Rated 4 out of 5áby McGee Great Chinos but alterations problematic
My husband ordered these chinos and opted to have them altered in length to a 29.5 inch inseam -- his usual length. Evidently these pants are cut differently and his usual 29.5 inch inseam made the pants way, way too long (over an inch too long!). Initially, we thought that L L Bean had made a mistake in the alteration. They had not. It was absolutely accurate. However, these pants must be exceptionally long from the waist to the crotch. So, we will now have to take them to a local tailor to have them re-done. Just a warning -- great pants, but your usual measurements may not work. It might be better not to opt for the alterations unless you have tried them on in a store.
November 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby DrBean Great pants, but wish they didn't fade so quickly
I like the way these pants fit and look. I really love that they have odd waist sizes. Most manufacturers only have even sizes, and two inches is a lot when you are in between even sizes where one size is too loose and the other is too tight. These let you get a pair that fit just right.
They do leave some room for improvement, though. I wish the zipper were a little longer. Also, the pants fade too quickly. I always wash mine in cold water and I don't wash them very often, but the colors fade and make them look old way to quickly.
September 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby MBlake Disappointed
Bought three pairs, not crazy about the price, but with LL Bean reputation I decided to splurge.
6 months later:
These pants are comfy, but thats about it. First few times out of the dryer they look great - now they require an iron.....
Color does not hold at all - creases look like the fabric is 10 years years old - frayed, balled up and and just look old.
I have other brand pants that are 3-5 years old that look much better than the LL Bean pants.
Sorry, I won't be ordering any more of these.
April 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby Steve6000 Zipper Sticks in Up Position
The zipper on these pants sticks in the up position. I am able to get it loose, with time and patience, but it should not stick on a new pair of pants.
April 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby MSULLBeaner Poor Quality
The zippers are made of plastic or nylon and will not hold up. I ordered two pair and one was defective out of the box. LLBean apparently objected to my first attempt to review this item so will be interesting to see if they allow this review to post. Plastic zippers is not the quality I expect from LL Bean
March 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby FredZ Flawed
I really hope you read this L.L. Bean. I love the fit of these pants and hope to continue to wear them. However, there is a huge flaw that has required me to exchange these pants time after time (three times already) in the span of one year.
The seam that attaches the pants, side pockets, and waist is very weak and rips VERY easily. It's almost like one weak thread holds these pants together.
L.L. Bean, please take this feedback seriously and fix this major flaw. If you need further explanation where these pants are falling apart, please e-mail me.
I don't normally review items but now I have to exchange a fourth pair of these pants.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Egyptianboy Loose waist, but accurate enough for Indy pant
I measured my waist around belly button, and it was 31",so ordered 31"waist chinos like you do.
But they were about an inch too big at least in the waist so about one size too large in the waist. I then measured the actual waist of the chino to get a accurate reading, and it registered at 331/4" so there was about an inch or so too much material flapping around, so if they shrink that would be a good thing for me.
Slightly too long as well. But they are a accurate enough looking Indiana jones pant, though the colour may need tweaking, with a darker khaki colour, browny grey colour needed.
But no complaints other than that, nice pair of chinos, but I used steam iron and steam iron marks left all over the chino.
December 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby Fuzzy76 Too Loose
I have a big waist, narrow hips, and a short rise. These pants are baggy, loose, and the crotch hangs down to my knees. Definitely not the choice for my body type.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby JenCT My husband loves these pants
My husband has bought at least 15 pairs of these pants over the years, and he loves them. He is a bit hard to fit. They are his only work pants, and I love that they are so easy-care (no ironing!). We replace them when the cuffs or pockets start to show wear. Recently they have started to show wear on the belt loops, too. I hate to replace them for such a minor problem.
Please add more colors! You used to have olive.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby danpink So far so good
I've only had these pants for a couple of weeks, but so far they look good and feel comfortable, although I wish I'd ordered them a half an inch shorter. (This was entirely my fault and not L. L. Bean's.) They truly are wrinkle resistant --- it's amazing --- and they seem to be somewhat stain resistant, too. Worth the extra money!
May 15, 2013