Rated 1 out of 5 by Peatoonia Not happy with these pants
I really wanted these pants to work. I ordered them 3 times trying different sizes but they are way to small around the waist. I am normally a 10 or 12 petite in pants and I tried a 10,12 & 14 in these and they were all too small. I can't believe the size would be off by so much! Very disappointed in the size. Wished they could have worked.
January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 0calorie Great slacks!
I ordered four pairs. They fit well. I love them. Wouldn't change a thing about them. Great quality.
January 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Archerz Meh Fit
I need a pair of twill / khaki / non-blue jean type pants and these seem to fit the bill. I had previously ordered their cargo shorts (Original fit as well) and those fit extremely well.
These pants? The fit is "okay". It fits around the waist just fine, but when they say "Relaxed through hip and thigh" in the description, they really do mean RELAXED through the hip. It's not baggy, but I can see where someone might not like the fit. I would have preferred the "pleated" version, but I don't like elastic waistbands. Their Original Fit Bayside Cargo shorts fit me fairly well in the butt/hip area, so what gives here?
I had also ordered the "Double L Jeans, Relaxed Fit Flannel-Lined", which are also an "Original Fit" but the cut of those pants fit me better in the hip/butt area than these do despite the same exact description (-1 star for the different fit between all "original fit" pants/shorts)
I'll keep these because I need them for an upcoming event. They look okay when you have an untucked long baggy shirt or sweater. I can't attest to their washability or longevity.
Oh, and the other thing about these pants? The belt loops don't fit standard width belts. You have to get a slimmer belt to use these. As I wear belts from which I hang utility objects, this is an annoyance. The jeans are able to use standard belt widths. (-1 star for that).
January 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kandri Not a great fit and not wrinkle free
I was a fan of the old Bayside original fit pleated style because they were the perfect length and came out of the dryer wrinkle free although they did tend to fray at the bottom, but I guess this is to be expected after years of washing and wearing This style is disappointiing because they are about one inch too long and definitely not wrinkle free straight out of the dryer. Decided to keep them anyway because they fit well in the waist/hips and I didn't want to go through the hassle of returning them. Would have given this item a 5-star rating had it not been for these issues. LL Bean, please listen to your customers and bring the pleated style back. We loved them. Thanks.
January 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by llamalin Waist too tight!
These slacks run too tight in the waist! I've had to return two pairs, thinking the 1st was a fluke. My closet has all size 10 slacks, several from llbean and the fit is consistent. Going to a 12 would only make the thighs baggy and I'd still have a poor fit. Please bring back the original fit on your slacks that was so reliable for so long.
November 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by BlueHealerMom PLEASE bring back original pleated Bayside Twill
Like so many other customers, I have worn the original fit pleated bayside twill to work 4-5 days per week. The comfort fit makes you feel like you have a diaper on and you are an old lady. They are not professional fitting or feeling. I avoid wearing those at all costs.
For years these have been my slacks of choice. They were comfortable, easy care, stain resistant and perfect for a professional office. In case you haven't noticed, your customers are begging you to bring back this wonderful product so that we may remain loyal customers!
November 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by NWbiker Please bring back original pleated Bayeside Twills
I have worn the pleated Bayeside Twills, length tall with the regular waist, for years. They are comfortable, practical, and fit my long legs. I can no longer get them from you, and from reading the comments, there are many others in the same situation. I am not fat. I am tall. I do not want the comfort waist pants, and the medium tall length is too short. These pants were the main reason I was a regular shopper at LL Bean, but without them, I go elsewhere. Please bring them back.
November 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ErinOmaha Too Big
I have 6 pairs of these pants hanging in my closet. They are getting worn so I ordered new. I ordered the exact same size I have always worn and that still fit. This were HUGE! I am going to replace with a size down and see what happens. I will always give these 5 stars but not with this size change.
October 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by emmysmom LL Bean bring back the high quality pants
I have worn nothing but LL Bean wrinkle free Bayside Twill pants for work for many years . I am disappointed with the changes LL Bean has made in this line of pants. First, they don't sell the pleated pants anymore, which were my favorite. Second, the sizing is off--the size 10 waist is too tight now (and my weight hasn't changed). Also, the new pants do not have the permanent crease and the material doesn't come out of the dryer ready to wear. I wore them to work this week after having to iron them, and found that the material is a lint magnet and my black pants were covered with lint by the end of the day. I am very disappointed in these pants and will be returning them. LL Bean, I would actually prefer to pay a little more money for the quality pants you used to have.
October 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JodyPA New Fabric? Wrinkles & Attracts Pet Hair/Lint
I've bought the bayside pants, skirts & shorts for years. The most recent pants - original fit, khaki - comes out of the dryer with deep creases and wrinkled, requiring ironing. Also, seems to be a magnet for the dog hair. I've worn and washed them a dozen times and the fabric is still stiff and irritating.
The pants in previous years never had this problem and they wash & dry wrinkle free. I use Tide with warm water on Permanent Press cycle and vinegar in the rinse cycle. PermaPress dry. No dryer sheets or fabric softener. Kept hoping they would soften with wear & washing.
Have to carry a lint brush with me at all times since they pick up lint, pet fur, human hair and even pieces of paper!
I really loved these pants and the whole bayside twill line. Really disappointed with the new material.
October 13, 2015