
Today I am going to order another pair...this time in the winter white. However, this time I am going up a size to a medium because as pajama bottoms I wouldn't mind them looser. Again, not sure why there are so many reviews stating that these run so big!
I will see how the pair I have now in small does after washing. If they shrink they might feel too snug for sleeping in. And as I always write in my reviews, I won't put them in the dryer. Anything LL Bean makes with cotton in it these days, generally shrinks too much in the dryer for my liking. This may turn into a 5-star review but until I wash them I think 4 seems fair.
January 31, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by HorseRider2 These sag!
I have no issue with the material or weight of these pants, but they were long from the crotch to the waist and sagged (I ordered size Small). The length was perfect. (I'm 5'1" and 140 lbs).
I wore them under fleece riding pants as well as jeans and had to constantly pull the pants up because the the extra material kept pulling the outer pants down.
I would recommend them to people who are a little longer from crotch to waist~
I have returned them and hope that another style in Petite will work for me.
January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by maineborzoi Warm and Soft
These are amazing! So warm, soft and well made. Fit was perfect, and love the attention to detail of how the cuffs were made.
Would so purchase these again for sure.
January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AuntieTia comfortable double-layer pants!
These pants are toasty and soft. I bought the wine color and it is lovely. I usually wear petite length, so yes, these are a little long but the cuffed ankles work just fine. I'm wearing them as jammies on cold nights and love them!
January 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ecmd great fit for apple shape bodies
I can see what all the fuss is about the waist on these pants.
They work great for me--I carry weight in my mid section, so they are not HUGE, nor are they TIGHT. I am intolerant of tight elastic waistbands, so I was somewhat hesitant to buy these, but they are perfect. They are warm and cozy and not itchy and the legs fit at the bottom so they don't ride up in bed the way regular pajamas do. They also aren't excessively long, which tends to be my problem with pants of any kind. I've worn them to bed a few nights and really enjoy them.
For reference, I am women's size 8-10 dress size, jean size 31", and hip 38" and I am 5'5" and the MEDIUM fit just right on me. The fit in the lower belly and hips is somewhat loose--not fitted--which I like, but I would not say they are huge given my body type, and I do not like fitted pants to wear to bed.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sledmaine great long underwear
5'6 58 yr old snowmobiling, snowshoeing, x-country skiing woman who is not a stick. I have bought these for 40 yrs to wear snowmobiling and all other winter sports - the waist is larger than it used to be and thank goodness as it used to be too tight. But these are my go to long underwear and have kept me warm in 100 mph winds and -25 degree temps in Canada snowmobiling the Gaspe Peninsula in January. I wouldn't buy anything else for long underwear and they last forever - my old ones from 20 yrs ago are still in use. they do not itch, they are not skin tight and are not meant to be - please never change them - if you want to fit something under skinny jeans - go buy the silk stuff - these are meant for real winter sports people so don't go asking for them to be changed. I want to be able to buy these again when I'm 85 and still playing in the snow. They have extra room because skin tight does not keep you warm. Just ask me as I've worn them at -20 x-country skiing also. Great longies. never change them.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nausiica Very warm but too large in the waist
I ordered this (and assorted top) to use as a pyjama since our winters on the west coast aren't that bad. It is very warm, soft after the first wash and comfortable. The colour is as shown (purplish, burgundy) and beautiful.
The problem is with the waist, it is WAY too large and sags. I am 1m58 (5'2"), in normal (healthy shape) and 52 kgs (119 lbs) and I could fit another of me in the top section. The elastic sags quite a bit and it does not look nice. For someone with a larger belly or behind it would be perfect.
Although I am petite and ordered a regular size, the length is not a problem thanks to the ribbing at the ankle.
Overall: if you are "normally waisted" and don't mind the sag or if you are large in that area: go for it. Probably not for skinny and athletic women.
December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sparrow2 warm comfortable pants
Just ordered 3rd pair of these pants.
These pants are warm, comfortable, and the color (Blue heather) is so pretty.
My size is between medium and large and after reading reviews online which said pants ran big I ordered medium.
Plenty of room in pants after washing.
This third pair I ordered in small for a more snug fit. Really love these pants.
Thank you L.L.Bean for another winner.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoJoshopper Made in Canada!
I love that these are made in Canada, and as a Canadian I did not have to pay duties on this item. I love that they are made with natural fibers: cotton and wool. I also love that the ankles are form-fitting, so as a petite person, the length doesn't matter, and it keeps me warmer. The color, cream, is beautiful. Now for a couple of minor things that could stand improvement: There is a slight itchiness coming through the cotton inner layer. It is not enough to send back, but enough to notice. Would it be possible to make these with a Merino wool that doesn't itch? And mine did shrink in the wash, even though I washed on cold and hung to dry. They still fit but I cannot gain any weight, so I would recommend ordering up a size. I bought these to wear mostly as pyjamas, but I might try using them for dog walking and hiking as well.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TeeShirtWearer LOVE them!
I have bought these bottoms and the matching tops over the years in every color that Bean makes! I use them as my winter pajamas - all winter long. They are so warm and snuggly that I kind of hate to take them off in the mornings when it's time to get dressed. Have also worn them under fleece pants when I need to shovel or be out in the snow; however, my major use is as P.J.'s. I do not put them in the dryer - just hang them on my drying rack. I look forward to start wearing them to bed each winter once the cold weather hits.
November 15, 2014