Rated 5 out of 5 by BusyBeeMan Beautiful casual slacks.
Unfortunately, these slacks did not fit....my problem because I've lost weight. Would prefer to try on before ordering again.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bater Joan
Over all these pants are wonderful. However I find that unlike previous ones these seem to have a stiffer wait band. Hopefully after a couple more washings they will soften up.
May 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by tsnana Why do I think mine will be different?
I just knew these pants wouldn't be lie the other reviewers. I was wrong. The pockets gap just like the others...I even ordered a size up. The quality of material and workmanship is good, so I gave them 3 stars. Thinking about tacking the pockets closed.
May 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by UPCDAZEY Not-so-hidden comfort
I have these in the pant style and found that the "hidden comfort waist" is not so very hidden. If you happen to have a bit of a tummy and move while wearing the pants the front of the slacks pull out, pulling your hidden comfort and making your pockets stick out and look like the pants are too small. In my case, the pants fit very well, and when I safety pinned the "comfort" feature they looked good (there was plenty of room for my tummy). Poor design.
May 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shabanu Not the same!
I have worn these pants in both cropped and regular length for over 10 years. In fact I own all the colors in both! All my pants are in the original style not the hidden waist. I have lost weight and need to get new pants! The hidden waist is not the same and does not look normal when you sit. The waist opens at the pocket and looks ridiculous. I'm so disappointed! LL Bean was the only place I was able to find the perfect cotton pants, that fit perfectly. Where do we go now!
April 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Patio19 Disappointing
Unfortunately, the cropped pants I received yesterday will be returned for a refund. While the fabric and color are good, the styling/fit are not up to previous LL Bean standards. I agree with other reviews that the hidden waist pocket gapping is a problem. Also, sizing is smaller than the Bayside cropped pants I own. The old crops still fit; these do not. Please bring back the old style/sizing and rename new styles to avoid confusion.
April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glissando Comfort Waist Is A Winner
Whenever I see "comfort waist" in a description for pants, I order them. I already own several pairs of these in different colors. They are so comfortable! They wash beautifully and always look crisp and new. The style is classic and they last for years.
February 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by lifelongBean hidden comfort waist not so hidden
Sorry, these have to go back. They would look great, except for the way the waist works and the resulting styling.
Others may get comfort waist for ease of movement. If that is you, then I would give these a 5 star rating and recommend this purchase.
But I also get it so that the shorts/pants will fit well without being too tight (my regular size) or too loose (next size up). The problem is that though I need only a little expansion of the comfort waist, any amount of defeats the styling. The seams are designed as if there is no comfort waist, so any expansion of the waistband creates pulling and wrinkles in the side seams. Seems to be worse on the cropped pants than in the shorts, to my distress, since I so wanted a pair of stylish crop pants.
I hope Bean has not discontinued the pleated front and elastic waist styles. I couldn't find them in cropped pants. If this is supposed to replace those styles, I'll have to stop shopping at Bean!
November 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by bethree5 Odd cut, bad waist/pocket combo
The good part: excellent material: sturdy, wrinkle-free, feels nice, my legs look good (with a long top to cover strange pocket bulge).
These pockets are going to look like your pants don't fit right any time the 'hidden comfort waist' expands, because that immediately pulls the hip-area seams outward, ruining the line. Looks like a short-cut in design didn't work out. Should be good if the waist actually fits you well & doesn't need to expand #in which case the elastic isn't needed, but maybe comes in handy after eating too much?#
I am a plus size; bought petite as I often do at LLBean-- when reviews suggest pants too long. That made length perfect. Side view: pants taper in a straight line from rear to hem in this plus size. Looks kind of cool & flattering. But-- on me at least-- that 'look-good' taper at cuff means I can't raise leg high enough to get into a jeep without hiking pantleg up #as tho I were wearing a slim skirt#.
I'm guessing these look great on someone 'curvy' & no pooch.
September 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by onlineshopper15039 Disappointing
The cropped pants fit and look okay while standing. However as another reviewer mentioned, when sitting the pockets pooch out and the white lining is VERY noticeable. This is not due to the expansion being expanded because these fit without expanding. If you needed the expansion the white lining may show while standing. The length looked longer on me than on the pictured model, just a little above the ankle. Make a new style with the comfort waist found on the twills (pockets lay flat while sitting) and a little shorter and I would be back for more. Definitely will not order more of this style and this pair may be returned.
July 10, 2015