Rated 4 out of 5 by MomfromNiskayuna Petite Perfect Fit Pant
I have bought these pants for many years now. At one time, they were a perfect fit. The petite XS was a perfect length. The fit was good for a petite woman size 4 or 6. I am 5' 1" tall #short#.
Now, when I buy them, they are too long by a couple inches. The fabric seems different - meaning it doesn't hold up to stressors as well. For example, my cat often sits in my lap. This was never a problem. But the cat's claw caught the fabric. I unhooked it gently, but it still created an actual hole - 1/2 inch or so - near the knee. So, while the pants look nearly new, these two pairs have holes in them.
Perfect Fit pants tend to fade rather quickly. I love how black they are to start with, but they end up being a dull gray-ish black after a while.
I still buy them because they are very comfortable and they fit better than most petite pants. It is very hard to find petite pants for someone smaller than a petite 6.
At one point, I lost weight and became a size 0 or 2 and the Perfect Fit XS was way too loose on me.
I do think the price is a bit high for what you are getting - a cotton stretch pant that fades.
But, I like the cut - not too tight, not too loose, the pockets, the fact that they come in petite, and that they are comfortable.
As other people have mentioned, sometimes the sizing is inconsistent. I have several pairs all in Petite XS black. Some fit me, some are tight, some are loose, some are slightly too long, some are just right in length. I wish they didn't fade, but I guess that's what happens with things made of cotton.
September 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bostonLL what happened to Tall?
Not a perfect fit - too short - why no Tall sizes???
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Morgan13 Great pants that fit and do not stretch out
I buy the XS medium tall and these are the only comfortable fit pants that are long enough and not too baggy. I wear them almost everyday. Best feature is the medium tall length. Not too long or short. Just right. Also, many pants do not have useful pockets and these do.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nerophiliac Great comfort pants
I bought two pairs, and they are indeed the perfect fit pants. I am 5'5" and approximately 122 lbs. The small in regular length is just right. I wish there were more colors available. I'm waiting for another two pairs to arrive, this time in the slim leg version. Great product, LLBean!
September 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jislove First time on and rip
I just pulled these pants on for the first time this morning to mark them for a shortening session. And...the rise seam ripped. Never had any trouble with LLBean products in the 34 years I've been purchasing, so this is a total surprise. I prewashed them as I do all my colored knits, cold and tumble dry low. The stitching along the rise just made that horrible rip noise and I hadn't even put much pressure on it. For stretch pants, of course, this won't fly at all. Made in Cambodia. They may have used a less flexible thread? I have oodles of LLBean stretch cotton clothing and never a problem. So, these are a first and very disappointing. Color nice, fabric soft, but watch out and don't stress it at all if you risk to buy them. Oh, I got the Classic Navy. Might be that particular batch?
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by caminoista Love these pants!
I am so delighted with the new brown color; I now have 4 pairs. They fit me perfectly (well, a bit loose in the waist). I just wish they could duplicate this color for the fitness fleece jacket.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hillbillyattorney Go-To-Pants for lots of things
I was hesitant to order the two pairs of slacks given that my aging pear shaped body is a tough fit. No problem though it might be for a really skinny woman (like I used to be), The fabric is dressier looking though I got compliments on a recent vacation when I teamed the slacks with a hoodie, a henley and a variety of casual and dressier sweaters.
August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maya17 Like them, but fabric is TOO THIN
These are comfortable pants and I love the dark brown color. Ordered two more pairs in black and navy. Only problem: the fabric is TOO THIN. I've ordered these Perfect Fit Pants in original, slim and straight leg and haven't had this problem before. These won't work for winter at all and I like pants that carry on through 4 seasons.
I like pants that move easily from city sidewalk to hiking trail to slightly dressed up. These have always been those pants, but the new dainty fabric precludes the trail.
L L Bean, please use a more substantial fabric.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BarbsBeans Forgiving Fit
These have become my favorite pants by far. Not looking anywhere else for pants anymore. I wear them to work and Tai Chi and when they start to look worn they will become pajama bottoms as they are that comfortable. My black pair has been worn at least twice a week for the last year and still looks great. Glad to see there is a deep brown and would like to see deeper burgundy and forest green shades to switch off with the black. .
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by threeangels Awesome pants....
me - 5'8", 130 lbs, long waist. Perfect Fit! Ordered Blue, Black, Brown and Khaki. Size XS. All perfect sizing. Nice wearable colors. Good sizing control on this order, Bean. Smooth, stretchy material, very comfortable and flattering. Would wear these everyday - dress up or down. COMFORT!!!
August 14, 2014