Rated 2 out of 5 by kdc34515 Not what I expected
I ordered these pants to have a nice dress pant to wear with a sweater. I was disappointed in how it looks when you put it on. The pockets gape open and the legs are like " elephant legs"--not attractive at all. I expected better quality from LLBean.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bananabird thick, warm, but get the hidden comfort waist
I bought this in light camel herringbone a couple of years ago (color not available now). It washes well, no problem with shrinkage. I tried on the one without the comfort waist feature in the store, and was horrified that it gapes way out in the back. The one with the comfort waist fits smoothly all over. Well worth the extra cost. I am ordering another pair in a different color.
October 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RJCinteriordesign not stylish
I am 35 years old and place equal importance on comfort and style. The comfy waistband sounded great but the pants have such a high waist, they really aren't meant for anyone under 50. nice looking fabric, but just not as stylish as I like.
October 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Watussi Pockets Gaped at Hips and Too Hot for me
They fit but the pockets gaped open at my hips and you could see the black fabric inside - not attractive. If you are going to do the hidden waist so that the waistline expands, then the pocket material should be the same as the pants. If I would have ordered a larger size they would have been huge as the legs were big anyway. Also, I didn't realize these pants were fully lined. I notice it was buried in the text. This is an important point for me and I might have noticed it if it were a bullet in the description - just a suggestion. I wouldn't have bought them if I had picked up on it.
I did love the fabric and they are well made. I am sad to have to return them!
October 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bananabird wonderful winter pants
I have a waist, and it is hard to find pants nowadays that fit without the waistband gaping in the back. Clothing manufacturers are adapting to the obesity epidemic, and normal-shaped people are being left behind. These pants are perfect. The fabric is cushy and thick and wonderful for walking to work in cold weather, but since it is cotton it is still comfortable inside too. The hidden stretchy waist is great (I hate the kind that gathers at the back). It washes and dries fine. I got a light camel pair at the store, and I'm looking for more colors now.
October 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by gardenbeth Might work for some figures
Tried these on in the store. Waist fit fine. Way too much fabric in the hips and thighs, so didn't work for me. I wish it had - the fabric and feel were great.
September 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LTShopper Poor fit
I hoped these would work as the material is fairly nice and warm. But it is too thick for pants, and the styling doesn't work for me either. The pockets exaggerate my hips, so I'm definitely returning.
September 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by tobbie Good quality
Unfortunately I just sent my new pair of Herringbone Hidden Comfort Waist back, wonderful material. The problem the legs were huge, I do not have skinny legs so I was surprised how large the legs were. I had the same problem with a pair of kakis I bought about a year ago, legs too large. Hope LLBean can soon correct this.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reba Comfy and warm!
I'm wearing them on this 20 degree day and they feel like wool pants. I just came on line to see if they are available in different colors and only black and white is available right now. Too bad. I think the stretch waist is nicely done -- sort of on the subtle side for a stretch waist. But I agree with another reviewer that the belt loops are a bit dated. Nice lined pockets, too.
January 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lisa1 Disappointing
I had ordered these pants a few years ago and the material they had used in the past was heavier. The pants I bought this year were lighter in weight and didn't fit around the waist and were too baggy in the legs. I bought petite 6 relaxed waist cords from LL BEAN and they fit fine and were great, but these pants were too big and fit poorly. I was disappointed as I really wanted nice winter pants that I could wear to the office. My search continues.
January 21, 2013