Rated 5 out of 5áby Esmae Great fit & comfort, no chafing with lap swimming
I swim laps, a mile at a time, and I have a real problem with suits that chafe around the arms and hold up to frequent use in a chlorine pool. I wear a plus size and also have issues with fit as they are often cut too big on top but just right on the bottom. This suit was a very pleasant surprise - it has decent coverage, its comfortable, no chafing at all during extensive swimming of laps, no fading, and it fits well all the way around. It's stretchy and has enough give that it works without being too tight in places where I need more and yet doesn't have a ton of extra fabric where I need less. I wish I had found this suit earlier!! I have tried many other brands without finding one that works as well as this one does. It has a decent amount of coverage. I couldn't be happier with it.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Reviewr Like This
I bought this suit about six months ago. I live in Florida, so I need a suit all year round. Needed one last year just as inventory everywhere was getting low. Bought this suit and have found it to be a great go to purchase. I bought the shorts to put over it when I want more privacy. It is great for being together with the family or doing my backyard swimming. I have had it in my pool, sometimes in strong chlorine, as well as the beach, and it hasn't faded. I find it comfortable. Everything stays where it should. Slightly slimming, but not too restrictive. I'm not happy that the stripes in the back don't match, but it's a great day to day option. A good value for the price, and I do feel that it's attractive on me.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby trink7 perfect.....!
I ordered this suit just before a sailing trip.......and was so happy .....it looked and felt just great.
After 10 days...during which I wore it every day.....I found it to be exactly what I had hoped...Simple, sleek, gorgeous color..
I just ordered 2 more in the other colors!.......Thank you, LL Bean!
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Cruisergirl7 Pretty, but runs short
I am 5' 4", 135 lbs. and wear a size 8 in clothing, but usually order up to a size 10 in swimsuits. Ordered this in a size 10R and it was WAY too short, and thus too tight. I reordered it in a 12L and it fit, but I will be pulling it down at the hips, as it is not a "tugless" tank that I wear from another retailer (in a size 10R, by the way). Have not gotten it in the chlorine pool yet, hope it holds up well as the print is so pretty. It just seems odd to me that a 5'4", 135 lb. person could possibly wear a 12 LONG--what size must my 5'9", 120-something lb. daughter wear--a 16L?!?
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLBeanCustomerSince1980s tight fit
The suit itself is great, well constructed, beautiful material. I was so looking forward to it. Normally an LLBean size 4 is too big for me, but I took a chance. Using the guidelines, I ordered a regular length instead of tall. I'm sorry I did. It's a tight, short fit. . . the kind I'd want to get out of asap. I have to send it back and now no more in either a 4 tall or a 6 reg. So sad.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 You can't go wrong with a Bean .... anything
I have had bathing suits in the past that could not withstand the use I get from the Bean sport tank and tankini. I am in a pool at the YMCA 5-7 days a week for 1 - 4 hours. The chlorine levels are very high and have had "non" Bean suits that broke down, faded or just plain disintegrated within 2-3 weeks. Unfortunately, it was a money loss as I had to dispose of them. Then I went to LL Bean and have been using the Bean sport bathing suit and Tankini with skirted bottoms. I have had to replace the suit because of the chlorine levels in the pool; BUT the beauty of the Bean suit (or any of their products) is that it 100% guaranteed. I have replaced my suit 2 times in a short period of time - but no problem. I love the fit and the styles, colors, and gracious people at LLBean. Thank you for being a great retailer. I have recommended the Bean products to all the women I swim with and more than 20 of them have gone and purchased their swim suits at LL Bean.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby harpergirl Really great suit, reasonably priced
I have a swimspa, and I go through bathing suits. I usually buy two every year. This was my first LL Bean suit, even though I have been buying clothes and things for years from LL Bean. It was on sale. I chose the purple. I always get the "long," because I like my bathing suit to have some "give" and I didn't go wrong with this long. I am 5'6, short-waisted, but the long version fit me perfectly. I just wore it for the first time and am delighted about how it looks, and how it feels in the water.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby JilinGA Comfortable
Haven't actually worn it yet but when trying it on I find it very comfortable EXCEPT for the elastic around the rear end leg openings. I ordered a "long" specifically so I wouldn't have to tug it down constantly, but this one just sort of drooped in the back so I just sewed some elastic on the back leg holes and now fits much better. I don't really blame the suit since it may have fit better in a size 12 instead of the 14, but didn't think the rest would have been as comfortable. And it may be because my rear isn't as round as it should be, it's more on the flat side!
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby kcp4art Never try on another bathing suit!
I bought this style several years ago, and was very pleased with the fit and the style. I never have to tug it back into place, no matter how active I am. The first one that I bought has held up for season after season of swimming and water aerobics, and did not fall apart like other non-chlorine-resistant suits that I bought at the same time have done. I was a little concerned that the style or fit might have changed when I ordered another recently, but it fits exactly as well as the original does. As long as LL Bean offers this suit, I will keep buying them. Never again will I have to face the trauma of trying on bathing suits!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Babatofive Perfect fit; comfortable
Wore this for the first time today to swim at the Y. It's my first LL Bean suit and wow is it comfortable! Obviously a basic style suit, but perfect for laps. I've always needed a long; I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs -- the 10 long fits great. So glad to find a suit that fits so I can throw out my old ones! (the testimony on the site sold me!)
December 9, 2013