Rated 3 out of 5 by activeguy47 OK pants, but...
These pants are comfortable and the fabric is tough. (I fell while hiking a rocky trail and skinned my knee but the pants held up. Washed the blood out and they are as good as new) However, the one thing that keeps this review from a better rating is that the fly zipper is only 5 1/2" in length. The standard zipper for all of my other pants is 6". Why the short zipper is a mystery. Having to undo the waist button to go to the bathroom is not convenient!
December 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yogigermain Simply Awesome!
I bought 3 pair of these pants two years ago, the first hardest worn pair is transiting to retirement phase of life cycle. Perfect fit and favorite all around pants, low profile (bulk) cargo pockets are the best, great for the larger smart phone! Just ordered 2 additional pair of these awesome pants! Thanks LL Bean!
December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alceste Favorite Pants
I love these pants! I have 5 pairs. They fit well, look nice for work, and are durable. The cargo pockets easily hold keys or cell phone without bulging. (They also make a safe place to stash a passport.) They don't need ironing, even after being in a suitcase.
I wish they came in more colors (ex., black). I really wish the lined version came in more than one color, had a flannel option, and didn't have the comfort waist.
I hope these pants will always be available. I'm close to having to replace my first pair!
November 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by OwnLotsBeanStuff Consider Alagash pants instead
Ordered both these and Alagash pants and returned these pathfinders.
Alagash fabric and cargo pockets are much more authentic if you are interested in cargo pants. These are a little more like Chinos with extra decorative pockets. The leg cargo pockets do not blouse so even a wallet would bulge out.
Colorful pocket tabs are silly looking in my opinion.
April 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by bobmac529 Bring back 36 length!!
I'm giving these one star because I just came back to order 4 more pairs and found that Bean no longer offers them in 36" length. Therefore, these pants are of no use to me. I tried 34's.. no good.
If I could get them in my size, then 5+ stars. I love these pants. They are step up from traditional cargos. A bit dressier so I can get the utility of cargo with the look and feel of casual/business khakis..
Please bring back 36" length!
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThistlinT Pathfinder Pants
I have owned the pathfinder pants for over a year. Able to wear them on a trail or when going out to dinner. Easy to care for and my go to pants. This older pair has been worn and washed more times than I know. When needing a new pair of pants I bought a pair of different style of pants from LL Bean. When they arrived, I put them on but did fit correctly. Called LL Bean and they said to test them
out. After wearing them a couple if times returned them for the pathfinders. When my new pathfinders arrived, washed them and they fit just like my old ones. Great to have a consistent fit backed by a quality company.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimInNC Just What I've Been Searching For
I love these pants! They're comfortable, durable, and look great. I have them in three colors, and am thinking about ordering more.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CyclinMama Favorite work pants
These are my husband's favorite work pants. He works for IT at a ski resort, so he's always crawling around laying cables or outside troubleshooting an issue but still needs to look polished. These pants do the trick! They're rugged (haven't had a pair rip yet - hooray!), they stay reasonably wrinkle-free, and the colors are nice. Sizing seems true. My only complaint is that they definitely feel like canvas - they are not soft. But he doesn't seem to mind, so why should I?
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by faithjade Good pair of pants
I got this on sale. My bf likes it. Good fabric. I like the side pockets make it looks unique. I like LLBean products.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iamadisaster Amazing fit, well-built pant
This is a great casual pant for walking through town, working in the yard, when deployed to the field, or hiking a trail. Well constructed with durable fabric. Love the cargo pocket built into the pant leg instead of being sewn onto the outside, which gives the pants a sleeker and less casual look without sacrificing functionality. I would buy them again...in fact, I just added other colors to my Christmas wish list!
December 1, 2013