Rated 5 out of 5 by GeeVeeDub Ever so soft
I was looking for pocketed knit pants that are not too high in the rise after some disappointment with other pants I had ordered. The helpful LL Bean clerk customer service rep suggested these. I was at first skeptical since I was not looking for a 'sweat.' I work in a hospital setting as a doula and spend many long active hours and like to look fresh and put together on the birth day.
I took these pants on a whim having always been curious about 'French Terry' and because they had a lower rise than others I had been looking at. As well, I reasoned even if they weren't suitable for my primary goal they possibly could be right for cuddling up ' the morning after the night before.' My decision was swayed by the sale price for the navy colour.
French terry might leave one to believe these pants would be bulky-not so! The fine cotton knit has a stitch that carries behind giving the fabric depth without bulk. The knit skims my body without clinging, but gives a nice silhouette.They feel substantial and while not heavy, not light like tshirt material or cheap PJ knit. The pockets are adequate and the wide elastic supportive and comfy. The drawstring seems unnecessary but could be useful in an exercise situation. They are not low rise and still sit above my navel. Although I am 5'9" the length is adequate and I hope will remain so with machine washing and the dryer. BUT saving the best to last these are unbelievably soft for a substantial garment! The outside surface makes me want to stroke my own leg! When wearing them around the house I have stopped a few times to wonder at how good they feel on my skin! I really am happy with this purchase and will certainly consider other garments in the fabric . I plan to order these pants for my mom as well.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by thinkfast Soft, soft, soft
Needing comfortable "hack around" pants, I bought these and they were HUGE! Choosing to fix them myself rather than return them, they became just what I had been looking for. I bought another pair that was a size smaller and they fit perfectly. Still too long, of course, for me at 5'3". The fabric is supersoft and thicker than expected. The pant bottoms are too wide, they have a bit of a PJ feel to them.
July 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NoTimeforNonsense Almost perfect
I love these sweats. They fit perfectly. The fabric is wonderfully soft and comfy and just the right weight. The only problems are the price - these are very expensive for sweats, even on sale. And the color selection. I wish there were some darker colors.
June 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 49er Too long for Petite
I had a set of favorite LLBean sweats from years ago and trusted LLBean to bring it back. Yay! So I ordered even though it was pricey. The pant fit is very nice in the body. French terry material is very thin, light in weight. The pants are way too long, I expected the pants to be slightly long, but not dragging on the floor long where I'd have to wear 4-5" heels. The hem width is a floppy 21" wide (seriously?) Also bought the jacket for a set. Over priced even on sale. Returning both post haste. One of the most disappointing LLBean purchases ever.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mamow Ultrasoft Sweat Pants
Soft & comfy! My sister commented that they look comfortable.
Somewhat pricey but they're worth it!
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjb1 Soft and comfy
I bought these and would love to have another pair in a different color. Also wish they came in shorts. They feel really soft and comfy!!!
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wbay Comfortable All Around
These sweatpants are lightweight and have good pockets. The waist is not tight with elastic and the length is nice and long. Wash well, no changes in wash or dry. Only complaint-the colors are not my favorites; can't have everything?
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vilma Lightweight, soft and comfortable. Loose fit.
I recommend ordering one size down. If you like a longer length (I do), there is no reason to order petite if you are 5'4". (The coordinating top seemed to be sized appropriately.)
I'm so fond of my set that I plan to order another soon. They are perfect for lounging, but do not look sloppy out in public.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarylandGrannie Very useful sweat pants
I bought these pants to replace some LL Bean sweats I have been wearing for years--to the point where they frayed and definitely needed replacing. (But I can't complain as I certainly got more than my money's worth out of them). I have been wearing the new pants almost nonstop since I received them. I really like them. They are exceptionally comfortable and soft. I hope to wear them for as long as my previous pair of pants. Get back to me in 5 years and I'll tell you!
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by D56815 Fit and comfort!
Very soft but not out of shape material and fits great. Like the pants very much.
May 24, 2014