Rated 3 out of 5 by EricB So-so
Bought two of these for a trip to Florida last week, where it was still in the 90s. I had purchased the cargo version in Eucalyptus earlier and liked it. These are nice and lightweight, but purely informal wear (I can't see them for a 'casual day' at work). Compared to other vendors, I think they are a little pricey for the quality. My real complaint is that the British Khaki color is much more of a light mustard yellow. Even after washing these looked more like canary golf pants than anything khaki. I'm hoping that after a few more washings they'll be a little more acceptable. Had I not washed them before my trip the day after they arrived, I would have returned them.
November 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by buenamigo DO NOT BE FOOLED - NOTHING LIKE THE ORIGINALS !
First let me say that I have been a loyal LL Bean customer for going on 40 years. I have lost count of how many shirts and pants and other items I have bought over the years. But I must confess I am rapidly loosing faith . . . Regarding these pants: I have a couple pairs of the ORIGINAL tropic weight pants from several years ago that are starting to wear out. Those pants were a 6 oz. fine twill fabric with a great drape and comfortable loose fit for hot weather. They were made in Macau. Before those I had several other pairs of these pants, some maybe even still made in the States. This is how the lifecycle of these pants goes: 1) several years of office / business casual wear until they start to fray around the pockets and cuffs from so much use, 2) a couple more years as weekender and leisure wear until the fraying is pretty substantial and, 3) and finally ending up their well-worn life as knockabouts for home and yard work until they finally give out or are covered with grass stains, roof tar or whatever. About five years ago I tried a couple pairs of the new so-called tropic weight pants, that then only had elastic on the sides (but that's another tangent). These "new" pants only lasted a couple years total between casual and work wear, and they were more expensive to begin with, even on sale. However, desperate for some new pants I thought I would try again because I have not found anything similar to the "old" pants. Big mistake. The "new" pants are some kind of rough canvas material, not the fine twill of yesteryear. Now the elastic goes all around the waist, instantly making them grandpa pants unsuitable for office wear. I am sending them back post-haste. LL Bean if you are listening to your customers, BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL TROPIC WEIGHT PANTS, do not continue selling these imposters, which also should not be labeled as "tropic weight." Go back to your original suppliers of fine twill from several years ago and make the pants you should be making. And if you are still listening, you are in danger of loosing a long-time customer. I look forward to hearing some feedback.
August 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LongtimeBeaner411 Not Quite
Lose the comfort waist and offer pleated and maybe I'll buy.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noneleft4me Perfect
My husband loves them and will get years of wear in hot/cool weather. Thank you very much. More colors would be nice to have for future purchases.
August 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GreenMtnBoy Great pants - bring back the 33 waist!
I have a pair of these that I love and have nearly worn out, but I can't replace them because the 33" waist is no longer available. This is a VERY common waist size - I would like to see LL Bean carry these (and all) pants in 33.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanS Better than the Cargo Tropic Weight
I like these much better than the Cargo version of the tropic weight. The fabric is very comfortable in the heat of the summer and these are certainly suitable for work in a business casual environment
For one reason why these are better, there is less bulk (no cargo pockets on the side) so they lie flatter and smoother. Also there are no "flaps" over the back pockets. This is good because on the cargo pants, the flaps over the back pockets do get wrinkled and creased up in washing and drying..
Now who wants to be ironing flaps on pockets in the middle of the summer? Not me!
Much cleaner lines without all the extra flaps and cargo pockets.
Please LL Bean, MORE colors in these!!!
July 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by WilliamK Grandpa Pants
I wanted a lighter weight slack to wear. I'm between waist sizes right now, so I thought I'd order the "comfort waist" style, just to be on the safe side. I expected them to come with the elastic side tabs that I have on other slacks I own, but was disappointed to find that the entire back side of the waist on these pants is an elastic band. The result is a very baggy looking pair of pants (no definition to them at all) like my father used to wear in his later years. I'm sending them back.
July 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CalSenior Another great LLB product gone mediocre
I received my latest order Eucalyptus.Disappointed that the color is rather light but online catalog and print catalog look darker.
I still miss a LOT the regular waist chino pants. Comfort waist IS comfy but the bunch in the back is not very comfortable on hard foam airline seats. Regular waist just looks better for casual business use. And nothing beats the tropic weight for.... Asia in summer.
Pros: LLB ships fast. Roomy for travel. Do not shrink significantly when washed. Decent construction quality. Great return policy.
Cons: Seem to wear out faster than the older models. Free shipping is attractive but as a businessman I know its being paid from somewhere, and I rather pay shipping than get cheaper goods to cover the cost. Lumpy baggy look. Lack of darker colors in the line.
PLEASE, bring back the regular waist. For now I tell friends that this is just an OK product, where years ago I raved about them to my friends.
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cswayt great pants but need longer length
Awesome pants in every way but we have long legs in this family and we need 36in. length! Please add 36in to all of your styles!
May 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kingsfan Very Baggy
I bought these pants primarily for the light weight fabric, which I really like. However, the cut, especially in the legs, is very baggy. When I first received the pants, I tried them on and realized that the legs were baggy, but I thought that if I washed them in warm water they would shrink. Big mistake. I should have sent them back. Now having spent the money, I am stuck with a pair of pants that I can't (won't) wear. I can't understand why they ruined a nice pair of pants by making the legs so baggy. I am middle aged and not slim so it's not that I am looking for some sort of 'slimline' pants.
May 18, 2013