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
Rated 2 out of 5 by nottoday These pants do not hold up very well
LL Bean products used to hold up for a few years of normal use. These pants, which I consider expensive as casual pants go, do not hold up to anything but casual wear. They definitely will not hold up to hiking or casual yard work.
May 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Elizabeth111 Poor quality, don't wear well.
My husband bought three pairs of these pants about a year ago. These are used for casual wear, NOT hiking, etc. And, they aren't worn everyday. Today, as I took them out of the wash, I noticed that the edges of the waist bands and the bottoms of the hems are fraying and they look horrible. LL Bean clothes used to last for years, through hard wear. Don't buy these pants if you are looking for quality.
April 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by almunday60 llbean quality has slowly done down
I've been an llbean customer for almost 30yrs....pants quality has gone down each year. These pants sit low on the waist, pants are too shallow and you need to be careful otherwise thinngs may fall out.
cargo pockets are too awkward to open with both buttons used.
stress points have to be sewn because they started to give.
llbean needs to go back to old school --- pants with long rise, deeper front pockets...cargo pockets too baggy...do not buy
April 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by OwnLotsBeanStuff Fastening of pocket flaps!!!!
Both the cargo pockets and back pockets use a 2 button fastening system between two flaps that cannot be described here. In a real pinch you may be able to undo a back pocket, but I doubt anyone has ever successfully re-buttoned one without taking the pants off, which is difficult and embarrassing in winter, or in a public place. Personally, I couldn't even unbutton the cargo pockets with one hand, but I may not be as skilled as some. These must be designed for bungee jumping to assure that your stuff doesn't fall out.
If you need extra buttons, I'm cutting 8 off the pants that I'd gladly give away.
April 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by OkinawaMike One good, one not
I got two of these to use for casual wear and hiking. One of them is still going strong while the other tore after only about 10 or 15 uses. I'm not sure what went wrong, but the seat completely tore out when I was squatting down to pick something up (not a good thing to have happen at a family BBQ). I have owned many L.L.Bean products and this is the first that I have ever been dissatisfied with.
Sadly I did not know about the lifetime return policy so the pants got cut up to use as oil rags for the car.
March 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PhotoBiker Olive pants pocket area tears
I have these in the tan or khaki color and they have held up fine. I like the olive color better though. There has to be a problem with the olive as the rear area by the pockets fail after a single use. I am on my second pair and they too have torn after the first use. I am heading back over to Bean today to return these as well. I really like the look and feel of these, but they are not to Bean standards by any means.
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ruggedcasualshopper Good but variable waist
Fantastic pants and I have 3 pairs (different colors). Very comfortable, practical, durable, and love the hidden inside front zip pockets! However, waist size was variable and unpredictable testing 3 of the same waist size before finding a fit.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by DanPants Strong pants Weak Waistband button
Good things to say about the Allagash cargo pants. Have purchased many and after a little repair work I am very happy with them. The plastic waistband button is too weak and after one or two wearings break in the center. I have replaced the broken buttons with metal ones and have had no further trouble with them.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by xokensie1 My husband loves these
My husband loves these pants, and so do I. They look great! My husband loves the comfort, yet they fit perfect in all the right areas. We live in Maine, and they are a lighter weight material, so he will wear them more in the spring, summer, and fall. Sizing is right on true.
March 4, 2014