Rated 5 out of 5 by maryG72 Perfect for me
I do like lycra but not hugging my body. These pants are just full enough to not cling. They have a nice cut, are very comfortable, hold their shape and wear well. I bought a pair years ago and have worn them out. Just replaced them and am very pleased that they are the same good quality,
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FirstQuality These are truly "perfect fit" pants
I live in these, absolutely live in these pants. I'm 5'4" 150 pounds, size medium regular. The length is perfect, I'm delighted with that fact, since I can wear them right out of the box, I don't have to have them hemmed. The waist fits my own, perfectly, which has gotten bigger due to pharmaceuticals and normal aging - these stretch, the (wonderful) pockets don't gape open. The fabric - love the fabric, not too heavy and hot feeling, not slick and "athletic wear" feeling, just good feeling. I see no change in these pants since I've been wearing them, these past 3 years. They're still perfect in all respects. Like I said above, I live in them. Good pants.
February 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CJBMN Not the same as they used to be
I have been wearing this style of pants from LLBean for a few years. I bought the "classic navy" the last time to replace a navy pair, and they are not the same. They are looser in the midriff area and way longer than they've ever been. The navy was always perfect length for flats and the black has always been perfect length for a lttle heal which gives me the combo of not having to wear the same shoes every day for work. These are longer than the black have ever been. Washing shrunk them a little and I was going to return them, but it's not easy to find pants, so decided to keep them. The fossil is a lighter brown, it's okay to wear with pinks and aqua colors, it was lighter than I thought it would be. The indigo blue is hard to go with anything except pink and white...But overall, the wear and tear, quality of the product itself is very good. I wash and dry my pants all the time and wear this style to work every day. Can't beat that - they don't show wear like other pants do. I buy these in the carpis also and love them.
February 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by bronco68 Made larger than they used to be.
I have a pair of these from 4 years ago and the material is the same weight and still very nice but like most retailers LL Bean has made the sizing bigger to accommodate the ever expanding public. The originals are XS Reg as are the new ones but boy what a difference! Starting at just below the hips and through the thigh they are now like jodhpurs on me. I can grab a generous handful of fabric on each side that sticks out. The originals do not do this. These ARE NOT XS by any means. I am 5'4" and 102 lbs but I am not a Petite. What a disappointment that LL Bean has joined others in wanting to satisfy those that used to be XS by making the pants bigger but keeping the XS sizing on them.
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by grace64 great for every day
I use these pants for exercising, traveling, and every day wear. Over the years, I have purchased them in black, navy, gray, fossil brown, and dark brown. I recently purchased another two pairs in fossil brown and deepwater blue, which pairs well with navy and light aqua. The pants wear well. The gray ones are a heavier fabric and shrink a bit over time. I would like to see the dark brown (coffee bean) color offered again.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AgingGracefully Comfortably roomy
I ordered a small in these and like the generous (but not baggy) fit. Also a good length. I'm 5'4 120 lbs and it's exactly right. That might help those who are trying to decide on fit. If you like a snug fit or are closer to 115, maybe go with the XS. Re color, I ordered the green and was afraid it would be actually green, but it's a subdued olive/loden cross. Very nice. Good fit and looks good going to town as well as around the house.
February 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sami Good item ?
The fit is comfortable, length in the black was a bit long but OK. I washed and line dried the black, they were in need of a pressing and when rewashed according to directions and they were mostly wrinkle free but shrunk a bit. I also bought them in grey, same size and they were shorter than the black before washing. Keeping items but won't order them again.
January 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lissie Not so perfect pant anymore
I have 2 pairs of these pants that I purchased previously and they are comfortable and a good price. However, the new pants I ordered have gone down in quality and not worth the money at all. First, the waist band is not sewn completely around the waist, but only "tacked down" at each side, and at 1 spot in the front and back with a few threads. In other words, the elastic underneath the waistband is not sewn in entirely. I thought this was a defect and sent them back in return and then the new pair arrived, same thing, only tacked down. The picture appears as if they are completely sewn all the way around, but beware this is not the case. This is a cheap time saving measure in my opinion on the part of LLBean. The fabric is thinner as well. Extremely disappointed, and this is the first time I have felt this way about anything Bean. I would NOT order these pants ever.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WhoopiePie They are Perfect Fit Pants!!
These are fantastic pants. I work in at a small liberal arts college and must wear dress pants. These pants are perfect for this setting. I currently own 2 pairs and plan to order another pair.
January 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DamselflyBridals Poor Quality for Price
I did not even bother to try these on. I had them out of the bag, felt the fabric and that was enough to know that the pants would be going right back. The fabric was too thin for pants weight. OK for a T shirt or top, but certainly not for pants.
January 14, 2014