Rated 2 out of 5 by frankthetank Unhappy with fit
What happened to the idea of cargos being more of a relaxed/loose fit? These seem like they were well-made but definitely have more of a modern straighter fit, which I'm not into. Probably fine for the younger generation of men who prefer that look but too slim for a man's man.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vibe 5 pairs and loving them all.
People complained about the buttons,they are great security features,you will get use to them with time.If necessary do not fasten them,the heavy flap will stay down and secure all items.Really these pants are well made and will last a long time,size was right on, at 32- 32,be patient and enjoy the quality they have to offer,they are top quality pants,forget negative reviews and buy from somebody else,i made that mistake,trust me,enjoy.People ask me often were i bought them,LL Bean will have a few more customers,and they will be satisfied,great product.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cosmo85 Great Cargo Pants
These are great cargo pants. The pockets are roomy and I like the security of buttons for closing the pockets. I wear a 29 inch inseam and these pants come in that size. It took me 2 orders to get a comfortable fit on the waist though. I've been wearing a 32 inch waist pants for ages. The first order of 32 inch waist was too tight. The exchange order of 34 inch waist fit perfectly.
October 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Curmudgeonly Good pants, with a problem
As with all LLBean items I have purchased, these are a good quality product. I like the lighter weight, the pockets are large, and the fit and finish is good. However, the back and cargo pockets are secured with two buttons each, and not through a single flap, but an inner flap with button holes, and an outer, cover flap. This is problematic for me as I have hand osteoarthritis, so I end up leaving them unbuttoned. Would prefer velco, or a single button per pocket that buttons through a single flap for ease of use. The current method is more secure, but a pain in the...hands.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RinPA Allagahs Cargo Pants
Bought two pair of these in tan and sage. Both pair fit exactly right in 35" waist and 32" inseam. Love the buttons instead of velcro for the pockets. Was concerned about only 5 belt loops as I usually look for pants with 7 belt loops to keep the waistband from curling and sagging when bending or doing other physical work on my job, but the well built waistband on these pants prevent any of those issues. I also like the gusseted crotch because of the increased freedom of movement. I wash these pants in an automatic washer with hot water and then just hang them on pant hangers to dry; keeps the wrinkles and shrinkage down. I plan on getting the asphalt color and maybe a couple pair of shorts for spring/summer/fall hiking.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by squarefootgardner Awesome pants - for real work or students
My 6'1", 16 year old son LOVES these pants. The cloth feels great on and to the hand. It is light, but feels sturdy. He likes the contrasting orange button holes on the gray. Others might not. The belt loops are wide enough to take a wide leather or webbing belt. He is slim and they fit fantastically well on him. He measures a 29 or 30" waist by the tape measure. I bought him a 31" and they fit perfectly. They are an old-fashioned, traditional cut, so ride high on the hips (2" or so under the navel). For this reason, if you have a bit of a pot belly, these are NOT a good choice for you. If you are slim, they look great.
There are lots of useful pockets (they're cargo pants, after all). I had not expected the two zipped wallet pockets. Those are very useful both in the city, but also when you're doing serious outdoor work, rolling around, and don't want things to drop out in the dirt. Some less expensive cargo pants have many pockets that don't actually hold that much. These are generous and well designed so actually do. He was out working with the chickens and immediately stuffed them with tools, his keys, and his phone, and they took them beautifully.
All back and lower leg pockets are double buttoned. At first he was surprised that the flaps covered the buttons. This is, admittedly, more awkward than an open flap or velcro. However, they don't catch lint like velcro does. More importantly, it means that when it's really dusty or raining, water or dirt doesn't drip through the button holes.
He is thrilled with them.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Francis42 The way to save back pockets
Lately with some pairs of LLBean pants which I have bought the back pocket wears out from keeping my wallet stored back there. I bought a few of these pants with cargo pockets and simply keep my wallet put away in there and have no further problems with wear and tear to my back pockets. Not only that but when driving on a long road trip my bottom no longer gets sore from sitting on my wallet. I am really sold on cargo pockets.
July 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by length Too short.
Waist is fine. I normally fit a 38x34. these do not fir me however. I need a 38x36, and they don't make them in that length. These are a legit pair of pants, but unlike other pants they make, THEY DON'T ADD THE 2 Inches.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goldsboro Love the Pants, and love the Buttons!
I bought these after trying a competitors version. The other pants were too much like skinny pants, and the bottoms looked slight bell shaped.
THESE, on the other hand, fit like a man's pants should. They are well constructed, and the stitching is solid. The cargo pockets are roomy, and they stay closed.
I love the buttons! They are very similar to the buttons on the pockets of the BDU's and MCU's I have worn. If you are one of those people who wrongly believe that velcro is better, then you can still add it, as the buttons connect to a secondary flap. Velcro could be added to that flap without changing the look or function of the pocket.
The extra zip-up pockets are perfect for my needs, as I often visit places where it is wise to keep your valuables in a secure pocket.
The material is soft, and yet it appears to be tough enough. The only downside I can see to these, is that the waist is slightly tight compared to other pants I have in the same size. The length is spot on though.
I like earth tones, and the color is good on these. Even color throughout, and no fading on the initial wash.
I bought three pair, and all three are equally well made and comfortable. Casual enough for a night out, without looking like I just came from the farm.
July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mrcranky Allagash Pants
I bought two pair of these for a trip to Europe. I wanted a pant that would be durable and had carrying capacity. I read the chorus about the button difficulties. I actually wanted something that would help deter pick pockets. I figured difficult buttons could help and that I could get used to them. That is exactly what happened, The capacity, fit and pants were very good. The buttons are not easy to open, but after a while I figured out the technique and it became very easy for me to use them. As far as I know no one tried to pick me so what I wanted, I got. I especially liken the two side zip pockets. There I could keep my passport and cards in an RFID holder and they fit well. The pockets are NOT intrusive yet you can feel the presence of what you put into them so that helps. I think it would be difficult for anyone to pick them. Your natural arm/hand position is over the pockets. Yes you might be upset at first with the buttons, but soon that becomes old hat and not hat bad. Getting through airport security was not delayed beyond the normal. As to breaking the buttons I do not know yet. We plan to wash them buttoned and we'll see. That would be a second add on review.
May 31, 2014